"Some of the casting rumors are true and some of them are not true at all," "DWTS" co-host Tom Bergeron said Thursday. "Some of them might reflect contract negotiations that are going in one direction or another. But nothing is final yet."
The new line-up won't include Paula Deen, a source said of the disgraced celebrity cook: "The dance floor is not the appropriate forum for her."
"DWTS" co-host Tom Bergeron told US Weekly on Wednesday that he hoped Deen would consider joining the program as a first step toward career rehabilitation.
"We've seen career resurgences after the show," he said. "People go, 'I remember why I love that person!'"