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'Dancing With the Stars' Season 13 Cast Wish List: Who Are Your Picks?

by AOL TV Staff, posted Aug 17th 2011 10:30AM
Dancing With the StarsThe quest for the mirrorball trophy -- and pop culture relevance -- is upon us once again.

'Dancing With the Stars' Season 13 is right around the corner. Though ABC won't announce the cast until Aug. 29, we've heard plenty of casting rumors -- Kristin Cavallari, Snooki, Queen Latifah, Tiffani Thiessen, Chynna Phillips, Rob Kardashian -- but can't resist weighing in with our own dream contestants.

Last season saw Kirstie Alley charm the American public with her resilient 60-year-old moves, Chelsea Kane go from Disney star to 'Dancing' dynamo and Hines Ward win it all. Which celeb has it in 'em this fall to top Kane's Viennese Waltz? Alley's sexy Samba?

From the Playboy boss to ABC's newest talk show star, read on for our list of dream 'Dancing' contestants and weigh in with your picks!

Katie CouricKatie Couric
What do you do when one of your network's most high-profile names is stuck waiting in the wings for their next career move to come to fruition? Get out some fringe and teach them to foxtrot. With Couric's new ABC daytime talk show not set to premiere until September 2012, this is the perfect opportunity for her to show off her skills and remind viewers why she's America's Sweetheart. -- Maggie Furlong
Derek JeterDerek Jeter
The Yankee captain may not make the girls squeal quite as loudly as he did in his late-90s heyday, but he's still one of the suavest sluggers alive. As long as the producers assign a stylist to dress him -- seriously, have you seen the suits this guy wears? -- he should have no problem translating his prowess from the diamond to the dance floor. -- Mike Hogan
Producers said they wanted to stock this season with big-name stars. Since one spot on the roster is always dedicated to a kiddie celeb, usually from the ABC family, why not bring in the big guns? Raven is a legit superstar in the Disney Channel universe, and she's now starring in a sitcom on ABC Family called 'State of Georgia.' Plus, we already know she can dance (and sing, for that matter), considering she's an original member of the Disney-made group the Cheetah Girls. -- Jean Bentley
Hugh HefnerHugh Hefner
This old Playboy's been left at the altar, but we all know Hef doesn't stay down long! Yes, he's bounced back with new bunny babes by his side, but we think the best way to prove he's still got it is to flaunt it. On the dance floor. In his signature smoking jacket and slippers, if they'll allow it. Plus, the ladies there are just his type -- there are plenty of hot, young, blonde pros to pair him with. -- MF
Caroline ManzoCaroline Manzo
'DWTS' may have infamously snubbed New Jersey 'Housewives' drama queen Teresa Giudice, but we think that they're secretly holding out for her co-star Caroline Manzo. Manzo's got it all: the feisty Italian personality, the dedicated support team and the success story to go along with it (she recently lost more than 20 pounds). Plus, who wouldn't want to continue her weight-loss journey in the arms of Mark Ballas? Plus, we'd get to see more of Albie Manzo, which is never a bad thing. -- Crystal Bell
Marcus BachmannMarcus Bachmann
Marcus Bachmann loves to dance. So what if late-night comedians joke at his expense? Our advice to Marcus Bachmann is to own it. Don't let Jon Stewart and the lamestream media tell you to stop dancing. Dance more! Dance on 'Dancing With the Stars'! (Editor's note: this will never, ever happen.) -- Alex Moaba
Maria ShriverMaria Shriver
What better way to bounce back from a very public scandal than on the dance floor? America's sympathetic to Shriver because of what Arnold has put her through. Plus, a stint on 'DWTS' will help her waltz her way back into a mainstream media gig. -- Chris Harnick
John StamosJohn Stamos
Heartthrob alert! Not only does Stamos have moves (as demonstrated most recently during Season 2 of 'Glee'), he'll also satisfy the "old sitcom star" quota. (Yes, 'Full House' began in the '80s so it now counts as retro.) Did we mention he's insanely attractive? We wouldn't mind watching Uncle Jesse paso doble across our screens every Monday night ... -- JB
Gayle KingGayle King
Imagine the hubbub it'd create having Oprah Winfrey appear in the audience or even in rehearsal footage. With Oprah's new network still struggling to find viewers, getting one of its familiar faces like BFF Gayle out in front of 'DWTS' audiences would be a wise move for drumming up OWN ratings. -- CH
Brett FavreBrett Favre
A rumored contestant last year before he made the ill-fated decision to go back to the NFL for yet another last hurrah, Brett Favre is in desperate need of some image rehabilitation. What better way to get over the embarrassment of 'penis-gate' than by trading his Wrangler jeans for a sequined vest? Okay, so there are probably about a thousand better ways, but ... -- AM
Ashley TisdaleAshley Tisdale
Every season of 'DWTS' needs at least one Disney kid, but why not two? We can't think of a better pick from the House of Mouse than Ashley Tisdale to join Raven on the dance floor. She proved that she's got some serious moves in her stint as Sharpay Evans in 'High School Musical,' and now that 'Hellcats' won't be returning to The CW this fall, she's definitely got the time. We would love to see the Tis bop right back to the top. -- CB
Ron PaulRon Paul
Let's get real: there is no way Ron Paul can win the Republican primary, let alone the presidency itself. But we're betting that the libertarian icon's Ayn Randian will to power is more than equal to the task of out-tangoing a bunch of B-list celebrities! And is it too much to hope for a father-and-son pas de deux with Ron and Rand? -- MH

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Hef, Farve, Tisdale, Ron Paul, Bachmann and that baseball player should NOT be on DWTS. Seriously? COME ON PEOPLE. Why not have someone more like Stamos or even John Travolta on here?

August 18 2011 at 6:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

What about howord stern better yet andy rooney any thing but another NFL player

August 18 2011 at 5:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

How about wrestler Triple H?

August 18 2011 at 5:11 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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August 18 2011 at 6:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
SANDY 10842

Carolyn Manzo???STAR??? ROFLMAO GAYLE KING(your kidding) Mandisa...who??

August 18 2011 at 4:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
SANDY 10842

I agree with Karen..go on that show and become a giggle. Some on that list would be just...well, pathetic.
IMO that list is certainly not anything I would watch! Maybe we could rename the show to Dancing with the Feeble.

August 18 2011 at 4:46 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

I think you guys should put the crack pipe down!!!! If Maria Shriver isn't available I hear that the Crypt Keeper is ready to go!!

August 18 2011 at 4:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Hello David

I dunno, the last time I watched DWTS Cloris Leachman was on. I then started to lose interest. Now it's more like Dancing With The Has-beens or Dancing With The Star Wannabees. Some of the celebrities they have on I've never heard of before and I think that's one of the reasons why the show has lost some of it's viewing audience, because they have people on who have only been heard of by certain demographic groups. Why not bring in people who everyone has heard about. Maybe ABC is too cheap to pay for really big name celebrities to be on the show.

August 18 2011 at 4:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Don't know about Brett Farve, he's going to have to may excuses w/ broken ankle, arm, wrisk and his Union fee is not paid up to date.., as for Huge Hefner he should have plenty of Viagra to keep him Ticking after a good licking everytime...

August 18 2011 at 3:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Anyone with any class and self respect would refuse to go on that show. Don't do it!

August 18 2011 at 3:20 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

please make Maria Shriver my choice for DWS

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