Bristol Palin scores a TV show before Levi Johnston does [poll]
What's Bristol Palin got that Levi Johnston only wishes he had? A reality TV show, that's what. Think he's sorry now?
"Dancing With the Stars" has named its next set of contestants -- in addition to Alaska's best-known single mom, we'll also be seeing Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino of "Jersey Shore," David Hasselhoff and Florence Henderson tripping the light fantastic.
"This season, some of the names make you chuckle, others you're surprised about, and others you think you know, but you're going to see them in a different light," casting head Deena Katz told The Times' Maria Elena Fernandez.
Here's Katz's take on Bristol Palin, whom she says she's talked to a lot: "She’s very mature for ...
As an exercise, try swapping baby daddy Levi's name into that description. Don't know about you, but we laughed.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Top photo: The new lineup for ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" is, from left, Brandy, David Hasselhoff, Jennifer Grey, Kurt Warner, Margaret Cho, Kyle Massey, Audrina Patridge, Rick Fox, Florence Henderson, co-host Brooke Burke, Bristol Palin and host Tom Bergeron. Not pictured: Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and Michael Bolton. The new season kicks off Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. Credit: Craig Sjodin / ABC / Associated Press
Second photo: Bergeron, right, with winner Nicole Scherzinger and her dance partner Derek Hough. Credit: Adam Larkey / ABC
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