Report: Yes, Mark Cuban will be on 'Dancing with the Stars'

The Dallas Mavericks owner and digital-media entrepreneur will be on the dance contest TV show, according to the Associated Press.

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. We already know that he knows how to rip it up in front of an audience.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Who wouldn't want to see this?
Virgin tycoon Sir Richard Branson. With Mark Cuban in, this seems like an obvious next choice.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Woz can play polo on a Segway, so he must be able to dance.
Google executive Marissa Mayer. Something tells us that she might surprise everybody.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Sure, he's young and spry, but could he dance in those Adidas flip-flops he always wears?
TechCrunch's Michael Arrington. We'd see a whole new side to the Silicon Valley icon.
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. He's already well-known as a colorful character with flashy tastes.
Digg founder Kevin Rose. The ladies will go wild for this charming cutie!
The "Star Wars Kid." If he can maneuver a lightsaber that well, he can probably dance too.
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Gazillionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban might hate YouTube, have a feud with Donald Trump, and think that the Internet is dead and boring, but clearly Dancing with the Stars falls into his favor.

According to the Associated Press, the Dallas Mavericks owner and HDNet founder will be on this fall's season of the reality show that pairs celebrities with professional dancers and then pits the couples against each other. This rumor had been floating for a while, but now--barring a sudden change of heart on Cuban's or the network's part--it looks like it's all but confirmed.

Cuban's co-participants will include boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., former Spice Girl Melanie Brown ("Scary"), actress Jane Seymour, and Indy 500 champ Helio Castroneves. The next season of Dancing with the Stars will premiere on September 24 on ABC--set those DVRs!

Who's next? Steve Ballmer? Let us know which tech celebrities should also go for a spin.

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Caroline McCarthy, a CNET News staff writer, is a downtown Manhattanite happily addicted to social-media tools and restaurant blogs. Her pre-CNET resume includes interning at an IT security firm and brewing cappuccinos.

 

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