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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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Dee    

Good. She got crucified for nothing.

Some blacks are the most racist people on the planet!!

253 days ago
17.

rhode    

Please no. She was over exposed on every cooking channel and magazine before her "scandal". Just let it rest for a while longer.

253 days ago
18.

pseudonym    

What an unflattering photo.

253 days ago
19.

STFUP    

So....why isn't TMZ reporting on the fact that Bieber got the s~~t slapped out of him yesterday at a HOllywood Starbucks by Blake Griffin?
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Bieber came into the Starbucks without a shirt & his pants hanging down. They refused to serve him w/o a shirt and he started going off. Griffin was in the Starbucks, noticed the commotion and came over. When Bieber started getting physical/shoving, Griffin smacked him to the ground with one slap & Bieber immediately left, crying.
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Read it on ruckusbucket dot com (Posted yesterday).

253 days ago
20.

Ginger    

Go Paula

253 days ago
21.

jay26mc    

The guy that robbed her bank was a ****** so she just called it like it was.

253 days ago
22.

Lil Wayne     

It's clear that most of the people on this site is racist, ok now that has been established, let's move in to this old broad. Paula u need to stay away, racism will not be allowed or accepted in 2014, plus I hardly doubt she will ever make a comeback, and if she do(e)(s) she will never reach the height. That she was at before her undercover racism was brought to the spotlight.

253 days ago
23.

takesha33    

I don't know why she got in trouble for something she said years ago.... People let it go...

253 days ago
24.

News Flash     

BQ Ribs in a crock pot; Cut up your ribs, put them in a crock pot, don't add any liquid, after they cook- drain all the fat out- Add Paula Deen BQ sauce, turn on low, and let it thump for alittle while. The best ribs you'll ever have in your life!

253 days ago
25.

Boona206    

Just shows what type of world we live in!

253 days ago
26.

Sid    

Tmz staffers are such hypocrites. No mention of Madge and be n word comments to a child. N word please

253 days ago
27.

Truth    

It's just another FucYou to the politically correct, who are on the wrong side of everything. I laugh at people that get all worked up over a word. How weak you are.

253 days ago
28.

static    

That's a big up yours to all you racial jihadists out there.

253 days ago
29.

user name    

All people say cracker...

253 days ago
30.

News Flash     

I was going to leave TMZ for awhile, then I saw Paula Deen ! Now I'm leaving.

253 days ago
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