Always an interesting little sidenote in the lead-up to a new "Dancing with the Stars" season: Who will dance with whom? It can make a difference in the standings, but not always . . . (Bottom line, Kirstie gets Maks. That should help her a lot.) The list . . .
KIRSTIE ALLEY, television and movie star, joins MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY, who is back for his tenth season.
“PSYCHO” MIKE CATHERWOOD, radio personality, partners up with LACEY SCHWIMMER, who is back for her fourth season.
CHRIS JERICHO, WWE star, teams up with two-time champ CHERYL BURKE, who is back for her eleventh season.
CHELSEA KANE, Disney star, teams up with two-time champ MARK BALLAS, who returns for his eighth season.
SUGAR RAY LEONARD, boxing legend, joins ANNA TREBUNSKAYA, who returns for her seventh season.
RALPH MACCHIO, movie star, teams up with KARINA SMIRNOFF, who returns for her eighth season.
PETRA NEMCOVA, supermodel, partners with DMITRY CHAPLIN, who returns for a third season.
ROMEO, rapper and actor, teams up with CHELSIE HIGHTOWER, who returns for her fifth season.
HINES WARD, Super Bowl MVP, teams up with Season 9 champion KYM JOHNSON, who returns for her ninth season.
KENDRA WILKINSON, reality star, partners with LOUIS VAN AMSTEL, who returns for his eighth season.
WENDY WILLIAMS, talk show host, joins TONY DOVOLANI, who is back for his eleventh season.