Snooki won’t be on Dancing with the Stars, which is trying to get actual stars

For its 13th season, Dancing with the Stars is doing something incredible: searching for actual stars. Its cast is often filled with reality stars and virtually unknown people.

Following up on a TMZ report that said the show was seeking “more high profile” cast members, msnbc reported that a show “insider” confirmed that it “is aiming higher” with its casting, although that person acknowledged that “it might be a stretch to consider anyone they do get an A-lister.”

In a possibly related story, Snooki’s manager told RumorFix that reports that Snooki would be on this season are “not true.”

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.


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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.