"Dancing with the Stars" lineup announced

June 22, 2009 2:12:09 PM PDT
The new "Dancing with the Stars" lineup was announced last night and it looks like it's going to be another exciting season.Heather Mills danced with a prosthetic leg. Now there'll be a handicapped celebrity who won't be able to hear the music on the sixth season of 'Dancing'. [SEE PHOTOS OF THIS SEASON'S DANCERS]

The Oscar-winner and hearing-impaired actress Marlee Matlin is hoping to boost the image for America's 26 million hearing-impaired people.

The 42-year-old says she'll be depending on her partner to keep time to the music. And she claims she's more nervous about dancing in heels than dancing while deaf.

Among the other contestants are:

  • Tennis champ Monica Seles
  • Elvis's ex-wife Priscilla Presley
  • Olympic figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi
  • "American Pie" actress Shannon Elizabeth
  • Broadway star Marissa Jaret Winokur
  • Actor Steve Guttenberg
  • Magician Penn Jillette
  • Latino heart-throb actor Cristian de la Fuenta
  • Radio funnyman Adam Carolla
  • NFL player Jason Taylor
  • R&B singer Mario

The 12 celebrities will take the dance floor on Monday, March 17th right here on ABC13.

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