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.
January 26, 2012
WHEN Paula Deen announced her Type 2 diabetes last week, outrage erupted worldwide. Coming as healthful New Year's resolutions are eroding like melting snow, the news struck a chord. That's because Deen preached a comfort-food gospel heavy on butter, sugar, meat and other "down-home" delights that many work to minimize. And she knew her condition for three years before revealing it - once she had a gig hawking diabetes drug Victoza.
January 18, 2012 |
HOW CONVENIENT for celebrity chef Paula Deen : Now that she's publicly acknowledged that she has diabetes (she found out three years ago), she is teaming with drug-maker Novo Nordisk to promote a Novo diabetes drug and program. Talk about turning lemons into lemonade. The move, however, strikes Tattle as similar to a hooker hawking Valtrax. Deen says she kept quiet about her condition until she had advice to offer the public. "I wanted to bring something to the table when I came forward," said the woman who's always bringing something to the table, on yesterday's "Today" show.
January 18, 2012 |
A cold, hypocritical media manipulator? Or a suffering Southern lady in distress? Which shoe fits Paula Deen ? The popular Food Network star revealed this week that she has type-2 diabetes - but not before signing a no doubt lucrative contract to promote a diabetes drug. A cynical move? Not as cynical, says University of Pennsylvania bioethicist Arthur Caplan , as Deen's decision to keep her illness a secret for three years - during which the Georgia-born chef continued to push recipes for high-calorie down-home cooking.
January 14, 2012 |
Hollywood titan Gene Hackman , 81, was recovering nicely Friday after being hit by a car while walking his bike. The Oscar-winner, who has been featured in 100 films including The Conversation and Unforgiven , was on a bicycle outing in the Florida Keys when the accident occurred, reports TMZ. "Gene was airlifted to the hospital for routine tests," his rep tells E!News. "Everything is fine and Gene is on his way home now with a few bumps and bruises. " Paula Deen has diabetes?
October 24, 2011
Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Salma Hayek; Louis Zamperini; Jane's Addiction performs. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Jonah Hill; Paula Deen; Chris Isaak performs. Jimmy Kimmel Live (midnight, 6ABC) - Zach Galifianakis; Mike Judge; Primus performs. The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:37 a.m., CBS3) - Bryan Cranston; Amos Lee performs.
June 23, 2011
MY 18-YEAR-OLD nephew, John Armstrong, gasped when I told him that the star of the Food Network's "Big Daddy's House" would be coming to my house to cook us dinner. "He's coming to your house?" "That's right. Big Daddy's coming to our house," I repeated, pausing for emphasis. Yeah, I was name-dropping. But it's not every day that McCargo cooks a meal in somebody's home. Maybe back in the day, but not since 2008, when he became the last man standing on "The Next Food Network Star" and wound up snagging the grand prize - his own TV show.
May 12, 2011 |
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.
January 31, 2011 |
JENNY DRUMGOOLE is done with cream cheese. And anyone who attends her show, "Real Woman of Philadelphia," which opened Friday at Moore College of Art, might be finished with it, too. Drumgoole is a video artist who graduated from Yale's prestigious master of fine arts program. Her latest project was prompted by a "Real Women of Philadelphia" contest sponsored by Philadelphia Cream Cheese and Southern-fried Food Network cooking show host Paula Deen. Participants (ladies only, please)
October 27, 2010 |
Drunk. Naked. Hooker. Police. Is there a more delicious string of words in GossipLand? Thank Charlie Sheen for inspiring them. The Two and a Half Men star was hospitalized Tuesday for a psychiatric evaluation hours after police say they found him naked and "highly intoxicated" in a room at New York's Plaza Hotel, which he apparently had trashed with actions most violent. An unnamed source tells RadarOnline that Sheen, 45, enjoyed cocaine and the company of a call girl prior to redecorating his room.