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'Dancing With the Stars' all-stars rumors

By James Hibberd, EW.com
updated 8:47 AM EDT, Thu July 26, 2012
Will Bristol Palin end up a cast member on the all-star edition of
Will Bristol Palin end up a cast member on the all-star edition of "Dancing with the Stars?"
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Lots of names are out there as possible all-star cast members
  • EW is hearing that there will be a casting twist
  • The cast members names will be announced on Friday

(EW.com) -- ABC is set to announce its "Dancing With the Stars" all-star cast on Friday morning so you know what that means: Time to check the rumor mill!

The industry whisperers have been quieter than usual this cycle, but we're still hearing names of a few celebrities who are expected to return to the ballroom: Melissa Rycroft (Season 8), Joey Fatone (Season 4) and Pamela Anderson (Season 10) are likely to don sequins when the show resumes this fall.

Also, we hear Executive Producer Conrad Green is injecting a new twist to the casting process this year:

ABC will let fans pick a returning star. The network will announce the names of three former Dancing contestants (we're hearing Carson Kressley is one of them) and let viewers vote on which celebrity gets the final spot on the show.

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And what about Bristol Palin? With her Lifetime show bombing isn't she ready to return to the reality TV big leagues? No intel there yet. Though we're hearing that you shouldn't expect another attention-getting Dancing alum, Stacy Keibler, to take a break from George Clooney to hit the dance floor anytime soon.

An ABC rep says the network does not comment on casting rumors. Check back on Friday for the full official list.

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