Name: Paula Deen
Birth Name: 
Paula Hiers Deen
Birth Date: 
January 19, 1947
Birth Place: 
Albany, Georgia
Occupation: 
Celebrity chef, television personality
Relationship Status: 
Married to Michael Groover
Celebrity Ranking # 959
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Restaurant That Fueled Paula Deen’s Racism Fire Shuts Down

Posted Thursday April 3, 2014 2:15 PM GMT

For those of you that though the Paula Deen-drama was over, think again. The restaurant that kicked off the chef’s racism scandal suddenly closed its doors for good on Thursday (April 3).

Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House in Savannah, Georgia announced that it was closing this afternoon in a short Facebook post.

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Paula Deen: My Public Struggle is Like That of Gay NFL Hopeful Michael Sam

Posted Thursday February 27, 2014 2:30 PM GMT

She’s never been accused of having a filter so it’s no wonder Paula Deen is once again facing criticism for her careless words.

The disgraced southern chef told People magazine that trying to repair her public image after her racist allegations is similar to the struggle faced by Michael Sam, an NFL hopeful who recently revealed that he’s gay.

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Paula Deen’s New N-Word Apology

Posted Monday February 24, 2014 10:40 AM GMT

She’s on her way to a major career comeback following last year’s racist allegations and Paula Deen wants to set the record straight.

The southern-fried celebrity chef showed up at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival over the weekend, noting that she’s truly sorry for any pain she caused with her careless words from a few decades ago.

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Love is in the Twitterverse: Celebrities Tweet Valentine’s Day Messages!

Posted Friday February 14, 2014 10:40 AM GMT

Tinseltown is replete with romance this time of year, and some of our favorite famous folks took to Twitter to share Valentine’s Day greetings.

Chris Brown tweeted some love- “HAPPY VALENTINES DAY to all the beautiful women around the world.. Know that you are loved and appreciated !! God bless.”

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Paula Deen Bounces Back with a $75 Million Deal

Posted Wednesday February 12, 2014 8:50 PM GMT

Ready to win back fans, Paula Deen just signed a huge multi-million dollar investment deal with her new company, Paula Deen Ventures.

Ditching her long-standing practice of licensing her image to others, the new deal with Najafi Cos. will help her find new projects and is valued between $75 and $100 million.

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GossipCenter Recaps the Most Jaw Dropping Moments of 2013

Posted Tuesday December 31, 2013 7:28 PM GMT

Celebrity news is always full of scandal, and 2013 was no different! There were plenty of headline-grabbing scandals, and GossipCenter recapped 10 of our favorite OMG-worthy moments.

From Paula Deen's empire collapse to Reese Witherspoon's arrest, here is GCN's recap of the most jaw-dropping moments from 2013!

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Paula Deen's Extortionist Sent to Prison

Posted Monday September 16, 2013 6:52 PM GMT

Things are looking up for Paula Deen as her alleged extortionist was just sentenced to two years in prison.

According to TMZ, the story goes that Thomas Paculis contacted the celebrity cook's lawyer threatening to release "true and damning" info about her use of the N-word if he wasn't paid handsomely.

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Paula Deen Makes First Public Appearance Since Scandal

Posted Sunday September 15, 2013 4:44 PM GMT

After shying away from the spotlight since she became embroiled in a scandal involving the N-word, Paula Deen made her first public appearance at the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertainment Show in Houston, TX on Saturday (September 14).

The Southern cook received a standing ovation when she was introduced to the crowd of nearly 1500 spectators on hand for her cooking demonstrations.

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