"Dancing With the Stars" Announces New Cast

Johnson is the gold medalist for women's balance beam and a silver medalist in the individual all-around. Though she is in the midst of her junior year of high school in Des Moines, Iowa, Johnson has shown she can balance almost anything.

Her athletic background could help her in the dance completion, as it did another gold medalist who took the top ranking when she competed. Could Johnson follow in Kristi Yamaguchi's footsteps?

Dancing With the Stars Women


Lil Kim

Hip-hop's Queen Bee has battled emcees, chauvinism and even the law — but can Brooklyn's diminutive diva break through on the ballroom floor?

The female rap pioneer has wracked up a bevy of successes, including four solo albums. The 33-year-old hip-hopper, whose real name is Kimberly Jones, is known as much for her brash lyrics as she is for her eclectic style.

One of her most memorable fashion moments came at the 1999 MTV Music Video Awards, when only a purple-sequined shell nipple slip covered her bare breast. It became the stuff of legend when icon Diana Ross appeared onstage with Kim and jiggled the little one's assets in front of a live audience.

But it's not just Kim's fashion antics that have kept her in the spotlight. She served as judge on the television show "Pussycat Dolls Presents: Girlicious" and even allowed cameras to follow her as part of a reality show in 2006.

"Lil Kim: Countdown to Lockdown" showed the rapper as she finished her album "The Naked Truth" and prepared to serve a year in jail for conspiracy and perjury. She also has appeared in movies like "She's All That" and "Zoolander."

The artist holds the distinction of being the only female emcee to receive five mics from Source magazine.


Nancy O'Dell

Entertainment watchers know Nancy O'Dell as the host of "Access Hollywood."

The red-carpet regular gives the dish on Tinsletown's top stars, but the South Carolina native does more than just bring viewers the latest news on their favorite celebrities.

O'Dell is also an actress who has appeared on the big and small screens.

Having covered "DWS" in the past, how will O'Dell compare to her former interview subjects when it comes to burning up the dance floor?

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