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Dancing with the Stars 2009 lineup

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Models & athletes... and Tom DeLay?

Dancing with the Stars has its fall cast and from models Kathy Ireland and Joanna Krupa, producers have two international runway veterans Dancing.

Models & athletes... and Tom DeLay?The oddest casting of the Dancing with the Stars fall cast is the inclusion of disgraced former Speaker of the House, Tom DeLay.

Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron announced his hit show's cast this morning on Good Morning America.

Actor Mark Dacascos, who is also a martial artist and Iron Chef America's "chairman" is one of the lesser known names joining ultimate fighting athlete Chuck Liddell, snowboarder Louie Vito, Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin and former Dallas Cowboy Michael Irvin in the athletes-to-dancers moniker.

Always doing things together, Donny Osmond is joining his sister Marie as the Osmonds continue to be well represented on the Dancing with the Stars ballroom. After announcing she was moving back east to raise her family, looks like Melissa Joan Hart will have to wait a few months if she makes it to the finals.

Singers Mya, Macy Gray and Ozzy's little girl, Kelly Osbourne join singing sensation Aaron Carter in the musical contestant category – and we suppose you could also include Michael Jackson's sister La Toya Jackson in this group.

Actress Debi Mazar from Entourage will also be hoofing it as well as a man known more for who he's related to fills out the cast in Ashley Hamilton. His father is actor George and he was once linked to Shannen Doherty.

Models & athletes... and Tom DeLay?

Dancing with the Stars premieres on ABC September 21 at 8:00 pm.

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