By Annie Barrett
March 01, 2010 at 12:00 PM EST

Greetings once again, DANCMSTRs. ABC announced the season 10 cast of Dancing with the Stars during tonight’s Bachelor finale. Heavily rumored ballroom noobs included Pamela Anderson (pictured — wardrobe will need to order extra-giant sequins to cover her special disco balls), Kate Gosselin, Shannen Doherty, and Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco.

9:03 p.m. update: MELISSA RYCROFT is filling the Samantha Harris role *for now* as Tom Bergeron reveals…that we’ll have to wait until Chris Harrison hands out the final rose.

9:38 p.m. update: Quit toying with me, Tom.

9:54 p.m. update: Okay, the season 10 cast is after the jump! 


Pamela Anderson, “the world’s sexiest woman” Still?

Chad Ochocinco, “football’s most outrageous” Token NFL star, check! Appears in this Monica video for “Everything To Me,” which, really, is everything to me. I don’t do football.

Aiden Turner, “the soap stud” a.k.a. “The Cristian de la Fuente of the season”…if he’s lucky

Erin Andrews, “ESPN’s broadcasting beauty” Young male viewership could skyrocket because of her. Ha, who am I kidding? It will not!

Shannen Doherty, “The Beverly Hills bad girl” Someone’s gotta keep that 9-0 torch alive! It should have been bitchy Brenda/Heather Duke from the get-go. I’m so into this.

Buzz Aldrin, “the original moonwalker” This guy is 80! I’m not 80, but I’ve been toiling under my fringed ceiling fan long enough to know that the moonwalk is NOT a ballroom dance. Mambo for me on Planet Mirrorballus; then we’ll talk.

Niecy Nash,Reno 911‘s funniest” Loved her in Reno; hate that she’s embarrassing herself on The Insider (where Samantha Harris lives).

Nicole Scherzinger, “the Pussycat Doll” Her?

Evan Lysacek, “the Olympic golden boy” Wow, that was fast! The Vancouver Olympics’ figure skating gold medalist should have no problem catching up to the rhinestone-studded herd in terms of training…

Kate Gosselin, “reality’s most-watched super-mom” Nothing makes for a more “super” mom than 12 hours of dance training a day.

The 11th Star will be revealed during “After the Final Rose”….gee, I wonder if it will be The Bachelor himself, Jake Pavelka, “not as special as his family thinks he is.”

Update 10:20 p.m. Yep. Jake.

Happy about these hoofers, DANCMSTRs?