Embattled celebrity cook Paula Deen is set to launch a comeback, and she's got a $75 million investment to get her started.
Deen announced this week that she's starting a new company called Paula Deen Ventures to oversee her restaurants, cookbooks and other projects, The Associated Press reports. Phoenix-based private equity firm Najafi Companies is investing at least $75 million in the company. Steven Nanula, who has worked with Deen for two years, will serve as CEO, according to the AP.
It seems as though Paula Deen's E! True Hollywood Story might not be so "true" after all. According to Gawker, the documentary is nothing but "revisionist propaganda."
The website reports that while the one-hour episode, which aired Monday, did touch upon Deen's recent racism scandal, it appeared to frame Deen as a victim of circumstance, and conveniently ignored her wish to get black waiters to play the role of slaves at a plantation-themed wedding party and the two disastrous apology videos she posted after canceling her first Todayshow appearance in June.
Tom Hanks has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, he revealed onMonday's Late Show.
According to the actor, 57, he had been dealing with high blood sugar numbers since he was 36, but recently his doctor told him, "You've graduated. You've got Type 2 diabetes, young man."
Mashing up Paula Deen, the Trayvon Martin trial and the NYPD's controversial stop-and-frisk practices in one episode might seem like a stretch, but Law & Order: SVU executive producer Warren Leight says it makes sense.
Paula Deen broke down in tears upon being greeted with applause at her first public appearance since the scandal that brought down her empire, People reports.
Deen received a 10-minute standing ovation at the Metro Cooking & Entertaining show in Houston on Saturday. "These are tears of joy, y'all," the Southern chef said, crying. "This is my first time out in...