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December 12, 2007 | HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
PORK PROCESSORS and ham handlers are mad at celebrity cook and Oprah fave, Paula Deen, who's quite the ham herself. After months spent tracking the drawling, cackling, butter-loving Food Network hostess at book signings and paid appearances across the country, the United Food and Commercial Workers union staged a rally Monday outside Deen's Savannah, Ga., restaurant, The Lady and Sons. The union has targeted Deen because of her endorsement deal with Smithfield Foods, the Virginia-based owner of the world's largest pork-processing plant in Tar Heel, N.C. The union has fought with the company for more than a decade in attempts to unionize plant workers.
NEWS
July 5, 2013
MR. SCHAFFER, there is a very simple answer to your question [about Paula Deen using the N-word]. The reason is, that as a white person that is not her descriptive word to use. Why do you feel that she, a white woman, is justified in using a term that historically has been used by overtly racist people to express their loathing of black people? Just because Jeff Foxworthy kicks the redneck word around doesn't mean that it's mine to kick around in polite society. The minute some one outside your race starts to call you PWT you're going to start feeling some type of way. But you take no offense when it comes out of Jerry Springer's mouth.
FOOD
June 27, 2013
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat of June 25, 2013:   Craig LaBan: Good afternoon! I've been down the Shore the last two weeks checking out what's new (not as much as usual this year) and circling back to old favorites to see what's left post-Sandy (more than expected). I'll have plenty to tell you on that subject the next two weekends, beginning Sunday. One tasty tidbit from my Shore visit: these vivid purple macarons filled with creamy chocolate ganache from the Painted Pie in Stone Harbor . . . the perfect midday sweet.
NEWS
January 30, 2012
By Karen Stabiner Paula Deen came out last week. The cookbook author and television personality, known for her enthusiasm for high-fat and fried foods, has been a closet diabetic for three years. And for the moment, she's the chef we love to hate, having seduced us with unhealthful recipes on the one hand while she checked her blood sugar with the other. But she's also a distraction, and the media storm surrounding the news of her illness is exactly the sort of publicity bonanza the pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk must have dreamed of when it hired Deen to be the spokeswoman for its new marketing campaign.
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June 21, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
JUST AS Paula Deen cooked and ate for years based on a menu designed before nutrition-minded folks started understanding the causes of heart disease and diabetes, her knowledge of acceptable cultural mores also seems to be stuck in an era when using the N-word was acceptable for celebrities other than rappers. While being questioned in a discrimination lawsuit filed by former employee Lisa Jackson , Deen said she has used racial slurs in the past but insisted that she and her family do not tolerate prejudice.
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June 27, 2013 | By Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Paula Deen lost another chunk of her empire on Wednesday. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced it had ended its relationship with the Southern celebrity cook, part of the continuing fallout in the wake of revelations that she used racial slurs in the past. The world's largest retailer, based in Bentonville, Ark., has been carrying a variety of products from grocery items to health and wellness products under Deen's moniker since 2011. "We will not place new orders beyond those already committed," said Dave Tovar, a Wal-Mart spokesman.
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June 26, 2013
UH-OH, the star of "Big Daddy's House" could lose his black card. Aaron McCargo Jr ., who won Season 4 of "Food Network Star," has extended a gloved oven mitt toward embattled celebrity chef Paula Deen. She's been sizzling like a chicken drumstick in hot grease ever since court documents revealed that she admitted to using the n-word and being racially insensitive in the past. The Food Network dropped her on Friday and, yesterday, Smithfield, the Virginia-based pork company that sells a ham with her name and face on it, also dumped the butter-loving Southern chef.
FOOD
May 12, 2011 | By Greg Morago, HOUSTON CHRONICLE
They don't mind being called mama's boys. And why should they, when they have one of the food world's most popular cooking moms? But Jamie and Bobby Deen, the offspring of Food Network phenom Paula Deen, aren't simply satellites of a justifiably famous brand. They're a hot brand themselves. After helping their mother launch a business that started as lunch sandwiches and grew into an empire, the brothers could have kicked back and watched the revenue flow in. But mama didn't raise lazy boys.
NEWS
October 26, 2012
Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Dennis Quaid; Krysten Ritter; Diamond Rings. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Sarah Silverman; Paula Deen; Lyle Lovett performs. The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:35 a.m., CBS3) - Actress Amanda Peet; actor John Cho. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (12:35 a.m., NBC10) - James Van Der Beek; Deron Williams; the xx.
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August 9, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
If you ever find yourself hanging out with Jennifer Aniston , remember not to ask her if she's having kids with fiancé Justin Theroux . She's sick of all the questions. Jen tells ABC she's constantly asked how many boys and girls she wants. The way they ask, says Jen, implies they assume celebs have kids the way regular folk order burgers. "I didn't realize you could place orders! I honestly didn't realize it was like a drive-thru, that you could talk to a little electronic voice," says Jen. Anyway, there's been no time to make babies: Jen's been busy getting her bod in shape to play a stripper in her new pic, We're the Millers . "Honestly, it was the craziest workout," she says of her first ever role as a stripper - "at least . . . in film," Jen teases.
NEWS
August 7, 2013
This N-word used by Riley Cooper being shown on TV and the press has gotten out of control. I can understand how Cooper got upset with black people jumping over the fences, but where's the security people who were supposed to watch them? And it makes me wonder: Who's this person who videotaped Cooper's heated conversation with security personnel with his smartphone, and why? This happened a while ago, so why bring it up now? I feel bad for this guy, and his career may be ruined by his comment.
NEWS
July 13, 2013
By Don Jackson It seems strange that there is so much upset about Paula Deen's honest recollection of the past. As someone who grew up in Birmingham, Ala., during the 1950s and '60s, I don't know if I would have expected anything different. Time seems to have faded the glaring memories of what was and its relationship to what is. It was very easy in those days to be a nigra , a nigger , a coon , a darkie . It was a condition of living in a place that was so isolated from the rest of the world.
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July 9, 2013
CHAD DION Lassiter is one opinionated dude. You may have read his musings on local news pages or heard him express them on TV. Recently, he was on Comcast's "It's Your Call with Lynn Doyle," where he defended blacks' use of the n-word. "Jay Z saying it is different from Don Imus' and Paula Deen's saying it, and a cop saying [it] when you're looking down a barrel of a gun," Lassiter said on the show. Lassiter is among a new crop of progressive black intellectuals such as HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill, The Atlantic 's Ta-Nehisi Coates, Drexel University's Chuck Williams and the University of Connecticut's William Jelani Cobb.
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