For fervent fans, "Dancing with the Stars" Season 8 is poised to begin with an incredibly motley crew. There will be Lil' Kim, Steve-O, Belinda Carlisle, former NFL player Lawrence Taylor, Denise Richards, and Nancy O'Dell from "Access Hollywood." Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Karina Smirnoff and Julianne Hough will also return to the show.
There are also a number of casting firsts for "Dancing with the Stars" Season 8. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has signed on, as has Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson, who at 17 will be the youngest contestant ever. And singer Jewel and her rodeo star husband Ty Murray will be the first-ever real-life couple to compete against each other.
Click through the slideshow above to check out competitors from "Dancing with the Stars" Season 8.