'Dancing With the Stars' Announces Season 13 Pair Ups

August 31, 2011 By:
'Dancing With the Stars' Announces Season 13 Pair Ups

Guessing who was going to be part of Dancing With the Stars Season 13 was almost as much fun as watching the show itself. Then, Monday night, the show finally announced the official lineup. Some of the rumors were right, others, like Snooki, turned out to be wishful thinking.

And we now know who is going to be paired up with who. Get ready to make your bets!

Soccer star Hope Solo will be dancing with Maksim Chmerjovskiy, who was partnered with Kirstie Alley last season.

Chaz Bono will dance with Lacey Schwimmer. Schwimmer has been paired with Lance Bass and Steve-O in the past.

Soap star and Iraqi war veteran J.R. Martinez got lucky. He's been paired with Karina Smirnoff. We're sure Smirnoff will enjoy dancing with Martinez, but he wasn't her first choice. Smirnoff told Hollyscoop who her dream partner is:

"I would either say John Stamos or Corbin Bleu. You know who I met recently that I thought would also be a lot of fun; Vanilla Ice.

Nancy Grace will strut her stuff with Irish dance pro Tristan MacManus. Let's hope he brings earplugs.

Reality star Rob Kardashian has the honor of performing with two-time Dancing champion Cheryl Burke.

Although she's competing against him, Smirnoff told us she thinks Rob will do just fine on the show:

"I think it's going to be exciting, he’s a fun personality on ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians.’ I think he’ll do really well, he seems like he can move."

Los Angeles Laker Ron Artest has Peta Murgatroyd as his partner.

"At first it was not appealing," Artest confessed, about the show approaching him. "I did not want to do it. I don't dance and all of the dressing up and everything, but my daughter Diamond was like, Daddy, you should do it."

Actress Ricki Lake will hold her own with Derek Hough. Hough danced with Jennifer Grey in Season 11, and she won the mirror-ball trophy.

George Clooney's ex-girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis will be paired with Maksim's brother, Val Chmerkovskiy. George Clooney is so hot. That has nothing to do with anything, but it's true, right?

Musician Chynna Phillips will face the judges with Tony Dovolani.

David Arquette is paired up with reigning champ Kym Johnson. Johnson took the mirror-ball trophy with Hines Ward in May.

Kristin Cavallari will join Mark Ballas in the ballroom. Ballas is a two-time champ.

Dancing With the Stars will return Sept. 19 on ABC.