Dancing With the Stars hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke Charvet have announced this fall’s cast. And the 12 celeb hoofers are….
DAVID ARQUETTE | The Scream superstar, 39, is no stranger to hamming it up for the camera, so making his presence known on the series won’t be an issue.
RON ARTEST | The 31-year-old controversial Lakers star (and wannabe rapper) will do his best to bring that competitive pro-athlete edge to the dance floor.
CHAZ BONO | Sonny Bono and Cher’s famous offspring, 42, who recently underwent a very public gender transition, will make DWTS history as the first transgender contestant, and will be partnered with a female.
ELISABETTA CANALIS | Most famous for dating — then parting ways with — movie star George Clooney, the stunning 32-year-old Italian actress will have no problem shimmying her way around the ballroom in those skimpy costumes. Fans of TNT’s Leverage may recognize Canalis from her recurring role during Season 3.
KRISTIN CAVALLARI | The Hills hottie, 24, is currently nursing a broken heart after calling off her engagement to NFL stud Jay Cutler, so what better way to rebound than by showing off some (hopefully) smooth moves on the dance floor?
NANCY GRACE | The boisterous HLN talking-head, 51, is ditching those vesty pants suits for sequined ball gowns. Let’s just hope that whomever she’s partnered up with can take a little criticism, because she knows how to dish it out. Added bonus: This is dream fodder for E!’s The Soup.
RON KARDASHIAN | Following in big sis Kim’s footsteps, the 24-year-old male Kardashian is set to bring that cocky ‘tude of his to the celeb dancing series.
CARSON KRESSLEY | An Emmy-winning television star, celebrity stylist, author and fashion designer, Kressly, 41, and his big personality will be a welcome addition to the competition.
RICKI LAKE | Fans of Hairspray know well the dance skills of this onetime talk show host. The question is: Have the 42-year-old’s moves stood the test of time? (During the DWTS announcement show, Lake answered that with a firm, “No.”)
J.R. MARTINEZ | Now that All My Children has wrapped (for now, at least), the 28-year-old Pine Valley policeman (and real-life retired soldier) will try his hand at something new: dancing.
CHYNNA PHILLIPS | Fresh off of her surprise cameo in the summer sensation Bridesmaids, the Wilson Phillips frontwoman, 43, will try to prove that her dance skills are up to par with those vocal chops.
HOPE SOLO | The U.S. women’s soccer star, 30, is already at a huge advantage going into the competition: She’s an actual athlete. And athletes (almost) always win when it comes to Dancing.
Dancing With the Stars hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke Charvet