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Bristol Palin reportedly cast on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

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Looks like Sarah Palin isn't going to be the only reality TV star in her family.

The former Alaska governor's 19-year-old daughter, Bristol, has reportedly been cast on the upcoming season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars." According to E! TV's Kristen Dos Santos, she joins a cast that reportedly includes David Hasselhoff,  Audrina Patridge, formerly of "The Hills," and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino from MTV's "Jersey Shore."

For the record, ABC isn't commenting. The show's cast is set to be revealed Monday, with the premiere scheduled for Sept. 20. That's a little less than two months before the scheduled premiere of that other Palin reality show, "Sarah Palin's Alaska," which debuts on Nov. 14 on TLC.

If the Bristol news is true, there's one person sure to be jealous: Levi Johnston, the father of her nearly 2-year-old son, Tripp, who has been shopping around his own reality TV show. Last week, Johnston, who briefly reunited with his onetime fiancée this summer before breaking up again, filed paperwork in advance of an apparent run for office in Wasilla, Bristol Palin's hometown.

It's all part of a reality show Johnston has been trying to develop about him running for mayor of Wasilla — the post formerly held by Sarah Palin. Earlier this week, he was spotted filming in a gun shop in Alaska, but so far, Hollywood seems uninterested in picking up his pilot.

(Photo of Palin by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

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