Well, here we are. The eve of another season  of  "Dancing with the Stars."  Announcement of the new cast, first thing this Monday morning. 

 We know or think we know a few things...Kate Gosselin is (pretty much) a cinch to join the cast, as is Pam Anderson and Greg Louganis (rumored for weeks.)

  But who who the heck is gonna replace Samantha Harris? 

  Melissa Rycroft? Her name has been on the short list for a while too, as has the names of Vanessa Minnillo and Brooke Burke (former winner; you know her well.)

  I wouldn't count out Minnillo - the longtime co-host of "Total Request Live" who obviously knows how to handle shows of the "live" variety. Rycroft - former runner-up - may be the front-runner, though. 

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  Just a hunch. I know nothing.

  I'm guessing: Either Minnillo or Rycroft, with a slight edge to Rycroft because of name recognition (at least with the "DWTS" demo) although Minnillo has the expereince so...

  (And now, just watch - Burke gets the nod.) 

 OK, OK. It's Sunday night. I'm sticking around for "The Marriage Ref." A silly, largely irrelevant blog post can be excused...

 (But still...Minnillo...she'd be good...Mel...why not...)