Dancing With the Stars 2014 Season 18 Cast Rumors and Spoilers - Real Housewives of Atlanta's Nene Leakes Twitter Post Links Star to Show

Dancing With the Stars Season 18 is getting ready to kick off soon and rumors surrounding the cast are hitting fever pitch, with various reports and spoilers pointing to pro dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy making his return, as well as Real Housewives of Atlanta's Nene Leakes being linked to the upcoming season.

(Photo: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)Cast members Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy of the new Broadway dancing show "Burn The Floor" perform during a media preview in New York July 24, 2009.

The official cast for DWTS Season 18 will be announced in less than a week, however, fans have been unable to wait with rumors swirling on Internet forums and blogs this week.

Pro dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy of course is a veteran of DTWS and famously partnered with Erin Andrews in 2010, with the pair coming in third in the dance competition. Now, in a twist, Andrews has been named as the DWTS Season 18 host this year, replacing Brook Burke-Charvet.

In other cast news it has been reported that Real Housewives of Atlanta's Nene Leakes could be featured in this upcoming season. She recently too to Twitter to tell her fans, "Had an amazing day 2day! Did something I have never done. I can't wait 2 share it wish u."

"Full House" star Candace Cameron Bure, who starred as D.J. Tanner in the hit family series. is another name linked to Season 18.

Other names connected to DWTS 2014 are football quarterback Tim Tebow, former Olympian Bruce Jenner, Sharon Osbourne, "The Bachelor" star Juan Pablo Galavis, former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, Dan Cortese, Cody Simpson , Jacklyn Smith, and Shay Mitchell among others.