DWTS 11 cast reports: The Situation, Audrina Patridge, Brandy, Kurt Warner

The cast for Dancing with the Stars 11 will be announced next Monday during The Bachelor Pad, but as usual, there are reports of people being cast, including Jersey Shore star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, The Hills‘ star Audrina Patridge, singer Brandy, and former NFL player Kurt Warner.

OK! Magazine reported that he “has signed on to the upcoming season,” and The Los Angeles Times confirmed it.

The Hills‘ star Audrina Patridge is in, according to Zap2it, while The Washington Post reported earlier this month that Warner would be “the dance competition’s very first NFL quarterback.”

There is one confirmed piece of casting news: So You Think You Can Dance alum Lacey Schwimmer won’t be returning as a pro yet again. She was on seasons seven, eight, and nine, but not 10, and wrote on Twitter, “I will NOT be on Dwts this season, but I will be choreographing for sytycd Canada!!!!”–and that’s apparently with her brother Benji.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.

Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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