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‘Dancing with the Stars’ season 12 cast

Hines Ward
The wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, is in good company with his fellow footballers-turned-dancers. The show has been good to NFL stars, with Emmitt Smith winning and Jerry Rice, Jason Taylor, Chad Ochocinco, Warren Sapp, Lawrence Taylor and Kurt Warner all competing and (some of them) doing well. Maybe Kroy Biermann (from the Atlanta Falcons or “Real Housewives of Atlanta, whichever is your pleasure) was busy? (Gregory Shamus / Getty Images)
Kendra Wilkinson
The Playboy bunny will add sashaying and shimmying (things we’re sure she’s familiar with) to diaper-changing and other mommyhood duties. And we’ll hear that ever-pleasant laugh in yet another forum. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images)
Sugar Ray Leonard
The boxing legend has sparred with the best of them. Perhaps Evander Holyfield will pass along to him some helpful hints about how to jab with his feet, not fists. Wait ... that might not be such a good thing. (Valerie Macon / AFP / Getty Images)
Chelsea Kane
Actress who previously went by Chelsea Staub -- and who is pictured here at right, with Noah Hunt -- hails from the school of Disney, having appeared on “Wizards of Waverly Place” and “Jonas L.A., " just to name a few. Will her young following be enough to keep her in the game? (PR Newswire)
Wendy Williams
The outspoken radio and TV personality doesn’t mince her words. Can she keep her foot out of her mouth long enough to prance around the floor? (Charles Sykes / Associated Press)
Romeo Miller
He’s dropped the “Lil’ ” from his name, and now Master P‘s son is ready to take on the dancing world. Perhaps the training he got as a USC basketball player will help? Given his record ... maybe not. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
Ralph Macchio
The former “Karate Kid” will revisit the “wax on, wax off” technique ... only he’ll be using his feet to add some sheen to the dance floor. (Peter Kramer / Associated Press)
Chris Jericho
The wrestler is ditching the mat for the hardwood. Let’s hope he doesn’t accidentally body-slam his partner. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
Kirstie Alley
The former “Cheers” star -- and Jenny Craig alum -- proved she could take dance instruction from John Travolta in “Look Who’s Talking.” Maybe those skills will transfer over? (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Petra Nìmcová
The renown model will put those long legs to use this season ... and we can hear Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino now, cursing ABC for not waiting to put him on this season. (Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images)
Michael Catherford
If sex is like dancing, does that mean shelling out sex advice will translate to awesome dance moves? Or the opposite? We’ll find out when “Loveline” co-host Michael “Psycho Mike” Catherwood steps on the stage. (KROQ)
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