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‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 18 Cast Rumors: Renee Zellweger, ‘Shahs of Sunset’ Star Among Names Competing for next Mirror Ball

By Minyvonne Burke m.burke@hngn.com | Dec 09, 2013 04:22 PM EST

Renee Zellweger
Renee Zellweger is reportedly one of the rumored names to compete in next seasons "Dancing With the Stars." (Photo : Reuters )

Amber Riley and Derek Hough are still celebrating their win on "Dancing With the Stars" Season 17. It's only been two weeks since the "Glee" star and her partner was crowned the winners but there are already rumors about which celebrities will compete for the Mirror Ball trophy in the spring for Season 18.

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According to Radar Online, producers are said to be eyeing Renee Zellweger for the next season. A source said the 44-year-old actress would be "offered mega bucks to do DWTS and compete for the chance of putting the mirror ball trophy next to her Oscar."

Reportedly the show wants to rework the cast in hopes of bringing in a new audience. One of the ideas being tossed around is an "all-Oscar winners series, that would include former Academy Award winners from all eras."

"Renee is being seen as the lynchpin contestant that would seal the deal for the theme season," the source said. "They keep raising the amount of money they are willing to give her in the hopes that she'll say yes, and the theory is that if they can get her to sign on, then it would attract some other really prominent Oscar winning stars."

There has also been other rumors that "Shahs of Sunset" star GG Gharachedaghi could be hitting the dance floor after she tweeted that she was practicing with dancing-pro Cheryl Burke.

"Practicing my moves with @cherylburke for Dancing With The Stars!" she wrote on Dec. 8. "I'm not quite sure what I'm doing here but it's better than my twerking! #Shahs #GG #DWTS #GreatNight #GettingOurGrooveOn #Fart."

Burke replied to the tweet "haha!! You definitely got some moves girl..."

It seems like she might have just been joking since the show doesn't allow same-sex dance partners but fans still liked the idea.

"@GoinesaGG, well I guess I'd better start rounding up my crew to vote for you!" one fan tweeted.

Another rumored name is Carla Hall, from ABC's "The Chew." During an episode of the show she told Burke and Season 3 winner Emmitt Smith that she has always wanted to be on the show.

"You guys, it's no secret I am dying to be on 'Dancing With the Stars,'" she said before showing off some of her moves with Smith.

Which celebrity would you like to see on Season 18 of "Dancing With the Stars"?

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