Say hello to the new ‘Dancing with the Stars’ cast

The 12 celebs competing on this season’s "Dancing with the Stars" get cha-chaing on Monday, March 19 at 8 p.m. on ABC.

We don’t really remember half of these people either, so here’s a helpful little cheat sheet.

1. Melissa Gilbert: The former “Little House on the Prairie” star (and sister to Sara Gilbert, a host on “The Talk”), returns to ABC after she directed the network’s after school special, “Me and My Hormones.” Yup, that is true. She’ll join tabloid star/pro dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

2. Sherri Shepherd: We’re a little curious about how Shepherd will manage her time between this show, rehearsals and her gig as a co-host on “The View,” but hey, the gal must really love her ABC. She dances with Val Chmerkovskiy (and no, that’s not a coincidental last name: His brother is Maksim).

3. Martina Navratilova:  Navratilova is the only tennis player in the world who has won Grand Slam titles in four different decades. The breast cancer survivor has won 59 Grand Slam titles, nine Wimbledon singles championships and 344 tournaments. She’s paired with Tony Dovolani.
4. Maria Menounos: The actress, author and TV host has a pretty beefy résumé: At 22, she was the youngest person to host “Entertainment Tonight,” and she also conducted the only interview with the Obama family during the presidential campaign. She dances alongside Derek Hough.

5. Gladys Knight: The diva of soul needs no introduction: She’s won eight Grammys during her illustrious career and has recorded more than 38 albums. She was most recently seen in the Tyler Perry film “I Can Do Bad All By Myself.” Knight is paired with Tristan MacManus.

6. Jaleel White: Before there was Zooey Deschanel, the most adorkable person on TV was Steve Urkel. White returns to network television after stints on “Boston Legal,” “House” and the feature film “Dreamgirls.” He’ll be dancing with two-time champ Kym Johnson.

7. Donald Driver: Packers’ fans will know Driver as a Super Bowl champ and the All-Time Leading Receiver for the Wisconsin team. He’s also authored children’s books and founded a charity to help the homeless. He’ll dance alongside pro Peta Murgatroyd.

8. Roshon Fegan: He’s a 20-year-old Disney Channel star who appeared in the “Camp Rock” films and is now on “Shake It Up!” He also writes and produces his own music under his own record label. Impressive! He’s paired with Chelsie Hightower.

9. Gavin Degraw:
Unfortunately, the last we heard of the “I Don’t Wanna Be” singer, he was getting beat up by thugs in New York City’s East Village. He’s back in the news for a better reason now, dancing with last season’s winner, Karina Smirnoff.

10. Jack Wagner: You might remember him from his days on “General Hospital” and “Melrose Place.” Or you might recognize him as Heather Locklear’s fiance (until November 2011, at least). He dances with Anna Trebunskaya.

11. William Levy: Ay, papi! No stranger to TV, the Latin heartthrob can be seen on Univision’s ‘Triunfo del Amor,’ the No. 1 telenovela on TV. He’ll show off his moves alongside two-time champ Cheryl Burke.

12. Katherine Jenkins: She’s a Welsh classical singer who is apparently really famous overseas. She’ll dance with two-time champ Mark Ballas.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Brooklyn man charged in roommate's stabbing death

A Brooklyn man accused of violently stabbing his roommate to death on Monday is in police custody and faces murder charges.

International

Dinosaurs could have survived asteroid strike

It turns out there is a good and a bad time for the planet to be hit by a meteor, and dinosaurs were just unlucky.…

National

OkCupid admits to Facebook-style experimenting on customers

By Sarah McBrideSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - OkCupid, a top U.S. matchmaking website, intentionally mismatched users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive Corp service said on…

Local

MTA fares still increasing 4 percent in newly…

The agency said the 4 percent increases, previously announced in December, will remain steady even as the MTA deals with increasing labor costs.

Movies

Interview: Brendan Gleeson on the way 'Calvary' depicts…

Brendan Gleeson talks about how his new film "Calvary" began over drinks and how his character here is the opposite of the lead in "The Guard."

Movies

'Get on Up' producer Mick Jagger on the…

Mick Jagger, a producer on the James Brown biopic "Get on Up," talks about the time had to tell the singer some bad news and his favorite JB record.

Television

'Glee' star Lea Michele to appear on 'Sons…

"Glee" star Lea Michele has been confirmed as a guest star in the final season of "Sons of Anarchy."

Television

TV watch list, Monday, July 28: 'The Bachelorette'…

See Andi Dorfman make her big choice on tonight's 'Bachelorette' finale.

MLB

Angelo Cataldi: Ryan Howard deserves better from Phillies

Just last week, Ryan Howard endured the embarrassment of a benching that was inevitable, and yet still shocking.

NFL

Larry Donnell has inside track in Giants tight…

Little-known Larry Donnell of Grambling State currently has the inside track, as the second-year player has received the bulk of the first-team reps.

NFL

Computer to Jets: Start Michael Vick over Geno…

Jets general manager John Idzik says the choice of who starts between second-year quarterback Geno Smith and veteran Michael Vick will be a “Jets decision.”

MLB

Yankees looking to trade for Josh Willingham: Report

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Sunday the Yankees are interested in Twins outfielder Josh Willingham.

Travel

Glasgow: Hey, hey, the gangs aren't here

This European city has done a good job getting rid of its more violent residents and revitalizing with artists.

Education

Babson College tops list of best colleges for…

Money magazine has just released its inaugural list of "The Best Colleges for Your Money" -- and the answers have surprised many. Babson College, which…

Education

NYC teens learn how to develop apps during…

Through a program sponsored by CampInteractive, the high schoolers designed their own community-focused apps.

Tech

The Ministry of Silly Walks app is both…

Monty Python have dug into their back catalogue for cash-ins once more, but with the Ministry of Silly Walks app, they've made something that's fun too.