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Despite the dubious reasons for Kate Gosselin becoming a household name, she's a bona fide celebrity now, and will compete on Dancing with the Stars Season 10!

Like fellow contestant Jake Pavelka, Kate is only famous for being on another TV show, and for the assorted celebrity gossip stories that followed in her personal life.

Kate Gosselin, Runner

Can she bring Dancing glory back to Pennsylvania? We sincerely doubt it. Will she be a ratings draw? You know it. Here's a brief rundown on this DWTS contender ...

Full name: Katie Irene Gosselin (née Kreider)
Professional partner: Tony Dovolani
Age: 34
Hails from: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Original occupation: Registered nurse
Signature look: Reverse mullet weave
Signature move: Emasculating Jon Gosselin
Number of kids: Eight
Number of books: Three
Number of THG posts on her: 140
Odds of winning: 155-1

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Evan Lysacek has already won Olympic glory at this year's Vancouver games. Can he achieve the rare combination of gold medal Dancing with the Stars disco ball?

The Season 10 cast members make their ballroom debuts Monday night. Up against Evan are an astronaut, a Pussycat doll, an NFL star, Jake Pavelka and more.

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Here's a brief rundown on this DWTS contender ...

Full name: Evan Frank Lysacek
Professional partner: Anna Trebunskaya
Age: 24
Hails from: Chicago, Illinois
We were surprised to learn: He's straight
Famous girlfriend: Nastia Liukin
Number of revolutions in a triple toe-loop: 3
Chief skating rival: Evgeni Plushenko
Chief DWTS rival: Nicole Scherzinger
Odds of winning: 5-1

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In joining Dancing with the Stars, does Nicole Scherzinger have an unfair advantage? As a member of the Pussycat Dolls, the girl sort of dances for a living already.

Whatever. She may have the edge over Buzz Aldrin and Kate Gosselin, but Season 10 (premiering Monday) is wide open. Think Nicole has what it takes to triumph?

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Here's a brief rundown on this DWTS contender ...

Full name: Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente Scherzinger
Professional partner: Derek Hough
Best pre-DWTS partnership: with Snoop Dogg on "Buttons"
Age: 31
Hails from: Honolulu, Hawaii
Recently broke up with: Lewis Hamilton, other Pussycat Dolls
Album title / possible DWTS tagline: Her Name Is Nicole
Fun fact: Starred in a Nike commercial with LeBron James
Celebrity doppelganger: Kim Kardashian
Odds of winning: 7-1

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He lacks the notoriety of a motormouth NFL superstar, hot ESPN reporter, reality TV mainstay or astronaut, but don't count Aiden Turner out of Dancing with the Stars.

The only foreign-born participant on the upcoming Season 10 (premiering a week from tonight), Aiden brings good looks and hopefully good moves to the dance floor.

At the very least, he gives ABC a nice promotional tie-in to another one of its own shows. Would you expect anything else? Here's a brief rundown on Aiden ...

Full name: Aiden John Turner
Professional partner: Edyta Sliwinska
Age: 33
Hails from: Hertfordshire, England, UK
Relationship status: Married, with one daughter
Best known as: Aidan Devane on All My Children
Number of AMC episodes starred in: 484
Daytime Emmy nods received: 1
Odds of winning: 35-1

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The new cast of Dancing with the Stars featured a large-breasted actress, a gorgeous ESPN reporter, a talkative NFL wide receiver and others.

Including an 80-year old former astronaut.

Indeed, Buzz Aldrin seems a bit out of place on the ABC competition, but he'll likely be a fan favorite. Get the buzz on Buzz below...

Real name: Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr.
Professional partner
: Ashley Costa
Most famous manning: The first lunar landing in history.
Most well-known former co-worker: Neil Armstrong.
Time spent in space: 12 days, 1 hour and 52 minutes
Recipient of: Congressional Gold Medal
Odds of winning: 975-1

Buzz Aldrin

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While not nearly as attractive as the other sports personality on season 10 of Dancing with the Stars (call us, Erin Andrews!), Chad Ochocinco should make for an interesting, talkative contestant.

The attention-loving wide receiver has played for the Cincinnati Bengals throughout his NFL career. Will that experience translate to DWTS success, as it has for past athletes such as Apolo Anton Ohno?

Tune in on March 22 and find out. For now, get to know Ochocinco better via the profile below...

Birth name: Chad Javon Johnson
Professional partner: Cheryl Burke
Number of Pro Bowl selections: Six
Career receiving yards: 9,980
Best touchdown celebration: River dance/Pylon putt (tie)
Most used catchphrase: "Child, Please."
Odds of winning: 25-1

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Kate Gosselin has officially gone Hollywood.

Eight kids in Wernersville, Pa., don't like that one bit. Why can't a mom have fun, Kate Gosselin asks in People magazine. Um, because you have eight freaking kids.

Not even three months after Kate and Jon Gosselin's divorce was finalized, their twins, 9, and sextuplets, 5, are struggling with even more upheaval.

Despite the makeshift studio they installed in her house, Dancing with the Stars still requires that Kate, its new cast member, be in L.A. at least three days a week.

The children are taking it hard. Minded by five nannies in her absence, the "depressed" kids "were asking, 'When is Mommy coming home?'" an insider reported.

Kate Gosselin Cleavage

In fact, as she trained and promoted her Dancing with the Stars stint (debuting March 22), Kate spent February 21-March 5 away from the kids.

Two days a week? Hardly.

Twins Cara and Maddy "seem depressed when Kate isn't around," another source says. Five-year old Aaden, Collin and Joel, meanwhile, "got into trouble at school."

It's a disturbing pattern, but their mom, who "wants to be a huge star," justifies her "work" with a surprising comparison - that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie do it!

"She frequently says Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have lots of kids and their parents are away for long periods, working to support them," a family insider said.

Don't the kids usually go with Brangelina, though? Just wondering. And where's Jon Gosselin? Morgan Christie can't part with his two-inch package a few times a week?

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If the ratings for Dancing with the Stars rise on season 10 in the male demographic, there will be one person to thank for that uptick: Erin Andrews.

The gorgeous ESPN reporter has campaigned for awhile for a spot on the competition. Starting on March 22, she'll have her opportunity, going up against Kate Gosselin, Pamela Anderson and other aspiring hoofers.

Learn more about Andrew below:

Professional partner: Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Alma mater: University of Florida
Hotness rating on a scale of 1-10: 17
Number of shady perverts that invaded her privacy: One
Previous dance experience: Member of the Dazzlers, the Florida Gators' basketball dance team
Connection to Playboy: Voted "America's Sexiest Sportscaster" by the publication in 2007 and 2008.
Odds of winning: 15-1

On DWTS

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Kate Gosselin is out for Dancing with the Stars glory. But regardless of whether she can shock the world and win, she's determined to have a blast trying.

“I really want to win. It’s just that the dancing part is getting in the way of winning,” she says. “In my mind, I’m winning. In my actions, not so much.”

The spirit willing, the flesh weak. But Kate says that no matter how long she lasts on DWTS, the important thing is that she does her best and has fun.

“If I last two weeks on the show, I’ve shown my kids that hard work and perseverance pays off,” says Gosselin, who'll be partnered with Tony Dovolani.

“And if I don’t win, then at the very least I’ve shown them that you don’t always have to come in first. You just have to do your best, keep on trying.”

Kate Gosselin, Long Hair

Can Kate Gosselin make a run at the Dancing title?

As for her critics who say she can't balance fame and raising the eight children she shares with former husband Jon Gosselin, Kate asks "why can't a mom have fun?"

Truly, a question for the ages.

When people say that she's a bad mom, apparently this "destroys" Kate. Somewhere, Jon is screaming "You're a bad mom, you're a bad mom, you're a bad mom!"

Just kidding. He said he wishes Kate luck on the program. Whether he means that is another story, but at least he's putting on a good face publicly ... this moment.

In other news, dude's package is supposedly really small.

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No matter what happens on season 10 of Dancing with the Stars, Shannen Doherty can find comfort in this fact:

It can't go any worse than her pointless guest-starring stint on the new 90210 last year.

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The washed-up actress is one of several well-known names included on the latest edition of the ABC competition. As we move toward its March 22 premiere, we'll be profiling various contestants. First, it was Pamela Anderson. Now, a closer look at Doherty...

Full name: Shannen Maria Doherty
Most famous role: Beverly Hills, 90210
Professional partner: Mark Ballas
Number of Playboy appearances: Four
Number of shared ex-husbands with Pamela Anderson: One (Rick Salomon)
Movie she starred in whose title best summarizes her career: Defunct
Odds of winning: 100-1

Dancing with the Stars Quotes

We should have started dancing with one arm waaay before.

Cristian de la Fuente [following his injury, trip to the hospital and subsequent stellar performance]

I am not the best dancer, and I have not been the best dancer from the beginning. I am happy we made it this far.

Cristian de la Fuente
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