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"Dancing With the Stars" Pairings Announced

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Kristin Cavallari chats about why she decided to join the cast of "Dancing with the Stars" Season 13. Find out what advice fellow "The Hills" and "DWTS" star Audrina Patridge had for Kristin. Plus, how is Kristin feeling now that her engagement is off? (Published Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014)

    Now that we know who's putting the "S" in "DWTS," it's time to move on to the next phase in the dance competition's hype generator.

    Who will the stars be dancing with? 

    Well, the match-ups have been revealed, which is helpful for all those "Dancing With the Stars" fantasy leagues out there. Start with the handicapping!

    David Arquette may be the early favorite based solely on the fact that he's paired with last season's champion-assisting Kym Johnson. She and football star Hines Ward took the last DWTS crown.

    Former talk show host Ricki Lake also snagged a past winner in Derek Hough. He and "Dirty Dancing" star Jennifer Grey won it all at the end of season 11.

    Maksim Chmerkovskiy snagged U.S. soccer star Hope Solo (he and Kirstie Alley were a pair last season), while Karina Smirnoff has definitely upgraded by getting "All My Children" star and former soldier J.R. Martinez, seeing as she was matched up with Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino last time around.

    Maksim's brother, Val, is probably not disappointed to have gotten former George Clooney flame Elisabetta Canalis.

    Rob Kardashian made out pretty good, too. He will be with two-time winner Cheryl Burke (who tangled with pro wrestler Chris Jericho last season). Ron Artest and Peta Murgatroyd would have been a more fun pairing if he were allowed to use his new name, Metta World Peace.

    Chazz Bono will shimmy with bombshell Lacey Schwimmer, who was paired with (and rumored to be romantically involved with) Mike Catherwood last season - but let's try and keep things professional, eh, Chazz?

    After twirling Wendy Williams around last time, Tony Dovolani will be with Chynna Philips. Kristin Cavallari has two-time champ Mark Ballas, and former "Queer Eye" star Carson Kressley will be with Anna Trebunskaya (who was paired with Sugar Ray Leonard last time).

    And in what is clearly a case of punking the new guy, dancer Tristan MacManus makes his DWTS debut alongside Nancy Grace. Good luck, man!

     

    "Dancing with the Stars" Season 13 kicks off September 19th on ABC.

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