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Dancing With The Stars: Pairs Announced!

Tthe celebrity pairings for season 11 of Dancing with the Stars has just been announced. But before we get to that, here’s a list of people who were courted for the show but turned it down for a variety of reasons:

– Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg, Sylvester Stallone, political commentator Ann Coulter, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the real Erin Brockovich, billionaire Richard Branson, comic actor Tim Allen, former TV darling Suzanne Somers, reality star Kirstie Alley, Community star Joel McHale, and The Price Is Right host Drew Carey.

Now, each contestant can earn up to $345,000 during the 10 weeks of airtime. There’s an initial $125,000 for signing, $10,000 an episode for Weeks 3 and 4, $20,000 an episode for Weeks 5 and 6, $30,000 an episode for Weeks 7 and 8, and $50,000 an episode for the final two weeks. Not a bad way to earn a living!

And finally, here’s the list of DWTS pairs:

Michael Bolton & Chelsie Hightower

Brandy & Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Margaret Cho & Louis Van Amstel

Rick Fox & Cheryl Burke

Jennifer Grey & Derek Hough

David Hasselhoff & Kym Johnson

Florence Henderson & Corky Ballas

Kyle Massey & Lacey Schwimmer

Kurt Warner & Anna Trebunskaya

Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas

Audrina Patridge & Tony Dovolani

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino & Karina Smirnoff

The new season kicks off on Monday, September 20 on ABC!

Bristol also recently shared that she won’t be dressing in revealing outfits on the show. “I think I will be the most dressed [contestant and have] the most modest outfits for sure because that’s who I am,” she said.

Dancing with the Stars: Season 11 Cast List Revealed!

The cast of Dancing with the Stars‘ eleventh season has been announced!

Brandy, Dirty Dancing‘s Jennifer Grey, Margaret Cho, The HillsAudrina Patridge, Brady Bunch mom Florence Henderson and Bristol Palin will be competing for the ladies.

Gentlemen competing are Michael Bolton, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, David Hasselhoff, retired NFL quarterback Kurt Warner, Cory in the House actor Kyle Massey and Rick Fox.

Pro pairs will be announced on Wednesday, but JustJared.com can report that David Hasselhoff‘s partner is Kym Johnson!

DWTS returns Monday, September 20 at 8/7c on ABC!

FYI: Audrina is wearing a Ports 1961 dress.

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Bristol Palin: 'Dancing with the Stars' Bound?

Bristol Palin has reportedly joined the cast of Dancing with the Stars for the show’s eleventh season.

The 19-year-old daughter of former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin will lace up her dancing shoes when the show premieres on September 20 on ABC, according to E! News.

Other rumored cast members include Jersey Shore‘s Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, David Hasselhoff and The Hills alum Audrina Patridge.

The cast will be revealed during ABC’s Bachelor Pad on Monday, August 30!

Levi Johnston to Run for Mayor of Wasilla

Levi Johnston is pitching a reality show to television networks in which he will run for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, a position that Sarah Palin held from 1996-2002!

Loving Levi: The Road to the Mayor’s Office will center on Levi‘s newfound fame, which he will trade on to make his run for Wasilla City Hall. While the mayoral chair isn’t up for election until 2012, Levi is looking into running for city council in the meantime, according to Variety.

Levi, who recently split from his on-again fiancee Bristol Palin, admits that the pair looked into ideas for a reality show starring themselves, but “weren’t thrilled with any of the ideas.”

Bristol Palin Moves Back In with Mom

Bristol Palin Breaks Up with Levi Johnston

Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston have broken off their engagement after announcing their intention to marry just three weeks ago.

“It’s over,” Bristol, 19, told People. “I broke up with him.”

Bristol said that the relationship took a turn for the worse on July 14, the same day they announced their engagement to Us Weekly.

Levi reportedly told Bristol he may have fathered another baby with another teenager – the report has since been refuted.

“The final straw was him flying to Hollywood for what he told me was to see some hunting show but come to find out it was that music video mocking my family,” Bristol said. “He’s just obsessed with the limelight and I got played.”

Bristol Palin: Engaged to Levi Johnston!

Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston are back on – in a big way!

The 19-year-old daughter of Sarah Palin and her 20-year-old beau told Us Weekly exclusively about their plans to get married – and revealed that even Sarah didn’t know about the engagement until now!

“It felt right, even though we don’t have the approval of our parents,” Bristol said. “It is intimidating and scary just to think about what her reaction is going to be. Hopefully she will jump on board.”

Levi apologized last week for “youthful indiscretion” after breaking up with Bristol last year.

Bristol and Levi were previously engaged but broke it off just after son Tripp was born in December of 2008.

UPDATE: Sarah issued a statement to NBC News, saying, “Bristol at 19 is now a young adult. We obviously want what’s best for our children. Bristol believes in redemption and forgiveness to a degree most of us struggle to put in practice in our daily lives.”

Bristol told People, “With [my mother], [Levi's] actions will have to speak louder than words. And he’ll have to get his education and a job and be willing to support Tripp the right way. And then I think she’ll come around.”

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