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Guess Who's Coming to Dancing With the Stars?

Paula Deen, according to sources
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 26, 2015 2:18 PM CDT
Guess Who's Coming to Dancing With the Stars ?
In this Saturday, July 25, 2015 photo, celebrity chef Paula Deen cheers for her husband Michael Groover at Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West, Fla.   (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau via AP)

(Newser) – If you thought that Paula Deen's various race-related controversies were enough to get her off your television screen forever, think again. Sources tell both E! and Us that Deen will compete on the next season of Dancing With the Stars, which debuts Sept. 14. She was reportedly offered a spot on the show last year, but turned it down because it wasn't "the appropriate forum for her," a source said at the time. Deen has also said herself that she was approached in 2010, but said no because "fat girls don't look good sweating." Also competing or rumored to be competing this time around: Crocodile Hunter daughter Bindi Irwin, Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, jockey Victor Espinoza, and singer Chaka Khan. (Read more Paula Deen stories.)

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