Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Yesterday, ABC announced the new lineup for next season Dancing with the Stars... here you go.

--("Keeping Up with the Kardashians" minx) KIM KARDASHIAN / Mark Ballas.

--(Deliciously gay 'N SYNC stud) LANCE BASS / Lacey Schwimmer. (--Yes, he has a FEMALE partner. Lacey is new to "Dancing with the Stars" . . . but you may remember her as a contestant on last summer's "So You Think You Can Dance".)

--(40-year-old soul singer) TONI BRAXTON / Alec Mazo.

--(Former "Wild On!" and "Rock Star" host) BROOKE BURKE / Derek Hough.

--(Former Olympic gold medal-winning sprinter) MAURICE GREENE / Cheryl Burke.

--(18-year-old actor) CODY LINLEY / Julianne Hough. (--Cody played Jake Ryan . . . Miley's boyfriend on "Hannah Montana".) (--For what it's worth, he's the youngest contestant in the history of "Dancing with the Stars".)

--(LEGENDARY "All My Children" soap opera minx) SUSAN LUCCI / Tony Dovolani.

--(Former chubby NFL star) WARREN SAPP / Kym Johnson.

--(Current Olympic gold medal-winning volleyball champ) MISTY MAY-TREANOR / Maksim Chmerkovskiy. (--Maksim took last season off.)

--(Actor) TED MCGINLEY / Inna Brayer. (--Ted played Jefferson on "Married . . . with Children".) (--This is Inna's first season on "Dancing".)

--(Celebrity chef) ROCCO DISPIRITO / Karina Smirnoff.

--(82-year-old former "Mary Tyler Moore Show" actress) CLORIS LEACHMAN / Corky Ballas. (--Cloris is the oldest contestant ever to appear on "Dancing".)

(--Corky . . . who's Mark Ballas' dad . . . is a retired competitive dancer. This is his first season.) (--If you didn't know, Mark's grandfather, and Corky's dad, George Ballas, was ALSO a dancer . . . AND he invented the Weed Eater.) (--TRUE!!!)

--(Comedian) JEFFREY ROSS / Edyta Sliwinska. (--Jeffrey is a chubby standup comic who appears on those celebrity roasts on Comedy Central.)

--The "stars" have already begun practicing with their partners. The upcoming, seventh season premieres on September 22nd.

(--The JONAS BROTHERS and JESSE MCCARTNEY will perform on the first results show, on September 24th.)

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