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Daphne Oz Leaving ABC’s ‘The Chew’

Daphne Oz Leaving ABC’s ‘The Chew’
Daphne Oz is leaving ABC’s daytime foodie talk show “The Chew,” Variety has confirmed.

Oz has been on “The Chew” since its start in 2011, along with co-hosts Carla Hall, Mario Batali, Michael Symon and Clinton Kelly. Oz will not be replaced for the seventh season, which kicks off on Sept. 5.

“It has been so much fun having lunch with you on TV’s most delicious daytime show for the past six seasons, and I am immensely grateful to have found dear friends in my co-hosts and our team,” Oz said in a statement. “I have had the great privilege of growing up at our family table, and have shared some huge milestones along the way — including the birth of my first two children, and recent announcement of a third on the way! — and am lucky to have had ‘The Chew’ as a bright beginning to my career.”

Oz — the daughter of TV personality Dr. Oz — is
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The Chew: Co-Host Daphne Oz to Exit

The Chew: Co-Host Daphne Oz to Exit
The oven timer has just ding!‘d on Daphne Oz’s time as an ABC co-host: She’s leaving The Chew, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Though Oz will continue to appear in reruns of the cooking-themed daytime talk show through August, she and ABC have agreed that she will exit ahead of the Season 7 premiere on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

“It has been so much fun having lunch with you on TV’s most delicious daytime show for the past six seasons, and I am immensely grateful to have found dear friends in my co-hosts and our team. I have had the
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A New Paula Deen Documentary Tells Her Side of the Downfall

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J.M. Hirsch, AP Food Editor

Paula Deen is ready to tell her side of the story behind the racist remark that decimated her career, but you'll need to pay to hear it.

The former Food Network star has been working on a documentary about herself and her downfall - triggered in 2013 by her acknowledgment that she'd used a racial slur in the past - but it will only be available to subscribers of her new website, the Paula Deen Network. Recipe content on the site will be free, but viewers will need to pay $9.99 a month to view videos.

"We hope to have it out the first of the year and tell everybody the true story of what really happened," Deen said of the documentary during a recent telephone interview. "It was a painful year for me. It was a hurtful year when I found myself being labeled for something I was not.
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'To Tell The Truth' is Coming Back: 5 Classic Liar Clips

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'To Tell The Truth' is Coming Back: 5 Classic Liar Clips
"To Tell the Truth," one of the greatest television game shows with a timeless conceit, is purportedly coming back to air. Fremantle is heading up a new primetime version of the series that puts "an update of the familiar format with a surprising new twist that adds action and suspense and raises the stakes." I'm all for it! "To Tell the Truth" is -- with the possible exception of "What's My Line?" -- the best panel game in TV history: Four celebrities interrogate three contestants who all claim to be the same person, and then the celebrities vote on which candidate is telling the truth. It's the show that's most responsible for putting Kitty Carlisle and Peggy Cass into our cultural lexicon, and it's what Eminem is referencing when he famously asked, "Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?" Gordon Elliott and Alex Trebek hosted an early '90s version,
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Exclusive: Paul Deen Announces Launch Date of New Network

Exclusive: Paul Deen Announces Launch Date of New Network
Paula Deen took Et on an exclusive tour of her new set and filled us in on when her new network will debut.

Paula Deen took Et on an exclusive tour of her new set and filled us in on when her new network will debut.

September 24 is the premiere date for Paula's network, which will be an interactive digital experience that will allow viewers to "engage and access Paula and her Southern home cooking, anytime, anywhere -- on computer, smartphone or tablet."

"As people's time becomes more fragmented and they can't sit down in front of TVs, that time that they choose to get what Paula has to offer is even better," said executive producer Gordon Elliott.

Backed by a reported $100 million private equity investment, Paula turned her former Savannah, Georgia home into a studio.

"I have to be careful that I don't do that or do this, because everywhere I turn there's a camera," said
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Et Exclusive: Paula Deen Will Be 'Less Edited' On New Network

Et Exclusive: Paula Deen Will Be 'Less Edited' On New Network
Exclusive: Et chats with Paula Deen's son about her new network launching in Sept.

Et caught up with Paula Deen's son Bobby Deen and executive producer Gordon Elliott on-location of her new network Wednesday, where the two dished on what we can expect from her huge new venture.

Paula's new network will be an interactive digital experience that will allow viewers to "engage and access Paula and her Southern home cooking, anytime, anywhere -- on computer, smartphone or tablet."

Related: Paula Deen Launches Her Own Network

According to Paula's son Bobby, the 67-year-old Southern chef will be "less edited" and "freer" on her new network.

"What makes her so wonderful is her accessibility and people can relate to her, and with this network they're actually going to get to see her on a completely different level where she's maybe a little less edited, and she's a little freer to do whatever she likes," he told Et
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‘Top Chef Masters’ Host Curtis Stone Named Official Guest Co-Host at ABC’s ‘The Chew’

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‘Top Chef Masters’ Host Curtis Stone Named Official Guest Co-Host at ABC’s ‘The Chew’
Curtis Stone is double-dipping. Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters” host has just signed on as the official guest co-host for ABC’s “The Chew.” He’ll replace the regular co-hosts when they’re taking time off. His first stab at the new gig begins Tuesday Nov. 12 through Friday, Nov. 15. “Curtis brings our viewers a wealth of knowledge about food, cooking and pop culture,” said “The Chew’s” executive producer Gordon Elliott. “He’s demonstrated his chemistry with our viewers and co-hosts countless times during his past visits. Not only that, the ladies loves him!” Also read: ABC Cancels ‘Back in the Game,
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Paula Deen Splits from Longtime Agent

Paula Deen Splits from Longtime Agent
Paula Deen announced Thursday that she has cut business ties with the agent who helped make her a Food Network star and launch a media and merchandising empire that has largely crumbled in the wake of her admission that she used racial slurs in the past. Deen had worked with New York agent Barry Weiner for more than a decade. She has said he was instrumental in getting her show "Paula's Home Cooking" on the Food Network in 2002. She gave no reason for her parting with Weiner in a prepared statement. "Paula Deen has separated from her agent," Deen's spokeswoman,
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ABC's "The Chew" Invites Viewers to Share Favorite Recipes and Tips

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ABC Television's cooking and home entertainment show The Chew - hosted by Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz - invites fans to share, exchange and store their favorite recipes, crafts, and tips through new features on their site. These features include "Recipe Box", "My Bites", and "Recipe Wall" (details below).

"Cooking has always been about more than just eating. Many people cherish their favorite recipes – they hold on to them over the years, share them with friends and family, and are always looking for new and different ideas to add to the mix,” said Karin Gilford, Svp of Digital Media, ABC Television Network. “Today’s digitally savvy audience wants to do those same things, but online and through their mobile devices. ‘Recipes’ is by far the most popular section of the site. Now with these new features, fans have unprecedented ability to personalize their site
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A Week In The Life Of The Culinary Producer Of 'The Chew'

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A Week In The Life Of The Culinary Producer Of 'The Chew'
Food Informants is a week-in-the-life series profiling fascinating people in the food world. We hope it will give you a first-hand look at the many different corners of the food industry. Know someone who would make a great Food Informant? Tell us why.

Ashley Archer has 10 years of restaurant experience including three years at Prune in New York City. She was a Senior Culinary Producer at Food Network, where she worked on shows including Iron Chef America, Next Iron Chef, Tyler's Ultimate, Guy's Big Bite and more. She was also a food stylist for Emeril Live, Essence of Emeril, Next Food Network Star, Rachael Ray and more. Now, she's the Culinary Producer at The Chew and the co-editor of the new Chew cookbook, which debuts September 25. Archer lives in Washington Heights with her husband and two-year-old daughter.

Read more to learn about just how much goes into prepping the cooking
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Chef Jason Roberts Joins 'The Chew'

A new face will be joining daytime talk show, The Chew. Australian chef Jason Roberts is the show's newest correspondent.

Roberts won't see much in-studio time, though. He'll be busy traveling the country in search of the best food-related stories to share with The Chew audience.

“Jason is a welcome addition to The Chew,” said Gordon Elliott, the show's executive producer. “I look forward to him sharing his incredible talents with our viewers and joining our amazing team of hosts.”
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Op-Ed: Why the Paula Deen Diabetes Debacle Matters for Food Bloggers

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Weeks ago, Paula Deen announced that she's had Type 2 diabetes for the past three years, a story that captivated the food community and divided it into two fervent camps of Deen supporters and detractors. Yesterday, Huffington Post reporter Naughty But Nice Rob quoted an anonymous source close to the Food Network that indicated Deen has no plans to change her TV cooking until at least 2013:

"Before Paula's announcement the producers of her show, Gordon Elliott's Follow That Productions, had delivered enough shows to run until the end of 2012. None of the shows address her bombshell statement and none of the shows make any attempt to change the way she cooks, even though they obviously knew what was going on when she filmed them."

Another network insider added that Deen's representatives don't plan on re-editing the already-filmed shows or making any changes, saying, "As far as they're concerned, they
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No Changes To Paula Deen's TV Shows After Diabetes Announcement

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After the shocking revelation that Food Network host Paula Deen was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes three years ago, many questions remain. High among them: what happens to her television career? According to Food Network insiders, the celebrity chef has no plans to change the way she cooks on TV until at least 2013.

"Before Paula's announcement the producers of her show, Gordon Elliott's Follow That Productions, had delivered enough shows to run until the end of 2012," a source close to the network said. "None of the shows address her bombshell statement and none of the shows make any attempt to change the way she cooks, even though they obviously knew what was going on when she filmed them."

From a studio on her property in Savannah, Georgia, Deen shoots several shows a day over the course of several days to keep costs down. She has delivered around 34 completed episodes to the network.
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'The Chew' Producer Hopes Soap Fans Will Give New Show 'A Break'

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'The Chew' Producer Hopes Soap Fans Will Give New Show 'A Break'
Cooking, entertainment and lifestyle show "The Chew" premieres on September 26 on ABC, just as "All My Children" ends a 41-year run, but the talk show's producer, Gordon Elliott, hopes soap fans will give his show a chance.

"I understand completely how those viewers feel and I enjoyed those soaps for years too. We got them in Australia when I was a kid, but I don't control the process that made that change," he told reporters on Sunday at ABC's portion of the Television Critics Association Summer Session in Beverly Hills. "Whilst I'm sympathetic -- I was greatly relieved ...

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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.

2

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

3

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

4

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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