All-star Dancing with the Stars cast: mostly winners, runners-up

ABC just announced the all-star cast of Dancing with the Stars 15, and the identities of the three who will compete for a final spot.

Although TV Guide reported that no winners would return, the opposite is actually true: there are six winners in the announced cast of 12. And every single (non-viewer-voted) cast member except Pamela Anderson was a finalist.

The cast is: Pamela Anderson (season 10), Emmitt Smith (season three winner), Kelly Monaco (season one winner), Gilles Marini (season eight runner-up), Shawn Johnson (season eight winner), Melissa Rycroft (season eight, third place), Joey Fatone (season four runner-up), Helio Castroneves (season five winner), Drew Lachey (season two winner), Bristol Palin (season 11, third place), Apolo Anton Ohno (season four winner), Kirstie Alley (season 12 runner-up).

Viewers will choose between Kyle Massey (season 11 runner-up), Sabrina Bryan (season five), and Carson Kressley (season 13) to fill the final spot.

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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