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Paula Deen

$75 MIllion For Huge Comeback

2/12/2014 12:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Paula Deen -- like the Phoenix -- is rising again ... thanks to a $75 MILLION infusion of cash from a Phoenix-based investment company that could put Paula's wares in the back pocket of airplane seats.

Jahm Najafi clearly thinks the Paula Deen brand is still a marketable commodity, because his company is fronting the cash.

As for Najafi's plan ... we found it extremely interesting that in 2012 he bought SkyMall magazine ... which you've probably leafed through and then failed to buy anything from inside.  So the question -- will Paula's pots and pans end up in the mag?

As you know ... Paula was unceremoniously dumped by virtually all of her sponsors after confessing she used the N word to describe a person who robbed the bank she was a teller at in the 80s.

By the way ... in addition to SkyMall, Najafi owns the Book of the Month Club and Columbia House.

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WD    

Wait.. Colombia House still exists? O.O

254 days ago
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Googie    

She's back.

254 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Being a racist butter sucker pays off, good thing the diabetes will off her soon

254 days ago
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Beauty    

Good for her.

254 days ago
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Kelly    

Some of my best friends are honkies like Paula Deen.

254 days ago
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STFUP    

Why isn't TMZ reporting on the fact that Justine Blabber got the s~~t smacked out of him yesterday at a Starbucks in Hollywood by Blake Griffin?
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Reports say, he was crying when he left too.

254 days ago
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Miss k    

I really liked watching Paula's cooking show ,but idk why people get offended by the N word . people still throw that word around like it's another word within my piers . why is it that black ppl can get offended when rappers ,etc is the N word ? Get over it lol

254 days ago
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Miss k    

Use lol

254 days ago
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gemini81    

Good, she didn't deserve all the **** she got in the first place. I don;t believe she is racist... she was raised in a certain time and place that enforced that type of viewpoint, and while it's not right it's what she grew up with. Our society is too willing to jump on the bandwagon to take people down for words that come out of their mouths.

254 days ago
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TMZCrazy    

Good for her!

254 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

So someone is going to pay this woman $75 mil for that magazine that no one reads while they're flying?
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This guy must need 60+ year old vagina REAL bad.

254 days ago
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Faunmax    

She's going to make a comeback and do just fine. She said a word..... just a word, she didn't kill anyone or cheat anyone. I always thought she was treated unfairly for telling the truth. In the south she never really went away.

254 days ago
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News Flash     

You go girl.

254 days ago
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Chgome    

crap never goes away.
keep rewarding her for her racist beliefs

254 days ago
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News Flash     

Paula Deen could school Kris Jenner on being a lady.

254 days ago
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