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'DWTS' Star Mark Ballas

Producers Could Force Me to Tango With Paula Deen

7/21/2013 12:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

If you're a pro dancer on "Dancing With the Stars" and find yourself partnered with a disgraced celeb like Paula Deen ... that's too damn bad ... producers will FORCE you to rumba no matter how much you hate them.

Mark Ballas laid it all out for us on the streets of Hollywood Saturday. Our photog asked him, IF Paula was chosen for the show ... would he take issue cha-cha-cha-ing with her, in light of her n-word scandal?

Mark tells us ... he has NO SAY in the matter whatsoever. Meaning, even if you loathe your celeb ... or find their use of racial slurs questionable ... you better suck it up. Mark explains why.

Which reminds us ...


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The woman said the N word back in 1985, Oh my........

461 days ago


WHY does TMZ keep saying that she's been disgraced for using the N word.... that is NOT why she's been disgraced. She's been dropped by everyone around her because of the way she's treated her employees and is being used for it by those employees. Information came to light about how she refers to her black and jewish employees as her slaves, pays them less than the white ones and basically degrades them. she was also aware of her brother sexually harassing the female employees and watching porn in front of them. SOOOOO, how about people stop saying it was because of one thing that happened a long tie ago and start getting their news from a place other than TMZ?

461 days ago


Don't know if it's going to ever happen , but ABC better be prepared So , does this mean all sponsors of the show drop out ?

461 days ago


Ugh ptooey - no one wants to see Paula Deen on DWTS - I won't watch that's for sure! I'll boycott

461 days ago


The thing is , Paula Deen is still a hot Potato , and if the Family Channel decide to Pick her up , they better be ready to hold her and Defend her ..Don't drop her , when the heat comes and sponsors begin to reconsider - Good luck , ABC ..

461 days ago


What makes you think that she would lower herself by dancing with THAT nimrod anyway?

461 days ago


We all know Jesse Jackson is racist against Jews once calling New York City "Hymietown". So is this another chance for him to go after Jews by calling for a boycott of Florida and will he refer to Florida as the Humie State?

Will Jesse Jackson appear on DWTS?

461 days ago


What did I just watch? Dance monkey?? WTF

461 days ago


You mean Paula might be forced to dance with you, don't you? Careful what you say, kid, because the huge majority of the public believes Paula has been savaged for nothing. She said a word THIRTY years ago. Who has pockets deep enough to find that old tape and then make sure it's everywhere on TV. Think about it.

461 days ago


This is the only way that Ballas gets next to a woman. If it weren't for DWTS, He would be in his parent's basement watching Kevin Smith movies.

461 days ago


These companies who assisted in the unfair persecution of Paula Dean must be made to regret that decision.

461 days ago

Lynn M    

I just finished reading the entire 149 page deposition. What seems to be clear is that Paula Deen is being railroaded by specualtion and hearsay. I allege the only reason she was brought into this is because PDE has the deep pockets. Uncle Bubbas was allegedly approx $300,000 in debt to PDE and was run by Bubba. Lots of hearsay going on.

461 days ago


I'm hoping Paula Deen will not appear on DWTS not because she said the N Word. Because watching her dance and laugh at herself is a waste of time for the professional dancers. If she does go on the show I hope she does not get Mark or Derek because these are my two favorites and I hate if they get voted off because of Paula.

461 days ago


He wouldn't get her anyway - he always gets hot young things. The show wouldn't book Paula Deen because she's too controversial now - in a ratings killer way.

461 days ago


I'd dance with her. This BS like Trayvon has gone to far. The Obama PC BS is dead!

460 days ago
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