More Big "DWTS" News

August 13, 2012

A few weeks ago, we told you about the All Star cast for Season 15 of “Dancing with the Stars.” Well, there’s more news from the Land of the Mirrorball Trophy: The star/pro pairings have been announced!

And the list has raised a few eyebrows. Interestingly, five of the 12 All Star contestants are going to take the floor with their original partners. Does that give them a bit of an edge over their freshly-paired competitors? What do you think?

Here’s the full list:

Kelly Monaco
and Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Emmitt Smith
and Cheryl Burke

Joey Fatone
and Kym Johnson

Kirstie Alley
and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Bristol Palin
and Mark Ballas

Pamela Anderson
and Tristan McManus

Apolo Anton Ohno
and Karina Smirnoff

Gilles Marini
and Peta Murgatroyd

Drew Lachey
and Anna Trebunskaya

Helio Castroneves
and Chelsie Hightower

Melissa Rycroft
and Tony Dovolani

Shawn Johnson
and Derek Hough

(As we mentioned in our last “DWTS” post, the 13th cast member—either Carson Kressley, Sabrina Bryan or Kyle Massey—is being chosen in an online vote, which ends August 24.)

See how this all plays out when “DWTS” premieres on Monday, September 24!