‘Dancing with the Stars’ 2011: is Ryan O’Neal joining cast?

More casting rumors!

We have the latest casting scoop on “Dancing with the Stars” for the fall 2011 season — and this time, it yet again involves a relative of someone who has been on the show in the past.

According to “Entertainment Tonight,” Ryan O’Neal is in discussions with ABC to be a cast member when the official announcement is made on August 29 during “Bachelor Pad.” Ryan is of course the father of Tatum O’Neal, who was the second star eliminated all the way back during season two of the show. (One unfortunate note here — Master P last a full two weeks longer on the show despite being one of the worst contestants ever.)

So will this happen? While Ryan is certainly a name many people are familiar with, he is hardly the “big name” that reports have claimed producers are looking to cast for this season. Other rumored stars at the moment include Chaz Bono, Kristin Cavallari, Rob Kardashian, and Snooki (even though she has denied any contact with the hit show).

Do you hope that this rumor turns out to be true?

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