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June 11th, 2014
09:13 PM ET

Paula Deen making a comeback, y'all - with new online show

Paula Deen is making a huge money play after coming under fire for admitting to saying the N-word.

The celebrity chef announced Wednesday she is launching her own channel - online.

Paula Deen to host new TV show - online

In the video promoting the "Paula Deen Network," Deen shows off her new kitchen and reiterates her love of Southern cooking.

Is this a smart move for Deen?

OutFront, Marisa Guthrie, television editor for The Hollywood Reporter.


Filed under: News • Paula Deen
February 26th, 2014
10:01 PM ET

Paula Deen to open new restaurant post N-word scandal

Paula Deen resurrects her fallen empire.

The celebrity chef announced Wednesday she is opening her first new restaurant since admitting to using the N-word.

Paula Deen to open first post-scandal restaurant

The $20 million restaurant called "Paula Deen's Family Kitchen" will open this summer in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, a tourist hub home to Dolly Parton's "Dollywood" theme park and a host of other attractions.

Pigeon Forge Mayor David Wear is OutFront.


Filed under: Business • News • Paula Deen
February 24th, 2014
09:06 PM ET

Can Celebrity Chef Paula Deen make a comeback?

Paula Deen is trying to stage a major comeback.

The celebrity chef has avoided the public eye since admitting to use the N-word. On Sunday at the South Beach Food and Wine festival, Deen was given a warm reception from her fans and took a moment to address the controversy.

Jovial Paula Deen draws supportive crowd at Florida wine and food festival

"We have come off a hard summer ... my family and my partners ... and I want to take a moment to apologize to those of you who didn't hear me. I hope you see us bring back good memories for you," Deen said.

CNN's Erin Burnett talks to branding expert, Steve Adubato about whether she can pull off a comeback.

"I think Paula Deen is probably a really nice person, but when she opens her mouth, and talks about race and she talks about slavery, it's dangerous." Adubato said, "I think that someone who grew up the way Paula Deen does or did just doesn't understand how that offends folks."


Filed under: Business • News • Paula Deen
February 12th, 2014
08:45 PM ET

Investor bets on Paula Deen with $75M comeback deal

After taking some heat, Paula Deen is ready to get back in the kitchen.

Paula Deen's coming back

The celebrity chef is teaming up with a private investor to grow her celebrity chef business. Her business, which is reportedly worth $17 million, that took a major hit last year after she admitted to using the N-word decades ago.

Deen is partnering with Phoenix-based Najafi Media, which specializes in consumer distribution. Jahm Najafi, founder and chief executive officer, said in a statement Wednesday that he has "a deep respect for the hard work, unique content and quality products which Paula has built around her brand."

But will Deen's comeback be a success?

OutFront: Mike Paul, A Reputation Management Consultant and Mel Robbins, a Talk Radio Host.


Filed under: Business • News • Paula Deen
July 3rd, 2013
12:28 PM ET

Paula Deen cites Prop 8 ruling in discrimination suit

Celebrity chef Paula Deen is using what some may say is an unusual legal argument in a discrimination case against her.

Her legal team is now citing the Supreme Court's decision to dismiss California's Prop 8 as a reason to dismiss the racial discrimination charge.

But does their argument add up?

OutFront tonight: Former practicing attorney Dean Obeidallah, Radio Show Host Stephanie Miller and CNN Contributor Reihan Salam.


Filed under: Paula Deen
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