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Official Cast of 'DWTS' Season 13 Unraveled

August 30, 2011 (2:44 am) GMT
Chaz Bono, David Arquette, Ron Artest, Kristin Cavallari, Elisabetta Canalis and Carson Kressley are 6 of the 12 contestants announced during the August 29 episode of 'Bachelor Pad'.
Official Cast of 'DWTS' Season 13 Unraveled

ABC has unveiled the official cast line-up of "" season 13, confirming the participation of some stars who had been mentioned in buzzing reports. They include 's son Chaz Bono, "" actor , former "" star , 's ex and 's younger brother .

From the sport world, there are Los Angeles Lakers' forward and female goal keeper . Rounding up the batch of twelve, which was announced during the Monday (August 29) episode of "", are HLN host Nancy Grace, "Hairspray" actress Ricki Lake, "" actor J.R. Martinez, the crooner Chynna Phillips, and fashion expert Carson Kressley.

Speaking of his participation on the reality show, Arquette stated, "I love to dance and I love to entertain, and there's no place better than this show to do that." Meanwhile, Grace compared her upcoming gig to her daily job as saying, "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."

As for Lake, she insisted that her dancing experience in the past will not help her a lot on "DWTS". "I was 18 years old, that was 1988, I was 200 pounds and I was faking it the entire time," she explained. "I assure you, I do not have an edge here."

The new season of "DWTS" will begin on Monday, September 19 with its first result show airing on Tuesday, September 20. Tom Bergeron and will be back on the hosting duty, while professional dancer is confirmed to return to team up with one of the celebrity contestants.

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