The 14th season of "Dancing With the Stars" will kick off on Feb. 28 with the live cast announcement on ABC's "Good Morning America." Brooke Burke Charvet and Tom Bergeron are set to star again as hosts with Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba as judges.
As for the talent? That's still a big mystery - but there's plenty of speculation about who will put on their dancing shoes, including realty stars, a country superstar, a devout football player and a retired talk show host.
Khloe Kardashian or Kendall Jenner
Rob Kardashian was a surprise contender for the mirror ball trophy on the last season of "DWTS," largely thanks to the constant publicity from his reality star mother and sisters.
ABC producers reportedly wants to recapture the magic by casting Khloe Kardashian or Kendall Jenner in one of the starring spots for season 14. Either girl would make sense - Kendall would bring in the younger fans, while Khloe has a new season of "Khloe and Lamar" to promote. We'd rather see Khloe as one of the contestants - she's got the personality and will definitely challenge the judges. Plus, she's already been practicing her skills in Dallas.
"Just posted pics of me, Kimmie, Kourt, Lam, Rob and my mom learning how to line dance... SO FUN!!!!!" she tweeted, along with some hilarious photos. "The Kourtney and Lamar dancing pics are my fav. We were all dying because he's so big and she's so little!!!"
ABC producers have made no secret that they want longtime talk show host Regis Philbin on the show. However, he's always laughed it off.
"They do train all day, all week, before the show goes on - it's too much for Regis," he joked in March 2011. He's retired from "Live! With Regis and Kelly" now, so he has the time. Will he sign on? If Buzz Aldrin can do it, so can Reeg.
Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain is reportedly on of the people ABC is pursuing for "Dancing With the Stars." Does the ladies' man have the moves? We'll have to wait and see if he agrees to star on the show.
"Dancing With the Stars" has made casting pro-sports superstars a top priority - Hines Ward even won one season on the show. Producers haven't specifically hinted that they want Denver Broncos star Tim Tebow for the show, but Katrina Smirnov sure does.
"All I want for my birthday is for Tim Tebow to dance on 'Dancing with the Stars'," she told People recently. "Tim is a very talented athlete, that was clear when we saw his performance this past season with Denver."
Will he sign on? We're not betting on it - he needs to keep training for the 2012 NFL season. A girl can dream, right Katrina?
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