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Paula Deen

Food Network Gives Her

THE AX

6/21/2013 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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5:10 PM PT -- Paula has just released a statement, thanking the Food Network for 11 "great years." She said, "Because of the gift the Food Network gave me, I've had the pleasure of being allowed into so many homes across the country."

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Paula Deen
's goose has been cooked at the Food Network.  Officials tell TMZ they are not renewing her contract, which expires at the end of this month.

Paula apparently was done in for her comments during a deposition in a civil lawsuit, in which she freely admitted to using the N-word in the past.

Deen issued an apology this morning that bordered on ridiculous -- it was heavily edited and frankly insincere.

She issued a second apology shortly before the Food Network said it would not renew her contract.

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1.

lee    

Over reaction!!

384 days ago
2.

FROM HELL    

GOOD

384 days ago
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Carlos    

Good. That's what she gets after her fake apology.

384 days ago
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Carlos    

I bet she is really sorry now, and we will hear a really apology now. Not that load of crap from earlier.

384 days ago
5.

Phishie from Philly    

Freedom of speech *****z!
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Phishie from Philly

384 days ago
6.

Jay W.     

Don't blame it on the N word. Wasn't going to get a new contract anyhow.

384 days ago
7.

Susan    

Wonderful & Paula take Justin with you

384 days ago
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BRUCENY    

Rediculous!

384 days ago
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Mikey    

LOL! Living your life politically correct is no way to live.

384 days ago
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DanicaMarie    

I think this is sad. She was honest, which is exactly what she should have been considering she was on the stand when this all happened. Such an overreaction. She wasn't screaming the N-word or even condoning it, she flat out said its not right.

384 days ago
11.

Hugh    

I'd bet old Paula is having a few ****tails right about now.

384 days ago
12.

oleman    

because of that??? Totally not fair to her!!! I support her and butter!!!!

384 days ago
13.

Mikey    

Maybe they can get Flava Flav to take that time slot unless he used the word cracker once to often?

384 days ago
14.

Card    

That is why she apologized!!!
Trying to save that fat wrinkly Azz of hers!!!

She is annoying!!!
Good riddance!!

384 days ago
15.

Maribel Loera    

People are over reacting to this how many other celebrities have said a racist comment before. Sensitive people.

384 days ago
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