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As the man who refused to put Baby in a corner, Patrick Swayze appeared on the first season of Dancing with the Stars.

He appeared for an episode in order to assist friend and fellow actor John O'Hurley learn a few moves.

With that connection in mind, the show is planning a live tribute to the late actor - who passed away this week from pancreatic cancer - during its results show on September 23.

“He was one of the few people to integrate dance with being an A-list actor,” said producer Conrad Green. “He inspired many people and many of our pros to dance. We want to honor the great moments he’s brought to film by getting our dancers to do their interpretation to some music from his films.”

Two of those dancers, of course, are Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. The engaged couple broke up this month, but will both appear on season nine of the competition.

Watch the former practice with Aaron Carter, and the latter get really frustrated with Debi Mazar, after the jump.

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You've heard the random names. (Ashley Hamilton? Louie Vito? Mark Dacascos?!?)

Now, we've got your first look at the record 16 contestants that will compete this season on Dancing with the Stars.

From intriguing couples (such as two-time champion Cheryl Burke and one-time disgraced politician Tom DeLay) to early favorites (such as Karina Smirnoff and Aaron Carter), click on the following photographed pairings.

Then, let us know who you think will walk away with the ninth crystal ball trophy this spring...

  • Mark Ballas and Melissa Joan Hart
  • Derek Hough and Joanna Krupa
  • Anna Trebunskaya and Chuck Liddell
  • Anna Demidova and Michael Irvin
  • Kym Johnson and Donny Osmond
  • Karina Smirnoff and Aaron Carter
  • Kelly Osbourne and Louis van Amstel
  • Mark Dacascos and Lacey Schwimmer
  • Mya and Dmitry Chaplin
  • Debi Mazar and Maksim Chmerkovisky
  • Edyta Sliwinska and Ashley Hamilton
  • Macy Gray and Jonathan Roberts
  • Natalie Coughlin and Alec Mazo
  • Chelsie Hightower and Louie Vito

Who will win Dancing with the Stars?

 

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They are singers; they are snowboarders; they are models and they are disgraced former Congressmen.

They are also now paired with a professional hoofer, as the season nine tandems have been revealed by ABC. Here's a look at who will be Rumbaing with whom when Dancing with the Stars premieres on September 21:

  • Mya and Dmitri Chaplin
  • Melissa Joan Hart and Mark Ballas
  • Michael Irvin and Anna Demidova
  • Ashley Hamilton and Edyta Sliwinska
  • Aaron Carter (pictured) and Karina Smirnoff
  • Kathy Ireland and Tony Dovolani
  • Debbie Mazar and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
  • Pic of Aaron Carter
  • Hot Dancer
  • Natalie Coughlin and Alec Mazo
  • Louie Vito and Chesie Hightower
  • Chuck Liddell and Anna Trebunskaya
  • Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson
  • Tom DeLay and Cheryl Burke
  • Macy Gray Jonathan Roberts
  • Joanna Krupa (pictured) Derek Hough
  • Mark Dacascos Lacey Schwimmer
  • Kelly Osbourne and Louis Van Amstel

Who do you think will win Dancing with the Stars?

 

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If you've posed naked for pretty much any magazine, there's a spot for you on Dancing with the Stars.

D-list celebrities that have proven this theory include Lisa Rinna, Belinda Carlisle and Denise Richards.

Not to be outdone by past seasons, of course, the latest Dancing with the Stars cast includes Joanna Krupa, a model that has bared almost all for Sports Illustrated and Maxim.

Based on a recent interview with E! News, it's clear this beauty has no qualms about using every toned and perky asset at her disposal in order to advance far on the competition. Here's what she had to say:

On potential costumes: My job is so sexy. I've been known to do swimsuit lingerie and sexy spreads in magazines. I want to keep that going, so we'll see how skimpy the costumes will get. It will definitely be classy and flashy and hot. It won't be anything cheesy.

On using her looks: Hey, whatever gets me to the finals. I'm really going to work hard at it. I mean, yeah, obviously I want to be the sexpot on the show like Gilles [Marini] was.

Joanna should have little problems accomplishing that goal. Just click on the photos below to see her history of posing like a sexpot:

  • Joanna Krupa Topless Pic
  • Joanna Krupa, Playboy Model
  • Joanna Krupa, Maxim

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Tom DeLay is embracing the fact that he's been cast on Dancing with the Stars. Regarding his critics, the disgraced politician says:

“They have tried for the last 15 years to demonize me and this has got to be driving them crazy. Seeing some of the comments from the Democrats and the liberals just tickles me."

Damn right. You showed them, Hammer! Way to get yourself cast on a series that will take any D-lister desperate to remain in the news!

  • Classic Kathy Ireland
  • Mya

Of course, if DeLay truly wants to get back at those that have ridiculed him for supposed campaign finance violations, he can actually win Dancing with the Stars. All online gambling sites rank the former Congressman as a distant underdog.

In fact, we don't even list him among the poll possibilities below. We've taken the contestants deemed most likely to win this season's crystal ball - all pictured above - and are asking readers a simple question:

Who will win Dancing with the Stars?

 

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A former model. A current model. A retired football player. The ex-husband of a bad actress. A random snowboarder. A shady, former politician indicted on criminal charges.

And more!

The cast for this fall's season of Dancing with the Stars certainly has it all, including the brother of the guy that claims he's slept with Paris Hilton, Ashlee Simpson and Debbie LaFave. Here's a look at the complete cast:

  • Kathy Ireland (retired model)
  • Macy Gray (Grammy Award-winner)
  • Melissa Joan Hart (bad actress)
  • Maya (singer)
  • Ashley Hamilton (ex-husband of Shannen Doherty)
  • Michael Irvin (NFL Hall of Famer)
  • Mark Dacascos (actor, host  of Iron Chef America)
  • Donny Osmond (lame entertainer)
  • Kelly Osbourne (daughter of Ozzy Osbourne, train wreck)
  • Debi Mazar (actress)
  • Chuck Liddell (UFC icon)
  • Natalie Coughlin (Olympic swimmer)
  • Joanna Krupa (hot swimsuit model)
  • Louis Vito (snowboarder)
  • Aaron Carter (singer)
  • Tom DeLay (former House Majority Whip, current disgraced politician)

Might this be the most random cast in the show's history? We think so. Click on the photos below for closer looks at a few stars:

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Phew.

La Toya Jackson has come to her senses.

Following rumors that the entertainer might exploit her brother's death and go Dancing with the Stars, La Toya told Access Hollywood that this wouldn't be the case.

“I’ve been approached to do‘Dancing With the Stars. The fact of the matter is, I won’t be doing it, simply because of the circumstances that (are) going on at the moment.”

While Jackson is out, another interesting competitor might be in.

Beth Ostrosky Pic

On his radio show this morning, Howard Stern said wife Beth Ostrosky was heading to Los Angeles to take part in a reality show. That's all the information we have at the moment, but it would make sense.

The final Dancing with the Stars roster wlll be revealed on Monday. Who do you wanna see on it?

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The Hills star Audrina Patridge agreed to go on the new season of Dancing With the Stars, according to reports, only to have MTV shoot down her dreams.

"They won't let Audrina do it," a source dished to E! Online.

Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy

"They told her it would be impossible because of scheduling."

However, The Hills doesn't usually shoot on Mondays and Tuesdays, the two days Audrina would be at DWTS for the performance and elimination shows.

"Audrina Patridge wants to do it. Everyone around her wants her to do it," the source said. "But MTV, for some reason, won't make it happen."

Dashed are Audrina Patridge's dreams of going Dancing with the Stars.

"Why wouldn't they want someone from The Hills on such a huge show? Dancing With the Stars would give MTV all this exposure, but they won't budge."

It would also let Audrina be herself instead of reading cue cards all the time and pretending to care about staged fights with Justin-Bobby. Bummer.

Audrina is currently developing her own reality show with Mark Burnett.

Other possible DWTS contenders in Season 9 are said to be Vera Wang, Dean McDermott, Lou Ferrigno and, per a report yesterday, La Toya Jackson.

Sounds like a crew that needs Audrina to spice things up. Weak.

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This seems extremely unfair and inarguably exploitive.

In the wake of her brother's tragic death, La Toya Jackson is reportedly being considered for a spot on Dancing with the Stars.

"[She is] in serious discussions to join the show," a source told Us Weekly, adding that an offer is on the table and the (dancing) ball is in La Toya's court.

La Toya Jackson Photo

We're sorry your brother died, La Toya. But don't milk the public's sympathy by competing on Dancing with the Stars.

Come on now, ABC. This reeks of a desperate ratings ploy, as there's no way the show would consider Michael's sister if he hadn't passed away last month.

Won't fans be obligated to keep voting La Toya through? Won't this be grossly unfair to the other hard-working contestants on the series?

No, we don't care too much about the feelings of Lou Ferrigno. But we're all about doing what's right dammit! Let's see if Dancing with the Stars feels the same way.

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A few changes are in store for the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars.

For starters, the show will welcome a new professional this fall. Say hello to Anna Demidova.

This Russian beauty has captured numerous titles, including International Grand Ball 10 Dance Champion; USA Dance National Standard Champion; and two-time U.S. Youth International Standard Champion. She's also a part-time model.

Meanwhile, executive producer Conrad Green confirmed rumors to Entertainment Tonight that the competition would expand to 16 celebrities this season. It will be the largest cast ever. to say about the upcoming competition.

As for talk that Donny Osmond or Lou Ferrigno have already signed up for Dancing with the Stars, Green simply says:

"I love the fact that people want to be on the show. If people get in the press and say, 'I am on the show,' even if they are not, what can you do? I think our celebrity show is the one that most people want to be on because they realize it isn't degrading or demeaning in any way. You learn a new skill, and it is a wholesome family show."

The new cast will officlally be announced on August 17.

Dancing with the Stars Quotes

We should have started dancing with one arm waaay before.

Cristian de la Fuente [following his injury, trip to the hospital and subsequent stellar performance]

I am not the best dancer, and I have not been the best dancer from the beginning. I am happy we made it this far.

Cristian de la Fuente
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