Season 13 'Dancing With the Stars' Real Cast Even Better Than Leaked

The Season 13 Dancing With the Stars cast was almost exactly as the leaked list suggested (with one big exception), and you know what? I don't care what people say. I am totally, completely, and utterly excited.

Season 12 was OK, but even from the beginning, the cast left much to be desired. This cast is completely different. For the first time, I know who 10 of the 12 cast members are. It's kind of amazing.

As Tom Bergeron said, "This cast has something for everyone," and yes, I totally agree with him.

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The cast was almost entirely as suspected earlier on Monday morning with the notable exception of Ryan O’Neal. Instead we have Carson Kressley of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and How to Look Good Naked who has his own show now called Carson Nation.

Even better, I say! First of all, we have a cast who is 90 percent actually famous. And they're (mostly) famous for things they've done as opposed to things their parents or spouses have done. But even more, they're diverse in every way. 

Whether it's appearance (JR Martinez is a soap star and war hero whose face was burned) or sexual preference (Kressley is openly gay) or occupation (Nancy Grace is a lawyer and former prosecutor), this is a cast I want to watch. All together, it's a cast I can't wait to see.

For the first time in a long time, I think DWTS will be worth watching and not just for the costumes or embarrassment. They really went to the ends of the Earth to find this cast. From Ricki Lake, Chaz Bono and Chynna Phillips to Rob Kardashian, Hope Solo and Ron Artest, this is a cast that is going to prove highly entertaining.

I can hardly wait to see Grace try something other than whining about Casey Anthony. Can she dance? Doubtful. But then that's hardly the point. She can -- and will -- entertain us. September 19 can't come soon enough!

Are you liking the new cast?


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