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Dancing With The Stars pairs announced

The new, all-star season of "Dancing With the Stars" is six weeks away.{} Now, fans have a better idea of what to expect when some of the show's biggest stars return to the ballroom.{}

The returning stars were recently announced.{} The biggest question that has loomed is whether they will have the same partners or new ones.{} Here is how the cast breaks do

  • Reality star Bristol Palin will once again dance her season 11 partner Mark Ballas.
  • Olympic gymnast and past "Dancing" winner Shawn Johnson, who moved with Ballas in season eight, will dance with Derek Hough.
  • For actress Kirstie Alley, all-stars will offer a second chance with her season-12 partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
  • Retired NFL running back Emmitt Smith, who danced with Cheryl Burke in season three, will dance with her again.
  • Actor Gilles Marini danced with Burke in season eight, and now he'll try for the mirror-ball trophy with Peta Murgatroyd.
  • When actor and singer Drew Lachey danced, and won, in season two, he also did so with pro Burke. This time he'll move alongside Anna Trebunskaya.
  • The first time actress Pamela Anderson participated in the competition, back in season 10, she danced with pro Damian Whitewood. This time she'll dance with Tristan MacManus.
  • Olympic speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno won with past pro Julianne Hough in season four, but he'll perform with Karina Smirnoff in all-stars.
  • Indy 500 champ Helio Castroneves took top honors with Hough in season five. He'll try for a repeat with Chelsie Hightower.
  • Actor and 'N Sync member Joey Fatone will dance with his season-four partner Kym Johnson.
  • Actress Kelly Monaco won with pro Alec Mazo is "Dancing's" first season. She'll dance with Val Chmerkokvskiy for all-stars.
  • In season eight, Melissa Rycroft danced with pro Tony Dovolani. She'll do the same for all-stars.

That's not all! Ballroom fans are being asked to vote for their favorite past player to fill a 13th spot on the dance floor.{} That battle is between Carson Kressley, Kyle Massey and Sabrina Bryan.{} Votes will be collected online until August 24th.

Dancing With the Stars premieres September 24th.

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