Dancing with the Stars Season 12 – Debuts Tonight on ABC

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“Dancing with the Stars” 12th season opens tonight at 8pm on ABC.

Whether you are watching it for the fashion or the principle, watch the new cast twist and shout on the dance floor. lists the new team pairs and their team pages here:

Team Chelsea & Mark – Chelsea Kane & Mark Ballas
Team Chris & Cheryl – Chris Jericho & Cheryl Burke
Team Hines & Kim – Hines Ward & Kym Johnson
Team Kendra & Louis – Kendra Wilkinson & Louis van Amstel
Team Kirstie & Maks – Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Team Mike & Lacey – Mike Catherwood & Lacey Schwimmer
Team Petra & Dmitry – Petra Nemcova & Dmitry Chaplin
Team Ralph & Karina – Ralph Macchio & Karina Smirnoff
Team Romeo & Chelsie – Romeo & Chelsie Hightower
Team Sugar Ray & Anna – Sugar Ray Leonard & Anna Trebunsakaya
Team Wendy & Tony – Wendy Williams & Tony Dovolani

How many of these new celeb dancers are you familiar with?  If your celeb trivia is faltering, here is a mini introduction and refresher.

First up, Chelsea Kane is a Disney star.  Her first movie role was in 2007, Bratz: The Movie and she has since been in Jonals L.A., Disney Channel Original Movies, Minutemen, Starstruck and she co-stars in the animated Fish Hooks.

Chris Jericho is known in the wrestling world as the first-ever Undisputed Champion in WWF and currently hosts ABC game show, Downfall.

Hines Ward currently plays the wide receiver for NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers.

Kendra Wilkinson is from San Diego and graduated from Clairemont High School and she is originally known for her stint on the E! Reality TV series, The Girls Next Door, where her time as one of Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Playmates was documented. This afternoon Hugh Hefner tweeted that he would be in the studio tonight to cheer her on.

Then Kirstie Alley, of course, is known for her time on Cheers where she played Rebecca Howe and her role in the movie series, Look Who’s Talking.

Mike Catherwood, aka Psycho Mike, can be heard on the KROQ-FM radio show, Kevin and Bean and Petra Nemcova is a Czech-born model and founder of the Happy Hearts Fund, a non-profit org designed to improve children’s lives through educational programs in natural disaster areas.

Ralph Macchio is the well-known Karate Kid and Romeo, formerly known as Lil’ Romeo is an entertainer and basketball player at USC and is is the son of Master P, the founder of Better Black Television.

Sugar Ray Leonard is a retired American boxer who was named “Boxer of the Decade” in the 80’s and Wendy Williams is the self-coined “Queen of All Media” and hosts a talk show called, “The Wendy Williams Show.

Be sure to watch tonight and vote on your favorite celeb and their dancing partner…the first couple elimination is not until March 29th, so enjoy them all this week.

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