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Will Melissa Rycroft actually participate on season eight of Dancing with the Stars?

All indications point to this scorned Bachelor suitor taking the place of an injured Nancy O'Dell on the series, though fans won't know for certain unless they tune in tonight (and visit our site tomorrow for a full recap, of course!).

We can report that the show's cameras did not catch Rycroft rehearsing for the competition. This may simply mean producers wish to keep her appearance as a surprise.

It's no surprise that Julianne Hough is paired with real-life boyfriend Chuck Wicks, though, as evidenced by the shot of the pair at a recent practice session:

Awwww! This may be adorable to some, but it's competitive fodder for Wicks and Hough's fellow dancers.

Click on the pics below for enlarged images of other tandems getting their Dancing with the Stars' rehearsals on...

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After having your heart broken in front of millions of viewers, being critiqued on your Paso Doble really isn't a big deal.

With that in mind, jilted Bachelor star Melissa Rycroft will reportedly join Dancing with the Stars.

Sources have told People that Rycroft - the original recipient of Jason Mesnick's final rose and the first-ever contestant on The Bachelor to be dumped on national television - will replace injured Access Hollywood host Nancy O’Dell on the show.

Jason and Melissa: The Bachelor

Melissa Rycroft was humiliated by Jason Mesnick. But will a Dancing with the Stars trophy enable her to get the last laugh?

Holly Madison has already been chosen as a replacement for Jewel.

Rycroft is expected to hit the dance floor on tomorrow night's eighth season premiere. Look for her to be paired with professional Tony Dovolani.

For Melissa's sake, let's hope he doesn't exchange her for a different partner soon after the first episode airs.

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For the record, we adore Holly Madison.

She's attractive, fun, hard-working.

Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd

On The Girls Next Door, Madison even proved to be more than an empty, often-naked body. The series often focused on her efforts to learn the editorial trade.

Still, we're a bit taken aback by the news that Madison is likely replacing an injured Jewel on the new season of Dancing with the Stars.

While the show has never shied away from contestants that have posed in Playboy - from Kim Kardashian to Denise Richards - at least the average viewer was likely unaware of these dancers' nude pasts.

But Madison's affiliation with Hugh Hefner and his magazine is the ONLY thing this beauty is known for. How will the series even introduce her? Say hello to former Playboy model and number-one girlfriend of a man old enough to be her grandfather... Holly Madison!

For a show whose audience is largely comprised of children, does this strike anyone as misguided? Let us know!

Should Holly Madison be a contestant on Dancing with the Stars?

 

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Seriously, does Dancing with the Stars purposely seek out contestants that have posed in Playboy?!?

Following the news that Jewel might miss the new season of the show due to tendinitis in her knee, Us Weekly is reporting that the competition has found a replacement: Holly Madison.

J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff Picture

The singer, who has been the crown (pun alert!) jewel of ABC's advertising campaign so far - due to her and husband Ty Murray both competing on season eight - released a statement this week saying she'd suffered a "minor setback," but added: "Don't count me out, as I am in this for the long run."

If Madison does replace Jewel on next week's premiere, she will:

  • Be paired with Dmitry Chaplin;
  • Become the latest contestant with a Playboy past, following in the nude footsteps of Brooke Burke, Kim Kardashian, Lisa Rinna, Denise Richards and Belinda Carlisle. Sheesh!

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In 2005, Lil Kim was found guilty of conspiracy and perjury for lying to a grand jury about her friends' involvement in a 2001 shooting outside the Hot 97 studios in Manhattan.

As a result, the rapper was sentenced to a year in prison... and ended up as part of the season eight cast on Dancing with the Stars!

Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd

According to Kim, fellow inmates loved this reality competition and encouraged her to try out for it; once she had paid her debt to society, of course.

"I'm a huge fan!" the Grammy-winner said. "When I was in prison, me and my girls used to watch it. My girls were like, 'Kim, you need to be on that show.' Everyone watched it faithfully. It's like the #1 show in prison!"

Lil Kim is partnered with Derek Hough on the show. She's psyched about that.

"I was hoping and praying that I got Derek for my partner," she said.

We're just hoping and praying Kim's nipples remain covered throughout the competition.

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On March 2, the most exciting season in the history of The Bachelor comes to an end.

Fortunately, fans won't need to sulk for very long: a week later, the eighth season of Dancing with the Stars takes over the Monday night timeslot on ABC abaoned by Jason Mesnick and company.

Who will raise this year's crystal ball trophy? Take a look at the contenders below, highlighted by Julianne Hough and Chuck Wicks because, well, she's very good looking:

  • Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Denise Richards
  • Ty Murray and Chelsie Hightower

Click on the photos above for enlarged images of new profesional Dmitry Chaplin, along with every other tandem this season on Dancing with the Stars.

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Forget Denise Richards: It's Complicated.

This attention-starved thespian is embarking on another reality show this spring, Denise Richards: It's Another Opportunity to Exploit My Children.

"My biggest fear is just forgetting everything right before going on live, that’s what I’m scared of,” the actress told People Magazine of her new role as contestant on the eighth season of Dancing With the Stars. “All I hope is that I don’t embarrass my girls!"

Wow. It took all the way until her second sentence for Richards to mention the adorable children she created with Charlie Sheen and has tried to make money off ever since.

Daughters Sam, 4, and Lola, 3, will be forced to stay up late and cheer cheering on their mother, the actress said.

"I let the girls stay up a bit later when the show is on. It’s popcorn night at our house."

DWTS COVER-UP!

The unofficial odds for Richards, who is partnered with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, to win the competition stand at 15-1. The odds of her kids showing up in the first row every night? 1-3.

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Dancing with the Stars is at it again.

Last season, the series featured contestant (and eventual winner), Brooke Burke. The model had posed naked for Playboy numerous times, creating questions over whether or not the show was being irresponsible for highlighting a celebrity with such a lewd past.

Producers must not have thought so, considering the just-released cast for season eight.

FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE'S JUMP TO SEE WHICH TWO OF THESE COMPETITORS HAVE POSED NUDE, AND LET US KNOW IF YOU THINK THIS IS A PROPER PATH FOR THE SHOW TO FOLLOW...

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The eighth season of Dancing with the Stars, which premieres on March 9, will feature a husband and a wife; a boyfriend competing with his professionally-trained girlfriend; and one of our staff's least favorite celebrities.

Here's a look at the full list of the complete cast:

  • Belinda Carlisle: Washed up pop star
  • Stephen "Steve-O" Glover: Creator and star of Jackass
  • David Alan Grier: Comedian, host of Chocolate News on Comedy Central
  • Shawn Johnson: Olympic gymnast
  • Jewel Kilcher,: Singer
  • Lil' Kim: Rapper, horrible dresser
  • Gilles Marini: Actor, appeared in Sex and the City: The Movie
  • Ty Murray: Former rodeo cowboy, Jewel's husband
  • Nancy O'Dell: Access Hollywood host 
  • Denise Richards: Actress, awful mother
  • Lawrence Taylor: Retired NFL player
  • Chuck Wicks: Country singer, paired with girlfriend Julianne Hough
  • Steve Wozniak: Apple computer co-founder

Click on the photos below for a closer look at each new Dancing with the Stars cast member:

Belinda Carlisle Nude


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The eighth season cast for Dancing with the Stars will be announced next week.

Before we learn which boring celebrities will be fumbling through the Mambo in March - Donnie Osmond, really?!? - we wanna know which stars you would love to see on the dance floor.

A gorgeous, aspiring fashion designer that always has room for more reality TV? A call girl that sexed up a former governor?

Click on the following photos to get a closer look a a few options our staff has assembled. Then, vote in the poll below...

Which of these celebrities should go Dancing with the Stars?

 

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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