Word on the street is reality TV queen Nene Leakes is ready to show off her ballroom dancing skills.
According to exclusive reports by E! News, the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star signed on for the upcoming 18th season of “Dancing with the Stars,” which is set for a March 17th premiere. Sources added that former “Full House” star Candace Cameron Bure also joined the dancing compeition.
ABC did not confirm nor deny the rumors. The network plans to announced the official casting news on March 4 on “Good Morning America.”
Although the new list of celebrity dancers is being kept hush-hush, ABC did confirm a new co-host for the forthcoming season. “I have enjoyed seven seasons co-hosting DWTS but understand the need for change considering the position of the show at this juncture,” said the former host Brooke Burke-Charvet told E!. “I’ve always been one to embrace change and looking forward to pursuing opportunities I previously wasn’t able to entertain because of contractual obligations to the show. I’ve seen my fair share of shocking eliminations in the ballroom but this one takes the cake.”
Brooke will be replaced by Erin Andrews.
Tell us, do you think NeNe has what it takes to win? It would be cool to have two Black female winners back to back!
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1. 1. NeNe Leakes, Marlo Hampton
"Real "Housewives" star NeNe Leakes hangs out with Marlo Hampton, who was previously rumored to be joining the "ATL" cast next season.
2. 2. NeNe Leakes, Kandi Burruss and Cynthia Bailey
Kandi shared this picture of her and her fellow “Real Housewives of Atlanta” co-stars.
3. 3. Cynthia Bailey, Jennifer Williams, NeNe Leakes
Cynthia Bailey, Jennifer Williams and NeNe Leakes seem to be enjoying their day. Will Jennifer Williams pop up on the next season of "Real Housewives of Atlanta"? Hmmmm.
4. 4. NeNe Leakes and Melissa Gorga
Bravo’s "Housewives" stars NeNe Leakes and Melissa Gorga pose while doing promotional events for the network’s hit series. Melissa stars in "Real Housewives of New Jersey."
NeNe Leakes has started promoting the new season of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" with guest appearances on popular talk shows. The new season starts Nov. 6.
6. 6. NeNe Leakes and Jennifer Williams
It seems these two reality stars have become fast friends. NeNe Leakes and Jennifer Williams paused to pose before entering the Shrine Auditorium for the BET Awards.
7. 7. Marlo Hampton, NeNe Leakes and Cynthia Bailey
Although it’s still unconfirmed that Marlo Hampton has joined the cast of "Real Housewives of Atlanta," it’s clear that she is acquainted with stars NeNe Leakes and Cynthia Bailey.
8. 8. NeNe Leakes and Cynthia Bailey
NeNe Leakes and Cynthia Bailey strike a pose in the fitting room. Did Cynthia teach her "Real Housewives of Atlanta" co-star to model that way?
9. 9. NeNe Leakes
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes sends her fans some love.
10. 10. Jennifer Williams and NeNe Leakes
Reality girlfriends Jennifer Williams and NeNe Leakes sit in the audience at a show during Fashion Week.
11. 11. Cynthia Bailey, NeNe Leakes, Marlo Hampton
These three "Real Housewives of Atlanta" personalities are all smiles. Maybe once the new season premieres, fans will find out what they’re so happy about.
NeNe Leakes has embraced her status as a Hollywood star by going completely blonde.
13. 13. NeNe Leakes and Jennifer Williams
Reality stars and gal pals NeNe Leakes and Jennifer Williams attend an event to promote Jenn’s line of lip gloss.
14. 14. NeNe Leakes
"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star NeNe Leakes tweeted this photo from her home.
15. 15. NeNe Leakes, Marlo Hampton, Cynthia Bailey
These "Real Housewives of Atlanta" know how to smize. Did Cynthia Bailey teach NeNe Leakes and Marlo Hampton how to do that?
These reality women take a break from taping their hit shows to catch the New York Knicks in action.
17. 17. NeNe Leakes
NeNe Leakes knows how to keep it glamorous.
18. 18. NeNe Leakes, Jennifer Williams, Mashonda
Girlfriends NeNe Leakes, Jennifer Williams and Mashonda always seem to be having a great time together.
19. 19. Jennifer Williams and NeNe Leakes
Jennifer Williams and NeNe Leakes are cheating on their BFFs. Where are Evelyn Lozada and Cynthia Bailey?
20. 20. NeNe Leakes
NeNe Leakes poses with items from her T-shirt line. For those who don’t know, she’s "very rich."
21. 21. Jane Lynch, Iqbal Theba, NeNe Leakes
Jane Lynch, Iqbal Theba and NeNe Leakes hang out on the set of "Glee."
22. 22. NeNe Leakes
NeNe Leakes poses between talk-show hosts Rosie O’Donnell and Oprah Winfrey … sort of.
23. 23. Anderson Cooper and NeNe Leakes
NeNe Leakes posted this photo of her with Anderson Cooper, whose talk show she was recently a guest on.
24. 24. Sharon Osbourne and NeNe Leakes
NeNe Leakes served as a guest host on "The Talk" and shared this photo of herself with regular co-host Sharon Osbourne.
25. 25. NeNe Leakes and Brandy
NeNe Leakes posted this photo of her and singer Brandy. The two celebs watched the Super Bowl together.
26. 26. NeNe Leakes
NeNe Leakes is literally above all the haters.
27. 27. NeNe Leakes
NeNe Leakes imitates an ad featuring her friend Kim Kardashian. She wrote: "…save me a spot @ the bus stop LOL."
28. 28. NeNe Leakes, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Williams
NeNe Leakes, Mary J. Blige and Jennifer Williams look like three peas in a glamorous pod.
29. 29. NeNe Leakes, Cynthia Bailey, Mona Scott-Young, Marlo Hampton
"Real Housewives of Atlanta" and "Love & Hip Hop" collide as the "RHOA" stars hang out with "Love & Hip Hop" creator, Mona Scott-Young.
30. 30. NeNe Leakes
NeNe Leakes’ acting career is moving along. The "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star tweeted a photo from the set of her new show, "The New Normal."
31. 31. Patti Stanger and NeNe Leakes
Bravo stars Patti Stanger, of "Millionaire Matchmaker," and NeNE Leakes, of "Real Housewives of Atlanta," strike a pose. Will Patti be finding love for NeNe on the new season of her show? Hmmmm.