Dancing With the Stars: Who Will Win Season 28?

ABC scraped the bottom of the barrel while casting Dancing With the Stars Season 28. 

Some of the casting decisions are downright bizarre, but who will win the coveted Mirrorball Trophy?

That’s the big question, and with a cast as random as this one, it really will come down to the wire. 

Weirdly, ABC decided against revealing who these celebrities are being paired up with — presumably to get people to watch live. 

It’s a weird decision for sure, and one that makes it difficult to forecast which of these celebrities will make it far. 

But that didn’t stop us from rounding up how we think things will shake out. 

Scroll down and pick your favorite now!

Dancing With the Stars premieres Monday, September 16 at 8/7c. 

1. Sean Spicer – 300-1

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He wasn’t very good at being the White House press secretary, and nothing about gives us much faith that he will make it far in the competition. Heck, his casting alone caused a social media frenzy, with many bashing the show for casting him. If the viewing audience continue to have an impact on the game, then look for this loser to get the boot. We’re sure he’ll have a press release ready to go in which he tries to spin the whole thing in his favor. It’s what he does.

2. Lamar Odom – 40-1

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Lamar only seems to have success in the NBA. He can’t hold down a successful relationship. Add in the fact that NBA players don’t have the best track record in the ballroom. It will all come down to which returning pro he is paired with, but for now, don’t expect much.

3. Ray Lewis – 35-1

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Ray has been outed as a liar, so it’s hard to believe that this disgraced pro football player will garner much traction.

4. Sailor Lee Brinkley-Cook – 30-1

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Sailor was a last-minute addition because her mother had to exit the series due to an injury during rehearsals. She’s young and should do better than some of the others. But the jury is well and truly out on this one.

5. Kate Flannery – 25-1

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The Office remains as one of the most popular shows around thanks to the world of streaming. The fans will want to keep Kate in the competition — even if she isn’t cutting the right shapes. It’s sad, but it’s true. This series is a popularity contest.

6. Mary Wilson – 20-1

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Dancing With the Stars appeals to the older audience — the ones who were probably around when the Supremes were a thing. That should keep Mary in the competitive loop for a while. But she will need to bring her A-game if she wants to make it to the end.

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Bachelor Nation Stars Who Found Love After the Show

Just because you go on a reality TV show to find love, it doesn’t mean you will. 

The Bachelor and its many spinoffs have been on the air for over seventeen years.

It may have seemed like these Bachelor Nation stars found love on one of the ABC shows, but they’re with someone different today. 

Have a look below. 

1. DeAnna Pappas

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DeAnna got engaged to Jesse Csincsak on The Bachelorette Season 4, but their relationship did not stand the test of time. Pappas went on to marry Stephen Stagliano in 2012. They welcomed a daughter Addison in 2014 and a son Austin in 2016.

2. Ali Fedotowsky

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When The Bachelorette Season 6 wrapped, Ali seemed loved up with Roberto Martinez, but the engagement came to a halt in 2011. She subsequently got close to Kevin Manno, the same man she married in 2017.

They have two children together!

3. Bob Guiney

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We forgot all about this dude, but here we go: He and Estella Gardinier, Bob’s final pick from The Bachelor Season 4 split up. He got married to Rebecca Budig in the aftermath, but they split up after six years of marriage. But he followed that one up with Jessica Canyon. They’re married and have a son!

4. Byron Velvick

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Byron called off his engagement to Mary Delgado in 2009 but got married to Belinda Velvick in 2015. They have one daughter.

5. Jillian Harris

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Harris was got engaged to Ed Swiderski on Season 5 of The Bachelorette. It didn’t work out. Years later, Harris announced her engagement to Justin Pasutto in 2016. They’re now married and have two kids.

6. Juan Pablo Galavis

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Things quickly went south between Galavis and Nikki Ferrell — the final rose recipient of The Bachelor Season 18. But Galavis moved on to Osmariel Villalobos and the pair got married in August 2017.

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The Vampire Diaries: 28 Secrets from the Set… REVEALED!

It’s hard to believe it, but The Vampire Diaries is officially a decade old. 

While that may seem like a short amount of time for some of the vampires who have been alive on the show for centuries, it’s a significant amount of time for us humans who still obsess over the show. 

In honor of the 10th anniversary of the premiere, The Hollywood Gossip is here to talk all about the series, and the things that went down behind the scenes. 

Oh yes, we’re totally going there. There’s a wealth of secrets to unpack, so we hope you have time. 

Scroll down for all the juicy details. 

1. Kevin Williamson Almost Wasn’t Involved

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Kevin Williamson, who is well known for writing I Know What You Did Last Summer and some of the Scream movies, and for creating Dawson’s Creek almost wasn’t part of the series.

2. The Reason?

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“In the beginning when I read it, I didn’t want to be involved with it because I felt it was a sort of Twilight rip-off, no matter which came first,” He admitted to The Independent.

“The premise was exactly the same: girl falls in love with vampire, and I felt that it had been done and that nobody was going to do another vampire story. But then Julie kept telling me to keep reading the books and then I began to realise that it was a story about a small town, about that town’s underbelly and about what lurks under the surface.”

3. The Elena That Almost Wasn’t

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Fans of the book series were livid when they learned that Nina Dobrev landed the role of Elena Gilbert. But the truth is that Dobrev didn’t impress the showrunners with her audition.

“The funniest story about the first impression of Nina is that she didn’t make an impression,” Julie explained to EW. “None of us remembered seeing her for the first time. And then she, through her agents and the casting directors, said, ‘Hey, listen—I was sick that day, I didn’t do my best work, I really really want this part.” [She] put herself on tape, which then got sent to us and it was so magical and so perfect that she basically had the job from that minute forward.”

4. Ashlee Simpson Almost Played Elena

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The network wanted to be in business with Ashlee Simpson.

Said co-executive producer and director Marcos Siega at a SAG event shortly after the series’ debut :

“We couldn’t find the girl we wanted. The network wanted us to hire Ashlee Simpson. …But Nina sent this DVD back and we all were home looking, searching, and we came in the next day saying, ‘We should look at Nina again.’ We showed it to Peter Roth, and Peter only saw her on that tape and he said, ‘That’s her’.”

5. Ashley Tisdale Was Reportedly in Talks for the Role

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Ashley was riding a wave thanks to the success of High School Musical, and there have been many rumors that she was offered the role. However, she is said to have declined to star in the one-and-done Hellcats.

Yup, it seems the producers have a thing for the Ashleys.

6. Many People Wanted the Role of Elena Gilbert

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“Half of Hollywood I think went out for the role, for all our roles,” Nina told E! News of the difficulty in getting the role. “I guess I did something right, here I am. We had to discover and find our characters. Every episode we learned something more and something more, and eventually we created and molded these amazing, awesome characters.”

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