EXCLUSIVE CONFIRMATION! Bristol Palin Is Dancing With Mark Ballas On 'DWTS'!

Tue, August 31, 2010 4:30pm EDT by 3 Comments
EXCLUSIVE CONFIRMATION! Bristol Palin Is Dancing With Mark Ballas On 'DWTS'!

The great Dancing with the Stars debate is who’s getting who? HollywoodLife.com has learned of THREE potential new couples!

Guess what, BFFs? Bristol Palin has a serious shot at winning Dancing with the Stars this season! Why? Because we’ve learned exclusively that she has two-time champ Mark Ballas as her dance partner – and ABC confirms our report!

“Producers want to pair Mark with someone that will get her votes in case there’s a backlash,” a show insider tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively. Meaning: there may be more Americans  aside from ex-fiance Levi Johnston that don’t want to rock the vote for the single teenage mom!

But there’s more! The insider tells us that Mark’s dad,  Corky Ballas, is returning to the show to partner Brady Bunch mom Florence Henderson! The 49-year-old professional dancer previously strutted his stuff on the DWTS stage with Cloris Leachman on the show’s seventh season.

The insider also tells us that certain pairings are in flux because they’re still trying to get Polish dancer Edyta Śliwińska to return to the show; she just confirmed she was quitting Dancing with the Stars after five years on her Twitter account, writing, “I decided it’s time to move on with my life, pursue other projects and finish school. By the way my major is media and communication not dance as TMZ quoted. TMZ terribly misquoted and misinterpreted everything I said. But the truth is that I’m moving on.” If Edtya, 29, DOES return, she’ll be partnered with former Baywatch star David Hasselhoff.

And although Tony Dovolani expressed an interest in partnering up with Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey, we hear Brandy Norwood is in talks to be his other half on season 11 of the hit ABC show. Regardless, our insider tells us that that the 37-year-old pro is “getting somebody good this year to make up for [his awful season 10 partner] Kate Gosselin!

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