Bristol Palin reportedly competing on 'Dancing with the Stars' this fall
By Reality TV World staff, 08/26/2010
Bristol Palin's mother reportedly won't be the only Palin family member starring in a reality series this fall.
The 19-year-old single mom and daughter of former Alaskan governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will be one of the 12 celebrities who will compete on Dancing with the Stars' eleventh-season this fall, E! News reported Thursday.
While the network does not comment on casting reports prior to each season's cast announcement, former America's Got Talent judge David Hasselhoff, Jersey Shore star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, former The Hills star Audrina Patridge, recently retired NFL quarterback Kurt Warner, and singer Brandy -- who served on America's Got Talent's first-season judging panel with Hasselhoff -- will also be part of Dancing with the Stars' eleventh-season cast, according to prior reports.
On Wednesday, Star magazine also reported that Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey and The Brady Bunch actress Florence Henderson -- who has previously been incorrectly reported to be competing on Dancing with the Stars several times in the last few years -- will be part of the cast.
In addition, In Touch Weekly had reported that Kirstie Alley -- who starred in Kirstie Alley's Big Life, an A&E reality series, earlier this year -- would be participating Dancing with the Stars' eleventh season, however the actress has denied the report.
"Lol... Just a rumor... Imagine that. NOT doing DWTS this season... Way too chicken!! Maybe next season if I'm invited again!!!" she wrote in a Thursday morning Twitter post.
The Bachelorette couple Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez are also unlikely to be part of the cast despite previous rumors of their potential participation, according to recent reports.
"Ali and Roberto [won't be in the cast] unless there are a few last-minute switcheroos," E! News reported Thursday.
Earlier this year, Sarah Palin inked a deal to star in Sarah Palin's Alaska, a reality documentary series which will feature Palin spotlighting various aspects of life in Alaska.
The eight-episode series is being produced by Survivor producer Mark Burnett and will premiere Sunday, November 14 at 9PM ET/PT on TLC.