New Celebrities Dance Onto ABC’s ‘Stars’

ABC’s top-rated Dancing With the Stars, which returns for its eighth edition with a two-hour edition on Monday, March 9 at 8 p.m., will feature the usual array of actors, singers, sports figures and washed-up celebrities competing for the tacky trophy. 

They are (in alphabetical order) former Go-Go’s singer Belinda Carlisle; In Living Color comedian David Alan Grier; Grammy-nominee Jewel; 17-year-old Olympian Shawn Johnson; rapper ‘Lil Kim; Sex and the City Casanova Gilles Marini; rodeo athlete Ty Murray; MTV star Steve-O; Access Hollywood co-star Nancy O’Dell; actress and reality star Denise Richards; NFL great Lawrence Taylor; songwriter and vocalist Chuck Wicks; and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Steve Wozniak.  
 
In a new twist this season, the bottom two couples facing elimination will compete in a “Dance Off” to see who will stay, and who will go, in the early weeks.