Will Dancing With the Stars Sweep Paula Deen Off Her Feet?

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It might look something like this (apologies to Kirstie Alley).
It might look something like this (apologies to Kirstie Alley). Photo: Adam Taylor/ABC (DWTS); Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images (Deen)

If the people in charge of keeping America entertained have their way, embattled celebrity chef Paula Deen will be next in the great big conga line of vaguely controversial Dancing With the Stars cast-people that began with Kate Gosselin and continued with Bristol Palin, the International Business Times reports. Or maybe not.

It might look something like this (apologies to Kirstie Alley).
It might look something like this (apologies to Kirstie Alley). Photo: Adam Taylor/ABC (DWTS); Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images (Deen)

"The producers would love to have Paula join the cast of next season," says the VH1 host/gossip columnist Naughty But Nice Rob (apparently this is not his real name), though ABC reps won’t comment on the rumor or even say when DWTS is coming back to the airwaves.

In the meantime, Paula Deen has turned the show down in the past, saying, "I’ve got catfish arms," and in other, more or less equally depressing news, Donald Trump says there’s always a spot for the chef on Celebrity Apprentice. We weren’t aware, but apparently it’s the NBC show that’s bar none the best way for a controversy-stricken celebrity to take baby steps on the road to multi-million-dollar empire recovery. Or at least that’s how Trump puts it:

Celebrity Apprentice has proven to be a great format for reinventing and re-establishing careers … i.e.: Brett Michaels, Arsenio Hall, Trace Atkins, Joan Rivers and many others. Paula Deen’s reputation has taken a big hit, and what better way to make a comeback than by raising money for charity?”

"The producers would love to have Paula join the cast of next season," says the VH1 host/gossip columnist Naughty But Nice Rob (apparently this is not his real name), though ABC reps won’t comment on the rumor or even say when DWTS is coming back to the airwaves.

In the meantime, Paula Deen has turned the show down in the past, saying, "I’ve got catfish arms," and in other, more or less equally depressing news, Donald Trump says there’s always a spot for the chef on Celebrity Apprentice. We weren’t aware, but apparently it’s the NBC show that’s bar none the best way for a controversy-stricken celebrity to take baby steps on the road to multi-million-dollar empire recovery. Or at least that’s how Trump puts it: