Bass, Braxton Join Dancing With the Stars

Athletes, reality faves round out competitors for ABC's next season
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 25, 2008 4:23 PM CDT
Singer and six-time Grammy winner Toni Braxton poses for photos at the Flamingo hotel-casino in Las Vegas.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) Dancing With the Stars' seventh season will be a record-breaker, ABC News reports. Thirteen celebrities will vie for victory, including the show’s youngest- and oldest-ever contestants. A few more familiar faces to expect:

  1. Lance Bass: The former 'N Sync heartthrob and wannabe astronaut’s dancing experience should give him an edge over the competition.
  2. Toni Braxton: This Grammy-Award winning legend boasts the second-biggest song in history from a female artist, “Un-Break My Heart.”
  3. Susan Lucci: The soap star is finally making the move to prime time—but will her moves make the grade?

  1. Misty May-Treanor: Fresh from a gold-medal win in Beijing, this beach volleyball star had better hope she’s as good on the dance floor as she is in the sand.
  2. Kim Kardashian: The reality TV star hopes a recent foot injury won’t hurt her chances on DWTS.
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