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Paula Deen

Big Bowl of Diabetic Hypocrisy?

1/17/2012 12:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Paula Deen's diabetes diagnosis has us thinking she's whipping up a two-faced pie -- pushing recipes like chocolate cheese fudge AND promoting anti-diabetes meds? Seems like she's getting America coming and going!

Plus, the Italian cruise captain who abandoned ship -- a survivor's family lashes out at his cowardly departure. And the latest Beyonce whitewash has everyone ticked off ... for many different reasons.


(0:00) The Italian cruise ship that sank -- how did no one realize its captain was a massive coward?
(13:10) Claire Rincon -- mother of a cruise survivor -- is on the phone ... she says her daughter still has friends missing.
(14:00) Did Claire's daughter Rosalyn see warning signs that the captain was capable of such a deadly mistake?
(18:20) Harvey predicts that a ton of crazy info is about to come out about the captain.
(21:10) Raquel is ticked off about Beyonce's new light-skinned album cover ... but Anna argues that it's the same thing as light-skinned people going to the tanning bed.
(27:30) Beyonce's changing skin color -- rooted in self-hatred?
(33:20) Shocking -- Lindsay Lohan is still on the right track.
(36:02) Paula Deen reveals she's diabetic after years of cooking the unhealthiest food on Earth ... and now she's pushing diabetes medicine!
(38:40) Case in point -- Paula's doughnut sandwich.


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Why does anyone care if Paula Dean has diabetes and continues to eat and cook unhealthy?
Does it directly affect any of us? No it doesn't.
Does anyone HAVE to eat the food she cooks? No they don't.
Let the woman, eat and cook however she wants. Her diet and health is her concern not ours!

988 days ago


You guys really should get your facts straight about the Paula Deen thing - butter DOES NOT CAUSE DIABETES. Sugar does. It's your body's insulin response that is screwed up, butter is fat, and fat doesn't do anything to your insulin. If you keep your sugar intake low you can eat a bunch of fat without any adverse health effects.

988 days ago

Eric Starson    

I'm sad for Paula, but not all that surprised. Maybe she should look into a healthier diet to treat her diabetes instead of drugs? There's lots of interesting information available at this noncommercial, science based site ( To quote the good doctor: "It is too bad Paula Deen missed this opportunity" to tell her fans "that type 2 diabetes can be prevented, managed, treated, and even cured". Read more at

988 days ago


lots of people eat unhealthy Paula dean just loves food,I think it should be her joice to eat what she wants after all she is the one who has to live with it. food makes people happy. and so what if she sells diabeties meds. it is just one of many products she uses daily that she promotes and supports. you cant blame her for being a savy business woman

987 days ago
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