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Valerie Harper Joins Dancing With The Stars Season 17 Cast

August 28, 2013 11:15 AM by Lisa Princ

Wow, the cast rumors certainly are flying today for the new season of Dancing With The Stars. Earlier we learned a few of the celebrities that will likely joining the new season, and now, we’ve learned that despite battling terminal brain cancer, Valerie Harper will also be lacing up her dance shoes!

Talk about being one brave woman! Despite battling terminal brain cancer, we’ve learned that 74-year-old Valerie Harper will be competing on the new season of Dancing With The Stars! That’s right, according to TMZ, Harper will be hitting the dance floor in September, and she has partnered up with professional dancer Tristan MacManus!

The site goes on to say that their insiders revealed the pair have already been to two rehearsals and Valerie is not requiring any special assistance to get her groove on. Earlier this year, Harper was diagnosed with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, which is a rare (and terminal) form of cancer in which cancer cells spread into the membrane surrounding the brain. Back then, doctors gave her until June to live, but here she is 2 months later doing well.

Also reportedly signing on for the new season are: King of Queens actress Leah Remini, Jersey Shore star Snooki, Elizabeth Berkley, Glee’s Amber Riley, and Keyshawn Johnson.

Expect the official cast announcement on September 4 on Good Morning America. In the meantime, enjoy all the rumors and leaked cast members!

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One Response to “Valerie Harper Joins Dancing With The Stars Season 17 Cast”

  1. Lorraine Hilligsberg Says:
    September 1st, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    I am glad to see Valerie Harper is going on Dancing with the Stars. I am 71 and loce to dance. My era was the fifties. If she has good legs and good knees and the energy nto do it more power to her Go Valerie!


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