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Paula Deen Admits Using the N-Word: "Yes, of Course," but "It's Been a Very Long Time"

Paula Deen Admits Using the N-Word:
The food at Paula's Party? Great. The conversation? Maybe not so much... Paula Deen admitted to past use of the N-word and to telling what could be perceived as racist jokes, her admission coming last month in a video deposition as part of a $1.2 million lawsuit filed against her by a former employee. "Yes, of course," the 66-year-old Food Network star reportedly said in the May 17 deposition, filed Monday in federal court, when asked if she had used that word. But, she added, "It's been a very long time...Probably in telling my husband" about being held up by a black gunman when she worked as bank teller in the 1980s. "But that's just not a word that we use as time has gone...
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Paula Deen denies feud with Michelle Obama

Food Network host Paula Deen has denied that she is feuding with Us First Lady Michelle Obama. Some news outlets reported that Michelle regretted her 2008 appearance on Paula's Party because Deen doesn't always adhere to healthy-eating strategies. Michelle has a been a champion of healthy eating for children since her husband took office in 2009. However, Deen denied that there is any rift with the First Family and insisted that she and Michelle remain on friendly terms. "There's no truth... that Mrs. Obama called me to stop talking about her [2008] appearance on my program," Deen told Page Six. (more)
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Paula Deen named Rose Parade's Grand Marshal

Food Network chef Paula Deen has been named the Grand Marshal of the 2011 Tournament of Roses parade. People reports that the Paula's Party host will lead the annual event in Pasadena and also oversee the coin toss at the Rose Bowl football game on New Year's Day. Deen expressed excitement to be involved in the prestigious holiday celebration. "My whole family has watched it on TV for years," she said. "My sons are very impressed that I was chosen. It only took me 40 years to impress them, but I've finally done it." The star continued "I'm living the dream, honey. Actually, no. I never thought this would happen in my wildest dreams, because (more)
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14 Facts about Paula Deen

Pull up a chair and dig into these facts and trivia about everyone's favorite southern belle, Paula Deen.

14 Facts about Paula Deen1

In 1989, Paula, recently divorced with two young children and living in Savannah with only $200 to her name, launched a small catering company called The Bag Lady, for which she prepared sandwiches that she and her sons went out and sold.

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Paula, a self-professed "late bloomer," didn't get the idea to be a professional cook until she was 42 years old.

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Paula often cooks with what she calls one of her favorite ingredients: butter.

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Both Paula's parents died by the time she was 23. She says their deaths led to a fear of death, and eventually brought on her battle with chronic agoraphobia. Her fear of leaving the house became even more intense when she was held up at gunpoint when she was a bank teller. Eventually she was able to overcome her illness without therapy.
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First Look: Michelle Obama Cooks with Paula Deen

Want to know the way to a man’s heart? Try seafood gumbo – it worked for Michelle Obama! "It was an impressive first attempt ... I must have really been in love," Michelle Obama told Paula Deen of her attempt to make seafood gumbo – including lobster, shrimp and mussels! – on an early date with future husband Barack Obama. "No, I haven't cooked it since." "It was so good that once was enough," Deen responded. The wife of the Democratic nominee for President appears on Deen's Food Network show, Paula's Party, on Sept. 20, and the host can attest it was more than
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