'Stars' fills its new dance card

The new season of ABC's “Dancing With the Stars” will boast its largest cast ever, its youngest and oldest competitors to date, two Olympic gold medalists, a Grammy-winning singer, an Oscar winner and a Super Bowl champion.

The celebrities who will compete for the mirror ball trophy when the series returns next month will be Lance Bass of 'N Sync, singer Toni Braxton, actress-host Brooke Burke, celebrity chef Rocco Dispirito, Olympic track star Maurice Greene, reality TV star Kim Kardashian, actress Cloris Leachman, "Hannah Montana" star Cody Linley, soap vixen Susan Lucci, Olympic beach volleyball superstar Misty May-Treanor, actor Ted McGinley, comedian Jeffrey Ross and NFL Super Bowl champ Warren Sapp.

The series begins its seventh season Sept. 22.

-- Maria Elena Fernandez

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