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Just one week removed from the season finale of The Bachelor, Jake Pavelka is practicing like a madman for his Dancing With the Stars debut this month.

The first picture of the so-called star twirling around on the floor with partner Chelsie Hightower, a So You Think You Can Dance alum, has been released.

Vienna Girardi is so jealous right now...

Jake Rehearsing

Jake Pavelka prepares to extend his legs ... and reality TV career.

Premiering March 22, The Bachelor vet will take on Kate Gosselin, Shannen Doherty, Chad Ochocinco, Pamela Anderson and others on the reality TV sensation.

Think he'll also be an awkward stiff on this show?

When he's not rehearsing, Jake has been stepping out with his controversial fiancee, smiling and hitting up the hot Hollywood eateries where paparazzi camp out.

Hey, gotta bask in those 15 minutes.

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She is far from the most seasoned contender on Dancing with the Stars, but Kate Gosselin is already popular with the cast and has tons of fans pulling for her.

Even Jon Gosselin says he's on Team Kate.

Now that's saying something. The previous time he was aligned with that woman, dude ended up with eight kids, a midlife crisis at 32 and fat child support payments.

"Congratulations to Kate for joining the new season of DWTS. I am thrilled for her. She has my support and vote," the douchebag wrote on Twitter, diplomatically.

Apparently in a peacemaking mood (Morgan Christie must have put out), Jon added, "Here is to 2010 for new beginnings and leaving the past mistakes in 2009."

  • Kate Rehearsing
  • Getting Smoked

Amazing these two didn't work out.

That was really nice of Jon, but if Hailey Glassman has taught us anything, it's that his Johnson is two inches long you can't always take what he says at face value.

A source close to the infamous father says that "Jon's extremely angry because doing Dancing with the Stars will keep [Kate] away from their children for days."

Moreover, "she still won't let him have extra custody ... nannies will watch them instead." At least that leaves more time for a Jon Gosselin nude Playgirl shoot.

Jon's rep insisted that the source is bogus, and that no matter what people say, "He's happy for her. She's part of his family and he supports her 100 percent."

Who sucks more?

 

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The new season of Dancing with the Stars gives new meaning to the term "Stars."

When it premieres on March 22, the ABC competition will feature reality TV mainstays that are famous simply because they've been on television, supposedly acting like themselves.

It may be hard to imagine, but there was a time when Kate Gosselin and Jake Pavelka wouldn't have been considered celebrities.

Rant over, ABC has released the first set of promotional photos for season 10. Click on each one below to enlarge it and let us know who you think the early favorite should be...

Jake Pavelka and Chelsie Hightower
  • Niecy Nash and Louis Van Amstel
  • Erin Andrew and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
  • Buzz Aldrin and Ashly Costa
  • Chad Ochocinco and Cheryl Burke
  • Pamela Anderson and Damian Whitewood
  • Kate Gosselin and Tony Dovolani
  • Shannen Doherty and Mark Ballas
  • Aiden Turner and Edyta Sliwinska

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Kate Gosselin is fitting in nicely on Dancing With the Stars, according to reports. Its cast members apparently never watched her on Jon & Kate Plus 8.

On Tuesday, the reality-mom turned amateur dancer met with her Dancing With the Stars rivals in a Hollywood studio for a promotional photo shoot.

Gosselin and Dovolani

"Kate was so nice," a set source tells Us Weekly. "Everyone loved her. She was funny, cordial and accommodating." Adds the insider: "It was a surprise!"

The star's dancing partner, Tony Dovolani, agrees. Following their Good Morning America visit Tuesday, he Tweeted, "Kate and I are getting along great."

"She is [an amazing] Mom and it looks like she is going to become a great dancer too! Kate and I are having a blast today. [We] had a nice long day of photo shoots and title shoots and I think both of us are ready to just pass out lol."

LOL, indeed.

Will Kate Gosselin hold her own on Dancing with the Stars?

Kate has her work cut out against the likes of Chad Ochocinco, Erin Andrews, Damian Whitewood and Jake Pavelka. But she's riding a wave of confidence.

Monday on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Gosselin said she "can't dance," but nevertheless "I'm gonna win." One strategy: employ her eight kids to vote for her.

Dovolani plans to travel with her to her Wernersville, Pa. home and rehearse at a "local studio" or in the basement studio DWTS had made for Kate.

Gosselin praises Dovolani as "a very positive person. Even when I mess up really, really bad - which is a lot - he still has something positive to say."

Unlike Kate on Jon & Kate Plus 8. She basically cut Jon's nuts off every single week. Speaking of Jon, how about that pic Hailey Glassman posted!

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The new cast of Dancing with the Stars is filled with more familiar names than usual.

Kate Gosselin? Erin Andrews? Jake Pavelka? These people have been in the news for months.

Evan Lysacek Rules

But on the professional side, there's someone who is a total stranger to anyone that's not a hardcore dance enthusiast: Damian Whitewood.

This Australian will make his DWTS debut on March 22. He's partered with Pamela Anderson and we can report the following facts about Whitewood:

  • He's spent the last few years touring with a production of "Burn the Floor."
  • He's represented Australia in the Worlds Youth Latin in Germany, the Worlds Youth Ballroom in Russia and was a semifinalist at the Blackpool International Championships in Great Britain.
  • He's appeared on Dancing With The Stars Down Under, as well as on the Australian version of So You Think You Can Dance.

Based on this resume, it doesn't sound like Damian needs our advice. But we have this word to the Samba-ing wise: wear a mouthpiece. Anderson's breasts could be dangerous weapons.

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One is a former NFL All-Pro, another is a former astronaut.

One recently won a Gold Medal, another pretended to win over the heart of Vienna Girardi in order to become a celebrity.

Indeed, the new cast of Dancing with the Stars is both eclectic and exciting. Just hours after all 11 celebs were announced, ABC has released their professional pairings, one of which has to go down as the most attractive duo in show history.

The following tandems will take to the floor together on the March 22 premiere:

  • Aiden Turner and Edyta Sliwinska
  • Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough
  • Jake Pavelka and Chelsie Hightower
  • Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: The hottest Dancing with the Stars pairing of all-time? Discuss!

  • Chad Ochocinco and Cheryl Burke
  • Niecy Nash and Louis Van Amstel
  • Evan Lysacek and Anna Trebunskaya
  • Kate Gosselin and Tony Dovolani
  • Shannen Doherty and Mark Ballas
  • Pamela Anderson and Damian Whitewood
  • Buzz Aldrin and Ashly Costa

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As we reported yesterday afternoon and confirmed last night, Kate Gosselin has joined the Dancing with the Stars cast for the season starting March 22.

If you thought casting Kate as one of the "stars" was a stretch, think again. ABC feels she'll be such a ratings draw, they bent over backwards to get her.

For example, while the rest of the cast - announced last night after The Bachelor finale - practices in L.A., Kate will do so in her Pennsylvania basement.

Kate will be practicing her moves in a newly-converted dance studio at home so she can be near the eight kids she spawned with d-bag ex Jon Gosselin.

Dancing with the Stars is not only letting Kate slide with this unconventional arrangement, the show will be footing a hefty bill for the makeshift studio.

Dancer with Stars

Are you excited to see Kate bust a move on DWTS?

Kate's partner, Tony Dovolani, will fly to Kate's home for practice. Kate will only be in L.A. two days per week, for the taping, until she gets voted off.

Which should be approximately one episode.

When she's cutting a rug on the west coast, her kids will stay in Pennsylvania with a nanny. Presumably not one by the name of Stephanie Santoro.

Kate apparently told Dancing with the Stars that this was the only way she'd do the show, "because she's a single mom trying to make money."

One with the right priorities ... kind of.

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While all eyes were on Jake Pavelka Monday night and his decision to marry Vienna Girardi, ABC used its time in the TV spotlight to reveal the new cast of Dancing with the Stars.

The season will NOT include Kym Johnson, Dmitry Chaplin, Jonathon Roberts or Karina Smirnoff as professional partners. But the set of celebrities taking the stage will be comprised of one woman with a large vagina and one with large breasts, among others.

They are:

  • Kate Gosselin: Mother of eight
  • Chad Ochocinco: NFL wide receiver
  • Pamela Anderson (Billed as "The World's Sexiest Woman")
  • Aiden Turner: Soap opera stud
  • Erin Andrews (Should have been billed as "The World's Sexiest Woman")
  • Shannen Doherty: Washed-up actress
  • Buzz Aldrin: Former astronaut
  • Niecy Nash: Reno 911 star
  • Evan Lysacek: Gold Medal ice skater
  • Nicole Scherzinger: Professional singer
  • JAKE PAVELKA: The most-recent Bachelor/ABC-sponsored celebrity
Chad Ochocinco

The season kicks off on March 22. Considering the presence of Andrews, it will likely draw in more men than any previous edition.

Considering the presence of Jake, it will hopefully elicit more eye-rolls from anyone that believed for a second that The Bachelor was ever about love.

Think there are any early favorites?

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Kate Gosselin will be one of the contestants on the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars, according to reports. This poses an interesting dilemma:

How do they even introduce her on the show? Mother of eight? Bitchy single former reality star? Shameless, self-promoting author with awful hair?

Ugly Kate Gosselin

In any case, the official Dancing With the Stars cast announcement will be made this evening as a cross-promotion with The Bachelor season finale.

"I want to laugh at myself. I so cannot dance. It would be a terribly sad sight," said the grating mother of eight on the Jay Leno Show recently.

Which begs the question: what would Gosselin do with her kids during the hours of grueling daily rehearsals for the reality competition show?

FEAR THE PORCUPINE: Whatever that is on her head, it is a force to be reckoned with as Kate Gosselin is ready to kick ass and take names on Dancing with the Stars.

She will actually prepare her routines in Pennsylvania, near where she lives, instead of in the show's rehearsal studios on the West Coast, according to sources:

"Kate's the kind of woman who will do whatever is necessary for her children. It's great for her to be on the show, but only in a way that benefits her family."

The show was willing to make such a concession since producers believe she will be a ratings bonanza for Dancing with the Stars, and they're probably right.

Kate is now the primary breadwinner for her brood, as the legal battle waged by Jon Gosselin against TLC ate up a big chunk of his money - and notoriety.

He can't do any more TV appearances now until they cut him loose. Which pretty much takes away his only source of revenue - being a douche, but on TV.

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On Monday, ABC will announce the new cast of Dancing with the Stars. It will only be comprised of 11 celebrities, which means a few professionals won't return to the competition.

Foremost among them? Karina Smirnoff.

Anna and Evan

While the brunette beauty won't be seen on camera, she'll be "helping with choreography," a source told E! News. "It's just going to be behind the scenes."

Added another insider: "She's always been choreographing for the show. She's a big part of the result shows. She's like family there."

The family will shrink a bit in season ten, however, as Lacey Schwimmer and Jonathon Roberts also haven't been invited back. One of these sources said the decisions to axe long-time contributors "wasn't easy," but:

"Producers cut people based on the celebrities and who they'd be a good match with."

So far, the only set of breasts name to have been leaked as part of the new cast is Pamela Anderson. She ought to make for a bouncy, poorly-dressed competitor.

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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