ABC’s Dancing with the Stars filled its fifth-season dance card Wednesday morning with a record 12 contestants, a diverse lineup that includes a Spice Girl, an Emmy award-winning actress, a Las Vegas icon, a Cheetah Girl, an Indy 500 champion, an Abercrombie & Fitch model and a billionaire NBA owner.
The lineup for the new season, which begins Sept. 24:
Melanie “Mel B” Brown, 32, Spice Girls (“Scary Spice”) singer (pro partner: Maksim Chmerkovskiy);
Sabrina Bryan, 22, actress/singer (The Cheetah Girls) (pro partner: Mark Ballas);
Helio Castroneves, 32, racecar driver (pro partner: Julianne Hough);
Mark Cuban, 48, businessman (owner of NBA’s Dallas Mavericks) (pro partner: Kym Johnson);
Jennie Garth, 35, actress (Beverly Hills, 90210) (pro partner: Derek Hough, older brother of Julianne Hough);
Josie Maran, 29, supermodel (pro partner Alec Mazo);
Cameron Mathison, 38, actor (All My Children) (pro partner: Edyta Sliwinska;
Floyd Mayweather, Jr., 30, boxer (pro partner: Karina Smirnoff);
Wayne Newton, 65, singer (pro partner: Cheryl Burke);
Marie Osmond, 47, singer/doll designer (pro partner: Jonathan Roberts);
Albert Reed, 22, supermodel (pro partner: Anna Trebunskaya; and..
Jane Seymour, 56, actress (pro partner: Tony Dovolani).
Early favorite: Scary Spice.
Watch out for: Albert Reed, who was a surfing champion before becoming a model.