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  • A Paula Deen employee got the ax after tweeting a racist photo of Deen and her son

    07/07/2015 7:01:49 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 7, 2015 | MADISON MALONE KIRCHER
    After an insensitive tweet led to the firing of her social media manager, Paula Deen has some explaining to do. Earlier Tuesday, the person running Deen's Twitter account tweeted a photo featuring the culinary celebrity and her son, Bobby Deen, dressed up as the characters Ricky and Lucy Ricardo from the television show "I Love Lucy." Read more:
  • Paula Deen shuts down restaurant without telling employees

    04/04/2014 2:11:42 PM PDT · by kingattax · 89 replies
    FreakoutNation ^ | April 4, 2014 | Anomaly
    Paul Deen and her ridiculously pathetic brother Bubba Hier shuttered ‘Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House’ and included in employees’ severance checks, which were collected in the parking lot, was a message, “Thank you for 10 great years. Uncle Bubba’s is now closed.” So far so good, except employees that stood in the parking lot of the business that was the center of Deen’s racism scandal in 2013, were unaware the business was closing until they were greeted with that message of gratitude for their dedicated work.
  • All claims dismissed against Paula Deen in employee lawsuit

    08/23/2013 2:35:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 52 replies
    Today ^ | 8/23/13 | Meena Hart Duerson
    **SNIP** According to court documents filed in Savannah, Ga., all claims against the TV chef have been dismissed in the suit brought by former restaurant manager Lisa Jackson, with no award of costs or fees to any party. Jackson had sued on the grounds that the work environment at Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House, owned by Deen and her brother, subjected employees to sexual harassment and racial discrimination. The news comes two weeks after a federal judge threw out the lawsuit's race discrimination claims, stating that though others may have faced that discrimination in the restaurant, Jackson could not...
  • 'Paula Deen SHOOTS Trayvon Martin' in new SVU that wraps both scandals into one controversial episod

    08/23/2013 7:04:04 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 27 replies ^ | 8-22-2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    'Paula Deen SHOOTS Trayvon Martin' in new SVU that wraps both scandals into one controversial episode... and Cybill Shepard plays gun-wielding TV chef. --Cybill Shepard plays Jolene Castille, a famous southern chef who guns down an unarmed, hoodie-wearing black teen in New York. --Castille claims she killed the teen in an act of self-defense because she knew police were chasing a rapist of the same description. --On Wednesday, pictures emerged from the SVU set, sparking rumors the show was taking on the George Zimmerman trial. --'Can self-defense involve racial profiling? We're diving right into that,' the TV show's executive producer...
  • 'We're sticking with Paula': Deen fans protest with butter wrappers

    07/20/2013 9:36:02 AM PDT · by don-o · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | July 18, 2013 | Julia Carpenter
    (CNN) -- Some die-hard fans are getting all wrapped up in a campaign to defend Paula Deen. They're sending cleaned and origami-folded butter wrappers to Food Network and other companies that dropped the popular chef and cookbook author in the wake of allegations of racism and sexual harassment. Deen later admitted to "of course" using the n-word. The wrappers are intended as signs of protest -- physical declarations of "we're sticking with Paula." John Schmitt, a hotel night auditor in Indianapolis and the man behind the campaign, says he couldn't abide by the "betrayal" of Food Network, QVC and others....
  • Next to Anthony Bourdain, Paula Deen’s a Saint

    07/12/2013 12:31:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | July 12, 2013 | Humberto Fontova
    Paula Deen occasionally used the N-word, we’ve recently learned. For this she was tarred and feathered, drawn and quartered, and fed to the ‘gators. Anthony Bourdain, on the other hand, headlined a propaganda junket to help secure the financial lifeline for the Stalinist regime that jailed and tortured the longest suffering black political prisoners in modern history. But Bourdain sniffs that: “She (Paula Deen) revels in unholy connections with evil corporations.” Going further, he denounces Paula Deen’s professional endeavors as “in excruciatingly bad taste.” Further still, Bourdain finds Paula Deen, “unconscionable, cynical, and greedy.” You’ve probably noticed whose side the...
  • Conservative Commentator Says Facebook Blocked Him Over ‘Politically Incorrect’ Post About the NRA,

    06/30/2013 8:47:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/30/13 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Conservative Fox News commentator Todd Starnes said Saturday he was temporarily banned from Facebook over a post he wrote extolling the National Rifle Association, Chick-fil-A and Paula Deen. Conservative Commentator Says Facebook Blocked Him Over Politically Incorrect Post About the NRA, Paula Deen and Jesus “I’m about as politically incorrect as you can get,” Starnes wrote. “I’m wearing an NRA ball cap, eating a Chick-fil-A sandwich, reading a Paula Deen cookbook and sipping a 20-ounce sweet tea while sitting in my Cracker Barrel rocking chair with the Gather Vocal Band singing ‘Jesus Saves’ on the stereo and a Gideon’s Bible...
  • Saying Grace: Paula Deen, Progressives, and Race

    06/30/2013 6:01:11 AM PDT · by don-o · 28 replies
    From Dixon Hall ^ | June 26, 2013 | Maria Dixon
    I am sure that it had to be hard for them. After all, it was clear that they were going to have to explain to their African American professor why going to Brixton was so uncomfortable. I had seen that look many times before. The search for the right words; the really right words that would convince both the teacher and their peers that their reactions were normal. I felt for them in that moment–knowing that they were facing a fear worse than being in Brixton–the fear of being perceived as a racist. They knew that if they said the...
  • Carter: Paula Deen Should Be Forgiven

    06/29/2013 4:13:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies ^ | June 29, 2013 | Joe Sterling
    (CNN) -- Former President Jimmy Carter said embattled celebrity chef Paula Deen should be forgiven, arguing that while there's no condoning the racial slurs she uttered, the well-known personality has been candid and apologetic.
  • Paula Deen’s #1 Amazon Best-Selling Book Dropped By Publisher Months Before Release

    06/28/2013 6:55:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 6/28/13 | Andrew Kirell
    Earlier this afternoon, we reported on how despite the controversy over her past use of racial epithets, celebrity cook Paula Deen is experiencing a surge in book sales on retailer Amazon. The sales spike was so strong that her newest book, Paula Deen’s New Testament, hit #1 on the site’s Best Seller list despite not being released until October. It turns out those huge pre-sale numbers are for naught. The book’s publisher has canceled its release. In a statement released Friday afternoon, Ballantine Books announced it has dropped Deen and will not publish Paula Deen’s New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes,...
  • Op-Ed: Paula Deen Weeps, Alice Walker Laughs

    06/27/2013 6:53:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    inn ^ | 6/27/13 | Jack Engelhard
    There is politically correct bigotry and non-acceptable bigotry. Celebrity chef Paula Deen is a celebrity no more. She was fired from the Food Network for a racial slur, the N-word, which she uttered some time ago. She has since apologized for those hurtful remarks against African-Americans. Deen has begged for forgiveness. Nothing doing. Life will never be the same for Paula Deen. Life is much sweeter for celebrity author Alice Walker, who remains kosher despite remarks hurtful against the Jewish people. She has made no apologies. None necessary. Despite her festering grudge against Israel and her acrimony against Jewish people...
  • Paula Deen Surges Past "Game Of Thrones" To Top Spot On Amazon

    06/27/2013 4:48:25 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 27, 2013 | THR Staff
    Paula Deen's forthcoming cookbook, Paula Deen's New Testament, has surged past best-sellers by the likes of Dan Brown, Stephen King and Game of Thrones writer George R.R. Martin to take the top spot on Amazon's sales charts.The book charted in the 1,500s on Monday and by Wednesday it was at No. 18.

    06/27/2013 2:21:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Southern Orders ^ | June 27, 2013 | Fr. Allan J. McDonald
    There is no doubt about it, the times,they have changed. The United States of America has an official new state religion and it is godless Secularism based upon the Humanist Manifesto (press here to read it). Godless Secularism elevates the human individual into a god and makes the worship of the individual the centerpiece as it shunts the common good to the periphery as well as forcing authentic religion and her true God into the private and personal never to influence the public. This new state religion influences in powerful ways the politics of this land and many politicians...
  • Is Deen Being Targeted?

    06/26/2013 5:40:56 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 69 replies
    6/26/13 | originalbuckeye
    Is Paula Deen being targeted by the PC culture because she talked about the amount of food that Moochelle ate backstage when she was on Paula's show?
  • Paula Deen on 'Today': 'I is what I is,' people make mistakes

    06/26/2013 12:48:00 PM PDT · by ThomasMore · 72 replies
    The Fox News ^ | 06/26/2013 | Fox News
    Paula Deen went on "Today" Wednesday morning to tearfully defend herself against allegations she is a racist, as her multimillion dollar food empire teetered on the brink of collapse. Recently fired by the Food Network, Smithfield Brands and Caesars Entertainment over her admission in a sworn deposition that she had once uttered the N-word, the emotional celebrity chef thanked the companies who have stood with her and lashed out at her critics. "I is what I is, and I'm not changing," a teary Deen told host Matt Lauer. "If there is anyone out there that has never said something that...
  • Paula Deen Under Fire: How Many Millions Is the N-Word Scandal Going to Cost Her?

    06/25/2013 5:56:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 91 replies
    E! ^ | 6/24/13 | Natalie Finn and Baker Machado
    Just how much of a hole did Paula Deen dig for herself? With the Food Network's announcement that it would not be renewing its contract with the Paula's Home Cooking star, along with QVC distancing itself from the celebrity chef and Smithfield Foods cutting ties with her altogether after she admitted to past use of the N-word and other hurtful remarks, it would seem that Deen's culinary empire is currently up in flames. But her bank account isn't under as much fire as one might think. Sure, her ranking as Forbes' No. 4 highest-earning celeb chef is definitely at risk...but...
  • ‘N-word’ user Paula Deen is an Obama supporter

    06/23/2013 10:59:31 AM PDT · by South40 · 60 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/21/2013 | Patrick Howley
    Television chef Paula Deen, who lost her gig Friday with the Food Network after admitting and apologizing for having used racial epithets, including the “N-word,” is a supporter of President Barack Obama and campaigned on his behalf in 2008. The Southern-bred television personality also invited Michelle Obama onto one of her television programs and praised the first lady’s healthy eating agenda.
  • At Georgia Restaurant, Patrons Jump to Defend a Chef From Her Critics (Paula Dean)

    06/23/2013 7:24:00 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 117 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 6/23/2013 | KIM SEVERSON
    SAVANNAH, Ga. — The line of Paula Deen fans waiting for her restaurant here to open grew throughout the hot, muggy morning Saturday. They discussed what they might select from the buffet inside The Lady and Sons, her wildly popular restaurant in the heart of Savannah. But they also talked of boycotting the Food Network, which dropped their beloved TV chef on Friday after she awkwardly apologized for having used racial slurs and for considering a plantation-themed wedding for her brother, with well-dressed black male servants. The predicament that Ms. Deen finds herself in began when a former employee —...
  • Lawsuit Claims Paula Deen Used N-Word, Said She Wanted Black People to ‘Tap Dance Around Like....'

    06/22/2013 10:14:21 AM PDT · by yoe · 39 replies ^ | MARCH 6, 2012 | Mytheos Holt
    Rest o the title: Said She Wanted Black People to ‘Tap Dance Around Like in Shirley Temple Days’Attorneys for Paula Deen said Tuesday that a former worker who claimed she was sexually harassed and subjected to a hostile work environment at a restaurant co-owned by Deen and her brother made false claims after the celebrity chef refused to pay her to keep quiet. A lawsuit filed Monday by Lisa Jackson “makes false allegations against Paula Deen and they will be proven false in court,” said a statement from the Oliver Maner law firm, representing Deen. The law firm said the...
  • Paula Deen called Obama the N-word but campaigned for him in 2008 [Under the bus, lady]

    06/22/2013 5:04:18 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 78 replies
    all voices ^ | 6/21/13 | Chelsea Hoffman
    Is truly a racist or is she just a culturally ignorant old woman? Regardless of which, the hurtful words she spoke can never be unspoken. The damage has already been done to her image and to the African American community, especially her fanbase. But how does President feel about the latest controversy surrounding her use of the N-word and other racially insensitive behaviors? Paula Deen Barack Obama Deen reportedly called Obama the N-word around her employees, alleges the now-infamous lawsuit against her. However, she campaigned for Obama back in 2008 and even made a friendship with . Why would a...
  • Future of Paula Deen's magazine, produced by Birmingham-based publisher, uncertain

    06/22/2013 7:32:45 AM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 109 replies
    The Birmingham News/ ^ | 6/22/13 | Jon Reed
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The fate of Paula Deen's magazine, Cooking with Paula Deen, is still up in the air after a controversy over the Food Network host's use of racial epithets led to the end of her television contract. "We are not in a position to discuss her magazine and contract right now," said Phyllis Hoffman DePiano, the president of Birmingham-based Hoffman Media, which produces the magazine. "A statement will be forthcoming later." "We at Hoffman Media do not condone discrimination of any kind," DePiano said.
  • Paula Deen SACKED From Food Network Hours After She Makes Grovelling Apology Over Racial Slurs

    06/21/2013 2:06:31 PM PDT · by drewh · 237 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | UPDATED: 16:00 EST, 21 June 2013 | By Rachel Quigley
    Celebrity chef Paula Deen was today sacked from her job at the Food Network despite begging the public for forgiveness over her past use of racial slurs in a heavily-edited video apology. A Food Network spokesman issued this statement today: 'Food Network will not renew Paula Deen's contract when it expires at the end of this month.' It came just hours after she released the 45-second video in which she says: 'I want to apologize to everybody for the wrong I have done. I want to learn and grow from this. 'Inappropriate, hurtful language is totally, totally unacceptable. I have...
  • Paula Deen on Using N-Word: Those Were Different Times

    06/20/2013 12:15:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    People ^ | 06/20/2013 | KATHY EHRICH DOWD
    Paula Deen is again defending herself after an admission went public this week about her past use of the N-word. The celebrity chef has come under fire after a newly filed deposition revealed that she used the widely condemned racial slur years earlier. On Wednesday, her lawyer released a statement that said the Food Network star "does not condone or find the use of racial epithets acceptable." A day later, Paula Deen Enterprises released a new statement echoing that position. "During a deposition where she swore to tell the truth, Ms. Deen recounted having used a racial epithet in the...
  • Breaking : SHOOTOUTS IN MUMBAI [A lot of people killed and injured]

    11/26/2008 9:39:53 AM PST · by Indian_Fighter_Kite · 2,960 replies · 102,348+ views
    CNN IBN ^ | Wed, Nov 26, 2008
    Mumbai: At least 15 people have been injured in gunfights between two groups in at least three places in Mumbai on Thursday night. Details are sketchy but it is believed that two gangs fired at each other at outside CST Railway Terminus, Hotel Oberoi and the popular Café Leopold restaurant in Mumbai. The first shooting took place near the CST police station
  • Paula Deen accused of condoning sexual harassment, racist remarks

    03/05/2012 9:03:46 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 5, 2012 | Richard Fausset
    Reporting from Atlanta— A former employee of a restaurant co-owned by Paula Deen has filed a lawsuit against the matronly celebrity cook, accusing her of condoning an atmosphere of sexual harassment and racism in her high-profile culinary empire. The suit also accuses Deen of casually referring to black people with a racial epithet.

    10/25/2011 6:36:14 AM PDT · by illiac · 15 replies
    National Enquirer ^ | 10/15/11 | National Enquirer
    First lady MICHLLE OBAMA fuming as PAULA DEEN dishes on her unhealthy eating habits despite new book “American Grown” PR blitz! MICHELLE OBAMA is now furious with Southern cooking queen PAULA DEEN for crowing that the first lady, a healthy-eat­ing advocate who’s waging a war against childhood obesity, pigs out on fatten­ing foods. While plugging her new book, “Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking Bible,” the feisty TV chef took a pot shot at Michelle for gorging herself on greasy french fries, fatty hot chicken wings and sug­ary deep-fried Snickers bars! “Michelle’s spitting mad,” a source told The ENQUIRER.
  • Paula Deen Says Michelle Obama Can Really Eat

    10/12/2011 8:38:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    KBOI-AM News/Talk Radio ^ | October 12, 2011
    When celebrity chef Paula Deen met with Michelle Obama, she was surprised at just how much food the first lady could put away. Mrs. Obama has become a driving force in preaching healthy eating for others, but according to the newspaper, Deen recalls, she packed away anything but healthy food -- both on the air and during the commercials. “She probably ate more than any other guest I've ever had on the show!" said Deen, sometimes called the "Queen of Butter" for her decidedly non-dietetic fare. According to the Food Network star, after complimenting Michelle on her slim figure, she...
  • Anthony Bourdain: Paula Deen is 'most dangerous person to America'

    08/19/2011 3:08:40 PM PDT · by Harley · 54 replies
    Chicago Tribune News ^ | Aug 19, 2001 | Hal Boedeker
    That Anthony Bourdain sure knows how to get people talking. The "No Reservations" host sounds off on other food stars in TV Guide Magazine. He has the strongest words for Paula Deen. "The worst, most dangerous person to America is clearly Paula Deen," Bourdain says. "She revels in unholy connections with evil corporations and she's proud of the fact that her food is f------ bad for you [...] plus, her food sucks."
  • Michelle Obama joins Food Network's Paula Deen to fry shrimp for cooking show

    09/17/2008 8:36:58 AM PDT · by mnehring · 82 replies · 821+ views
    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) _ Michelle Obama took a break recently from the campaign trail to get her hands messy breading shrimp as she helped prepare a deep-fried dinner with the Food Network's first lady of Southern cooking, Paula Deen. The wife of Democrat Barack Obama got cozy with Deen in the kitchen during a recent taping of the Savannah celebrity cook's TV show "Paula's Party," scheduled to air on the cable network Sept. 20. Michelle Obama and Deen swapped stories about their families' favorite meals as they cooked fried shrimp and french fries at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va.,...