Although the official Dancing with the Stars 2012 All Star cast announcement is still a day away, one online outlet released a purported list of players this afternoon that's sure to set dance fans' tongues a'waggin'.
The list of supposed returning cast members, as released by the Daily News, features an array of past finalists, most of whom finished in the top three of their respective seasons. So which big names are allegedly going for a second shot at Mirrorball glory? Former champions Drew Lachey and Donny Osmond are listed, as well as Spice Girl Mel B, actor Mario Lopez, Baywatch beauty Pamela Anderson, boy bander Joey Fatone, Disney star Kyle Massey, TV personality Maria Menounos, actor Gilles Marini, and current George Clooney squeeze Stacy Keibler.
Would the group make a decent set of All Stars? Perhaps. It's disappointing to not see season 5's Sabrina Bryan on the list, given her talent and inexcusably early elimination. But Gilles Marini, who narrowly lost out to Olympian Shawn Johnson for a win, would be a fabulous addition to the cast.
Given that the reliable DWTSGossip confirmed on July 25 that the DWTS All Star season would feature a total of 12 couples and the Daily News list includes only 10 names, there's still much to be revealed come Friday morning. If the partial list is indeed accurate, which name is missing? And which celebs' competition fates will be decided via a public vote?
Dancing with the Stars 2012's All Star season premieres September 24 on ABC.