Celebrity chef Paula Deen continues to attempt the repair of her public image since admitting to the use of racial slurs. Deen even compared herself to NFL prospect Michael Sam, who recently announced he was gay.In the cover story for People magazine, Deen said, “I feel like ‘embattled’ or ‘disgraced’ will always follow my name. It’s like that black football player who recently came out. He said, ‘I just want to be known as a football player. I don’t want to be known as a gay football player.’ I know exactly what he’s saying.”
It looks like celebrity chef Paula Deen is making her way back into the culinary spotlight.
Deen announced that she is launching an umbrella company, Paula Deen Ventures and is partnering with private-equity firm Najafi Companies, which is investing $75 million to $100 million. The company will oversee her restaurants, cookbooks, product endorsements and other business ventures.
As if her year hasn’t been crummy enough, new rumors say Paula Deen’s husband may have been having a secret affair.
According to the National Enquirer, the disgraced TV chef, 66, confronted husband Michael Groover, 57, a tugboat captain, about his alleged infidelity, which he adamantly denied.
The source claimed, “He denied cheating, but she wasn't satisfied he was telling the truth… Finally, Michael got fed up and took off in a huff.” The insider added that Groover allegedly returned home, and swore his innocence and allegiance to Deen, but that Paula “isn't convinced he's being completely honest.”
Disgraced chef Paula Deen has stepped back into the spotlight for the first time since the racial slur scandal that caused her cooking empire to come crashing down.
The lawsuit that caused Paula Deen’s cooking empire to come crashing down has been dismissed.
A charge of racial discrimination against disgraced celebrity chef Paula Deen has been dropped. According to CNN, a federal judge called Deen’s former employee an “accidental” victim, at best, because she is white.cooking empire begin to crumble in June after Lisa Jackson accused her (and her brother Bubba Heir) of making racial slurs, sexual harassment and abusive treatment.
Beleaguered former Food Network star Paula Deen doesn’t think a spin on the “Dancing with the Stars” floor would be a good idea.
A source told UsWeekly.com that Deen, 66, declined an offer to compete on the ABC dance competition show, saying, "The dance floor is not the appropriate forum for her."
Another one bites the dust. In the wake of her racial slur scandal, disgraced celebrity chef Paula Deen has split with her longtime agent, Barry Weiner.People.com, "Paula Deen has separated from her agent. She and her family thank him for the tireless effort and dedication over the many years. Paula wishes him well in all future endeavors."