With yet another “Jersey Shore” star and another “Saved by the Bell” alum competing, this season’s roster feels a little familiar-ish
With the 13th season of ABC's hit reality competition "Dancing With the Stars" little more than a month away (the season will premiere on Sept. 19), speculation about who'll be competing this time out is beginning to heat up.
According to TMZ, "Jersey Shore" charmer Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, rapper and Queen Latifah, and former "Saved by the Bell" star Tiffani Thiessen will be strapping on the dance shoes and vying for the coveted mirror-ball trophy during the upcoming season.
Should Polizzi appear on the show, she won't be the first "Jersey Shore"-ite to have competed on the series; her castmate, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, was on season 11 of the series, partnered with Karina Smirnoff. (Unfortunately, his run on the series doesn't set the best precedent for Polizzi — the Sitch was booted off after a mere four weeks.)
Likewise, Thiessen's reported turn on the show will have been preceded by her "Bell" co-star Mario Lopez's season three tenure on the series. (Lopez fared considerably better than Sorrentino, coming in second place with Smirnoff, who at the time was his girlfriend.)
TMZ previously reported that Rob Kardashian will also participate in the upcoming season — following his sister Kim Kardashian, who hoofed it on the series' seventh season. (She placed 11th.)
A show representative told TheWrap, "We don't comment on casting rumors." Representatives for Polizzi, Queen Latifah and Thiessen did not immediately respond to our requests for comment.
The Season 13 cast of "Dancing With the Stars" will be announced live on ABC on Aug. 29 during "Bachelor Pad."