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Dancing With the Stars News, Casting Updates

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Here's an interesting reality TV casting note: An 82-year-old Oscar winner, Cloris Leachman, was being considered by Dancing With the Stars, sources say, because they needed some to work the "disability" angle.

Seriously. Think Marlee Maltin (deafness) or Heather Mills (one leg, f*%ked in the brain). They thought Cloris' age would fit the bill.

That is, until they snagged Toni Braxton, who has a heart condition, and Cloris was told to hang up her dancing shoes. Maybe next year.

Ty Murray

BT-Dubs, Dancing With the Stars producers are reportedly over the moon that Jewel and Ty Murray (above) - both in the mix for next season - just eloped in the Bahamas. A little husband-wife rivalry in the house!

Lastly, the Lance Bass rumors: He's definitely on board for DWTS, but no, the gay former *NSync member won't have a male partner.

The official cast will be announced August 25.

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Dancing With the Stars Quotes

That was the most fun I've ever had in my whole life.

Jonathan Bennett

Well, it's obvious that you've got dancing in your blood. Unfortunately, it hasn't reached your feet.

Len
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