Per DWTS Gossip, our Season 13 line up:
Men: Ryan O'Neal, Junior Martinez, Chaz Bono, Ron Artest, David Arquette, Rob Kardashian
Woman: Nancy Grace, Kristin Cavalleri, Ricki Lake, Chyna Phillips, Hope Solo, Elizabeth Canalis
I'll be thrilled if there's no Christina Milan. I guess they want to make Derek's victory less obvious than giving him the ringer. So I'm thinking he might get Elizabeth, if she's not too tall for him. They can milk her relationship with George Clooney, have her as an underdog ala Brooke Burke and Joanna Krupa that Derek got far (and won) with (both were overrated imo, though I would have probably felt the same if they weren't with Derek). So we'll see if this is right. It so far is pretty much all the rumors up until this point. Only surprises are Ricki Lake and Junior Martinez. I hope the new pros are given a good shot, and I really hope Lacey gets Rob, he bombs miserably, and both are ejected early.
The official pairings will be announced on GMA Wednesday (I don't know why they always want to milk that-one season they didn't even announce all of them on the show!) The British version has for the past two years announced the cast and had their partners meet them during the live reveal for the first time. Might make first reactions interesting I could get behind this cast, if there's no funny tinkering behind the scenes with an obvious push by the producers to get the outcome they want, and if the judges play fair to everyone. Some are speculating Cheryl has Rob, since she's friends with Kim and was at her wedding. Karina also expressed interest in partnering Rob. I think Karina's the next tallest female pro, behind Kym, so if Kym really has David Arquette, I'm thinking Karina has Ron Artest. She's barely had any athletes. I'm thinking Anna with Ryan O'Neal, Lacey with Chaz Bono (or possibly Cheryl), Kym with David (spoiled by TMZ), Karina with Ron, either Karina or Cheryl with Rob (possibly Karina), and by process of elimination, Junior Martinez with Peta.
For the girls, Maks is rumored to have Hope, Tony Chyna, and Tristan Nancy. Ricki Lake and Kristin are both short, so I'm thinking Derek and Mark for them, and Elizabeth for Val. Last season, Mike Catherwood wasn't anywhere on the radar, and the season before, Kyle wasn't. So we'll see if this is accurate or not tomorrow. Only Junior and Ricki are surprises. But I love Ricki. If she gets Derek, I may have to root for him. I looked up Elizabeth's height, and I guess she could partner Derek or Mark. I thought she'd be too tall for them. I hope she gets Val, but I also want him to last.