It’s time again for sequins and celebrities!
On Monday night, “Dancing with the Stars” co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke revealed the new cast set to compete on Season 13 of the show, set to begin on September 19 on ABC.
Actress and former talk show host Ricki Lake, Laker Ron Artest (who took his shirt off after his name was revealed), Wilson Phillips singer Chynna Phillips, former “The Hills” reality star Kristin Cavallari, actor David Arquette, and fashion expert Carson Kressley were the first names revealed on Monday night.
In a second announcement made by Bergeron and Burke during ABC’s “Bachelor Pad,” also confirmed were HLN host and former prosecutor Nancy Grace, “All My Children” actor and war veteran J.R. Martinez, soccer star Hope Solo, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” man of the house Robert Kardashian, Italian bombshell (and George Clooney’s ex-girlfriend) Elisabetta Canalis, and Cher’s son, Chaz Bono.
When asked if having been a part of the “Hairspray” cast gave her an edge by an audience member at the cast reveal, Ricki laughed.
“Oh come on! You’re kidding!” Ricki smiled. “I was 18 years old, that was 1988, I was 200 pounds and I was faking it the entire time. It was all about the attitude, not about the steps. I assure you I do not have an edge.”
David, who split with wife Courteney Cox late last year, an actress who is on ABC show “Cougar Town,” said he joined the show to bring positivity to his life.
“Well, I love to dance and I love to entertain,” he said. “I’m really looking for positive things in my life and dancing really makes me happy. It really helps ground me and it provides grace in my life and those are all the things that I’m looking for.”
As for Chaz, he said he’s already nervous for competition to begin.
“I think it’s daunting,” the son of Sonny Bono and Cher noted.
The new season will premiere on Monday, September 19, in a two-hour show, from 8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT.
The following night ABC will air “Dancing with the Stars: Meet the Cast,” which airs at 8 PM, followed at 9 PM by the first “DWTS” results show.