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Paula Deen

Paula Hiers Deen (born January 19, 1947) is an American cook, cooking show host, restaurateur, author, actress and Emmy Award-winning television personality. Deen resides in Savannah, Georgia, where she owns and operates The Lady & Sons restaurant with her sons, Jamie and Bobby Deen. She has published five cookbooks. Though married in 2004 to Michael Groover, she uses the surname Deen, from her first marriage. Deen was born Paula Hiers in Albany, Georgia, the daughter of Corrie A. (née Paul) and Earl Wayne Hiers, Sr. Her parents died before she was 23, and an early marriage ended in divorce. In her 20s, Deen suffered from panic attacks and agoraphobia. She then focused on cooking for her family as something she could do without leaving her house. Her grandmother Irene Paul had taught her the hand-me-down art of Southern cooking; one of the only places she felt safe was at her own stove, making thousands of pots of chicken and dumplings. She later moved to Savannah, Georgia, with her sons. In 1989, she divorced her husband, Jimmy Deen, to whom she had been married since 1965. She was left with only $200 and money was tight raising both her kids and her younger brother, Earl

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'Dancing With the Stars' Mark Ballas -- Producers Could Force Me to Tango With Paula Deen

'DWTS' Star Mark Ballas
Producers Could Force Me to Tango With Paula Deen

If you're a pro dancer on "Dancing With the Stars" and find yourself partnered with a disgraced celeb like Paula Deen ... that's too damn bad ... producers will FORCE you to rumba no matter how… READ MORE >

Stars and Scars -- You Be the Judge

Stars and Scars
You Be the Judge

A lot happened this week ... another Kanye attack, a racist attack against Oprah by a jealous actress and a venomous reaction to a magazine cover.  So we gotta ask ...  READ MORE >

- 527 days ago
Paula Deen -- N-Word Will Stay Under Wraps

Paula Deen
N-Word Will Stay Under Wraps

Video of Paula Deen openly admitting to using the n-word will never see the light of day ... so ruled the judge in the $1.2 million lawsuit filed by one of Paula's ex-employees, who accused Paula… READ MORE >

- 531 days ago
Paula Deen -- Victim of Extortion Attempt

Paula Deen
Victim of Extortion Attempt

The FBI arrested a man in New York this morning after he allegedly tried to extort $250,000 from Paula Deen ... claiming he would release "true and damning" statements made by Deen unless she paid… READ MORE >

- 541 days ago
Paula Deen Parts Ways with Agent Following N-Word Controversy

Paula Deen
Fries Relationship with Agent

Paula Deen is finally on the other end of a severed business relationship ... she's cutting ties with her agent following the recent fallout from her admission to using the N-word.Deen's rep,… READ MORE >

- 541 days ago
Paula Deen Game -- Pickin' Up the Pieces

Paula Deen Game
Pickin' Up the Pieces, Y'all

Paula Deen's career is spiraling out of control and business partners like Target, Walmart, and Home Depot have slipped through her fingers ... can you help her get them back??? READ MORE >

- 541 days ago
Stars and Scars -- You Be the Judge

Stars and Scars
You Be the Judge

Busy week, with lots of alleged bigotry front and center -- from Alec Baldwin's Twitter rant, to Paula Deen's Titanic-like career plunge.  So we gotta ask ...  READ MORE >

- 548 days ago
Paula Deen -- New Job Offer ... No Apron Required

Paula Deen
New Job Offer ... No Apron Required

Disgraced chef Paula Deen needs a job ... and she's a mom ... so the good people who run a MILF-based porn site put 2-and-2 together and have offered her a SIX-FIGURE GIG. A website called… READ MORE >

- 548 days ago
Paula Deen -- Dropped By Publisher

Paula Deen
Dropped By Publisher

The demolition derby known as Paula Deen's empire rolls on -- she's just been dropped by one of her publishers, which says it will no longer release her next project ... which was expected to be a… READ MORE >

- 548 days ago
JCPenney -- Bye Bye Paula Deen

JCPenney
Bye Bye Paula

Paula Deen's officially the least popular kid on the playground ... JCPenney just severed ties with the celebrity chef in the wake of her n-word scandal.A rep for the department store released a… READ MORE >

- 548 days ago

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