Bristol's back. Arguably the most controversial casting of the Dancing with the Stars all-star bunch, Bristol Palin conceded to TV critics that "the press is going to talk about me no matter what, so I might as well have fun," reports USA TODAY's Gary Levin.
Who's her competition this 15th season? Kirstie Alley, Emmitt Smith, Pamela Anderson, Joey Fatone, Kelly Monaco, Melissa Rycroft, Apolo Anton Ohno, Helio Castroneves, Drew Lachey, Shawn Johnson and Gilles Marini.
Dancer No. 13 -- Kyle Massey, Carson Kressley or Sabrina Bryan -- will be chosen by viewers via ABC.com.
Producer Conrad Green says the stars "represent many different seasons" and allow the show to "get back some of the best personalities" from its run. We want the whole season to be a celebration of the people who have taken part."
Dance partners will be announced Aug. 13. The season premieres Sept. 24 on ABC.