Dancers in training

"Dancing with the Stars" introduced the <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2011/08/dancing-with-the-stars-meet-the-cast.html">latest cast</a> of wannabe dancers this week. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP000017490" title="HLN (tv network)" href="/topic/economy-business-finance/media-industry/television-industry/hln-%28tv-network%29-ORCRP000017490.topic">HLN</a>'s "Tot Mom" host Nancy Grace and Sonny and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB000958" title="Cher" href="/topic/entertainment/music/cher-PECLB000958.topic">Cher</a>'s daughter-turned-son <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB0005885013" title="Chaz Bono" href="/topic/human-interest/chaz-bono-PECLB0005885013.topic">Chaz Bono</a> got the most buzz.  Los Angeles Laker Ron Artest, actor <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB000238" title="David Arquette" href="/topic/entertainment/david-arquette-PECLB000238.topic">David Arquette</a>, soap star and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST000043" title="Iraq War (2003-2011)" href="/topic/unrest-conflicts-war/wars-interventions/iraq-war-%282003-2011%29-EVHST000043.topic">Iraq War</a> veteran J.R. Martinez, TV personalities Rob Kardashian, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB002897" title="Ricki Lake" href="/topic/entertainment/ricki-lake-PECLB002897.topic">Ricki Lake</a> and Kristin Cavallari, singer <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB0034154434" title="Chynna Phillips" href="/topic/entertainment/music/chynna-phillips-PECLB0034154434.topic">Chynna Phillips</a>,  soccer player Hope Solo and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001030" title="George Clooney" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/george-clooney-PECLB001030.topic">George Clooney</a>'s ex Elisabetta Canalis round out the lineup.<br>
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<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB005275" title="Bono" href="/topic/entertainment/music/bono-PECLB005275.topic">Bono</a> and the show came under fire after the announcement, but <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2011/08/chaz-bono-dancing-with-the-stars-dwts-cher.html">Cher quickly came to her son's rescue</a>, tweeting, "Lovelies! Chaz is Being Viciously Attacked on Blogs & Message boards about being on DWTS! This is Still America right ? It took guts 2 do it."<br>
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Click to find out who Chaz and the rest of the contenders will be 
<a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2011/08/dancing-stars-partners.html">partnering up with on the show</a>.<br>
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<i>Photo: Back row from left, Artest, Arquette, Martinez, Kardashian, Bono and seated from left, Lake, Cavallari, Phillips, Grace, Solo and Canalis.</i>

( Adam Taylor / Associated Press )

"Dancing with the Stars" introduced the latest cast of wannabe dancers this week. HLN's "Tot Mom" host Nancy Grace and Sonny and Cher's daughter-turned-son Chaz Bono got the most buzz. Los Angeles Laker Ron Artest, actor David Arquette, soap star and Iraq War veteran J.R. Martinez, TV personalities Rob Kardashian, Ricki Lake and Kristin Cavallari, singer Chynna Phillips, soccer player Hope Solo and George Clooney's ex Elisabetta Canalis round out the lineup.

Bono and the show came under fire after the announcement, but Cher quickly came to her son's rescue, tweeting, "Lovelies! Chaz is Being Viciously Attacked on Blogs & Message boards about being on DWTS! This is Still America right ? It took guts 2 do it."

Click to find out who Chaz and the rest of the contenders will be partnering up with on the show.

Photo: Back row from left, Artest, Arquette, Martinez, Kardashian, Bono and seated from left, Lake, Cavallari, Phillips, Grace, Solo and Canalis.

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