Now that the celebrity cast has been announced for Season 13 of “Dancing With the Stars,” the pairings have been announced, according to All Headline News.

The celebrity/dancer pairings are as follows:

Derek Hough (returning from his brief hiatus) and former talk show host Ricki Lake

Maksim Chmerkovskiy and “All My Children” star and soccer star Hope Solo

Karina Smirnoff and Iraq war veteran J.R. Martinez

Kym Johnson and actor David Arquette

Cheryl Burke with reality show star Rob Kardashian

Lacey Schwimmer and Chaz Bono, the first transgender contestant

Newcomer Tristan MacManus and Nancy Grace

Newcomer Peta Murgatroyd and Los Angeles Laker Ron Artest

Newcomer (and Maksim’s brother) Val Chmerkovskiy and Italian TV personality/model/George Clooney’s ex-girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis

Anna Trebunskaya and “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”‘s Carson Kressley

Tony Dovolani and Wilson Phillips member Chynna Phillips

Mark Ballas with The Hills’s Kristin Cavallari

The new season of “Dancing With the Stars” will premiere Sept. 19 at 8/7c. The results show premiere will be Sept. 20 at 8/7c.

What do you think about these pairings? I am personally surprised Artest wasn’t given Burke, and I’m very interested to see how MacManus tackles a person like Grace.

What do you think about the new season? Who do you think will come out on top? Sound off on the comments section below, and you can read more about the article here.

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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