February 05, 2009 10:00 AM by Paulene Hinds
Tom Bergeron may not be the only one doing the name dropping! Dancing With The Stars host is supposed to announce the season 8 cast this Sunday during Prime-time on ABC, but it appears that the cast of the show are being leaked in the same manner without all of the drama or the wait!
Yesterday,the names of three cast members ofDancing With The Starswere leaked to the public. On the list was one familiar name, Steve-O aka Stephen Glover the Jackass stuntman, but the other two names have not even been whispered to the public until now.
OK Weekly leaked the name of Steve-O saying, “Steve-O is taking his dancing very seriously,” quoting a source. “He’s committed to leading a healthy, wholesome life, and that includes mastering the classic moves of dance!” Reality TV Magazine released the name of Steve-O previously when he said he had reportedly given his verbal agreement to participate in the show. ABC did not comment on the rumor at the time, as per their policy.
Life and Style Weekly put model/actress and ex-wife of Charlie Sheen, Denise Richards on the list yesterday. An insider told them, “She’s super excited and has lost a few pounds to tone up and get in shape. She’s ready and thinks she can go all the way!”
In Touch Weeklyalso leaked a name yesterday, that of country-folk singer Jewel quoting a friend of hers as saying, “Jewel is so excited about being on the show. She loves to dance!” The friend also said that Jewel was excited to re-shape her body. “She’s thrilled because of what the show has done for past contestants’ bodies,” the friend added.
ABC will reveal the cast this Sunday during its primetime line-up in an “All Night Name Drop” event that kicks off at 8 PM ET. One of the cast will appear on Good Morning America on Monday, February 9 and another one will visit Jimmy Kimmel Live! the next day.The 8th season of Dancing With The Stars premieres March 9th on ABC at 8 PM ETwith a live, two hour special.
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