ABC announced the dancer pairings for the 13th season of ‘Dancing with the stars on August 31, 2011. DWTS, hosted by Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke, returns on Monday, September 19, 2011. Judges for the competition are Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli.
Listed below are the celebrity contestants and their professional dance partners.
Ron Artest is partnered with Peta Murgatroyd. Artest is a an NBA champion. Mergatroyd was a Troupe member last seasona nd is making her debut as a professional partner this season.
David Arquette is partnered with Kym Johnson. David Arquette is an actor and producer. Kym Johnson is returnig for her 10th season on the show.
Chaz Bono is paired with Lacey Schwimmer. Chaz Bono is an author and LGBT activist. Lacey Schwimmer is back for her 5th season.
Elisabetta Canalis is partnered with Val Chmerkovskiy. Elisabetta Canalis is model, actress and the ex-girlfriend of George Clooney. Val Chmerkovskiy is making his debut as a professional partner this season.
Kristen Cavallari is teamed with Mark Ballas. Kristen Cavallari is a TV star. Mark Ballas is returning for his 9th season.
Nancy Grace is teamed with Tristan Macmanus. Nancy Grace is a HLN TV host and journalist, Tristan Macmanus was a Troupe member last season and is making his debut as a professional partner this season.
Robert Kardashian is paired with Cheryl Burke. Robert Kardashian is a reality TV star. Cheryl Burke is a two time DWTS champ who is back for her 12th season.
Carson Kressley is partnered with Anna Trebunskaya. Carson Kressley is a style guru and television star. Anna Trebunskaya is returning for her 8th season.
Ricki Lake is teamed with Derek Hough. Ricki Lake is a talk show host and actress. Derek Hough, a three-time DWTS champ, returns for his 8th season.
J.R. Martinez is paired with Karina Smirnoff. J.R. Martinez is an actor and veteran. Karina Smirnoff is returning for her 9th season.
Chynna Phillips is paired with Tony Dovolani. Chynna Phillips is a singer with Wilson-Phillips. Tony Dovoland is back for her 12th season.
Hope Solo is paired with Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Hope Solo is a World Cup hockey star. Maksim Chmerkovskiy returns for his 11th season
‘Dancing with the Stars’ premieres the new season on September 19, 2011. The 12 couples, performing for the first time, will dance either a Cha Cha or Viennese Waltz.
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