File Photo Ailing actress Valerie Harper is set to join U.S. dancing competition show 'Dancing with the Stars' The 74 year old Mary Tyler Moore Show star was diagnosed with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare condition in which cancer cells spread into the membrane surrounding the brain, in March (13) and given three months to live, but she is reportedly doing well and has signed on to compete on the popular TV show. According to TMZ.com, Harper has been practising with her dancing partner Tristan MacManus for two days and is reportedly picking up the routine steps fast. Other contestants rumoured to be joining the show are reality star Snooki, Elizabeth Berkley, Glee's Amber Riley and singer Christina Milian. Leah Remini, who left Scientology earlier this year (13), is reportedly also joining the cast for season 17. ** Valerie Harper Kinetic Content's Celebration of Betty White's 'Off Their Rockers' at the Viceroy Hotel Santa Monica, California - 10.04.12 Featuring: Valerie Harper Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 10 Apr 2012 (1 Picture)
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The film is almost half an hour longer than 'The Force Awakens'.
The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.