New ‘DWTS’ cast blah blah blah -- but first, what’s up with Kate Gosselin’s hair??

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The cast for the next season of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ was announced on Monday. More on that later.

Kate Gosselin is in the cast. She of the recent makeover. She of the silky-straight extensions. She who is now doing publicity for the show. She of the -- OK, did People magazine not give her any styling tips???

Pardon our shock -- and please realize there’s definitely a lot of pot-and-kettle going on here, relative to hairstyling skills -- but what is up with the Farrah Fawcett-goes-to-prom ringlets? Check out the video above, or the video here, and you’ll see what we mean. Never thought we’d miss the hedgehog, but ...

But back to the news: The celebrity cast members are, in alphabetical order, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Pamela Anderson, Erin Andrews of ESPN, Shannen Doherty, Gosselin, Olympic skater Evan Lysacek, Niecy Nash, NFL wide receiver Chad Ochocinco, ‘Bachelor’ Jake Pavelka, Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger and ‘All My Children’s’ Aiden Turner. They’re all here in a photo gallery, actually.


Oh, please, universe, grant the Ministry a finale featuring Doherty and Gosselin. Please please please. Not for any reason better than the warm spot we have in our heart for the original ‘90210.’

Thoughts? Anyone? Comment, or vote in the poll, after the jump.

-- Christie D’Zurilla

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