The speculation about the stars who will be featured on the new season of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars officially ends now. The lineup for the 13th season of the popular show has been announced.Earlier reports claimed that producers were looking to up their game for the new season, by bringing on board only A-listers.
Depending on who one asks, one could say those reports turned out to be accurate.
To the disappointment of many, Snooki of Jersey Shore is not among the stars who will be competing for the mirrorball trophy, TooFab informs, even though she was rumored to be in negotiations for a spot.
However, Rob Kardashian, brother of Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian, is included in the cast. The same goes for Elisabetta Canalis, who, until not long ago, was dating one of the hottest men in Hollywood, George Clooney.
The lineup also includes rehabbed actor David Arquette, who recently grabbed headlines after he and Courteney Cox Arquette ended their marriage, Chaz Bono, Cher’s daughter who underwent gender reassignment, and reality star Kristin Cavallari.
Speaking of being on the show, Arquette compared it to a dream come true. “I love to dance and I love to entertain, and there’s no place better than this show to do that,” he said, as cited by AceShowbiz.
Nancy Grace, who is also in the competition, revealed that her biggest goal for the season was to avoid embarrassing herself by falling.
“I think it will probably be a lot easier to report the live news than be the live news – such as falling on your booty. So let’s try to avoid that,” she said.
Below is the official lineup of season 13 of Dancing With the Stars, as per ABC:
David Arquette, actor
Ron Artest, NBA player
Chaz Bono, LGBT activist and media personality (son of Sonny Bono and Cher)
Elisabetta Canalis, media personality (former girlfriend of George Clooney)
Kristin Cavallari, reality TV star
Nancy Grace, TV talk-show host
Rob Kardashian, reality TV star
Carson Kressley, reality TV star
Ricki Lake, actress
J.R. Martinez, war veteran and actor
Chynna Phillips, singer
Hope Solo, soccer player