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Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by Travis Cody in
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The pairings have been announced for All Star Season 15.  Well, I should say that almost all of the pairings have been announced.  There is still the matter of the fan vote for the final celebrity.  We'll find out that result next week.

Until then, here are the All Star couples we know.

Kirstie Alley will dance with Maksim Chmerkovskiy.  She placed 2nd in Season 12 with Maks.  This is his 13s season.  Maks has previously been paired with Tia Carrere (Season 2), Willa Ford (Season 3), Laila Ali (Season 4), Mel B with whom he finished 2nd in Season 5, Misty May-Treanor (Season 7), Denise Richards (Season 9), Erin Andrews (Season 10), Brandy Norwood (Season 11), Kirstie Alley with whom he finished 2nd in Season 12, Hope Solo (Season 13), and Melissa Gilbert (Season 14).

Pamela Anderson will dance with Tristan MacManus.  She placed 6th in Season 10 with Damian Whitewood.  This is Tristan's 3rd season as a partner after earning his stripes as a member of the Dance Troupe.  He has previously been paired with Nancy Grace (Season 13) and Gladys Knight (Season 14).

Helio Castroneves will dance with Chelsie Hightower.  He won Season 5 with Julianne Hough.  This is Chelsie's 7th season.  She has previously been paired with Ty Murray (Season 8), Louie Vito (Season 9), Jake Pavelka (Season 10), Michael Bolton (Season 11), Romeo Miller (Season 12), and Roshon Fegan (Season 14).

Joey Fatone will dance with 2-time champion Kym Johnson.  He finished 2nd in Season 4 with Kym.  This is her 12 season.  Kym has previously been paired with Jerry Springer (Season 3), Joey Fatone with whom she finished 2nd in Season 4, Mark Cuban (Season 5), Penn Jillette (Season 6), Warren Sapp with whom she finished 2nd in Season 7, David Alan Grier (Season 8), Donny Osmond with whom she won Season 9, David Hasselhoff (Season 11), Hines Ward with whom she won Season 12, David Arquette (Season 13), and Jaleel White (Season 14).

Shawn Johnson will dance with 3-time champion Derek Hough.  She won Season 8 with Mark Ballas.  This is Derek's 9th season.  He has previously been paired with Jennie Garth (Season 5), Shannon Elizabeth (Season 6), Brooke Burke with whom he won Season 7, Lil Kim (Season 8), Joanna Krupa (Season 9), Nicole Scherzinger with whom he won Season 10, Jennifer Gray with whom he won Season 11, Ricki Lake (Season 13), and Maria Menounos (Season 14).

Drew Lachey will dance with Anna Trebunskaya.  He won Season 2 with Cheryl Burke.  This will be Anna's 10th season.  She has previously been paired with Jerry Rice with whom she finished 2nd in Season 2, Albert Reed (Season 5), Steve Guttenberg (Season 6), Chuck Liddell (Season 9), Evan Lysacek with whom she finished 2nd in Season 10, Kurt Warner (Season 11) Sugar Ray Leonard (Season 12), Carson Kressley (Season 13), and Jack Wagner (Season 14).

Gilles Marina will dance with defending champion Peta Murgatroyd.  He finished second in Season 8 with Cheryl Burke.  This will be Peta's 3rd Season after earning her stripes as a member of the Dance Troupe and winning the opportunity.  She has previously been paired with Ron Artest (Season 13) and Donald Driver with whom she won Season 14.

Kelly Monaco will dance with Val Chmerkovskiy.  She won Season 1 with Alec Mazo.  This is Val's 3rd season.  He has previously been paired with Elisabetta Canalis (Season 13) and Sherri Shepherd (Season 14).

Apolo Anton Ohno will dance with former champion Karina Smirnoff.  He won Season 4 with Julianne Hough.  This is Karina's 12 season.  She has previously been paired with Mario Lopez with whom she finished 2nd in Season 3, Billy Ray Cyrus (Season 4), Floyd Mayweather (Season 5), Mario (Season 6), Rocco DiSpirito (Season 7), Steve Wozniak (Season 8), Aaron Carter (Season 9), Mike Sorrentino (Season 11), Ralph Macchio (Season 12), JR Martinez with whom she won Season 13, and Gavin DeGraw (Season 14).

Bristol Palin will dance with 2-time champion Mark Ballas.  She placed 3rd in Season 11 with Mark.  This is his 11th season.  He has previously been paired with Sabrina Bryan (Season 5), Kristi Yamaguchi with whom he won Season 6, Kim Kardashian (Season 7), Shawn Johnson with whom he won Season 8, Melissa Joan Hart (Season 9), Shannen Doherty (Season 10), Bristol Palin (Season 11), Chelsea Kane (Season 12), Kristin Cavallari (Season 13), and Katherine Jenkins with whom he finished 2nd in Season 14.

Melissa Rycroft will dance with Tony Dovolani.  She placed 3rd in Season 8 with Tony.  This is his 14th season.  Tony has previously been paired with Stacy Keibler (Season 2), Sara Evans (Season 3), Leeza Gibbons (Season 4), Jane Seymour (Season 5), Marissa Jaret Winokur (Season 6), Susan Lucci (Season 7), Melissa Rycroft (Season 8), Kathy Ireland (Season 9), Kate Gosselin (Season 10), Audrina Partridge (Season 11), Wendy Williams (Season 12), Chynna Phillips (Season 13), and Marina Navratilova (Season 14).

Emmitt Smith will dance with 2-time champion Cheryl Burke.  He won Season 3 with Cheryl.  This is her 14th season.  She has previously been paired with Drew Lachey with whom she won Season 2, Emmitt Smith with whom she won Season 3, Ian Ziering (Season 4), Wayne Newton (Season 5), Cristian de la Fuente (Season 6), Maurice Green (Season 7), Gilles Marini with whom she finished 2nd in Season 8, Tom DeLay (Season 9), Chad Johnson (Season 10), Rick Fox (Season 11), Chris Jericho (Season 12, Rob Kardashian with whom she finished 2nd in Season 13, and William Levy (Season 14).

Pam and I have our favorites already, but there might not be enough votes to go around!

Check back next week and I'll round out the field with the fan's choice for 13 celebrity and partner.  Tune in 24 September for the premier.

3 comments:

  1. Ivanhoe says:

    It's going to be fabulous! My prediction is that Pamela will be first one out. I'll hold out on the winners yet :)

  1. Akelamalu says:

    I've only heard of the first two celebrities.

  1. I don't know most of them, but then I hardly watch any TV and never go to movies. I may actually try to watch this entire season... riding on your enthusiasm, Trav!