Hamlin, Lawrence Go 'Dancing'


Actress Lisa Rinna finished fourth on "Dancing with the Stars" last season, and nearly every week her husband, Harry Hamlin, was in the audience supporting her.

Come September, the couple will switch spots, and Hamlin will take his own turn on the dance floor. The former "L.A. Law" star and "Veronica Mars" bad guy is among the new crop of celebrities on "Dancing with the Stars" this season. Rinna helped unveil the lineup on Monday's "Good Morning America."

Hamlin will be part of an eclectic group that also includes a pair of former teen heartthrobs -- Mario Lopez and Joe Lawrence -- as well as MSNBC host/conservative pundit Tucker Carlson, talk-show maestro Jerry Springer, country music star Sara Evans and NFL legend Emmitt Smith, who will try to match or beat fellow football great Jerry Rice's second-place finish last season.

"High School Musical" star Monique Coleman, actress Vivica A. Fox ("Kill Bill"), pop singer/Lingerie Bowl participant Willa Ford and former Miss USA and "Meet the Barkers" star Shanna Moakler round out the field.

Several of the show's professional dancers will return for the new season, along with some new faces. Judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli will also be back, as will hosts Tom Bergeron and Samantha Harris.

"Dancing with the Stars" is scheduled to premiere Tuesday, Sept. 12 on ABC.

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