(LOS ANGELES) — Paula Deen may be waltzing her way out of scandal. The embattled celebrity chef has been asked to join the cast of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars this fall, according to a report by VH1.
In 2010, Deen revealed that she had been approached to do the show but declined, saying, “Fat girls don’t look good sweating.”
If Dancing with the Stars doesn’t pan out, the disgraced chef and mom has also been approached by a porn site with a six-figure offer to be the company’s pitchwoman. TMZ reports that a website called PureMature.com wrote Deen a letter explaining to her that she’s a hot mom over 65 years old, and she would be a perfect fit for the porn site.
According to TMZ, the letter reads, “Full figured of thin, arthritic or diabetic — you embody our perfect spokesperson.” PureMature added that no nudity will be required for her role.
Deen, who has watched her empire crumble after she admitted to using a racial slur multiple times in her past, took some time out to celebrate her son’s 46th birthday on Saturday.
Deen tweeted on Friday, “Looking forward to some quality family time in honor of @jamie_deen’s birthday. Have a blessed birthday, son!” The tweet includes a link to Jamie’s Coconut Cake recipe.
Deen recently lost promotional and merchandising deals with companies such as Walmart, JCPenney, Target, Kmart, Sears, Ballantine Books, Caesars Entertainment and Smithfield Foods. In addition, the Food Network dumped her after a business relationship that lasted more than a decade.
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