With the names of the celebrities believed to be taking part in the upcoming Season 17 of “Dancing with the Stars” sailing all over the internet, TMZ reports that Disney is on the hunt for the person leaking the news. The company, which owns the network “Dancing with the Stars” airs on, is reported to be interviewing staffers to find out the source of the leak.
A long list of rumored names was revealed, with some of the more notable names including Valerie Harper, Leah Remini, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Elizabeth Berkley. Harper’s name gained the most attention, as she was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in January. The “Mary Tyler Moore Show” star now says she is near remission. “It defies the odds,” she admits.
It probably won’t make Disney happy that Harper’s professional dancing partner has been leaked, either. Valerie will reportedly team with Tristan MacManus, and is already rehearsing for the show. TMZ says she’s training hard and not getting any special treatment.
The “Dancing with the Stars” cast is supposed to be officially announced Wednesday, September 4, on “Good Morning America.”