DWTS 29: AJ McLean, Carole Baskin, Anne Heche Joining Cast?

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UPDATE: Carole Baskin, Chrishell Stause, Anne Heche are also in talks to join Dancing with the Stars.

E News reports more possible DWTS cast members. Carole Baskin is one of the major characters in the Netflix smash docuseries, Joe Exotic. Fun Fact. She probably murdered her first husband. Yay for statute of limitations! Anne Heche dated talk show house Ellen Degeneres in the late 90s. They had a very messy breakup. Chrishell Stause starred on the daytime soap operas All My Children and Days of Our Lives. She also appeared in the Netflix reality show selling sunset

Backstreet Boy AJ McLean rumored to join Dancing with the Stars

Rumor has it that Backstreet Boys member AJ McLean will appear on season 29 of Dancing with the Stars. This, comes on the heels of ABC revealing Artem Chigvintsev as the 15th pro to join the upcoming season.

Show sources confirmed to Entertainment Tonight that the boy band member will join former Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe as a celebrity cast member when the show premieres on Monday September 14. ABC will reveal all cast members on Good Morning America Wednesday September 2.

AJ hinted at joining the cast on Instagram, showing off the results of a 5 month long diet and fitness regime. 

“I’m on a very strict diet, grain-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, no sodas of any kind, and completely sober for almost nine months,” he revealed. “This amazing, but rigorous, workout is all due to my amazing trainer, Mr. Bobby Strong. He’s been a huge asset in my transformation, trying to get myself prepared and ready for what’s to come in the next few weeks.”

ABC Fall 2020 Schedule Features Dancing with the Stars, Bachelorette

“A lot of surprises coming from me,” he said. “I can’t tell you guys exactly what yet but I’m doing this for two reasons: one, to get in the best shape of my life, and to be healthy and to be happy, physically, mentally and emotionally.” But the real tease is this: “and there’s something else coming up. Can’t tell you what it is but believe me you’ll know why based on that.”


Dancing With the Stars will return to ABC after a big shakeup that replaced longtime hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews with Top Model and former America’s Got Talent host, Tyra Banks. She’ll also serve as an executive producer. The dancers will follow strict COVID-19 protocols, quarantining together during the season. Three married pro-couples will have to live apart from their partners during the run of the show.

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