Although the official announcement of the cast for the next season of Dancing With The Stars is not set for release until Tuesday, TMZ is reporting that Sherri Shepherd, Melissa Gilbert, Maria Menounos and Jack Wagner are confirmed contestants. Meanwhile, there was some drama in the press about whether or not Maksim Chmerkovskiy would be back on the show after his egotistical comments and arguing with judges last season. Maksim recently told the Canadian version of Entertainment Tonight that he had not been confirmed to return. However, TMZ apparently tailed Maksim when he arrived at LAX yesterday and he went directly to a dance studio in LA where he met with Melissa Gilbert! As it stands now that is definitely the couple to beat! Lots of other names are being thrown around but are NOT yet confirmed including, Bruce Jenner, Kris Jenner (one assumes it is one or the other not both), Tim Tebow, Giuliana Rancic and Stevie Wonder! Do blind people ballroom dance? Apparently, the reason Sherri Shepherd and her son Jeffrey got caught up in the security mess at JFK Friday morning was because she was heading out to LA for DWTS! She landed just after 10am LA time to meet her dance partner and get to practicing! Good Luck Sherri!