Topics :: Paula Deen

Paula Deen Restaurant Closes

By Russ Bynum | Sunday Apr 6, 2014
Paula Deen and her younger brother, Bubba, have shut off the fish fryer and locked the doors at the Savannah seafood restaurant that served as the backdrop to a workplace discrimination lawsuit that stained the celebrity cook’s reputation.

Paula Deen to Open Eatery in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

Friday Feb 28, 2014
Paula Deen’s comeback trail is leading her to the Smoky Mountains of east Tennessee. The Savannah, Ga.-based celebrity cook announced she’s opening a new restaurant, Paula Deen’s Kitchen, in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

Paula Deen: I Feel Like Michael Sam

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Feb 27, 2014
In a new interview with People magazine, shamed celebrity cook Paula Deen compared herself to Michael Sam, who made headlines earlier this month for coming out and is poised to be the first openly gay NFL player.

Paula Deen Says She’s "Back in the Saddle"

By J.M. Hirsch | Monday Feb 24, 2014
Paula Deen continued maneuvering for a comeback Sunday, turning a beachside cooking demonstration into a public apology for the racist comments that decimated her career last year.

Paula Deen Cooks Up $75M Comeback Deal

By Russ Bynum | Saturday Feb 15, 2014
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 Year in Review: Taking a Bite Out of 2013

By J.M. Hirsch | Tuesday Dec 24, 2013
It wasn’t Paula Deen’s career implosion. Nor the rise and fall of the Cronut. This year’s most significant food moment was the convergence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, inspiring turkey-shaped menorahs and pumpkin latkes.

The Bumpy Road of a Celebrity Chef

By J.M. Hirsch | Monday Dec 9, 2013
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 Lawson.

Race-Based Claims Thrown Out in Paula Deen Lawsuit

By Russ Bynum | Monday Aug 12, 2013
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 culinary empire.

Is Alec Baldwin the New Paula Deen?

By Douglas Baulf | Wednesday Jul 31, 2013
After making anti-gay and violent remarks on Twitter, it appears actor Alec Baldwin has not received any punishments or major backlash for his actions.

Deen Parts With Agent After Racial Slur Fallout

By Russ Bynum | Sunday Jul 7, 2013
The fourth-highest-earning celebrity chef has cut ties with the agent who helped make her a Food Network star. Who knows what the next course will hold for Deen, whose career has crashed after her use of racial slurs was disclosed in a legal deposition.