DWTS Announces New Batch of Celebrity Contestants

The cast is complete for the 13th season of Dancing With the Stars.

ABC revealed on Monday the new batch of contestants who will compete for the Mirror Ball Trophy. Leading the contestants who will try to succeed DWTS 12 champion Hines Ward are sports stars Ron Artest of the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers and U.S. national football team goalie Hope Solo. Reality television will be represented by DWTS 13 with Rob Kardashian of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and Kristin Cavallari of MTV’s “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.”

The other contestants are hosts Ricki Lake and Nancy Grace, actor David Arquette, retired soldier and soap opera actor JR Martinez, Chynna Phillips of the Wilson Phillips, Italian actress and television personality Elisabetta  Canalis, fashion expert Carson Kressley, and LGBT activist Chaz Bono.

The new DWTS season will kick off on September 19 and end on November 21, 2011.