In today’s politics and pop culture file, former House Majority Whip Tom DeLay is expected to announce this evening that he will drop out of Dancing With the Stars due a foot injury, but not to worry! More quasi-luminaries from Washington, D.C., (a.k.a. Hollywood for Ugly People) will soon grace the boob tube. Bravo has announced that its latest incarnation of “Real Housewives of ________” will be filmed in the District. The cast has yet to be finalized, and Michelle Obama will probably be a difficult get, but here’s betting at least one of the housewives will have some political connections. It would be impossible not to; like casting Real Housewives of New Jersey without the mob connections, or Real Housewives of Orange County without the plastic surgery.

Update: NBC’s Washington blog has this item on rumored cast members for the DC edition of Real Housewives.

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Alexandra Fenwick is an assistant editor at CJR.