Dancing With The Stars Cast Announced

It seems like the last season just ended, but ABC is set for Season 9 (really?) of Dancing With The Stars to premiere.  This season’s cast includes its usual group of actors and athletes, but the biggest surprise of this year, might be adding a politician to the bunch.  Or a UFC fighter.  Here’s how the group of ‘stars’ rounds out:

Aaron Carter – former Backstreet Boys performer

Natalie Coughlin – Olympic swimmer

Mark Dacascos – Chairman of Iron Chefs of America, as well as actor and martial arts specialist

Tom DeLay – former Republican Majority Leader

Macy Gray – singer whose hair is bound to get in the way of her dancing

Ashley Hamilton – son of George Hamilton who we’ll classify as a B-list actor since even ESPN dubbed him an “actress”

Kathy Ireland – Supermodel

Michael Irvin – former Dallas Cowboys receiver

Joanna Krupa – model

Melissa Joan Hart – actressGo to fullsize image

Chuck Liddel – yes, the UFC fighter

Debi Mazar – actress

Mya – singer

Kelly Osbourne – reality star, daughter of Ozzy

Donny Osmond – entertainer, brother of Marie who previously fainted on the show

Dancing With The Stars is scheduled to premier on ABC September 21.