Morning Links: DWTS Takes Heat for Casting Chaz Bono, Lady Gaga Wore a Prosthetic Penis to the VMAs

● Within hours of posting the “celebrity” line-up for the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars, ABC was swarmed with comments concerning Chaz Bono’s inclusion, implying that it signals the end of family television, and isn’t he too fat to be on TV? And so on. [TheWrap] ● Lil Wayne’s Carter IV is on track to sell 700,000 to 850,000 copies in its first week, numbers that make it the year’s second-biggest debut following only Lady Gaga. It also means it will outsell Jay and Kanye by almost double. Watch what throne? [Billboard] ● Pop-savant The-Dream has put out a new album, but in order to slide under his label’s radar, he’s releasing it under his given name, Terius Nash, and for free. Get it well it’s hot. [RadioKillRecords]

● Bravo has shot a special addressing the recent suicide of Real Housewives husband Russell Armstrong, and although they’ve yet to say, it seems likely that it will be aired in concurrence with the Beverly Hills season two premier next week. [EW] ● Justin Bieber got into what you might call a fender bender yesterday, when his Ferrari was “tapped” by a Honda. Neither party reported damages, TMZ reported the news regardless. [TMZ] ● Lady Gaga wants you to know she’s serious about her male alter-ego, Jo Calderone, so she wore a prosthetic penis for “hir” VMA performance. [Us]

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