Skip to comments.Paula Deen Turned Down Dancing With the Stars Offer
Posted on 08/07/2013 10:17:54 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Paula Deen is passing on the paso doble. In the Aug. 19 issue of Us Weekly (on stands Friday), a Dancing With the Stars source says the former Food Network star, 66, turned down an offer to compete on the ABC smash.
"The dance floor is not the appropriate forum for her," explains a Deen source. (The Paula's Best Dishes host was dropped by the Food Network in June after she admitted to once using the N-word during a videotaped deposition. The Southern star has also lost multiple endorsement deals.)
Professional dancer Cheryl Burke has also expressed interest in casting Deen, saying in June, "Right now, lots of controversial things are happening around her and her situation, and I think coming on something light and fun would be good for her."
Season 17 of Dancing With the Stars returns Monday, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. Unlike previous seasons, there will be no results show on Tuesday nights. The new cast will be announced Sept. 4 on Good Morning America.
DWTS.....where careers go to die................
She could have been paired with Riley Cooper...............They might get along swell............
Robert Guillaume is 85, and I believe he’s had a stroke.
Should make for some interesting tango dips.
It sure didn’t hurt Kelli Pickler’s career. In fact, it enhanced it.
First, DWTS is just more TV crap broadcast in place of actual programming with a story and characters we can get involved with.
Second, I agree with Ms. Deen. Appearing on a dreck TV show will only cement the perception that she is grasping for anything that will improve her reputation.
Good for her!
I have seen this show exactly ONCE.
My dryer was broken and I had to go to the laudromat, where this was what they had on. Was the night Hines Ward won his title.
DWTS is not about accomplishment. It’s all about viewer voting to add to the judges score. It should be judge only.
Yeah, now she’s playing casinos in Mississippi............
(Rimshot! Thank you I'll be here all night!)
“It sure didnt hurt Kelli Picklers career. In fact, it enhanced it.”
It got her a gig at the Stephenson County Fair.
BTW, Too bad Walmart dropped her products. I loved Deen's butter cake, which was the only reason I go to Walmart.
A tv show for people with no Y chromosomes or Y chromosomes that are on strike.
And, with all the seasons this dreck has been on, you haven't missed a thing!
It should go the way of ethics and morals in politicians!!
These shows aren’t the problem. The real problem would be the people who watch them. The only real competition left in this country is the constant struggle to reduce the least common denominator to a number less than zero.
Dancing with the Stars - a show most people don’t watch (including myself)
It has done more than that for her career. Some on here are the most negative people I’ve ever read. She also has a new single out which is doing quite well.
Whatever pays the bills.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.