08/31/2011 09:29 am ET | Updated Oct 31, 2011

'Dancing With The Stars' Season 13 Pairs Revealed

Having announced the celebrity contestants for the next season of "Dancing With The Stars" on Monday night, ABC gave fans a day of debate and speculation before revealing their professional partners on Wednesday morning.

Perhaps most discussed was who Chaz Bono, the show's first transgender contestant, would dance with; the answer, it turns out, is Lacey Schwimmer.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy, the always bemused partner of surprise contender Kirstie Alley last season, will team with American soccer star Hope Solo, while model and George Clooney ex Elisabetta Canalis is paired with his Maxim's brother Val.

The season's inspirational story, soap opera and badly burned Iraq vet J.R. Martinez lucked out, as he's partnered up with fan favorite Karina Smirnoff.

David Arquette and reigning champ Kym Johnson are teaming up for what should be one of the more fun couples.

Tristan MacManus will work to avoid the wrath of Nancy Grace, the bombastic Headline News host.

Ron Artest, famously reformed Los Angeles Lakers player is teamed with Peta Murgatroyd.

Rob Kardashian, brother-in-law of Artest's teammate Lamar Odom, lucked out with Cheryl Burke.

Chynna Phillips and Tony Dovolani will kick it.

Ricki Lake, back with a vengeance, is paired with Derek Hough.

Kristin Cavallari also has a top partner in Mark Ballas.

Carson Kressley, finally, will make a great showing with Anna Trebunskaya.