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In Touch says Dancing’s seventh cast includes Toni Braxton, Dan Marino, Lance Bass, Florence Henderson

Another tabloid has thrown out an alleged list of potential Dancing with the Stars 7 celebrity participants, which didn’t work so well for TMZ during season five.

In Touch Weekly’s report quotes an alleged insider, who says that “Toni Braxton, Kim Kardashian, Jewel’s boyfriend Ty Murray, Dan Marino, Lance Bass and Florence Henderson will all be competing. The cast is eclectic and diverse: We’ve got young, old, gay, straight, dance professionals and people who’ve never danced before. Some of the cast are already starting to work out and train, even though they won’t meet their dance partners for a few more weeks. It’s shaping up to be the most fun season yet!”

Usually “insider” is code for “we made this up,” “some drunk asshole with a vendetta,” or “a publicist.” Based upon the last three sentences of the “insider”‘s quote, which basically read like a press release, this may actually have come from someone at ABC or the show.

The list also repeats names that have been reported previously. Lance Bass’ participation was reported early last month, and Kim Kardashian’s name has been floating around for at least as long. In addition, the list includes Florence Henderson, who was also rumored to join the sixth-season cast, but obviously did not, and who recently said, “I had never done reality television, and I did it, and, I don’t have to do it again, I don’t think.”

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