She's been embroiled in scandal, but Southern-cooking star Paula Deen says she's not ready to hit the dance floor.
In the new issue of US Weekly , a Deen source says the star passed up an offer to star in the next season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."
The 66-year-old former Food Network star was dropped by the network and several other companies after admitting to using the N-word during a videotaped deposition.
According to the article, "Dancing with the Stars" co-host Tom Bergeron said he would love for Deen to reconsider the offer. He says he's witnessed careers get back on track after the show.
Season 17 of "Dancing with the Stars" returns Monday, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m. on NewsChannel5. Unlike previous seasons, there will be no results show on Tuesday nights. The new cast will be announced Sept. 4 on "Good Morning America."