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'Dancing With the Stars' Season 21 Cast Gets Official Portraits!

The official cast photos for the upcoming 21st season of Dancing With the Stars have arrived!

The dancing duos include Alexa PenaVega and Mark Ballas, Carlos PenaVega and Witney Carson, Hayes Grier and Emma Slater, and Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough.

Also competing this time around are American soldier Alex Skarlatos and Lindsay Arnold, celebrity chef Paula Deen and Louis van Amstel, Braxton Family ValuesTamar Braxton and Val Chmerkovskiy, Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s Kim Zolciak and Tony Dovolani, singer Chaka Khan and Keo Motsepe, jockey Victor Espinoza and Karina Smirnoff, singer Andy Grammer and Allison Holker, and singer Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess!

And we’ll have Allison blogging every week for!

10+ pictures inside of the Dancing With the Stars season 21 cast…More Here! »

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Val Chmerkovskiy & Tamar Braxton Need A Team Name For 'Dancing With The Stars'

The new cast of Dancing With The Stars chat up the upcoming season of the show on Good Morning America in New York City on Wednesday (September 2).

The full cast includes Vine star Hayes Grier, Bindi Irwin, Alexa and Carlos PenaVega, Victor Espinoza, Chaka Khan, Paula Deen, Tamar Braxton, Kim Zolciak, and soldier Alek Skarlatos.

Dancing pro Val Chmerkovskiy and Tamar, who are partnered up this season are already looking for a team name!

“… suggest a Team Name in the mentions and we’ll choose our favorite, and you might even get a shoutout. πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ˜ @tamarbraxtonher #dwts,” Val captioned on Instagram.

25+ pictures inside of the Dancing With The Stars season 21 cast…More Here! »

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Paula Deen Joins 'Dancing with the Stars' Fall 2015 (Report)

Paula Deen will reportedly be joining the upcoming Fall 2015 season of Dancing with the Stars, multiple outlets are reporting.

The 68-year-old former Food Network chef was apparently asked to join in previous seasons, but she turned it down because she thought it was “not the appropriate forum for her,” a source told Us Weekly.

Back in 2013, Paula was in hot water after she was video taped using a racial slur in a deposition, which ultimately ended her relationship with the Food Network.

Nick Carter, Bindi Irwin, and Victor Espinoza have all been confirmed for this season, which begins September 14.

Paula Deen Shares Photo of Her Son in Brownface

Paula Deen just posted a photo on her Twitter account of her son Bobby in complete brownface.

The Internet went off on the 68-year-old celebrity chef, who was dressed as Lucy from I Love Lucy. The tweet was posted earlier today, but has since been deleted. You can see a screenshot of the tweet and image below.

“How long before Trump adds Paula Deen to the Presidential ticket?” one Twitter user wrote in response to the insensitive photo.

This is not the first time Paula has been under fire for racial insensitivity. She previously admitted to using the “n” word and her derogatory language cost her many business relationships.

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Paula Deen Discusses Her Racist Scandal a Year Later: 'I'm So Sorry'

Paula Deen flashes a smile while returning to the Today show a bit over a year after her big racist scandal on Tuesday morning (September 23) in New York City.

“I had to remove myself and sit quietly so that I could think and see things from all angles,” the 67-year-old celebrity chef said of her scandal last year where it was revealed she used a racial slur. “I’ve learned so much over the year. I really feel like it’s gonna require another book. We are working on a documentary, because I feel like everybody needs to know the whole entire story.”

“I’ve always been very, very naive. Unless you do something that I can see that you’re trying to hurt me, in my heart, you’re good. That’s childlike, and it’s naive. I’m trying to be more guarded. I don’t ever want to get to the point where I’m cynical because I believe that there are more good people than bad,” Paula added.

“Words are so powerful. They can hurt. They can make people happy. Well, my words hurt people,” Paula added. “They disappointed people and frankly, I disappointed myself. And for that, I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry for the hurt that I caused people because it went deep.”