- Lance Bass, pop star of N'Sync fame, he is the first openly gay celeb on the American DWTS (and no, he will be paired with a female partner, as it should be).
- Cloris Leachman, the 82-year-old Oscar winning dynamo and John Stamos stalker.
- Susan Lucci, Emmy Award winning queen diva of the soaps.
- Ted McGinley, the frequent sitcom star filling the Steve Guttenberg ubiquitous actor/punchline slot.
The next round of Dancing With the Stars begins its three-night "premiere event" September 22 on ABC.