'Dancing With The Stars' season 13 cast revealed (Spoilers)
The celebrity cast of the 13th season of "Dancing With The Stars" was announced Monday, Aug. 29 during "Bachelor Pad." Find out who will be competing for the mirror ball trophy this season below. (Warning: Spoiler ahead!)
Chaz Bono will be hitting the ballroom floor this season. Bono was born Chastity Bono, the daughter of Cher and Sonny Bono, but underwent a sex change in 2009. Bono was previously rumored to be one of the new cast members of the series.
The rest of the cast includes actress and talk show host Ricki Lake, reality star Kristin Cavallari, Los Angeles Laker Ron Artest, actor David Arquette, Chynna Phillips of Wilson Phillips, fashion expert Carson Kressley, TV host Nancy Grace, soap star J.R. Martinez, U.S. soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo, Italian actress and George Clooney's ex-girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis and "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star Rob Kardashian.
In March 2009, he began the process of becoming a man. Bono took testosterone and underwent procedures such as having his breasts removed, which he told TIME magazine marked "the greatest day, probably of my life."
Lake, 42, is best known for her talk show 'Ricki Lake,' which ran between 1998 and 2004. She is also an actress who has appeared in films like "Hairspray" in 1988 and "Cry-Baby," a 1990 musical movie starring Johnny Depp. Lake also starred in the 1994 dark comedy "Serial Mom."
Lake hosted the VH1 reality show "Charm School" in 2009 and is currently set to return to television full time in the fall of 2012 with a new daytime talk show. She recently got engaged to boyfriend Christian Evans. Lake has two sons with her first husband, Rob Sussman.
For more information on the rest of the contestants, check out our gallery.
"Dancing with the Stars" returns with a two-hour season premiere for Season 13 on Monday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Last season, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward and partner Kym Johnson walked away with the big prize.
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