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  • The Most Hated Celebrity Chefs (2 articles)

    08/06/2017 1:33:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 119 replies
    The Cheat Sheet - two links in body of thread | August 6, 2017 | Various
    The Most Hated Celebrity Chefs Jess Bolluyt The Cheat Sheet August 6, 2017 Celebrity chefs are everywhere. They host reality TV shows, judge cooking competitions, publish cookbooks, and open their own restaurants. Along the way, many of them ruffle a few feathers. Many celebrity chefs are genuinely talented. But some have polarizing personalities. Some have boring shows and lackluster recipes. And others are, plain and simple, badly overrated. Read on to check out the celebrity chefs everybody — sometimes including their fellow chefs — loves to hate. More Here’s Why Guy Fieri Is One of the Most Hated Celebrity Chefs...
  • 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:
  • Maher: If Obama Had Lost, US Wouldn't Have Fruit or Jobs

    11/15/2014 1:03:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | November 15, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher laid out the dystopia he believes would have occurred if President Obama had lost the 2008 and 2012 elections to encourage his audience to vote on Friday. Maher addressed those who refused to vote because Obama didn’t keep his promises by stating, “the choice was never between the perfect Obama in your head and the real one who came to Washington, it’s between the real one and the two guys who desperately wanted to beat him so they could stamp America in their image.” Maher then laid out his alternative scenario where McCain and...
  • 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.
  • Paula Deen Compares Herself to Michael Sam; World Reacts Accordingly

    02/27/2014 12:48:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    The Paula Deen Comeback Spectacle continues: The latest development, a People cover story in which the celeb chef compares herself to Michael Sam, the former University of Missouri football player who famously came out as gay in advance of the NFL Draft. Here's how the Wrap quotes her from the story: I feel like ‘embattled’ or ‘disgraced’ will always follow my name. It’s like that black football player who recently came out… He said, ‘I just want to be known as a football player. I don’t want to be known as a gay football player.’ I know exactly what he’s...
  • Paula Deen to open eatery in Pigeon Forge

    02/26/2014 8:09:39 AM PST · by don-o · 57 replies
    AP - via WJHL ^ | February 25, 2014
    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Paula Deen's comeback trail is leading her to the Smoky Mountains of east Tennessee. The Savannah, Ga.-based celebrity cook announced Wednesday she's opening a new restaurant, Paula Deen's Kitchen, in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. A hub for tourists visiting the Dollywood theme park and the nearby Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge draws about 10 million vacationers a year.
  • Paula Deen inks business deal worth $75 to $100 million

    02/15/2014 7:04:05 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 85 replies ^ | 2/14/2014 | Danika Fears
    The queen of Southern cuisine is making a comeback — and this time she's all business. Paula Deen's newly formed company, Paula Deen Ventures, has secured between $75 million and $100 million of funding from private equity firm Najafi Cos, which is led by Book-of-the-Month Club owner Jahm Najafi. This latest enterprise will entail the restructuring of the chef's many brands, which include Paula Deen Foods, Paula Deen Restaurants, and Paula Deen Media. “We know that the enterprise will be successful and valuable, as Paula and her team continue to bring quality products and experiences to her loyal fan base;...
  • Paula Deen Is Ready to Come Back, Y'all

    02/12/2014 12:00:01 PM PST · by kingattax · 81 replies
    Yahoo/WSJ ^ | 2/11/14 | Lee Hawkins
    Paula Deen is trying to reheat her career. A recently formed new company, Paula Deen Ventures, said it has received an investment of between $75 million and $100 million from Najafi Cos., a private-equity company led by Jahm Najafi, who owns BMG Music Service and the Book-of-the-Month Club. Phoenix-based Najafi Cos. said the cash infusion will be used to help Ms. Deen establish new deals and move away from a pure licensing model, in which she sells her likeness and expertise to others. Instead, she hopes to take more ownership and control in partnerships with retailers and other companies. Steven...
  • The Trayvon Martin/Paula Deen Episode of SVU Was Absolutely Ridiculous

    10/03/2013 4:42:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Jezebel ^ | October 3, 2013 | Madeleine Davies
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Trayvon Martin, Paula Deen, Stop and Frisk and Assistant DA Raul Esparza? Dick Wolf was not kidding with this whole Law & Order/ripped from the headlines thing. Of course, if he wanted to be more accurate, the slogan would go "ripped from one headline, ripped from another headline, ripped from a third headline and then put in a blender with an added sprinkle of crazy," but maybe that's too clunky. Last night's episode of SVU managed to combine so many hot-button current events (current=three months old) that it could make a gal's head spin. It began like all SVUs —...
  • Tearful Deen makes 1st public appearance in months

    09/14/2013 7:03:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 14, 2013 6:17 PM EDT
    Celebrity cook Paula Deen fought back tears as she was greeted by a supportive crowd during an appearance at a Houston cooking show. Saturday’s event was Deen’s first public appearance since June when it was revealed that in an earlier legal deposition she acknowledged using racial slurs in the past. …
  • 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

    08/23/2013 10:11:29 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 1 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | August 22, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    'Law & Order SVU' is tackling racial profiling head on in an upcoming episode that winds together the controversial Trayvon Martin case and the Paula Deen scandal. In the episode, Cybill Shepard plays Jolene Castille, a famous southern chef. But instead of making a racial slur, like Deen, she guns down an unarmed, hoodie-wearing black teen she thought was following her on the Upper West Side, mirroring the Trayvon Martin slaying. According to TV Guide, 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,...
  • Lee Daniels: Americans are Showing ‘True Colors’ in Anger at Obama

    08/20/2013 4:37:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | August 20, 2013 | Taylor Gordon
    Lee Daniels didn’t hold back during an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan, saying that he believed President Obama’s term in office has revealed America’s “true colors” and it is still a racist and “angry” country. Daniels wasn’t directing the comment toward all Americans, but he certainly had a point. Morgan is known for asking the tough questions and when he pushed the director of “The Butler” to speak up on racism in America since Obama was elected, the interview took a powerful turn. “I think that people are angry that he’s president and I think that they are showing their...
  • Judge Throws Out Discrimination Charges Against Paula Deen

    08/14/2013 12:24:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 14, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    In a 20-page opinion released Monday, U.S. District Court Judge William T. Moore Jr. tossed out race discrimination claims made by former Savannah restaurant manager Lisa Jackson against celebrity chef Paula Deen and her brother, Bubba Hiers. According to the Moore, Jackson, who is white, was at best, “an accidental victim of the alleged racial discrimination.” This inconvenient reality will matter little to the civil rights lynch mob and their media enablers who have dedicated themselves to destroying Deen’s career. A USA Today story announcing Deen’s victory exemplifies the success of that effort. It was entitled, “Experts: Paula Deen is...
  • Judge Throws Out Racism Claims In Paula Deen Lawsuit

    08/12/2013 2:22:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/13/2013 | Pamela Engel
    A federal judge has tossed the race discrimination accusations that are part of a lawsuit filed against former Food Network star, Paula Deen, and her brother, Earl "Bubba" Hiers, the Associated Press reports. Lisa T. Jackson, a former manager of Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House in Georgia, accused the pair of racism in a lawsuit filed last year. Jackson's claims caught national attention in June when Deen's court deposition was released. Deen admitted to having used the N-word in the past and made other comments that made her seem racist. A judge threw out the racism claims on Monday,...
  • Paula Deen Turned Down Dancing With the Stars Offer

    08/07/2013 10:17:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    US Magazine ^ | 08/07/2013 | ZACH JOHNSON
    Paula Deen is passing on the paso doble. In the Aug. 19 issue of Us Weekly (on stands Friday), a Dancing With the Stars source says the former Food Network star, 66, turned down an offer to compete on the ABC smash. "The dance floor is not the appropriate forum for her," explains a Deen source. (The Paula's Best Dishes host was dropped by the Food Network in June after she admitted to once using the N-word during a videotaped deposition. The Southern star has also lost multiple endorsement deals.) Professional dancer Cheryl Burke has also expressed interest in casting...
  • Universal Furniture sticking with Paula Deen

    07/25/2013 11:40:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Triad Business Journal ^ | July 24, 2013 | Matt Evans
    Universal Furniture International, the High Point company behind the Paula Deen Home Collection, will stick with the brand and its namesake despite the controversy over her past remarks about race. In a letter to distributors Thursday, Universal CEO Jeff Scheffer said the past few weeks have been "very difficult," and a cause for careful consideration. He said the company has heard from many dealers, some urging Universal to "hang in there" with Deen and others that have already removed her banners, hang tags and other branding from their stores. Scheffer said the company decided to maintain its relationship with Deen...
  • Paula Deen Allegedly Asked Black Staffers to Dress Like Aunt Jemima

    07/25/2013 10:09:17 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 56 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 07/25/2013 | Brent Lang
    The Paula Deen racism scandal just got reignited thanks to a blockbuster New York Times story Thursday that claims the former Food Network star asked black employees to dress like Aunt Jemima. The profile of Deen's cook Dora Charles overflows with allegations of racist behavior. Deen allegedly paid black employees less than white ones and used racial slurs. ~snip~ Deen finally found an African-American employee willing to perform this throwback to plantation life in Charles' friend and colleague Ineata Jones, who the Times reports is nicknamed Jellyroll. The paper says that postcards of Jones ringing a dinner bell are for...
  • North Carolina furniture company sticking with Paula Deen

    07/25/2013 7:23:44 AM PDT · by cblue55 · 13 replies
    WWAY News 13 Wilmington NC ^ | July 25, 2013 | Submitted by WWAY News 13
    HIGH POINT, NC (AP) -- The High Point-based home furnishings company that markets Paula Deen's furniture line is sticking with the embattled chef. The High Point Enterprise reported that Universal Furniture International will continue to market the Paula Deen Home Collection.
  • Why the Liberal lynch mob’s attack on Paula Deen is an attack on all of us

    07/09/2013 8:40:51 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 33 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/9/13 | Emma Karlin
    We have seen this before. The liberals decide someone has committed a violation of political correctness and assassinate their victim. It makes no difference how long ago the violation occurred or how trivial it was; the social death sentence must be carried out by the Liberal lynch mob – period. Watching TV cooking show star Paula Deen’s self-flagellation to try to “purify” herself of the sin of using the dreaded N word some twenty seven years ago is a sad and sickening spectacle. That she committed this “unpardonable” sin so long ago has been brought out by discovery in a...