In a new cover story for People magazine, Paula Deen says she is "fighting to get my name back" after controversial remarks she made shattered her $100 million empire last summer. However, some of her latest comments may plunge her right back in hot water once again.
In the interview, the celebrity cook and restaurateur compared her recent ...read more
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.read more
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.read more