'Dancing With the Stars' season 12 cast
Season 12 of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" kicks off on March 21, 2011. Here are the stars trying to tango their way to victory. An added bonus? Two of them have Long Island connections.
Huntington's Ralph Macchio, "The Karate Kid" star, appeared opposite Karina Smirnoff on "Dancing with the Stars" Season 12 in 2011.
DANCING WITH THE STARS - Kirstie Alley, pictured with her dance partner, Maksim Chmerkovsky.
DANCING WITH THE STARS - Mike Catherwood, pictured with his dance partner, Lacey Schwimmer.
DANCING WITH THE STARS - Petra Nemcova, pictured with her dance partner, Dmitry Chaplin.
DANCING WITH THE STARS - Chris Jericho, pictured with his dance partner, Cheryl Burke.
DANCING WITH THE STARS - Romeo, pictured with his dance partner, Chelsie Hightower.
DANCING WITH THE STARS - Hines Ward, pictured with his dance partner, Kym Johnson.
Rapper - and son of Master P - was set to appear season 2, but Dad did instead, creating a sublime spectacle of dancing awfulness. Romeo should do better.
"Loveline" radio show co-host. Unknown feet.
Huntington's own and the original Karate Kid. Has the charm, the looks, and should have dance floor durability.
Kane's a Disney Channel star ("Jonas LA," voice in "Fish Hooks"). Bright personality could score well.
Rebecca Howe from "Cheers," but in recent years a plus-size star who's fought the pounds. Should be popular; long shot to win.
Model whose fiance was killed in 2004's Indian Ocean tsunami. Not much name recognition, but that could change; she is engaged again.
Talk show star, who may know how to dance or may not; but plenty of name recognition. That should help through the early rounds.
SUGAR RAY LEONARD
Welterweight champ for years; should end up in top three, if not win.