"Dancing With the Stars" Season 9 Cast Announced

August 16, 2009

ABC’s megahit show “Dancing With the Stars” announced the lineup of dancers for its ninth season. Here’s the list of the 16 B- to D-list celebs who will be learning to jive, salsa and rumba this fall:


  • Tom DeLay:
    Former House Majority Leader known as “The Hammer”
  • Donny Osmond:
    Singer, brother of DWTS Season 5 contestant Marie Osmond, and choreographer of his own freestyle moves in “Weird Al” Yankovic’s “White & Nerdy” video
  • Macy Gray:
    Baby-voiced singer and performer on DWTS Season 4 (who famously commented on Apolo Anton Ohno’s “huge bulge” to reporters)
  • Kelly Osbourne:
    Reality star/”singer”
  • Debi Mazar:
    Actress (Entourage) and friend of Madonna
  • Mya:
    Singer best known for the “Lady Marmalade” cover also featuring DWTS Season 8 contestant Lil’ Kim and appearing in the film Chicago
  • Melissa Joan Hart:
    actress (Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Clarissa Explains it All, Drive Me Crazy) and candy store owner
  • Michael Irvin:
    NFL Hall of Famer and former Dallas Cowboys teammate of DWTS Season 3 winner Emmitt Smith
  • Ashley Hamilton:
    Comedian/actor best known for being the son of DWTS Season 2 contestant George Hamilton and the ex-husband of Shannen Doherty
  • Aaron Carter:
    Singer and brother of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter
  • Kathy Ireland:
    Model/entrepreneur featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for 13 consecutive years
  • Natalie Coughlin:
    U.S. swimmer with 11 Olympic medals, became the first female athlete to win six medals in a single Games at Beijing
  • Louie Vito:
    Pro snowboarder
  • Chuck Liddell:
    UFC Hall of Fame fighter known as The Iceman
  • Mark Dacascos:
    Actor and martial artist best known as the Chairman of Iron Chef America’s Kitchen Stadium
  • Joanna Krupa:
    Swimsuit model most recently partnered with Terrell Owens on ABC’s The Superstars