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Celebrity chef Paula Deen (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri, File)

Paula Deen launching digital network

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Celebrity cook Paula Deen, whose career was derailed after she admitted using racial slurs, is going digital. Paula Deen Ventures, a new company formed to help launch a comeback for Deen, […]

06/11/2014

Uncle Bubba's Oyster House chef and owner Bubba Hiers, who is also Paula Deen's brother, grills oysters at the Savannah, Ga. restaurant. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)

Eatery at center of Paula Deen controversy closes

  SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A spokesman for Paula Deen’s family has confirmed that a Georgia restaurant at the center of a lawsuit that left the celebrity chef’s reputation in shambles has closed its doors. […]

04/04/2014

Celebrity chef Paula Deen (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri, File)

Paula Deen cooks up $75 million comeback deal

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Paula Deen has found a key ingredient to bringing some sizzle back to her career — a cash infusion worth at least $75 million from a private investment firm. The Savannah-based […]

02/12/2014

Nigella Lawson, left, and Paula Deen. In 2013, both found themselves at the center of a whirlwind of negative publicity and lawsuits. But while Deen's empire crumbled, Lawson has remained mostly unscathed.  (AP Photo/Sang Tan, NBC, Peter Kramer)

Nigella Lawson: A brand blemished but unbowed

When celebrity chefs cut themselves, how much they bleed is a matter of brand. Case in point: this year’s messy public eruptions around two of the food world’s most powerful women, Paula Deen and Nigella […]

12/08/2013

Recording artist Jay-Z. (AP Photo/Gary He, File)

Celebrity-store partnerships run risks

NEW YORK (AP) — When big-name celebrities pair up with big businesses, customers often believe the adage: You are the company you keep. Rap artist Jay-Z is learning that firsthand. He has complained this week […]

10/30/2013

Jon Stewart (AP Photo)

Jon Stewart returns to ‘The Daily Show’

  NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Stewart is back, and the shaggy beard he grew over the summer is gone. “The Daily Show” host returned Tuesday night to the Comedy Central show. He’d been off […]

09/03/2013

Celebrity Chef Paula Deen (AP Photo)

Judge approves deal dismissing Paula Deen lawsuit

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge signed off Monday on a deal to dismiss a discrimination lawsuit against celebrity cook Paula Deen. A civil lawsuit accusing the former Food Network star and her brother […]

08/26/2013

Celebrity Chef Paula Deen (AP Photo)

Sides agree to drop Paula Deen discrimination suit

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Lawyers signed a deal Friday to drop a discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit against celebrity cook Paula Deen, who was dumped by the Food Network and other business partners after she […]

08/24/2013

Celebrity Chef Paula Deen (AP Photo)

Lawyers settle Paula Deen lawsuit in Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Lawyers signed a deal Friday to drop a discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit against celebrity cook Paula Deen, who was dropped by the Food Network and other business partners after she […]

08/23/2013

Celebrity Chef Paula Deen (AP Photo)

Race-based claims thrown out in Paula Deen lawsuit

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge Monday threw out race discrimination claims by a former Savannah restaurant manager whose lawsuit against Paula Deen has already cost the celebrity cook a valuable chunk of her […]

08/12/2013

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