Meet the New 'Dancing with the Stars' Cast
Lance Bass, Olympian Misty May-Treanor are among this season's competitors
The cast, announced on "Good Morning America" Monday (Aug. 25), hewed pretty closely to several leaked lists of possible competitors for the show's seventh cycle. Among those vying for the disco-ball trophy are Grammy winner Toni Braxton, celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito and Lance Bass, who will follow in the footsteps of his former bandmate Joey Fatone on the show.
The two Olympians are Maurice Greene, the 100-meter champion at the 2000 Games in Sydney, and beach volleyball champ Misty May-Treanor, who just won her second gold medal with partner Kerri Walsh.
The new season will also feature the show's youngest performer ever in " Hannah Montana" co-star Cody Linley, who's 18, and its oldest in Cloris Leachman, 82, who has an Oscar (for "The Last Picture Show") and a passel of Emmys (most recently for a guest spot on "Malcolm in the Middle" in 2006) on her resume.
Also competing: reality star Kim Kardashian, who told "Dancing" host Tom Bergeron on "GMA" that she suffered a gash on her foot Sunday night in a hotel room but will be still be able to compete; former NFL star Warren Sapp; and sitcom actor Ted McGinley.
"Dancing with the Stars" begins its new season on ABC Monday, Sept. 22. Here's the full rundown of the cast:
Name: Lance Bass
Famous for: Being part of *NSync.
Partner: Lacey Schwimmer
Name: Toni Braxton
Famous for: Her platinum-selling and Grammy-winning recording career.
Partner: Alec Mazo
Name: Brooke Burke
Famous for: Hosting CBS' "Rock Star" and various E! shows.
Partner: Derek Hough
Name: Rocco DiSpirito
Famous for: Accolades as a chef, NBC's reality show "The Restaurant."
Partner: Karina Smirnoff
Name: Maurice Greene