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Report: Kate Gosselin, Shannen Doherty, 'Ochocinco' going 'Dancing'


By Christopher Rocchio, 03/01/2010 

A new trio of Dancing with the Stars' tenth-season celebrity participants have reportedly been leaked before the upcoming installment's cast is formally announced.

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Former John & Kate Plus 8 star Kate Gosselin, ex-Beverly Hills 90210 star Shannen Doherty, and NFL star Chad Ochocinco will all reportedly compete for Dancing with the Stars mirror ball trophy when the tenth season premieres March 22.

Gosselin's participation was reported over the weekend by a Los Angeles radio station and was subsequently confirmed by RadarOnline in a Monday report.

Gosselin will do much of her practicing near her Pennsylvania home so she can still care for her eight children, according to RadarOnline, which added that ABC and Dancing with the Stars are willing to accommodate her schedule because they feel she'll attract a lot of viewers.

In addition, Gosselin's role as her family's "primary income earner" also played a role in her decision to participate, according to RadarOnline.

"Kate's the kind of woman who will do whatever is necessary for her children," a source told RadarOnline. "It's great for her to be on the show, but she did it ONLY in a way that benefits her family."

Doherty's Dancing with the Stars' participation was reported by TheWrap.com and comes one season after her ex-husband Ashley Hamilton competed on the reality series and was cut during the first week.

The former Scare Tactics and Breaking Up with Shannen Doherty host has previously claimed to have turned down an offer to compete on Dancing with the Stars' initial Summer 2005 season.

She has since seen fellow former 90210 co-stars Ian Ziering and Jennie Garth compete on the ABC reality series.

Ochocinco's involvement was reported by TMZ and the Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver is only the latest NFL star to participate in the series -- following in the footsteps of Jason Taylor, Emmitt Smith, Jerry Rice, Warren Sapp and Lawrence Taylor.

Last week, Dancing with the Stars professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy also prematurely revealed that Pamela Anderson will be part of the show's tenth-season celebrity cast.

ABC will formally reveal Dancing with the Stars tenth-season cast throughout tonight's The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love finale broadcast.

(Photo credit ABC)


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