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First Look: Paula Deen PiecesHer Life Back Together | Paula Deen

First Look: Paula Deen Pieces
Her Life Back Together

Originally posted 02/26/2014 11:00AM

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Paula Deen Lands a $75 Million Deal | Paula Deen

Paula Deen Lands a $75 Million Deal

Originally posted 02/12/2014 04:55PM

Paula Deen is ready to make a comeback.

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Ouch! Giada De Laurentiis Cuts Her Finger During Thanksgiving Live TV Special

Giada De Laurentiis Cuts Her Finger During Thanksgiving Live TV Special

Originally posted 11/24/2013 02:25PM

Giada De Laurentiis's Thanksgiving prep came with a side of stitches on Saturday.

While filming the Food Network's live holiday special alongside Alton Brown, Bobby Flay and Ina Garten, the celebrity chef, 43, sliced her finger.

But even a few stitches couldn't keep Laurentiis's holiday spirit down.

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'Pasta Doesn't Make You Fat': Giada De Laurentiis on Loving Food & Staying Thin

'Pasta Doesn't Make You Fat': Giada De Laurentiis on Loving Food & Staying Thin

Originally posted 11/11/2013 12:50PM

Plus, the Food Network star shares one of her favorite winter recipes: turkey-kale soup

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Judges Dismisses Racial Discrimination Claims Against Paula Deen | Paula Deen

Paula Deen Racial Discrimination Claims Are Dismissed

Originally posted 08/12/2013 04:45PM

A federal judge in Georgia has thrown out race discrimination claims by a former Savannah restaurant manager whose lawsuit against Paula Deen ended up causing the celebrity cook to lose a big slice of her culinary empire.

Lisa Jackson sued Deen and her brother, Bubba Hiers, last year saying she was subjected to sexual harassment and racist attitudes during the five years she worked at their restaurant, Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House.

But U.S. District Court Judge William T. Moore Jr. ruled Monday that Jackson, who is white, has no standing to sue them for race discrimination.

The ruling leaves intact Jackson's sexual harassment claims.

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Paula Deen Splits from Longtime Agent | Paula Deen

Paula Deen Splits from Longtime Agent

Originally posted 07/05/2013 07:00AM

Paula Deen announced Thursday that she has cut business ties with the agent who helped make her a Food Network star and launch a media and merchandising empire that has largely crumbled in the wake of her admission that she used racial slurs in the past.

Deen had worked with New York agent Barry Weiner for more than a decade. She has said he was instrumental in getting her show "Paula's Home Cooking" on the Food Network in 2002. She gave no reason for her parting with Weiner in a prepared statement.

"Paula Deen has separated from her agent," Deen's spokeswoman, Elana Weiss, said in an email Thursday. "She and her family thank him for the tireless effort and dedication over the many years."

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Paula Deen Takes a Break from Scandal to Celebrate Son's Birthday | Paula Deen

Paula Deen Takes a Break from Scandal to Celebrate Son Jamie's Birthday

Originally posted 06/29/2013 09:55PM

Paula Deen might be experiencing the worst month of her career, but that didn't stop this Southern mama from celebrating her firstborn's birthday.

The struggling celebrity cook, who has watched her edible empire crumble this month following her admission that she used a racial slur multiple times in her past, took a break from the scandal Friday for some family time.

"Looking forward to some quality family time in honor of @jamie_deen's birthday. Have a blessed birthday, son!" she Tweeted, and included a link to a recipe for Jamie's Coconut Cake.

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Paula Deen Loses Five-Book Deal Despite Support from Fans | Paula Deen

Paula Deen Loses Five-Book Deal Despite Support from Fans

Originally posted 06/29/2013 08:50AM

Paula Deen's horrible month just got worse.

On Friday, Ballantine Books announced it would not publish her latest cookbook that was slated to be released in October. The book already hit No. 1 one on the Amazon bestseller list Thursday, months before its release, after furious fans rallied to the defense of the embattled celebrity cook.

Deen, 66, has watched her lucrative endorsement deals slip away this month after she admitted to using a racial slur in the past.

"After careful consideration, Ballantine Books has made the difficult decision to cancel the publication of Paula Deen's New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up, the publisher, a division of Random House, said in statement to PEOPLE.

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Ted Allen: People Have Been '100 Percent Supportive' of My Engagement | Ted Allen

Ted Allen Shares Details of His Engagement to Barry Rice

Originally posted 06/28/2013 08:00AM

Ted Allen and fiancé Barry Rice aren't the only ones feeling joyous over their engagement.

The host of Food Network's Chopped, 48, says positive acknowledgments of his same-sex partnership have been pouring in since the couple of 20 years decided to get engaged just after the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was deemed unconstitutional on Wednesday.

"I announced it online, and have had hundreds of responses, virtually 100 percent supportive – incredibly exciting," Allen told PEOPLE in a statement Thursday. "A great, great day for our country."

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COVER STORY: Paula Deen Is 'Beyond Devastated,' Says a Friend

Paula Deen: Inside Her Career Meltdown

Originally posted 06/26/2013 08:00AM

First, an explosive deposition emerged in which Paula Deen admitted to uttering the N-word. Then Deen fumbled not one, but three awkward apology videos.

Finally, after Food Network announced they were axing one of their biggest stars, the Queen of Southern Food decided on a different crisis strategy: Silence.

Lately, however, the one person Deen seems to hurt most is herself.

Holed up over the weekend at home in Savannah, Ga., with husband Michael Groover and her sons Jamie and Bobby, Deen, 66, "is beyond devastated," a producer friend tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story.

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