“We’ve seen career resurgences after the show. People go, ‘I remember why I love that person!’ ”
— Tom Bergeron tells Us Weekly why Paula Deen should have appeared on “Dancing with the Stars.” The host of the show thought it was a good idea, but the embattled Southern-fried chef rejected an offer to join the cast next month: “The dance floor is not the appropriate forum for her,” a Deen source told the magazine.
That didn’t stop Kate Gosselin (rebuilding her brand after a nasty, public split from ex-Jon) and Bristol Palin (out of wedlock baby, secret engagement, broken engagement) from trying to rehab their reputations by dancing into the hearts of their fans. It worked; both got a much needed reboot from the show.