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The new cast of "Dancing With the Stars," from left in front row: Brandy, Jennifer Grey, Margaret Cho, Audrina Patridge, Florence Henderson and Bristol Palin. From left in back row: David Hasselhoff, Kurt Warner, Kyle Massey, Rick Fox and hosts Brooke Burke and Tom Bergeron.
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updated 8/30/2010 10:01:31 PM ET 2010-08-31T02:01:31

After weeks of rumors, “Dancing with the Stars” officially unveiled their Season 11 cast during Monday night’s “Bachelor Pad.”

Show co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke confirmed that former “Baywatch” star David Hasselhoff, crooner Michael Bolton, reality TV party boy Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino, R&B star Brandy, former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner, Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol, ex-“The Hills” beauty Audrina Patridge, “Dirty Dancing” doll Jennifer Grey, former Laker Rick Fox and “Brady Bunch” mom Florence Henderson will all take to the ballroom in hopes of winning the show’s famed mirrorball trophy.

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Also announced as part of the cast were funny lady and “Drop Dead Diva” star Margaret Cho and former “That’s So Raven” actor Kyle Massey.

Both Michaels weren’t present for the announcement, but the rest of the cast appeared as Bergeron and Burke announced the news.

Palin revealed that her mother, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, is already rooting for her little girl.

“She’s excited for me,” Palin told Brooke. “She knows that this is going to be hard work, but she’s excited.”

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When asked if Sarah Palin would be making an appearance in the ballroom to check out Bristol’s moves, the young mom said, “hopefully.”

As for the Hoff, he revealed that it was his daughters — Taylor Ann and Hayley — who pushed him into the “DWTS” fold.

“My two daughters love this show and they convinced me — ‘Dad you gotta go for it.’ And life’s about a journey it should be a lot of fun,” he said.

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Grey, who starred with Patrick Swayze (a longtime “DWTS” supporter before his death in 2009) in “Dirty Dancing” in 1987, cautioned viewers that she doesn’t have an advantage going into the competition.

“I’m 50. It’s been a lot of years since then,” Grey smiled.

No details were announced over which professional dancers would be returning and who they would be paired with.

Season 11 of “Dancing with the Stars” premieres on Monday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. Results shows will air on Tuesdays at 9 p.m.

 

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  1. Michael Bolton

    He can sing, but can he dance? Michael Bolton has sold more than 53 million records, released 18 studio albums, won multiple Grammys for Best Male Vocalist and countless other honors, all while selling out arenas worldwide. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Brandy

    Brandy is a platinum-selling R&B and pop singer, actress, songwriter and record/television producer. In 1994, at the age of 15, Brandy released her eponymous debut album, selling over 6 million copies. She is currently filming Season 2 of the VH1 reality show "Brandy and Ray J: a Family Business." (Jemal Countess / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Margaret Cho

    Comedian Margaret Cho first performed stand-up in her native San Francisco at the age of 16. Her best-selling tours include the off-Broadway hit/concert film "I’m the One That I Want," "Notorious C.H.O.," "Revolution" and "Beautiful." She is also a regular cast member of the Lifetime series "Drop Dead Diva." (Bryan Bedder / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Rick Fox

    A three-time NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, actor and producer Rick Fox has appeared in a number of film and television projects, sharing the screen with actors ranging from Whoopi Goldberg to Henry Winkler, Angela Bassett and Shia LeBeouf. (Bryan Bedder / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Jennifer Grey

    Nobody puts Jennifer Grey in a corner! Grey starred as Frances "Baby" Houseman in the iconic 1987 box office hit "Dirty Dancing" with the late Patrick Swayze. Some of her other films include "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "Red Dawn" and "The Cotton Club." (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. David Hasselhoff

    Listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as "The Most Watched TV Star in the World," David Hasselhoff has gained international fame in music, television and film. Hasselhoff got his start in entertainment on the soap opera "The Young and the Restless" and was pursued to play the lead role of the 1980's cult favorite, "Knight Rider." His famed skyrocketed thanks to 11 years in a swimsuit on "Baywatch." Don’t hassel the Hoff! (Angela Weiss / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Florence Henderson

    Florence Henderson will always be best known in syndication worldwide as "America's Favorite Mom" and matriarch Carol Brady on the classic TV series "The Brady Bunch," which aired for five seasons (1969-1974). Henderson has been a celebrity spokeswoman for Oldsmobile, Tang, Polident, Rain Soft, Pepsi Light and Wesson Oil and maintains a busy schedule as a sought after motivational speaker. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Kyle Massey

    Kyle Massey stars as Cory Baxter in the Disney Channel sitcom, "Cory in the House." He originated the role of Cory in Disney's "That’s So Raven," the first show in Disney's history to produce over 100 episodes. (John M. Heller / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Bristol Palin

    Bristol Palin, former first daughter of Alaska, first entered the national spotlight when her mother, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, was selected to be John McCain’s runningmate in the 2008 Presidential election. After giving birth to her son, Tripp, and becoming a single teen mother in 2008, she became a spokesperson for the prevention of teen pregnancy and for other teen issues. Palin recently guest starred as herself on an episode of ABC Family’s "The Secret Life of the American Teenager." (Astrid Stawiarz / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Audrina Patridge

    Audrina Patridge starred in six seasons of the MTV reality series "The Hills." The aspiring actress made her debut on the big screen last fall in the thriller "Sorority Row." Other film credits include "Into the Blue 2" and "Honey 2." Last summer, Patridge made headlines steaming up TV screens in a commercial for Carl’s Jr. (Michael Buckner / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino

    Born in Staten Island, N.Y., and raised in Manalapan, N.J., Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is most known for starring on the reality hit "The Jersey Shore," now in its second season on MTV. He was nominated this year at the Teen Choice Awards for Choice TV: Male Reality Star. Upcoming projects include a book, "Here’s the Situation." (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Kurt Warner

    Kurt Warner is the first quarterback to participate on "Dancing with the Stars." In 1999, led the St. Louis Rams to a victory in Super Bowl XXXIV. He eventually moved on from the Rams to the Giants and finally to the Arizona Cardinals in 2005. In 2007 he led the Cardinals to their first ever Super Bowl and was voted to his fourth Pro Bowl. (Jeff Gross / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Let’s go ‘Dancing’

    The new cast of "Dancing With the Stars," unveiled Monday, Aug. 30, from left in front row: Brandy, Jennifer Grey, Margaret Cho, Audrina Patridge, Florence Henderson and Bristol Palin. From left in back row: David Hasselhoff, Kurt Warner, Kyle Massey, Rick Fox and hosts Brooke Burke and Tom Bergeron. Missing from the photo is Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino. (ABC) Back to slideshow navigation
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