David Arquette, George Clooney ex Elisabetta Canalis, Chaz Bono (the show's first transgendered contesant), and more will soon be fox-trotting their way into your hearts

By Jessica Shaw and Lesley Savage
September 02, 2011 at 04:00 AM EDT

Nancy Grace
TV legal analyst
She’ll be great at disco moves, considering how much she loves pointing her finger.

Rob Kardashian
Reality star
Wait. There’s a Kardashian brother?

David Arquette
We just want a glimpse of his Friend-ly ex in the audience.

Elisabetta Canalis
Actress (and George Clooney’s ex)
Sequins and spandex are the best revenge.

Chaz Bono
Hollywood royalty
In this case, let’s hope he’s a little more Cher and a little less Sonny.

Ron Artest
NBA star
A word of advice to whoever becomes his partner: Do not throw Diet Coke on him.

Ricki Lake
Talk-show host
The woman gave birth in a bathtub, for Pete’s sake. She can handle the Viennese waltz.

Kristin Cavallari
Reality star
Without nemesis LC around, it shouldn’t be an up-Hill battle.

J.R. Martinez
Soap star
The All My Children actor/Iraq vet/motivational speaker can do it all, but can he rumba?

Chynna Phillips
Watch as she tries to hooo-ooooo-ld on for one more lift.

Hope Solo
Women’s soccer player
Will she kick butt in a duo?

Carson Kressley
Style expert
The makeover maven brings his Queer Eye to the ballroom.