A Thespian, a Former Lesbian and a Kardashian. Plus a Stylist, a Jurist and a Songstress. And More. Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls: Meet the Celebrities Who Will Be on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ This Fall

Aug 30, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Here are the 12 celebrities who will compete on ABC’s "Dancing with the Stars" starting Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, the network has announced.

David Arquette: Actor, writer, director and producer.

Chaz Bono: Born Chastity Bono to parents Sonny and Cher, Bono previously wrote about being a lesbian. More recently Bono, 42, became a female-to-male transgender man.

Rob Kardashian: The only brother of celebrity sisters Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian. He lives with Khloe and her husband, Lamar Odom. 

Carson Kressley: Celebrity stylist, fashion designer and Emmy winner for "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy."

Nancy Grace: Controversial jurist hosts HLN’s top-rated program.

Chynna Phillips: This songstress, the daughter of John and Michelle Phillips of The Mamas and the Papas, is the Phillips of the trio Wilson Phillips.

Hope Solo: The beloved goalie of the U.S. women’s national soccer team.

Ron Artest: Veteran professional basketball player currently with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Ricki Lake: The popular former daytime talk show host who will return to the talk show wars in the fall of 2012. As an actress she played, most memorably, Tracy Turnblad in John Waters’ movie "Hairspray." 

J.R. Martinez: Actor on "All My Children. He is also an Iraq War veteran and motivational speaker.

Elizabeth Canalis: Model and actress.

Kristin Cavallari: After appearing in the reality show "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County," Cavallari focused on acting.   


  1. Wow. They should change the name of the show to “Dancing with the 3 Stars”. There are more zeros here than a lottery winning check.

  2. Don’t mean to be too snarky, but I actually had to read this twice before I was convinced this wasn’t an Onion satire.
    Half of these people aren’t stars, they’re television freak shows

  3. Totally agree with WriterGuy. Freak show starts makes for Dancing with the Freaks not dancing with the stars.

  4. I really liked watching this season. sometimes a quirky cast makes for more interesting stories. I could only deal with so much of Kendra and her farting.
    Big Mike
    CEO of Walnut Jail

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