The new cast of the upcoming Season 13 of Dancing with the Stars has been revealed!
RICKI LAKE Altho she says she doesn’t have an advantage, having done Broadway (Hairspray) DEFINITELY doesn’t hurt.
RON ARTEST I don’t know NBA basketball AT ALL, but from what I hear, this guy’s pretty crazy…and I guess the fact that he came out withOUT his shirt on during the announcements already says something…
KRISTIN CAVALLARI I’m sure this is all because she doesn’t have any type of her own reality spin off like Lauren Conrad does…Plus she’s not engaged anymore either, so…she’s following in the footsteps of her fellow reality “star,” Audrina Patridge.
CHYNNA PHILLIPS I LOVED Wilson Phillips back in the day when they were popular. So singing-wise, I’d be all up and rooting for her. Now dancing? I don’t know…I’m kinda thinking she’s gonna have a bit of a tough time.
DAVID ARQUETTE After his public divorce and all of his personal issues (drinking, partying, etc), I’m sure he needs something positive in his life right now. I’m actually kinda happy for him that he’s doing this. Hopefully people will get to see the “lovable” side of David Arquette. I personally am kinda interested in seeing how he does.
CARSON KRESSLEY I think he may have a bit of a struggle, but one thing we CAN expect — his outfits/costumes will definitely have FLAIR!
NANCY GRACE Not sure if she’s ever had any dance experience, but this is definitely not what people who watch her on her news show will expect. It’ll be kinda cool to see this other side to her…hopefully a more fun side.
J.R. MARTINEZ He seems like a really nice guy, and he’s definitely inspirational, and I hate to say it, but he’s going to be the “sympathy vote” guy. He IS a soap opera guy tho…soap fans in general are very loyal already.
HOPE SOLO I don’t know anything about her. She’s a soccer player, so you would THINK she’d be good/light on her feet…right?
ROB KARDASHIAN Following in his sister Kim’s footsteps. Hopefully he’s a much better dancer than she was! Most people who know of the Kardashians don’t know Rob. He’s the least well-known one, so this will definitely give him a LOT more exposure.
ELISABETTA CANALIS Seriously? Come on. Now that she’s not with George Clooney anymore, I guess she’s missing the spotlight and all the exposure…
CHAZ BONO Wow. Talk about throwing himself out there. After everything he’s been through, he’s really exposing himself. I personally think his story is quite intriguing…and I give him a lot of credit for what he did in his life. Should be really interesting to see him move. And hopefully we’ll see Cher in the audience a few times this season?
*The official pairings have now been released as well:
David Arquette and Kym Johnson
Ron Artest and Peta Murgatroyd (formerly of the DWTS Troupe)
Chaz Bono and Lacey Schwimmer
Elisabetta Canalis and Val Chmerkovskiy (Maks’ brother)
Kristin Cavallari and Mark Ballas
Nancy Grace and Tristan McManus (formerly of the DWTS Troupe)
Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke
Carson Kressley and Anna Trebunskaya
Ricki Lake and Derek Hough
J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff
Chynna Phillips and Tony Dovolani
Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy