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.

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

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Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.

Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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