‘DWTS’: Professional Partners Revealed
First Published: September 1, 2010 12:46 PM EDT Credit: ABC
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The celebrity cast of “Dancing With The Stars” Season 11 now knows who they will be “Dancing” with.
Pro Karina Smirnoff will be getting her fair share of “GTL,” as she is paired with “Jersey Shore” star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino. It’s Smirnoff’s eighth season on the show.
Anna Trebunskaya and Cheryl Burke will have a pair of former pro athletes on their hands, as they team up with ex-NFL star Kurt Warner amd former NBA champion Rick Fox, respectively
Tony Dovolani, who returns for his tenth go-around in the ballroom, will teach “Hills” beauty Audrina Patridge to tango, while fellow “DWTS” vet Maksim Chmerkovskiy is paired with R&B star/actress Brandy.
Two-time champ Derek Hough will hope Baby doesn’t get put in the corner — or in the Bottom Two — as he guides former “Dirty Dancing” star Jennifer Grey through the competition.
Relative “DWTS” newcomers Lacey Schwimmer, who is back for her third season, will dance with former “That’s So Raven” star Kyle Massey, while Corky Ballas (back for his second season) will be paired with “Brady Bunch” matriarch Florence Henderson.
Pro Kym Johnson, the Season 9 champ, will hope to make another run at the title with The Hoff, as she is paired up with David Hasselhoff
Comedienne Margaret Cho will hope to exchange the laughs for high scores when she hits the ballroom with Louis Van Amstel, who’s back for a seventh time; and former “So You Think You Can Dance” standout-turned-“DWTS” pro Chelsie Hightower will hope to hit a high note with crooner Michael Bolton.
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Sarah Palin’s daughter, Bristol, will be teaming up with two-time champ Mark Ballas, who returns for his seventh season.
The new cast will hit the dance floor on the “Dancing with the Stars” two-hour season premiere Monday, Sept. 20 at 8 PM on ABC.
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