'Dancing With The Stars' Casting Scoop: Producers Want Paula Deen

Tue, January 17, 2012 7:00pm EST by 32 Comments
Paula Dean Dancing With The Stars

Oh my goodness! HollywoodLife.com has learned exclusively ‘Dancing with the Stars’ producers are cookin’ up a great time for season 14.

She may have Type 2 diabetes, but Food Network’s Paula Deen just might be in luck — she could dance away her excess pounds next season on Dancing with the Stars.

An insider at the hit ABC show tells HollywoodLife.com producers are seriously considering the 64-year-old cook and host for season 14.

“‘DWTS’ suits love good stories,” our source says. “It’s good timing. Paula just confirmed she has diabetes and this could help her a lot.”

As far as Paula’s age, the higher ups aren’t concerned. “Producers love Paula’s likability and think it would guarantee she’d be around for a couple weeks, regardless,” the insider explains.

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Reporting by Russ Weakland

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