The rumors were partly true: Lance Bass will be among the celeb hoofers on the forthcoming seventh season of Dancing With the Stars.
Bass leads the roster of 13 for the latest installment of ABC's hotstepping hit, a group of contestants cobbled together from the worlds of music, acting, reality TV and, in a bit of perfect timing, Olympic-caliber sport.
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Kardashian has already handicapped herself, calling in to Good Morning America today to confirm that she was rushed to a New York emergency room Sunday night after slicing her foot open on a broken mirror in her hotel room. But she will go on with the show.
Meanwhile, for those playing DWTS Trivial Pursuit: Linley is set to be the show's youngest contestant ever at age 18; Leachman is the oldest at 82.
The rest of his hot young thing pro triumvirate, including Houghs Derek and Julianne, will also return, the latter somewhat surprisingly as rumors she would take a sabbatical from the show to focus on her recently launched country singing career had been making the rounds since last spring.
The most notable new addition on the pro side is Corky Ballas, who teams with Leachman. Ballas is the father of Mark and was the live-in dance coach for his son and the Houghs back in London.
The celebs met with their pro partners last week and have already begun a grueling practice schedule in anticipation of their three-night premiere, Sept. 22-24.
As with last season, two couples will be eliminated during the first week of competition. The Jonas Brothers and Jesse McCartney will perform on the first results show Sept. 24.