Dancing With the Stars 2011 Season 13 Cast and Pairs Announced

The official list of Dancing With the Stars season 13 cast and pairings has finally been completely released. Three new professional dancers will be debuting this season, including Maksim Chmerkovskiy‘s brother, Valentin Chmerkovskiy.

A mostly accurate leaked list of Dancing With the Stars 2011 season 13 cast members went around the Net on Monday. The official list aired during Bachelor Pad was nearly identical, except for Queer Eye‘s Carson Kressley is on the real list instead of Ryan O’Neal on the leaked list.

The new dancers for this season include Val Cmerkovskiy, Tristan MacManus and Peta Murgatroyd. MacManus and Murgatroyd were both part of the six-member Dancing With the Stars Troupe introduced last season.

On Wednesday, ABC announced the Dancing With the Stars season 13 professional dancers and who they would be partnered with. Here’s the list:

  • Mark Ballas and The Hills star Krstin Cavalleri
  • Cherly Burke and Keeping Up with the Kardashians brother Rob Kardashian
  • Maksim Chmerkovskiy and women’s soccer star Hope Solo
  • Tony Dovolani and actress Chynna Phillips
  • Derek Hough and former talk show host Ricki Lake
  • Kym Johnson and actor David Arquette
  • Karina Smirnoff and All My Children soap star & Iraq war veteran J.R. Martinez
  • Lacey Schwimmer and transgender advocate Chaz Bono
  • Anna Trebunskaya and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’s Carson Kressley
  • Tristan MacManus and and legal commentator Nancy Grace
  • Peta Murgatroyd and Ron Artest
  • Val Chmerkovsky and model & former George Clooney ex-girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis

The Dancing With the Stars season 13 premiere takes place on Monday, September 19 at 8PM ET/PT and will feature the competitors performing either a Viennese waltz or cha cha routine.

So who is your favorite pairing of the season? And who do you think will eventually take home the top prize? Let us know in the comments section below.

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12 thoughts on “Dancing With the Stars 2011 Season 13 Cast and Pairs Announced”

  1. Dancing witht the Stars was one of our favorite shows until now. Why oh why would the show cast Chaz Bono? Of all the people in the world I know you could have come up with someone that has not done what he/she did. It is immoral and wrong, wrong, wrong to have someone like that anywhere near the public. Probably will not watch until he has been voted off; prayerfully before the show even begins. Negative publicity can’t be good for the show but maybe it will teach you NOT ta cast such peeople in the future. God is not happy with this decision you have made. Think about that alot. God will have his say in this situation. God Bless!!

  2. I didn’t realize you were the spokesmodel person for GOD? I think ABC/DISNEY made a WISE and valuable decision for placing Chaz Bono in the spotlight on their #1 rated show. It speaks volumes how people’s and television’s views are changing through tolerance, acceptance and above all, God’s love.

  3. To the Lupos….get a grip on reality.Do you personally know God ? Did he tell you in a conference call that he isnt happy with the cast of Dancing with the Stars? Dont you think you could be worrying about things that are much more important that a reality tv show???? Maybe instead of watching the show you can study your Bible alittle more close3ly and PRAY on it. You call yourselves Christians? You maybe religous but far from a Christian. God calls us to love one another. “Judge not that Ye may be judged” “Ye without sin may throw the first stone”. Sin is sin no matter how big or small….you posting slanderous remarks is sin. And guess what GOD DONT LIKE UGLY…and your thoughts and perception is UGLY. May got have mecy on your heart so then you can truly become a Christian.Until then you may just want to stay out of the public ’cause you are just WRONG, WRONG, WRONG! May my God who is merciful and good Bless you!

  4. I completely agree with Chris…who made you the official spoke person for GOD. It certainly is your right to voice your opinion. I applaud ABC/Disney for allowing Chaz to be on the show and I am looking forward to watching the show with all the celebrities. If you don’t want to watch then don’t. Last time I checked GOD created everyone equally and he LOVES everyone no matter what their orientation is.

  5. I find the first comment hilarious. I never knew DWTS was considered christian television seeing as how its full sexual innuendo and very unrighteous stars. So is it ok to conduct yourself in a lewd and improper manner as long as you’re not a homosexual.

    You should pray to God to forgive you for being judgmental, since thats a sin. And also to give you the knowledge that a lot is two words.

  6. I love that DWTS has Chaz Bono on the cast. If you give him a chance, you may find an articulate, thoughtful individual who has been through an amazing journey. Perhaps we can all learn something through his struggles.

  7. I’m sad people still judgmental, wake up haters its not there fault God create us with love and he will love us no matter what gender, it doesn’t matter if your men, women, gay or lesbian. I applaud DWTS for opening the door to those people who they called abnormal, sad because its 20th century we still labelled people of who they are instead of accepting them as “normal” what is normal by the way? spread the love.

  8. Oh, no people, Tom’s family wont be watching the show! whatever will ABC do with that one TV set being off?

    oh, and the Lupos, so make that two.

    Grow up.

  9. I have not been more excited for a fall line-up than this one.

    Can’t wait to see everyone attempting to shake their booty, and master it at the end. Because that is what it is about…


  10. I love this show but I don’t understand all the bickering up here between the rest of the people who commented. It’s so unnecessary to attack one another. It’s simply childish. You will either watch it or not. While I don’t agree with Bono’s lifestyle choices, that’s not for me to condemn. I think Bono is very brave to have gotten up in front of millions of people who were so against this.

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