We hear that Mel Gibson’s ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva has been in “secret negotiations” to join the cast of the next season of Dancing With The Stars. However, the chats might have come to a halt since her publicist of two days Howard Bragman jumped ship on the accused extortist last week as he was the one negotiating the lucrative deal.

“Oksana has left on the table a potential appearance on Dancing With The Stars. It would have given her a lot of money, not violated the gag order and promoted her as a talented musician, all while softening her public image in front of more than 40 million viewers each week. It was lined up for her, with good pay. It was big bucks compared to nothing.”

ABC will announce the new cast of Dancing With The Stars during an airing of the Bachelor/Bachelorette spinoff Bachelor Pad on Aug. 30. The eleventh season of DWTS, hosted by Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke, will premiere on Sept. 20 @ 8 PM on ABC.

Any guesses as to who else might be joining this season’s cast?

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