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The highly anticipated Dancing with the Stars cast announcement was revealed during Monday night's episode of Bachelor Pad -- and it turns out most of the rumors were true. But that doesn't mean we're not in for an exciting season!
In fact, this just might be one of the most entertaining (and controversial) groups of ballroom dancers to date. Pairings won't be officially announced until Wednesday's edition of Good Morning America, but it's never too early to start predicting who's got the goods to take home the Mirror Ball trophy. The 13th season has an impressive balance of bonafide entertainers, tabloid-favorite celebrities, and professional athletes.
And the 12 DWTS contests for Season 13 are:
David Arquette: The comedic actor and former husband of Courteney Cox is best known for his performances in Scream and Never Been Kissed.
Chaz Bono: The only child of legendary entertainers Cher and the late Sonny Bono will be the first transgendered contestant on the series.
Nancy Grace: The former criminal prosecutor and opinionated legal commentator is expected to keep hosting her show on HLN while she competes on the show.
Ricki Lake: The actress-author-birth advocate is having a great year; she recently announced her engagement and will launch another talk show next year.
Rob Kardashian: Kourtney, Kim and Khloe's younger brother works as a talent manager but occasionally steps into the limelight to appear on his family's shows.
Ron Artest: Standing at 6-foot-7, the Los Angeles Lakers forward is one of the season's two professional athletes.
Chynna Phillips: The Wilson Phillips singer is related to two Hollywood families -- her Mama and Papa John and Michelle Phillips and her Baldwin husband Billy.
Kristin Cavallari: The former star of MTV's reality series Laguna Beach and The Hills occasionally appears on TV shows but is mostly dedicated to her charity work. She's also mending as a broken, as her engagement to NFL play Jay Cutler was called off in July.
Carson Kressley: The personal stylist and television host became a household name when he starred on Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy in 2003.
J.R. Martinez: The All My Children actor suffered burns over 40 percent of his body while deployed in Iraq. When he's not on the soap he's a motivational speaker.
Hope Solo: Filling in the other pro athlete spot is the beautiful, heavily endorsed goalie of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team.
Elisabetta Canalis: She may be tabloid fodder for being George Clooney's ex, but the gorgeous model-actress is a famous TV and film personality in her native Italy.
Now the question is: Who will you be rooting for on the dance floor?