ABC hasn’t announced the cast for the 29th season of “Dancing with the Stars”, but that won’t stop people from SPECULATING. Here are some of the rumored “stars” —

“Tiger King” heroine / villainess Carole Baskin

– Anne Heche
– Charlie Sheen
– Jesse McCartney, who was recently the runner-up on Season Three of “The Masked Singer”.
-Christie Brinkley, who was onboard for last season, but had to drop out after breaking her wrist days before the premiere. Her daughter replaced her.
-Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier. He was nearly paralyzed in 2017, but has since learned how to walk again after spine surgery.
-Former soap star Chrishell Stause, whose also on Netflix’s “Selling Sunset”
-Jerry Harris from the Netflix show “Cheer” who also happens to be from the western suburbs (Hinsdale and Bolingbrook to be exact!).

Previous rumors said that former “Bachelorette” star Kaitlyn Bristowe and Backstreet Boys singer AJ McLean are also onboard. Those two have been “confirmed” by some sources.

Supposedly, the producers REALLY wanted Dr. Anthony Fauci, but they figured he might be too busy with the – you know – ONGOING PANDEMIC . . . so they didn’t ask.

ABC will OFFICIALLY announce the cast next Wednesday, September 2nd, on “Good Morning America”. The show will premiere on September 14th, with its new host TYRA BANKS.