Bristol Palin, that is...
Sarah Palin's 19-year-old daughter is going to compete on "Dancing With the Stars," according to E! She'll be among the "stars" cast for the 11th season of the show, which will premiere on Sept. 20. While her ex, Levi Johnston, films his own little reality series, in which he'll reportedly run for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, Bristol will be boogalooing for the masses, no doubt very publicly supported by her mother. If there's a competition for impact afoot, I think she wins!
Not enough? Also featured in the cast, according to E!, will be The Situation, the "star" from MTV's "Jersey Shore." Other names: David Hasselhoff, Michael Bolton, Audrina Partridge, and Brandy. ABC won't officially confirm, of course; the network is making the announcement on Monday night during "Bachelor Pad." Got to give viewers some reason to tune in.
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