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'Dancing with the Stars'

3 Celeb Contestants REVEALED

Including Heather Locklear's Ex

2/24/2012 3:02 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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TMZ has learned the secret identities of THREE new celebrity contestants on the upcoming season of "Dancing with the Stars" -- most interesting ... Heather Locklear's ex and "Melrose Place" actor Jack Wagner.   You'll recall Jack and Heather got into an epic fight in December that triggered a 911 call.

Sources connected with the production tell TMZ, Sherri Shepherd from "The View" will also be competing in the upcoming season ... which kicks off next month.

As for the third -- that would be "Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert, who was rumored to be on last season ... but that deal fell through.

We shot Melissa on her way into practice today at an L.A. dance studio (below) -- she was pretty tight-lipped. 


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46.

John 8:32    

This has got to be a mistake...

This looks more like the cast for the new movie :

" THE HELP 2 "

911 days ago
47.

niles    

This tired show has run its course. It is now just the last stop for washed-up hasbeens and irritating people in the news.

911 days ago
48.

Charles    

Why doesn't HARVEY LEVIN do the show himself? I'd like to see him on the dance floor!

911 days ago
49.

simon says    

Id love to see zsa zsa gabor,shirley jones,mary tyler moore,and jamie lee curtis on the show.

911 days ago
50.

nancy williams    

You do know you ruined the big anouncment on the View.There are actualy discussions on how to handle it going on right now.

911 days ago
51.

janja    

shepard has been sucking up to this show for a long time to get on. But I think they should get soap opera rivals pretend or in real life to dance against each other. So many of the age range that watch dwts are soap fans as well and now that they are canceling all the soaps they should be able to get them.

911 days ago
52.

dierdre    

Tell me something new.....it's the same old thing on DWTS....why do they always pick nobodies....all these people are has-beens....i'm really suprised this show is still on the air....if this continues, it won't be on much longer...i can't believe it has the fan base that it does....yukkkkk

911 days ago
53.

squeeky    

Sherrie Shepherd will trip over her BIG MOUTH.
She thinks she is funny, and humorous, she is
not. She is a big mouth who needs to SHUT UP.
ps..you too Whoopie..I NEVER thought that the
only good one left on The View is Elizabeth...lol

911 days ago
54.

David Diaz    

Sherri Sheppard ?? Hmmmm, I'll be watching something else not promoting a baby killer.

911 days ago
55.

fool    

White people Nicolas Cage should be in jail too. Far game!!!!!!!!!! He's a woman beater too.

911 days ago
56.

R    

I think Jack Wagner still looks hot!

911 days ago
57.

mebrat24    

This is still on the air, they will put any thing on if they can make a dime. Who is going to be the d listers this year. Then the dancers think they are big stars. I quit watching this crap when they decided to have punk chris brown on, right after he beat on Rhinana. So much crap on tv now days.

911 days ago
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THE BEAVER    


Phreaky: 20 hours ago

Melissa Gilbert is a HUGE btch in real life. This might be interesting, but so far, this cast sounds like one big fail
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How do you know Melissa is a HUGE btch? Do you know her or met her?

910 days ago
59.

trish    

I can't see Sherri taking it seriously and best of luck to the costume designers!!

910 days ago
60.

trish    

I guess that's what happens to you after being with Heather ... Rehab (Richie) or DWTS!

910 days ago
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