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Dancing with the Stars has been making headlines about the controversial backstories involving season 17 contestants.
No one is safe from controversy. In fact, many of the contestants in the upcoming season know all about controversy, according to Yahoo! TV.
Nicole "Snookie" Polizzi, best known for MTV's Jersey Shore, is normally making headlines for her wild, drunken behavior. Now the new mom has been in the news for her recent 50-pound weight loss.
Mary Tyler Moore Show actress Valerie Harper recently announced that she had terminal cancer. After turning down previous requests, Harper decided to join this season's stars, using the opportunity to get the exercise her doctors recommend.
King of Queens star Leah Remini has been making headlines ever since she was laid off from The Talk. Her exit from the Church of Scientology is her most recent controversy.
In 2007, Bill Nye filed for a restraining order against his ex-fiancee. According to the Associated Press, Nye claimed that she tried to poison him by spraying his vegetable garden with some sort of solvent.
Jack Osbourne was known for his wild antics on MTV's The Osbournes. Since then he has matured and opened up about his battle with multiple sclerosis as well as his wife's miscarriage.
Former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson had some controversy in May when he was involved in an incident involving Justin Bieber and his unsafe driving.
Recent controversy also broke out when critics hammered Elizabeth Berkley and Disney star Corbin Bleu for having an unfair advantage due to their dancing background, according to The Hollywood Gossip.
Whether it is for ratings, or just a coincidence that most of these celebrities are making headlines is not known, but this will definitely be an exciting season.
Dancing with the Stars premieres on ABC, Monday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m.
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