Ron Artest to Go Dancing With the Stars?

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L.A. Lakers standout Ron Artest is reportedly in talks to join the cast of Dancing With the Stars this fall, and sources say he's "seriously thinking about it."

Artest/Metta World Peace does have a potential scheduling conflict if the ongoing NBA lockout ends and the season begins on time, in late October.

The Dancing With the Stars season won't wrap until November, which could land Ron in a serious predicament. Although Artest could handle both.

Metta World Peace

Will Ron Artest take over a different parquet floor?

Producers are reportedly willing to compromise with the rehearsal times and schedules of stars in an effort to cast actual stars for the program.

In any case, both Artest and DWTS producers have been in touch to hash out a possible deal, and the baller is pretty excited about the prospect.

Also from the sports world, Evelyn Lozada is reportedly in talks.

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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