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'DWTS:' Who gets Maks and Hough?

Dancer Derek Hough arrives at the Bvlgari private

Dancer Derek Hough arrives at the Bvlgari private event honoring Simon Fuller and Paul Haggis to benefit Save The Children and Artists For Peace and Justice. (Jan. 13, 2011) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Here's the list of celebrity pairings on the 13th season of "Dancing with the Stars." As expected, Maks gets Hope Solo which absolutely makes this duo the one to beat . . . and good luck with that! And who is the lucky dancer to get Derek Hough, back after a season or so off? That would be Ricki Lake, who instantly becomes a cinch to last long and hard in this competition. Lucky Ricki.

And you'll also note some brand new names here, and a few notable absences -- Louis Van Amstel and Edyta Sliwinska, to name two.

The news release: 

David Arquette and Kym Johnson: David Arquette, actor and producer, joins two-time champion Kym Johnson, who returns for her 10th season.

Ron Artest and Peta Murgatroyd: Ron Artest, NBA champion, partners with last season's Troupe member Peta Murgatroyd, who makes her "Dancing with the Stars" debut as a professional partner this season.

Chaz Bono and Lacey Schwimmer: Chaz Bono, author and activist, teams up with Lacey Schwimmer, who is back for her fifth season.

Elisabetta Canalis and Val Chmerkovskiy: Elisabetta Canalis, model and actress, partners up with Val Chmerkovskiy, Maks' brother, who makes his "Dancing with the Stars" debut as a professional partner this season.

Kristen Cavallari and Mark Ballas: Kristen Cavallari, reality-TV starlet, teams up with two-time champ Mark Ballas, who returns for his ninth season.

Nancy Grace and Tristan McManus: Nancy Grace, legal analyst, joins last season's Troupe member Tristan McManus, who makes his "Dancing with the Stars" debut as a professional partner this season.

Robert Kardashian and Cheryl Burke: Robert Kardashian, reality TV star, partners up with two-time champ Cheryl Burke, who is back for her 12th season.

Carson Kressley and Anna Trebunskaya: Carson Kressley, fashion and style guru and television star, partners up with Anna Trebunskaya, who returns for her eighth season.

Ricki Lake and Derek Hough: Ricki Lake, talk show host and actress, joins three-time champ Derek Hough, who returns for his eighth season.

J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff: J.R. Martinez, veteran and "All My Children" actor, teams up with Karina Smirnoff, who returns for her ninth season.

Chynna Phillips and Tony Dovolani: Chynna Phillips, singer, joins Tony Dovolani, who is back for his 12th season

Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: Hope Solo, World Cup star, teams up with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who returns for his 11th season.


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