FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2012 file photo, celebrity chef Paula Deen poses for a portrait in New York. A week after Deen's admission of using racial slurs in the past surfaced in a discrimination lawsuit, pop culture watchers, experts in managing public relations nightmares and civil rights stalwarts who have tried to help other celebrities in her position see a long, bumpy road ahead. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri, File) ORG XMIT: NYET170
Updated: July 22, 2013 9:29AM
As rumors continue to fly about disgraced Southern cook Paula Deen being tapped for “Dancing With the Stars,” TMZ asked Mark Ballas if he or other pro dancers would object. “We don’t have the say. … You get paid to do it, and just do as you’re told,” Ballas said. — B.Z.