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'Star' Search for 'Dancing'

Still in Limbo

7/26/2008 12:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sources tell TMZ that the casting for the next season of "Dancing With The Stars" is far from complete. Producers still are scrambling on specifics and contestants.

Taking a page from Jerry Springer, the producers are trying to create some major drama, possibly by pairing exes up against each other or people who have had some sort of turbulent relationship.

Talks with Kim Kardashian, Warren Sapp, Lance Bass and "Brady Bunch" mama Florence Henderson have been confirmed. Another younger Brady also may be on board. Paging Chris Knight!

We're also told the show wants to have a contestant who has beat a disease or currently is battling a disease to be the emotional kicker this year. Heartwarming!

The formal cast announcement is scheduled for late August.

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WASTE    

NO KIM KARDASHIAN, SHE IS A WANNABE LIKE PARIS HILTON. PLEASE NO............................................SOMEONE WHO HAS EARNED THEIR DUES.

2190 days ago
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Twinker    

I wanna see Ed McMahon tango in the neck brace.
Please no more sports figures.

2190 days ago
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Maisy    

Please. please, please don't let it be Chris Knight or that horrible wife of his. I swear I'm already sick of this show and it hasn't begun filming yet!

2190 days ago
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marie    

My family loves watching this show every season. But this show has gotten worse and worse over the past couple of seasons. It used to be a show where my 6 year old daughter can watch with us, but now we have to have the remote in hand. Some of the costumes, moves, etc. are getting to the point where it isn't a wholesome family show anymore. It comes on ABC at 8:00 at night, lets keep it a decent family show. One more thing it is a dance show with stars dancing, NOT a sympathy show. It is a show where you vote for the best dancer not for a person to get votes because of what they have been thru in the past. I don't mean any disrespect at all (and please don't take it that way), but it is Dancing With The Stars.

2190 days ago
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mook    

from what i've been hearing, producers have also been chatting with emma 'baby spice' bunton and d-list couple katie price and peter andre (the latter whom are appearing on the uk version soon).

2190 days ago
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lmao    

Want ratings? Then cast the following:

Denise Richards and either Charlie Sheen or Heather Locklear!

Elizabeth Hasselbeck and Rosie Odonnel!

Hulk Hogan and his soon to be X wife Linda!! HA!

Britney Spears and Kevin Federline or Kevin's X Shar Jackson!!!

Jessica Simpson and Carrie Underwood or Vanessa Manillo!!

Christie Brinkley and her X husband!

Farah Fawcett should be the disease victim.



2190 days ago
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Cherry Cola    

How about Oprah and Gail.

2190 days ago
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mark    

if kim k dances--i'm finished with that show-it will be officially a joke

2190 days ago
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irene    

how exciting... we would love to see Marc Consuelos .... Kelly Ripa husband. HOTTIE

2190 days ago
10.

irene    

how exciting... we would love to see Marc Consuelos .... Kelly Ripa
husband. HOTTIE

2190 days ago
11.

Joanne    

How about this show doesn't go on the air anymore??? What a crappy show....

2190 days ago
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Glisten Garbor    

Suzanne Somers should do it..Has Valerie Bertinelli done it yet? She would be great as well..Guys need to be better looking this year..Last season there was only one hottie! Cristian De La Fuente..

2190 days ago
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Essenmir    

Kim Lard-assian?

Remember - you can put a pig in a tuxedo, but it's still just a well dressed pig.

2190 days ago
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Sammy Lou    

Patrick Swayze should be the disease victim, it makes sense with his dance experience

2190 days ago
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Carol    

How about Jason Priestley, J.C. Chazez, Sarah Michelle Gellar or Kelsey Grammer (if his heart condition will allow? Any of these potentially could do well.

2190 days ago
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