The full cast of the new season of "Dancing With the Stars" is entirely set. On Wednesday (September 1), each celebrity was paired up with a professional dancer (some of whom, like Chelsie Hightower and Derek Hough, have become famous in their own right). The new season is full of interesting stars, including "Jersey Shore" alpha male Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, "The Hills" foxy lady Audrina Patridge, David Hasselhoff, former Super Bowl quarterback Kurt Warner, "Dirty Dancing" icon Jennifer Grey and R&B sensation Brandy.
But as with every dream team, there are always people who fell by the wayside. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the producers of the show put out feelers and requests to a number of movie, TV, music and media stars. "The Expendables" star Sylvester Stallone got an offer, as did Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, political talking head Ann Coulter, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, eccentric space-traveling billionaire Richard Branson, former "Home Improvement" star Tim Allen, Erin Brokovich (the actual woman, not Julia Roberts) and TV and workout tape star Suzanne Somers. Other reports also suggest that WWE superstar and Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho intended on doing the show but couldn't make the schedule work. Past almost-dancers include Kirstie Alley, Joel McHale and Drew Carey.
While many celebrity reality shows are the kiss of death for many stars (or a sign that their fame is fading), a slot on "Dancing With the Stars" has become somewhat coveted (especially considering what a massive audience the show regularly draws). A handful of contestants (including former "Clarissa Explains It All" star Melissa Joan Hart) have successfully lobbied to get on the show, though there are some who are left out in the cold. In fact, a source claims that "Melanie Griffith tries to get on every season."
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