Announcing The Dancing Stars!

Source: ABC
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**UPDATE: According to, Pro pairings will be announced on August 24, 2009 — STAY TUNED!**

**UPDATE 2: Updating the celebrity/professional pairs as I find them. Check back from time to time for updates — STAY TUNED! Latest pairing is Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson announced on last night’s edition of Entertainment Tonight **

**UPDATE 3: Tom DeLay posted a “sneak peek” video of what he might look like dancing with Cheryl Burke. See the video below (prepare to laugh).**

**UPDATE 4: I found all the pairs minus one (a few more discovered via @DWTSGossip on Twitter. Macy Gray is the only one that remains. Could her partner be Jonathan Roberts or a newcomer?**

**UPDATE 5: Last DWTS pairing found via @paparazzo504 on Twitter. All 16 pairs have been updated below.**

**UPDATE 6: All 16 pairs have been confirmed by OK Magazine. See the official pairings below!**

**SPOILER 1: Natalie Coughlin tweeted that she is partnered with Alec Mazo. Follow @NatalieCoughlin on Twitter.**

**SPOILER 2: Maksim Chmerkovskiy tweeted that his celebrity partner is Debi Mazar. Follow @MaksimC on Twitter.**

**SPOILER 3: Found several more pairings via Updates made below.**

**SPOILER 4: More pairs revealed via Access Hollywood. Updates made below.**

**SPOILER 5: Another pair leaked via That must mean that Chelsie Hightower is paired with Louie Vito by process of elimination.**

The stage is set and the cast of “Dancing with the Stars” Season 9 have been announced! This year’s contestant highlights include a former House majority leader, swimsuit models, singers, and more! This season of “Dancing with the Stars” will premiere on Monday, September 21, 2009.

Here is the cast of “Dancing with the Stars” Season 9:

  • Macy Gray (Singer) partnered with Jonathan Roberts
  • Melissa Joan Hart (Actress, “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”) partnered with Mark Ballas (2-Time/Reigning DWTS Champ)
  • Kathy Ireland (Former super model/CEO) partnered with Tony Dovolani
  • Mya (Singer) partnered with Dmitry Chaplin
  • Mark Dacascos (TV Host, Martial Artist) partnered with Lacey Schwimmer
  • Ashley Hamilton (Actor/Comedian) partnered with Edyta Sliwinska
  • Michael Irvin (Former NFL football player) partnered with Anna Demidova (Winner of the DWTS Pro Competition last season)
  • Donny Osmond (Singer) partnered with Kym Johnson
  • Tom DeLay (Former House Majority Leader) partnered with Cheryl Burke (2-Time DWTS Champ)
  • Natalie Coughlin (Olympic Gold Medalist – Swimming) partnered with Alec Mazo (Season 1 DWTS Champ)
  • Joanna Krupa (Swimsuit Model/Actress) partnered with Derek Hough (Season 7 DWTS Champ)
  • Debi Mazar (Actress) partnered with Maksim Chmerkovskiy
  • Kelly Osbourne (Singer, Reality Star) partnered with Louis Van Amstel
  • Aaron Carter (Singer) partnered with Karina Smirnoff
  • Chuck Liddell (UFC fighter) partnered with Anna Trebunskaya
  • Louie Vito (Professional snowboarder) partnered with Chelsie Hightower

For more info. on the cast, visit An interesting mix for this season. Natalie Coughlin is the only Olympian of the bunch. As Apolo Anton Ohno stated last season on “Dancing with the Stars” [to last year’s champ Shawn Johnson], “no Olympian, who has made it to the finals [of “Dancing with the Stars”], has ever lost.” Can the streak continue?

Video Source: Tom Delay/YouTube

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