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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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1351.

Gail    

I think it is time for every one in this country to start minding there own busniness. I am sure we all have said things in the heat of the moment or not that we regret, does that mean it should be national news. Isn't there enough news in this world that is of interest instead of picking on one person. Celeb have a life of there own stay out of there faces.

451 days ago
1352.

Jenn     

Shee wanted out of her contract. She's going to Opra's network OWN.

451 days ago
1353.

Ron Powell    

Ms Dean, has a limited EDUCATION. She only has a HIGH SCHOOL??? or GED????? It is Ms Dean's way of saying " this is who I am", "You can not take a PIG out the Pen" and expect it not too squill

451 days ago
1354.

Ugotshook    

But true store...... I'm really like Mrs. Paula Dean more if she was more like Michael Richards! If you'd a racist..... Be racist..... But hide in the closet and call people n*ggers behind there back..... Be a grown ass woman and stand on what you believe! Be real!

451 days ago
1355.

Meg    

I do not understand how she gets fired yet Ina Garten refused to see a child with cancer in a hospital because she was "busy." The story then went public and yet she STILL refused to see the child. Finally, she told him he could visit her on set. I don't understand how Garten's refusal to see a sick child with cancer is any less horrible than what Paula Deen did.

451 days ago
1356.

Erica    

I am very glad to see Paula go and it has nothing to do with her alleged racism. I am just so tired of her fakey accent and overuse of you'all. Do you realize how many times she says that in a show? When she first made the scene I truly liked her, but she got so over the top trying to be folksy that irt really became annoying. She is 66 and rich for all time so she needs to retire and go away.

451 days ago
1357.

Don    

Who really cares !!!!!!!!

451 days ago
1358.

Linda    

Where is your thinking cap?
Respect your viewers and fans!

451 days ago
1359.

Nicole Ady    

I`m sorry but I love Paula Deen and so what if she used the N word in court, she apologized for it and I can`t believe that there not going to renew her contract over this one little mistake. I`m sorry but if you want my opion that`s just plain wrong!

451 days ago
1360.

wiigina    

Food Network should think about the logistics.

451 days ago
1361.

Cut    

One thing for sure Ican see that there are a lot of you that are just like Paula but undercover as well.The problem is that Old Heifer's like her continue to spread hate. I can imagine how she snd Bubba raised their kids. What goes on in the dark will soon come to light.(sorry, should be and)

451 days ago
1362.

BARBARA    

I THINK IT'S OUTRAGEOUS HOW THEY ARE TREATING PAULA.. SHOW ME 1 PERSON WHO HAS USED THAT WORD AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER. OH YES THERE IS ONE, GOD.

451 days ago
1363.

Sandy    

This is definitely not right! I will no longer be watching the food network and i am CANCELLING MY FOOD NETWORK MAGAZINE!! Paula Deen is my "favorite" personality on that chanel. You should really rethink yoyour decision!

451 days ago
1364.

Bobbie    

It's a shame that the "N" word is still being used in this day and age. There is no excuse to use that word no matter if you're black or white. What's the big deal? I'm sure most African Americans have been called the "N" word at some point in their life, but when your young child is called that for the first time.....It hurts you as a parent . The word was used to be degrading and disrespectful back then and it still is.

451 days ago
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elilan    

I watch the Food Network a lot and ALWAYS tune out when she comes on. Hate her schtick -- HATE her food. That said -- what a complete non-event this whole thing is. She's an older, white lady from the South. It's not cool to use those terms, but people grow up saying all kinds of stupid things that were typical of where they were raised. She has the right to say whatever she wants on her own time. Is the person suing her Black?

451 days ago
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