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Paula & the N-Word

'Old' Excuse for Racism

6/20/2013 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Paula Deen's doing damage control ... giving us a new explanation for why she used the n-word -- and she's basically blaming the South and her old age. Does that excuse hold water for you?

Plus, James Gandolfini's sudden death -- we'll tell you what we've learned about how he spent his last hours in Italy, and roll some of our fave clips with James.

Also, Kate Upton's boobs ... EXPOSED! Did the world's most wanted supermodel just give away the ultimate cash cow ... FOR FREE???
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(0:00) Paula Deen tries to explain her use of the n-word -- and just digs herself a deeper hole. Chef Rock Harper joins us to explain why she's way off base.
(7:00) James Gandolfini was one of the best -- we'll tell you why.
(10:00) Kate Upton topless! And we're getting a lot of hate mail because we censored it.
(14:00) New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez -- the O.J. Simpson connection.
(18:00) Gza from the Wu Tang Clan is using rap to teach kids science -- and it's ingenious?
(24:00) Kim Kardashian had to have a baby amongst the regular folk ... and it's all Dwight Howard's fault.
(28:00) Charles Saatchi -- the art collector who choked his wife in public -- Harvey (who just got back from England) explains the story from an across the pond perspective.
(32:00) "50 Shades of Grey" movie picked a female director -- we'll tell you why people were shocked by the choice.
(36:00) The floor is yours!
(41:00) It's time again for Tim's rejected pitches of the week.
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16.

D-INCARNATION    

Hernandez is looking like he had something to do with it destroying evidence and all..

468 days ago
17.

bjay    

Show me someone over 21 that hasn't said the N word and I will show you a liar.

468 days ago
18.

cregis    

I'm older than Paula Deed and Southern. I have never used that word. My mother would not allow it. A black person was called "colored". Paula Deen is just low-class.

468 days ago
19.

ASH LEE    

Charles loves white boobies the most

468 days ago
20.

sidebar    

Wow, has Gary never seen boobs before?

468 days ago
21.

CoconutScrimp    

Aaron Hernandez too fine too fine to be in fail! If anything, that stud should be locked up in my boudoir!

¡Hola papi!

468 days ago
22.

Chuck    

Shy don't you give this non-story a rest. Paula is a great cook and fun to watch. If rappers use the N word you don't seem to care. So get over it.

468 days ago
23.

Linda3223    

I wish food net work would take her off the air, she should have been gone when she was a diabetic and fixing all the wrong food

468 days ago
24.

aemish    

Attempting to crucify an old lady for telling a JOKE that Daniel Tosh and Chris Rock make every day for a living and we're supposed to boycott Comedy Central and HBO now? Why not boycott TMZ since nine stories out of 10 are never-heard-of-them-or-care black. Front page!

468 days ago
25.

Scott Guiher    

Paula Deen is now and always has been "pond s***" to most of the people that know her. Using racial slurs is just a part of growing up in Dixie honey child. LOL This woman is...

468 days ago
26.

yvette    

How is the food at Scott's? I'm going to London next week and need some recs.

468 days ago
27.

Harlin's Garage    

Why should she need to make an excuse? Just say your a racist Paula, then them there race cards don't work no more. That's what I do... Leaves em speechless most of the time. Cuts the bantering back and forth and such... Them folk can't pitch a fit and throw the card...

468 days ago
28.

Scott Guiher    

WOW, I can't say S - C - U - M on TMZ? Oh my, what is this world coming to? I will have to report this directly to Harvey. LOL

468 days ago
29.

ASH LEE    

naturally selected by GOD? lol

468 days ago
30.

ASH LEE    

OMG put on a bra Raquel

468 days ago
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