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'Dancing With The Stars'

Fashion Rules

For New Cast

8/28/2014 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Betsey Johnson Dancing With The Stars
Famously eccentric designer Betsey Johnson is bringing her brand of crazy to "Dancing with Stars" ... along with the much younger YouTube fashionista Bethany Mota.

As we told you ... ABC had been looking to sign a big social media star ... and found her in 18-year-old Mota ... who's amassed more than 7 million fans with her YouTube tutorials on fashion, hair and makeup. 

Sources close to the show tell us ... producers have also tapped "Back to the Future" actress Lea Thompson, Jonathan Bennett from "Mean Girls," Janel Parrish from "Pretty Little Liars," and Sadie Robertson -- granddaughter of "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson.

Still missing ... a major Hollywood star.

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Daron    

This show is still on.

19 days ago
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Chris    

Dancing with the "stars" has never fulfilled its title. I enjoy the dancing, but there never have been any "stars" involved.

19 days ago
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Mary P    

So yeah, a girl most people over 18 can't stand is going to bring people in to watch Ballroom Dancing? Yeah, no. The fact that her deal with Aeropostale hasn't lead to a single increased sale should have been enough for DWTS but eh. Okay.

19 days ago
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denvermommy    

Wow. Looks like an A list line up.

19 days ago
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Elle Cloud    

Disappointed with the selection of cast so far.

19 days ago
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denvermommy    

Wow. Looks like a A-list line up.

19 days ago
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Elle Cloud    

If this keeps up, they are going to lose their base fans.

19 days ago
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cd    

They've always had a loose definition of the word star.

19 days ago
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royalredus    

Yay Lea Thompson! I'll enjoy watching her, but I don't know much about the rest. I guess Betsey Johnson is kind of interesting. Think she'll insist on designing her own costumes?

19 days ago
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Factual    

Betsey Johnson just had hip replacement surgery ,this show should have paramedics on the side

19 days ago
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Me    

Big fan of DWTS, but...UGH. C'mon, folks, this is bottom of the barrel.

19 days ago
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Bridget    

I recognize two of those people. Betsey and Lea. I love Betseys stuff. It's like she took a whole crap load ofdrugs and then designed jewelry. Her stuff is always so fun.

I don't think that is enough to get me to watch, personally. Try harder please casting director.

19 days ago
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Bob    

Anyone who is famous simply because of the number of followers they have just needs to go away.

19 days ago
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Michael Richardson    

Sadie will bring a whole new crowd. Where is Antonio Sabato Jr. ? isnt he the "star" that is missing? GO SADIE. (the only reason I will watch it.)

19 days ago
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foosheezoo    

Haven't watched since William Levy was on it, they should've cast another youtuber instead.

19 days ago
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