Desperation hasn't set in for Paula Deen just yet.
The embattled former Food Network star turned down an offer to participate on the popular reality TV competition "Dancing With the Stars," reports Us Weekly.
"The dance floor is not the appropriate forum for her," a source close to Deen told the magazine.
That's saying a lot considering Deen, 66, has been in a career nose-dive since revelations in June that she confessed in a taped desposition to once using the N-word. She was subsequently dropped by the Food Network and many of her endorsement deals.