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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — This evening, ABC confirmed the list of contestants for the 13th season of “Dancing with the Stars.” The list leaked earlier today on Twitter proved to be accurate. Both lists included actor , 28, from “All My Children.” Martinez is a veteran of the Iraq war and a highly sought-after motivational speaker for the causes that effect his fellow veterans. He joined the 41-year old ABC soap as Brot Monroe in November of 2008. Martinez follows in the foot steps of former “DWTS” winner (Sam, “General Hospital”) and his “AMC” co-stars and former “DWTS” contestants (Ryan) Susan Lucci (Erica) and (ex-Aidan).

Joining Martinez will be a slew of figures from the entertainment (actors, reality stars, commentators, and musicians) and sports world including:

  • , 32: Canalis is a stunning Italian actress. To the world at large Canalis is best known as the former long-term flame of mega-star .
  • , 24: Cavalleri is an aspiring actress and a successful reality television star. She starred on MTV’s reality hits “” and “.”
  • Nancy Grace, 51: Grace is a former prosecutor and an outspoken television host, journalist and legal correspondent.
  • , 42: Lake is best known for her daytime talk show “Ricki Lake.” The gab fest aired for ten seasons on syndication from 1993 thru 2004. Lake is also a successful actress.
  • Chynna Phillips, 43: Phillips is best known for being one third of the successful 1980s musical trio Wilson Phillips. Phillips is married to William Baldwin.
  • Hope Solo, 31: Is an America soccer goalkeeper. She is the starting goalkeeper for the United States Women’s National Soccer Team.
  • David Arquette, 39: Arquette is an actor, writer, director and screenwriter. He most notably starred in the “Scream” series of films. Arquette was married to Courtney Cox (“” and “Cougar Town”). He’s recently been in the news due to substance abuse problems.
  • Ron Artest, 31: The Queens, New York native won his first NBA Championship in 2010 with the . Artest was drafted to the NBA in 1999 by the Chicago Bulls. The talented athlete has been a controversial personality on-and-off the court.
  • , 42: Chaz is the son of legendary pop icon and partner . Chaz was born a female named Chastity.
  • Rob Kardashian, 24: Kardashian is a reality television star. He stars on E!’s “Keeping Up with the Kardashian’s” and “Khloe and Lamar.”
  • Carson Kressley, 41: Kressley is a fashion guru and commentator. He’s hosted such fashion oriented shows as “,” “How to Look Good Naked” and “Carson Nation.”

The professional dancers scheduled to partner with these performers include , Kym Johnson, Karina Smirnoff, Lacey Schwimmer, Anna Trebunskaya, , , Mark Ballas, , and Tristan MacManus.

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  • http://bleacherreport.com/users/535519-nick-p nick price

    J.R. Martinez is my American Hero

  • http://bleacherreport.com/users/535519-nick-p nick price

    J.R. Martinez is my American Hero

  • http://twitter.com/JHusky3 Janice Jezak

    Aiden Turner hasn’t been a dancer on dancing with the stars? He wanted to be but as far as I remember never was. And now I don’t care. Won’t be watching DWTS or anything else on ABC. Sorry Castle the only show with the exception of the soaps that I will truely miss on ABC.

  • My2Cents

    Chaz Bono? Nance DeGrace?
    Ohhh this should be entertaining to watch!

  • My2Cents

    Ryan O’Neil?? When did he join the group?

  • My2Cents

    Ryan O’Neil?? When did he join the group?