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Jewel & Hubby to Face Off on DWTS

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Feb. 9 2009, Published 7:27 a.m. ET

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From Mario Lopez and Karina Smirnoff to Derek Hough and Shannon Elizabeth, Dancing With the Stars has always been a place for single stars to strike up a romance with their professional dance partners. But the newly announced cast of the hit ABC show will test the limits of three —yes, 3 — already established couples.

First, country superstar Jewel and her rodeo champ husband Ty Murray will face off in the competition. Then, show pro Karina will try to out-mentor her own fiancé, Maksim Chmerkovskiy. The one current couple who won't be trying to one-up their better half is made up of pro dancer Julianne Hough and her boyfriend and dance partner, country singer Chuck Wicks.

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As reported exclusively by OK! last week, former Jackass Steve-O made the cut for the show. Joining the prankster are a varied list of celebrities:

Belinda Carlisle, pop star

David Alan Grier, actor and comedian

Shawn Johnson, Olympic gold-medal gymnast

Lil' Kim, rapper

Gilles Marini, actor and model

Nancy O'Dell, co-host of Access Hollywood

Denise Richards, actress

Lawrence Taylor, NFL Hall of Famer

Steve Wozniak, co-founder Apple Computers

Find out how this new cast of stars does when they take the dance floor for the first time on March 9.

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