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New ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Cast Includes a Few Names You May Almost Recognize

Zendaya Coleman Andy Dick DL Hughley Kellie Pickler Dancing With the Stars
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The cast of season 16’s ‘Dancing With the Stars‘ was announced, and unlike most of the previous seasons, you may actually know some of the stars on this one.

A potential frontrunner is already present in Disney starlet Zendaya Coleman, who’s a trained dancer and plays one on ‘Shake It Up.’ Did we mention she’s 16 and gorgeous, too? She’s partnered with Valentin Chmerkovskiy (whose brother, the hot but tempestuous Maksim, isn’t back this season).

Former ‘American Idol’ runnerup and current Miley Cyrus doppelganger Kellie Pickler will be paired up with Derek Hough, while fellow country crooner Wynonna Judd hits the floor with Tony Dovolani.

Two Olympians are on this season to show everyone else in the competition that they lack discipline and are failures in comparison: Aly Raisman (with Mark Ballas) and Dorothy Hamill (with Tristan MacManus). Other athletes include Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones with Karina Smirnoff and boxer Victor Ortiz with Lindsay Arnold.

Jones is one to watch — not only have NFL athletes performed well in past seasons, but this dude has a brand new Super Bowl ring.

Reality star (a term used loosely) Lisa Vanderpump and soap star (a term also used loosely) Ingo Rademacher will dance with Gleb Savchenko and Kym Johnson, respectively.

Two funnymen are on the roster this season, too, though the latter is funnier in a pathetic way: D.L. Hughley will foxtrot with two-time ‘DWTS’ champ Cheryl Burke, while Andy Dick will bring his chronic hot mess self to work with Sharna Burgess. (Godspeed, girl.)

Because there are newer pros this year, the “stars” for once won’t be eclipsed by their partners. But that doesn’t mean the stars won’t fall.

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