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Paula Deen:

You Defamed Me,

And I'm Rich

3/18/2010 4:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Paula Deen: You Defamed Me, and I'm RichPaula Deen's good name has been slandered, and she's filthy rich -- this is what TMZ has learned from a lawsuit filed by Paula Deen Enterprises.

It seems the Food Network star made a deal with Celebrity Chefs Tour to do cooking demonstrations before live audiences in various cities. Short story: Paula's company claims the $150,000 advance she was supposed to get bounced, and after waiting for full payment she walked away, claiming Celeb Chefs Tour breached the agreement.

Paula claims Celeb Chefs Tour defamed her by making it seem she bailed for no good reason.

But here's what's interesting: Aside from the $150,000 advance, Paula's deal would have guaranteed her $130,000 for each event which featured her in two culinary performances.

She wants more than a million bucks for the hassle.

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Robin    

I can't stand PAULA DEAN!!! I could care less what she is worth. Her dang voice is like a squealing cat or someone running their nails across the blackboard.

The way she eats butter she may not be around that long :(

1676 days ago
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KC    

She was supposed to come to charlotte but i guess that is not happening. I like the food she cooks and have made many of her recipes myself. I think she does work hard and she should take it easy. But hey pigs get fat and hogs get slaughtered..perhaps she should watch her p's and q's
http://www.letterstobetsy.com

1682 days ago
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Michael    

A lot of the blogs that I read often refer to her and the Food Network and the Food Porn Network..... Tells you something doesn't it... I don't watch her anymore, and only several shows on the Food Porn, and not to see boobs hanging out... or Paula doing her touchy feely things. But what do I know....

1680 days ago
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thomas deans    

I need some of that cash. Hate to said my last name deans can I get some paula

1680 days ago
5.

Leanne    

You go grrrrl....

1688 days ago
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greatneck    

OINK OINK Pig fat sure sells, if it looks like one, smells like one, must be one....$$$$$$$$$

1688 days ago
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jodyray    

Every time I hear her talk she gets a little more southern sounding. That drawl of hers is so put on it's pathetic. Can't stand her!!

1688 days ago
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YOUCH    

I live in Savannah and have seen Paula many times, sometimes in Wal-Mart, sometimes in the meat market, once in a while at her restaurant or her brother's restaurant (Uncle Bubba's) She is a beautiful woman who worked hard her entire life. Now that she is almost 70, she has had it good for the past 10 years or so. She deserves it. Go for it, Paula!!!

1688 days ago
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Seriously    

Seriously, if I hear one more Y'all, I'll vomit.
She's so phony and her food is a heart attack on a plate.
If you make her recipes, you'll look like her!

1688 days ago
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eastcoastie    

I saw her in person 2 years ago at something like this. She refused to cook, said we could see her on tv. Talked non stop and inappropriately. Threw food at the audience. My tickets were $75 each and I walked out. I wouldn't pay 10 cents to see her again and refuse to watch her show now.

1688 days ago
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LULU    

SHE DOESN'T DESERVE THAT MUCH! AS FOR HER "COOKING" DEMO, MY DAUGHTER TOOK ME TO AN EVENT IN CINCI, SHE DID NOTHING BUT RUN HER MOUTH, AND HAD ANOTHER CHEF THERE TO DO THE ACTUAL WORK. THE WHOLE THING WAS A BIG RIP OFF, CONSIDERINGTHE TICKETS WERE $150 AND UP, AND NOT A MORSEL OF FOOD OFFERED. THERE WERE, HOWEVER, A BUNCH OF HER PRODUCTS FOR SALE IN THE LOBBY.

1688 days ago
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tiger'smomaphonytoo    

Rich get richer for sure! Paula Deen is "hype on a plate"!

Do they still smile as their consumers are dropping from heart attacks on a plate?

Paula Deen has run her course, she has run to the bank, she has built her mansions, she has toured France, the Carribean etc.

Move over Fatso, time for healthier faces!

1688 days ago
13.

Rooster    

Awweee are you health nutz a little upset, perhaps burned by Paula? Well, lets just put a little buttah on that :) The secret though, if you don't want to scar is a little lard! Not too much, just a pound or so.

Oh forget it all that oatmeal and bland crap has taken away your sense of humor...

Look, raw unbleached dog feces... hurry, run... or it will all be gone?

1688 days ago
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mswings    

I used to love Paula in the beginning. Being from the south, I enjoyed her southern style and manners. When she got more famous, she lost that and became crude, crass and vulgar. It did it with me at the Wine and Food Festival in Florida when she knew her pants were too big and shook her butt so they would fall off and see her butt. I canceled her magazine and told them why and I don't watch her on tv.She may be rich, but it's not going to be on my $$ anymore. Don't even get me started on those two talentless sons who can't do anything on their own. She just keeps shoving them in our faces. And Michael just sits back and watches. He is a wimp.

1688 days ago
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Bash a Pap    

mswings... pent-up, conservative, right wing ideologues like you are what is wrong with this country. Lighten up already. Nobody on here cares about your delicate sensibilities or how "offended" you get over the slightest thing. People like you MAKE ME SICK. Stay in the South you dumb hick.

1688 days ago
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