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Paula Deen discusses her new online venture 'The Paula Deen Network'

Paula Deen discusses her new online venture 'The Paula Deen Network'

SAVANNAH, Ga., June 11 (UPI) --Paula Deen plans to make her return online, one year after she lost endorsements and her Food Network show due to her use of racial slurs.
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Donald Sterling is 'handmaiden to the bigger evil'

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Donald Sterling is 'handmaiden to the bigger evil'

LOS ANGELES, April 29 (UPI) -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar penned a column for Time criticizing American media for sensationalizing some stories of racism while ignoring others.
Kate Stanton
Paula Deen says she's like that 'black football player who recently came out'

Paula Deen says she's like that 'black football player who recently came out'

NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Paula Deen compared herself to gay NFL hopeful Michael Sam by saying she's like that "black football player who recently came out."
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Paula Deen says she is 'fighting to get her name back'

Paula Deen says she is 'fighting to get her name back'

ATLANTA, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. celebrity chef and author Paula Deen says she is "fighting to get her name back" after a racism scandal nearly destroyed her career last year.
Paula Deen is making a comeback

Paula Deen is making a comeback

PHOENIX, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Paula Deen was down, but her new $75 million investment deal shows she's far from out.
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Paula Deen makes $75M deal to re-boot her empire

Paula Deen makes $75M deal to re-boot her empire

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Celebrity chef and author Paula Deen has signed a $75 million deal with a Phoenix-based investment company to revitalize her brand, TMZ reported Wednesday.

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Paula Deen and husband not splitting up -- report

Paula Deen and husband not splitting up -- report

ATLANTA, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Georgia chef and cookbook author Paula Deen's nine-year marriage to Michael Groover is not on the rocks, UsMagazine.com said Thursday.
Paula Deen gets support in 'E! Hollywood True Story' special

Paula Deen gets support in 'E! Hollywood True Story' special

ATLANTA, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Friends and colleagues of Paula Deen speak out in support of the embattled celebrity chef in an upcoming edition of "E! True Hollywood Story."
Paula Deen's blackmailer sentenced to 2 years in prison

Paula Deen's blackmailer sentenced to 2 years in prison

ATLANTA, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Thomas Paculis has been sentenced to two years in a Georgia prison for attempting to blackmail celebrity chef Paula Deen, court records show.

Paula Deen makes first appearance since scandal

HOUSTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- About 1,500 people greeted Paula Deen in Houston for her first public appearance since it was revealed in June that she had used a racial slur in the past.
Report: Paula Deen settles discrimination lawsuit

Report: Paula Deen settles discrimination lawsuit

ATLANTA, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Celebrity chef Paula Deen has reached a settlement with a former employee who sued her in Georgia for racial and sexual harassment, TMZ said Friday.
Paula Deen wins racial discrimination lawsuit

Paula Deen wins racial discrimination lawsuit

SAVANNAH, Ga., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A Georgia judge dismissed a racial discrimination lawsuit filed against celebrity chef Paula Deen by Lisa Jackson, a former employee at one of her restaurants.
Paula Deen turned down 'Dancing with the Stars'

Paula Deen turned down 'Dancing with the Stars'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Former Food Network star Paula Deen turned down a chance to compete on "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles, UsMagazine.com reported Wednesday.
Paula Deen's rep says Dora Charles' problem is 'about money not race'

Paula Deen's rep says Dora Charles' problem is 'about money not race'

NEW YORK, July 26 (UPI) -- Paula Deen's publicist says cook Dora Charles is trying to "cash in" on the Georgia-born chef's troubles by saying Deen treated her unfairly as an employee.
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Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal Paula Deen (L) and her husband Michael Groover ride down Colorado Boulevard during the 122nd Rose Parade in Pasadena, California on January 1, 2011. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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Paula Deen (born January 19, 1947) is an American cook, restaurateur, author, actress and Emmy Award-winning television personality.

Deen resides in Savannah, Georgia, where she owns and operates The Lady & Sons restaurant with her sons, Jamie and Bobby Deen. She has also published five cookbooks. Though married in 2004 to Michael Anthony Groover, she continues to use the surname Deen from her first marriage professionally.

Paula Deen was born in Albany, Georgia. As documented in the Food Network special Chefography and on her official Web site, both her parents died before she was 23 and an early marriage ended in divorce. Deen suffered from agoraphobia and would not leave her house. She relied on cooking to help deal with her condition. In 1986, she felt well enough to take a job as a bank teller. After that she and her sons moved to Savannah. In 1989, she divorced Jimmy Deen, to whom she had been married since 1965, and expanded her cooking experience into a catering service. She made sandwiches and other meals, which her sons Jamie and Bobby delivered.

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