Ron Artest, Chaz Bono, Nancy Grace on new 'DWTS'

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FILE - In this May 22, 2011 file photo, NBA player Ron Artest arrives at The 26th Annual Sports Spectacular in Los Angeles, Calif. Artest will be one of eleven celebrities competing on the upcoming season of "Dancing with the Stars."  (AP Photo/Katy Winn, File)
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FILE - In this May 22, 2011 file photo, NBA player Ron Artest arrives at The 26th Annual Sports Spectacular …

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The new cast of "Dancing With the Stars" has been revealed.

ABC says the 13th season of the hit show will feature a mix of actors, athletes and TV personalities. Set to tango and quickstep with professional dance partners will be basketball star Ron Artest; World Cup soccer player Hope Solo; reality stars Robert Kardashian, Kristin Cavallari and Chaz Bono; TV personalities Nancy Grace, Carson Kressley and Ricki Lake; singer-actress Chynna Phillips; actors David Arquette and J.R. Martinez; and Italian actress Elisabetta Canalis, who may be better known in the United States for being George Clooney's ex-girlfriend.

Ryan O'Neal was set to join the cast, but his publicist said the actor had not yet fully recovered from recent knee-replacement surgery.

The new cast members will perform their first dance routines on the season premiere on Sept. 19. The first celebrity contestant will be eliminated on Sept. 20.

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ABC is a unit of The Walt Disney Co.

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