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2011 'Dancing With the Stars' cast: Kirstie Alley, Wendy Williams, Sugar Ray Leonard and more

March 1, 2011 | 12:19 pm

New Dancing With the Stars Cast for 2011 Season 12

This post has been updated. Please see the note below for details.

The 2011 "Dancing With the Stars" cast has been announced, with hot names for "DWTS" Season 12 including TV host Wendy Williams, Playboy bunny Kendra Wilkinson, boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard and pro wrestler Chris Jericho.

Oh! Don't forget Kirstie Alley -- 'cause we have a thing for her, and because it's always fun to see if someone loses weight while competing in the show.

With Williams, Wilkinson and Leonard/Jericho covering the "controversial," "hottie" and "athlete" categories held last season by Bristol Palin, Audrina Patridge and Rick Fox/Kurt Warner, "DWTS" was left to fill the Season 11 roles of "name from Gen Xers' childhoods" (Ralph Macchio is the new Florence Henderson?) and "someone who came from Disney" ("Jonas" alum Chelsea Kane is the new Kyle Massey).

Show Tracker has more details and the rest of the names, which were announced Monday night during "The Bachelor." Pictures too!

For the record, 7:50 p.m. March 28: This post originally described Chelsea Kane as a "Wizards of Waverly Place" alum. Though she appeared on an episode of "Wizards," she's done significantly more work on "Jonas" and "Fish Hooks." Thanks to commenter @Danny Nicholas for flagging the gaffe.


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Photos: Kirstie Alley, left, Ralph Macchio and Wendy Williams. Credits: Associated Press