Occupation: Reality star
Why she should dance: She brings the d-r-a-m-a! (Remember her arrival at Heidi and Spencer’s wedding on The Hills?) And now that her engagement to Jay Cutler has ended abruptly, the reality vixen can make her ex very regretful by flaunting her figure in barely there clothing.
Why he should dance: Love him or hate him, Sheen’s a one-man show. If the actor brings his shenanigans (“tiger blood,” “Adonis DNA,” “fire-breathing fists”) to the ballroom, we’ll all be “winning.”
Why she should dance: Charlotte who? We want to see the Sex and the City star bare her wild side on the dance floor – and maybe she’ll lure famous friends like Sarah Jessica Parker to the ballroom.
Occupation: Model and entrepreneur
Why he should dance: Um, have you seen his Hudson Jeans ads? The handsome son of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who turns 18 the day before the season premiere of Dancing with the Stars, isn’t afraid to show off his buff body and can bring the beefcake just like pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
Why she should dance: She’s no scrub on the dance floor, as anyone who’s seen a TLC video knows. The singer is a fighter, having battled sickle-cell disease and a brain tumor, and she’s already a reality TV vet, thanks to a stint on The Celebrity Apprentice.
Occupation: NFL player
Why he should dance: Every season needs a jock! Athletes like Apolo Anton Ohno, Shawn Johnson and Hines Ward fared well on Dancing with the Stars. Can the Denver Broncos quaterback follow in their fancy footsteps?
Occupation: Model and singer
Why she should dance: The Kim Kardashian look-alike has moves – remember her controversial “Super C-U-T-E” Old Navy commercial? – but can she last longer on the show than Kardashian, who left early on season 8? Odds are good: Molinaro told PEOPLE she’s been dancing since she was 3 years old.
Why he should dance: What better way to celebrate his recovery from a near-fatal Jet Ski accident than to literally dance for joy? Now that he’s bounced back, the Jamaican singer should shake it on the floor – who knows, maybe his pal Justin Bieber will stop by to cheer him on!
Why she should dance: To get revenge on Simon Cowell. Cole didn’t end up a judge on the American version of The X Factor, but the parquet might be just the place to earn the U.K. superstar a spot in the U.S. limelight.
Occupation: Spiritual counselor
Why he should dance: McGreevey could be Dancing‘s next Tom DeLay. The former governor of New Jersey, who now counsels female prison inmates, came out as a gay man seven years ago, setting off a political firestorm in the Garden State.
Occupation: Comedy icon
Why she should dance: Can we talk? Whether or not she can dance is irrelevant. We really just want to see the razor-tongued comedienne take on Dancing‘s judges – especially Bruno Tonioli.
LARRY THE CABLE GUY
Why he should dance: We’ve always wondered if his arms would burst into flames if they were forced into sleeves. We’d love for the comedian formerly known as Daniel Lawrence Whitney to trade his banged-up ball cap for something shiny, go from redneck to red-hot dancer and “git-r-done” in the ballroom.