‘Dancing With the Stars’ partners announced


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The ‘Dancing With the Stars’ pairings were announced Wednesday during ‘Good Morning America.’

We know you’re still coming to terms with the selection of Nancy Grace, George Clooney’s ex and others, but here are the professional dancers who will attempt to make the new cast of celebrities appear capable of rhythm.


-- Nancy Grace will cha-cha-cha with Irish dancer Tristan MacManus, who’s making his debut on the show this season.

-- Chaz Bono will pair up with Lacey Schwimmer, who last danced with Mike Catherwood.

-- Soccer player Hope Solo will strut the stage with professional strutter Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who partnered last season with Kirstie Alley.

-- ‘All My Children’ actor and military veteran J.R. Martinez has been paired with Karina Smirnoff, who has previously danced with Mario Lopez, ‘Jersey Shore’ star The Situation and, most recently, Ralph Macchio.

-- The forgotten Kardashian, Rob, will rumba with two-time champion Cheryl Burke, who last teamed up with pro wrestler Chris Jericho.

-- Chynna Phillips will shimmy with Tony Dovolani, who previously partnered with Wendy Williams.

-- Ron ‘Metta World Peace’ Artest will move his hips with Peta Murgatroyd, who also makes her debut as a professional partner.


-- Carson Kressley will dance with Anna Trebunskaya, who was eliminated in Week 3 last season with partner Sugar Ray Leonard.

-- Former talk show host Ricki Lake is getting Season 11 winner Jennifer Grey’s seconds, teaming up with three-time champ Derek Hough.

-- George Clooney’s former gal pal Elisabetta Canalis is paired with Maksim’s brother Val Chmerkovskiy, who has previously appeared on the show in dance numbers.

-- David Arquette will dance with Kym Johnson, whose last partner, Hines Ward, received the coveted mirrorball trophy.

-- Kristin Cavallari is keeping it in the reality family, teaming with Mark Ballas, whose past partners include Audrina Patridge.



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