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Paula Deen

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Famous as :

Actress, cook, restaurateur, author

Birth Name :

Paula Ann Hiers

Birth Date :

January 19, 1947

Birth Place :

Albany, Georgia, USA

Spouse :

Jimmy Deen (1965 - 1989), Michael Anthony Groover (since 6-Mar-04)

Claim to fame :

As Herself - Host in TV series "Paula's Home Cooking" (2002)

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Paula Deen Rebuilds Empire With New Digital Network

June 12, 2014 01:35:03 GMT

continues to rebuild her empire after she saw it crumbling down last year due to racial discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit put up against her. She has now announced "The Paula Deen Network", a subscription-based Internet network which launches in September.
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Paula Deen Closes Restaurant Which Was at the Center of Racism Controversy

April 04, 2014 04:25:01 GMT

A restaurant owned by and her brother Earl W. "Bubba" Hiers Jr., which was at the center of racism controversy last year, has been shut down. Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House, which is located in Savannah, Ga., announces the decision on their website.
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Paula Deen Says She Feels Like 'That Black Football Player'

February 28, 2014 06:03:44 GMT

, who is rebuilding her career after racism controversy last year, graces the cover of People magazine's latest issue. In an interview featured in the magazine, the celebrity chef talks about her life following the scandal and her struggle to restart her business.
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Paula Deen Welcomed by Fans at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival

February 24, 2014 06:57:39 GMT

is slowly making her comeback. The chef, who was entangled in a racial slur scandal last year, made an appearance at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival on Sunday, February 23 in front of many cheering fans. During her fourth public appearance after the controversy, Deen told audience members of her days when she was out of the spotlight.
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Paula Deen Gets Investment Deal After Racial Slur Scandal

February 14, 2014 00:32:51 GMT

's career is looking up again after she landed a $75 million to $100 million investment deal with private-equity firm Najafi Media. The celebrity cook lost many jobs, including a contract with Food Network, and opportunities last year following a racial slur scandal.
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Paula Deen Extortionist Sentenced to 2 Years in Jail

September 17, 2013 09:22:10 GMT

For trying to extort a quarter of a million dollars from beleaguered celebrity chef back in July, 62-year-old New Yorker Thomas George Paculis was sentenced to two years in prison on Monday, September 16. His complete sentence also includes one year of supervised release and 40 hours of community service, with an additional court order for him to attend drug abuse counselling.
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Paula Deen Cries in First Cooking Event Since Racism Controversy

September 16, 2013 03:05:08 GMT

got tearful in her first public appearance after discrimination allegations against her were dismissed by a judge. Paula, who looked slimmer during her appearance at the Metro Cooking & Entertaining show in Houston, Texas, received 10-minute standing ovation from audience members at the Saturday, September 14 event.
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Paula Deen Discrimination Lawsuit Dropped

August 24, 2013 04:46:06 GMT

After practically losing the business empire that she had built over the years following her much-criticized use of the N-word, celebrity chef welcomed on Friday, August 23 a resolution in the discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit brought against her by her ex-employee Lisa Jackson. In documents filed in the U.S. District Court in Savannah, both sides agreed to drop the lawsuit "without any award of costs or fees to any party," with the final dismissal order yet to be signed by the judge.
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Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against Paula Deen Thrown Out

August 13, 2013 03:02:04 GMT

has scored a win in a racial discrimination lawsuit filed against her by her former employee. On Monday, August 12, a federal judge tossed the claim, agreeing with Deen's lawyers that Lisa Jackson, who sued the celebirty cook and her brother Earl "Bubba" Hiers, has no standing to file the claim because she's white.
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Paula Deen Reportedly Passed On 'Dancing with the Stars' Offer

August 08, 2013 02:12:05 GMT

might have lost her chance to shine on "" ballroom, not because she was dropped by the show but this time because she passed on it. According to Us Weekly and TODAY.com, ABC has extended an offer to the beleaguered chef to star on the dancing competition, but she has turned it down.
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Oprah Winfrey Says She Reached Out to Paula Deen Following N-Word Scandal

August 07, 2013 03:47:09 GMT

finally made a comment on 's N-word controversy. The media mogul opened up about her disgraced friend as well as her experience in regards to racism to Entertainment Tonight on Monday, August 5.
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Paula Deen Hires New Legal Team, Will Get Turned Into Comic Character

July 12, 2013 01:48:23 GMT

is looking to re-build her image that ruined after her court deposition, in which she admitted to using racial slurs, leaked on the internet. After parting ways with her longtime agent Barry Weiner, the celebrity cook cuts ties with the Oliver Maner firm originally representing her in a lawsuit filed by a former employee Lisa Jackson.
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Paula Deen Becomes Victim of Extortion Attempt

July 06, 2013 05:26:53 GMT

After practically losing everything from her many endorsements to her once beloved TV persona and in the process, giving countless televised apologies over her use of racial slurs to salvage what was left of her career and her business empire, celebrity chef can't seem to get herself out of the spotlight. She's staying in the headlines no thanks to the man who tried to extort money from her in exchange for keeping some allegedly "true and damning" evidence against the former TV show host.
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Paula Deen Parts Ways With Longtime Agent Following Racial Slur Scandal

July 05, 2013 02:09:47 GMT

has cut ties with her agent of more than a decade, Barry Weiner. The split came hot on the heels of the controversy boiling over the celebrity chef's admission to using N-word in the past that snowballed into her losing multiple endorsements and deals.
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Paula Deen Using Prop 8 Ruling to Fight Discrimination Lawsuit

July 03, 2013 08:04:25 GMT

Embattled celebrity chef and TV personality , on the heels of the downfall of her business empire following her much-criticized use of N-word, is willing to try everything to defend herself against the racial discrimination charges lodged against her. The 66-year-old restaurateur is looking at the recent ruling made by the U.S. Supreme Court overruling California's Prop 8 constitutional amendment to fight off the lawsuit filed by ex-employee Lisa Jackson against her and her brother Earl "Bubba" Hiers.
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Paula Deen Loses J.C. Penney, Sears and Book Deal With Ballantine

June 29, 2013 03:39:37 GMT

More companies are distancing themselves from following her admission to using racial slur in the past. J.C. Penney Co. and Sears Holdings, the company behind Sears and Kmart, have all cut ties with the embattled celebrity chef.
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Paula Deen Fired as Spokesperson of Diabetes Drug Maker Novo Nordisk

June 28, 2013 06:30:58 GMT

Despite her tearful appearance on "" show, continues to lose her endorsement deal. The 66-year-old celebrity chef has been dropped as a spokesperson by diabetes drug maker Novo Nordisk, adding to the growing list of companies that cut ties with her following her admission to using racial slur in the past.
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QVC Axes Paula Deen 'for Now' Following N-Word Controversy

June 28, 2013 01:50:54 GMT

QVC is the latest company to cut ties with amidst the backlash she's been receiving over her alleged use of N-word. After stating earlier this week that it's reviewing its business relationship with the beleaguered cook, the network has now decided to drop her, at least for the time being.
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Video: Paula Deen Gets Tearful on 'Today' While Defending Herself Against Racist Claim

June 27, 2013 03:43:45 GMT

After canceling her scheduled "" interview last week, made her promise this time to appear on the show Wednesday, June 26. Sitting down with host , the beleaguered cook addressed the N-word issue that has landed her in hot water.
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Paula Deen's Sons and Anne Rice Defend Her Over N-Word Issue

June 26, 2013 06:53:40 GMT

She may have been already dropped by the Food Network and key sponsor Smithfield Foods, but former TV cooking show host 's troubles are far from being over, with other top companies looking to cut their ties with the cook over the recent controversy of her use of racial slurs. However, the beleaguered TV personality is not without a few supporters willing to come to her defense.
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Paula Deen Reschedules 'Today' Interview

June 25, 2013 03:42:53 GMT

recommits to "" interview, days after canceling her scheduled appearace on Friday, June 21. The cook is now slated to appear on the NBC morning program Wednesday, June 26. "She has told us she will be here this time," said on the show Monday.
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Bill Maher Defends Paula Deen After Firing Due to N-Word Controversy

June 24, 2013 07:01:19 GMT

finds an unlikely defender in amidst controversy of her admission of using N-word and making racial joke. The queen of Southern cooking was defended by the "" during a discussion this past weekend.
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QVC May Also Axe Paula Deen, Fans Slam Food Network for Dropping the Cook

June 24, 2013 01:40:34 GMT

's deal with QVC is also in jeopardy amidst her N-word controversy. A representative for the network tells TMZ that they have "concerns [over] the unfortunate Paula Deen situation," noting that "QVC does not tolerate discriminatory behavior."
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Food Network Drops Paula Deen Following N-Word Controversy

June 22, 2013 01:51:57 GMT

Food Network cuts ties with amidst her ongoing legal woe in which she's sued by a former employee for racial discrimination. The TV channel has decided not to renew her contract, which expires at the end of this month.
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Paula Deen Blames Her Southern Upbringing to Justify N-Word Controversy

June 21, 2013 02:53:46 GMT

addresses controversy boiling over her admission to using racial slur, which was caught on camera during a court deposition in connection with a lawsuit filed by her former employee. In her defense, her PR team says she is not racist. She only used the N-word a long time ago because she's from the South and raised during the time when people were separated due to their skin color.
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Paula Deen Admits to Using N-Word in Court Deposition

June 20, 2013 02:45:30 GMT

has been called for a deposition in connection with a lawsuit filed by a former employee at the Savannah, Georgia restaurant she co-owns with her brother Earl "Bubba" Hiers. The celebrity chef, 66, was questioned about her alleged use of racial slur and jokes.
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Paula Deen Gets Slammed by Anthony Bourdain After Her Diabetes Revelation

January 18, 2012 02:15:05 GMT

has become a subject of another celebrity chef's mocking because of her diabetes announcement. Just hours after the Queen of Butter came forward with a confession that she has Type 2 diabetes, took to his Twitter to seemingly take a jab at her for making a profit out of her illness.
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Paula Deen Slams Anthony Bourdain for 'Most Dangerous Person' Label

August 20, 2011 02:25:46 GMT

A war of words is brewing between two TV chefs. has fired back at for labeling her "the worst, most dangerous person to America". Offering her thought on the dissing, the Food Network personality said that the "No Reservations" host "needs to get a life".
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