Chaz Bono was the biggest name of all when ABC announced the new cast for “Dancing with the Stars.”

The child of Cher and Sonny Bono, Chaz, 42, famously underwent a sex change in 2008. Chaz is a female-to-male transsexual, born Chastity Sun Bono. He will compete with one of the female dancers on “DWTS”

Other cast members include talk show host Ricki Lake, 42, Lakers player Ron Artest, 31, former “Laguna Beach” and “Hills” star Kristin Cavallari, 24, singer Chynna Phillips, 42, actor David Arquette, 39, TV personality Carson Kressley, 41, HLN commentator Nancy Grace, 51, “All My Children” star J.R. Martinez, 28, US soccer goalie Hope Solo, Rob Kardashian, and Italian actress recently dumped by George Clooney, Elisabetta Canalis, 32.

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John Guilfoil is the editor-in-chief of Blast: Boston's Online Magazine and the Blast Magazine Network. He can be reached at [email protected]. Tweet @johnguilfoil.

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