Dancing With the Stars 2011 Season 12 Cast Members Announced VIDEO

Written By Rana G on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 | 7:02 AM

The 'Dancing With the Stars' 2011 spring cast, announced Monday night during 'The Bachelor,' includes a talk show host, model, football star, '80s acting faves and Disney Channel starlet. So, all in all, it was a typical line-up for the popular ABC reality show.

The rumors we reported earlier came true: 'Cheers' star Kirstie Alley and former Hugh Hefner girlfriend Kendra Wilkinson were both on the official roster. And while Tea Party candidate Christine O'Donnell didn't end up joining 'DWTS' (and neither did Joy Behar, despite our wish list), pro wrestler Chris Jericho and talk show host Wendy Williams will be among the celebrities shaking their hips.

Two of the bigger names on the cast are actors who broke out in the '80s -- Kirstie Alley and Ralph Macchio. Can the 'Cheers' star and the 'Karate Kid' have a shot at following in the foosteps of Jennifer Grey, who starred in the classic 'Dirty Dancing'?

So why did Alley decide to go 'Dancing'? "Hmm, why?" Alley mused. "I don't know, pass that to someone else!"

When 'DWTS' alum and 'Good Morning America' correspondent Cameron Mathison asked her how she'd make herself more likable, Alley responded, "I think we're just here trying not to fall on our butts the first week!"



Macchio told co-host Brooke Burke he hoped his 'Karate Kid' skills would come in handy in learning choreograph. "I guess I just have to point my toes this time," he laughed.

Season 12 also features rapper Romeo, who was slated to dance in season 2. But he was injured in a basketball game and his father, Master P, stepped in to compete.

Meet the rest of the new 'Dancing With the Stars' cast ...


Kirstie AlleyKirstie Alley

Profession: Actress

You Might Know Her From: 'Cheers'

Age: 60
Psycho Mike"Psycho" Mike Catherwood

Profession: Radio DJ

You Might Know Him From: L.A.'s KROQ and as the co-host of 'Loveline'

Age: About 31
Chris JerichoChris Jericho

AKA: Christopher Keith Irvine (birth name)

Profession: Former pro wrestler

You Might Know Him From: Winning nearly 30 championships in the WWE, WWF and other wrestling federations

Age: 40

Sugar Ray LeonardSugar Ray Leonard

Profession: Former boxer

You Might Know Him From: Winning world titles in five weight divisions

Age: 54
Ralph macchioRalph Macchio

Profession: Actor

You Might Know Him From: 'Karate Kid'

Age: 49
RomeoRomeo Miller

Profession: Rapper/actor/basketball player

You Might Know Him From: His dad, 'DWTS' alum Master P; his albums; playing for the University of Southern California; or his acting gigs ('Honey,' Nickelodeon's 'Romeo!')

Age: 21


Petra NemcovaPetra Nemcova

Profession: Model

You Might Know Her From: The cover of 2004's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue; being a victim of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, which killed her fiance

Age: 31
Chelsea StaubChelsea Kane

Profession: Actress

You Might Know Her From: The Disney Channel's 'Jonas L.A.' and voicework on 'Fish Hooks' -- more here!

Age: 22
Hines WardHines Ward

Profession: Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver

You Might Know Him From: Being named MVP of Super Bowl XL in 2006

Age: 34
Kendra wilkinsonKendra Wilkinson

Profession: Model and TV personality

You Might Know Her From: As one of Hugh Hefner's three girlfriends in 'Girls Next Door'; as the star of her own reality show, 'Kendra'; as the wife of football player Hank Baskett

Age: 25
Wendy Williams Wendy Williams

Profession: Talk show host, self-proclaimed "queen of all media"

You Might Know Her From: 'The Wendy Williams Show'

Age: 46




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