No winners will be on all-star Dancing with the Stars

If Dancing with the Stars has an all-star season this fall, no past winners will be included in the cast.

TV Guide reports that “casting would exclude mirror ball champions.” That’s according to a staff member on the show, who said, “It’s better if the winners don’t come back, because then, we have a cast of people who have another shot at the title.”

Those who are being considered “could conceivably fit the show into their schedules and are all still physically fit enough to compete,” the person said; the list includes Gilles Marini, Mel B., Sabrina Bryan, Kyle Massey, and Mario Lopez, who broke the news when he revealed he’d been asked.

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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