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Who Should Go on 'Dancing With the Stars'? Our Dream Picks for Season 12

by Chris Harnick, posted Feb 21st 2011 10:00AM
Dancing With the StarsIt's that time again! Yes, 'Dancing With the Stars' is right around the corner. So far we've heard very little buzz about who will be strapping on their dancing shoes and busting out a jive in hopes of winning the mirrorball trophy, but we can dream, right?

After creating mega-buzz and controversy casting contestants such as Kate Gosselin, Jennifer Grey, Bristol Palin and 'Jersey Shore' star The Situation,' is there anybody that can top them? You betcha!

Read on for our list of dream 'Dancing' contestants and weigh in with your picks!

Camille GrammerCamille Grammer
Star of 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' and ex-wife of 'Frasier' star Kelsey Grammer, Camille made quite the splash across tabloids this year. She'll appear on '$#*! My Dad Says' and seems to want to get back into the industry. 'Dancing' would be the perfect place for her to shed the image she claims Bravo crafted for her.

ShaqShaq
The basketballer would be the biggest athletic get for the show. His sporting world profile never recovered from his departure of the Lakers. Plus, he's all about doing different things. After all, he conducted the Boston Pops.

Lynda CarterLynda Carter
You don't get much more iconic than Lynda Carter, star of 'Wonder Woman.' Now that NBC is working on a pilot for a 'Wonder Woman' show, Carter is fresh on the minds of fans. Just think, Carter is spun around, taking center stage, then rips off the boring costume to reveal a very red, white and blue number. Ratings gold!

TJ LavinT.J. Lavin
The BMXer and reality TV personality has made an incredible recovery since his bike accident in October. The public would sure support him, overcoming the odds is a trademark 'DWTS' contestant characteristic.

Joy BeharJoy Behar
Every season needs a funnylady. Behar is pretty busy with 'The View' and her own CNN series 'The Joy Behar Show,' but her charisma would exude on the dance floor. She's divisive, not afraid to piss people off, just the kind of person 'DWTS' needs.

Michael KeatonMichael Keaton
We haven't seen much of the former 'Batman' lately, but he's still a respected name in Hollywood. Seeing him on 'Dancing With the Stars' would be a lot better than seeing him star in a string of failed sitcoms.

Shirley JonesShirley Jones
Last season we had Carol Brady, so it's time mama 'Partridge' strutted her stuff! Her musical experience would give her a bit of an edge, but something tells us fans won't be crying "ringer!" if she were to join the competition.

Demi Lovato
'DWTS' loves the Disney kids, that's a pure fact. There's no other Disney star in need of some image rehab than Lovato, thanks to her stint in actual rehab. Going 'Dancing' would show the general public she's back to being family-friendly and the show thrives on comeback stories.

Brett FavreBrett Favre
As much as some people want him to go away, he'd be a ratings draw for 'Dancing With the Stars.' Plus, like we've said about other contestants: image overhaul.

William ShatnerWilliam Shatner
With '$#*! My Dad Says' on the cancellation bubble, we'd love to see the Shat go 'Dancing.' He's charismatic, knows his audience and most important he knows how to promote himself.


Mel GibsonMel Gibson
Putting him in the same league as Kate Gosselin and Bristol Palin seems unfair, but hey, that's the kind of controversy he'd create on the series. Gibson would be the biggest get of the series ever, apart from Lindsay Lohan of course. Would he do it? Probably not, but we're dreaming here!

All photos via Getty Images, except Shaq (from Revolution Pix/Bauergriffinonline.com).


Sound off: What do you think of our picks? Vote and nominate your own choices for the season 12 'DWTS' cast!

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ziaaaaaaaaaaaaa

How about Charlie Sheen, he's going to need the money. ;)

March 01 2011 at 7:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
gonepecan51

You want a generation of "seasoned" ladies to swoon???? Robert Wagner and Stephanie Powers!!!!!!!!!!

February 24 2011 at 1:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Debby

If Mel Gibson is even considered DWTS, I would NEVER watch the show again. How could they even think of putting this anti-semetic, Holocaust denying, abusive person in the media spot light. He should NEVER work again! If they want to put a politian with questionable ethics thats one thing, but someone who blatently promotes hatred should NOT be on the show.

February 24 2011 at 10:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mnboconnor

PLEASE, Joy Behar on DWTS, the only thing she knows how to move is her never ending loud mouth. It would be the worst choice ever. PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE SPARE US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 23 2011 at 11:53 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Debbie

I think Jamie Lee Curtis and Kelly Ripka would do well on dancing with the stars. I think you should consider them...not some of the above

February 23 2011 at 10:39 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Simon Benatar

Hugh Hefner and/or his bride-to-be.

February 23 2011 at 8:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
pebbsdove

joy behar is the biggest bandwagon jumper there is, whoever is in the spotlight and and a- lister she brown noses them every chance she gets,, please lets take her off the air already,, shes not even funny

February 23 2011 at 7:29 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
pebbsdove

and speaking of unwed mothers,, joy behar is unwed, living with her boyfriend steve for 20 some odd years and dont she have a daughter,,, so lets not keep bashing bristol

February 23 2011 at 7:27 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Denise

Her daughter is from her first marriage you jerk. She lives with Steve because the Catholic church didn't grant her an annulment.
Bristol on the other hand couldn't keep her legs together to make it out of high school.

February 23 2011 at 10:37 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Linda

DId you people realize these were just some thoughts by the author. Not the network.

February 23 2011 at 7:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Glorybee

I would have to switch to another channel if Joy Behar were dancing, she makes me ill!
She isn't even funny!

February 23 2011 at 4:33 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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