Dancing With the Stars 2013: Season 17 Casting Rumors Roundup
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Dancing With the Stars 2013: Season 17 Casting Rumors Roundup

Dancing With the Stars Season 17 is still a month away, but that hasn't stopped the rumor mill from buzzing about potential stars for the new season. So, what famous faces might be coming next season? And which are definitely not?

We've rounded up the news right here, and will keep you updated as more rumors roll in. Of course, you can tune in for the official announcement on Good Morning America's September 4 episode!

Rumored to Be In, or In Talks

Amber Riley. A source tells us that Glee star Amber Riley, who is no longer a series regular on the FOX dramedy is very likely to be part of the show, which we think is an awesome choice.

Snooki. Us Weekly reports that Jersey Shore's most infamous new mommy is likely to be in as well — with upgraded troupe member Sasha Farber, Wetpaint recently learned.

Corbin Bleu. A source confirms to Wetpaint that the High School Musical star will dance in Season 17.

Elizabeth Berkley. The Saved by the Bell favorite (and Showgirls star, of course) is rumored to be joining, too.

Leah Remini. The former Scientologist and King of Queens star is among the rumored names.

Christina Milian. The Voice social media correspondent is taking a season off from the hit singing competition. Rumor has it she'll be in the ballroom instead!

Keyshawn Johnson. The footballer is rumored to be the athlete of Season 17.

Valerie Harper. The beloved Mary Tyler Moore Show actress is currently battling terminal brain cancer, but is rumored to be joining the show with partner Tristan MacManus.

Farrah Abraham. Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham is rumored to have been asked.

John Stamos. Actor John Stamos is another rumored name.

Jo Dee Messina.
Country singer Jo Dee Messina said she had a meeting with execs at ABC and hopes to be on the show in the fall.

Tony Kanaan. Brazilian race car driver and Indy 500 champ Tony Kanaan has said he's "in talks" to be on the show, and hinted that he'd definitely be interested as long as the timing is right.

More: Other people who are rumored to have been asked include "Tan Mom" Patricia Krentcil, baseball player Jason Varitek, actress Bella Thorne, and comedian Seth MacFarlane. Only time will tell how true those whispers are.

Rumored to Be Out

Geraldo Rivera. FOX Nets correspondent Geraldo Rivera tweeted that he was asked to join the cast, but said no.

Lindsay Lohan. Though her name has been tossed around in the past, she won't be joining Season 17. A source claims it's in the "show's best interest to wait some time before approaching her again."

Paula Deen. Surprise to surprise: After the Paula Deen racism scandal, rumors started swirling that the ABC Powers That Be were trying to lock her down for Season 17. US Weekly reports that she was asked, but turned the offer down.


Jon Gosselin. Some rumors suggest Jon Gosselin, Kate Gosselin's ex-husband, wants to be on the show, but it's very unclear if that's true, and there's no suggestion that the DWTS Powers That Be would want him.

Survivor's Eddie Fox. "Almost ready for Dancing With the Stars LOL! Now only if I could dance..." Eddie posted on Facebook with a shirtless photo. Big dreams, but could it be true?

Former Red Sox player Jason Veritek. Though he didn't say it himself, Jason's wife, Catherine, posted a racy photo of them "trying out" for DWTS...

What about the pros and judges? We have the rundown of those rumors right here.