Mark Cuban, Aaron Carter, Jane Seymour, others reportedly join Dancing with the Stars 5

Former Benefactor star and Donald Trump sparring partner Mark Cuban will join Dancing with the Stars 5, Sports Illustrated reports. The magazine’s site cites simply “a source.”

Meanwhile, TMZ has published a pageview-generating slideshow of the cast, a list its anonymous writers say they have “uncovered” in their pretend journalism sort of way. Three of those names could be uncovered by Googling: Jennie Garth and Melanie Brown have been confirmed participants since June, and a report last week said Wayne Newton would join the cast.

The rest are Aaron Carter, Jane Seymour, Incredible Hulk Lou Ferrigno, Floyd Mayweather, Jr., singer Nia Peeples, CNN’s Richard Quest, model Gisele Bundchen, racecar driver Helio Castroneves, and Cheetah Girls’ Sabrina Bryan. However, “CNN says the report about Quest isn’t true,” The Orlando Sentinel’s Hal Boedeker reports, so there’s one down.

The official list will be revealed Wednesday on Good Morning America.

Cuban dancer [Sports Illustrated]
“Dancing with the Stars” Cast Leaked!! [TMZ]
Are Tori Spelling, Jane Seymour going “Dancing With the Stars”? [Orlando Sentinel]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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