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Dancing Pairings, Odds Announced—Brandy Pegged as Favorite, Mrs. Brady Not So Much

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We haven't seen pairings this odd since Julia Roberts married Lyle Lovett.

The motley crew of celebs tapped for Dancing With the Stars has been assigned their pro partners. Count on this: It's gonna get interesting.

Here are the teams, as announced today on Good Morning America.

        With the pairings set, the oddsmakers at Bodog.com are already handicapping the season.

        Brandy has been pegged as the early favorite to take home the crown, followed by Grey, Patridge and The Situation. At the other end, Florence "Mrs. Brady" Henderson is the longest shot, finishing behind the presumed untwinkle toes of Warner and Palin.

        Finally, this season could have turned out even more oddball. According to the Hollywood Reporter, several celebs approached by ABC turned down the chance to display their dizzy feet, including Sylvester Stallone, Ann Coulter, Condoleezza Rice, Erin Brockovich, Richard Branson, Tim AllenSuzanne SomersKirstie Alley, Drew Carey and E!'s very own Joel McHale. According to E! Online's Marc Malkin, Ryan O'Neal and Jamie Lee Curtis also passed. (And Joan Rivers is pissed that she's never been asked, but that's another story...)

        "We've approached a lot of people over the years," executive producer Conrad Green told the trade.

        "People say no for a variety of reasons. Some people like the show but think they suck at dancing. It's a lot easier to say no than it is to say yes."

        (Originally published Sept. 1, 2010, at 8:05 a.m. PT)

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