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Paula Deen

Paula Deen
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Birth Name: 
Paula Hiers Deen
Birth Date: 
January 19, 1947
Birth Place: 
Albany, Georgia
Celebrity chef, television personality
Relationship Status: 
Married to Michael Groover

For those of you that though the Paula Deen-drama was over, think again. The restaurant that kicked off the chef’s racism scandal suddenly closed its doors for good on Thursday (April 3).

Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House in Savannah, Georgia announced that it was closing this afternoon in a short Facebook post.

2:20 pm

She’s never been accused of having a filter so it’s no wonder Paula Deen is once again facing criticism for her careless words.

The disgraced southern chef told People magazine that trying to repair her public image after her racist allegations is similar to the struggle faced by Michael Sam, an NFL hopeful who recently revealed that he’s gay.

2:25 pm

She’s on her way to a major career comeback following last year’s racist allegations and Paula Deen wants to set the record straight.

The southern-fried celebrity chef showed up at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival over the weekend, noting that she’s truly sorry for any pain she caused with her careless words from a few decades ago.

10:37 am

Tinseltown is replete with romance this time of year, and some of our favorite famous folks took to Twitter to share Valentine’s Day greetings.

Chris Brown tweeted some love- “HAPPY VALENTINES DAY to all the beautiful women around the world.. Know that you are loved and appreciated !! God bless.”

10:37 am

Ready to win back fans, Paula Deen just signed a huge multi-million dollar investment deal with her new company, Paula Deen Ventures.

Ditching her long-standing practice of licensing her image to others, the new deal with Najafi Cos. will help her find new projects and is valued between $75 and $100 million.

8:49 pm

Celebrity news is always full of scandal, and 2013 was no different! There were plenty of headline-grabbing scandals, and GossipCenter recapped 10 of our favorite OMG-worthy moments.

From Paula Deen's empire collapse to Reese Witherspoon's arrest, here is GCN's recap of the most jaw-dropping moments from 2013!

7:30 pm

Things are looking up for Paula Deen as her alleged extortionist was just sentenced to two years in prison.

According to TMZ, the story goes that Thomas Paculis contacted the celebrity cook's lawyer threatening to release "true and damning" info about her use of the N-word if he wasn't paid handsomely.

6:53 pm

After shying away from the spotlight since she became embroiled in a scandal involving the N-word, Paula Deen made her first public appearance at the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertainment Show in Houston, TX on Saturday (September 14).

The Southern cook received a standing ovation when she was introduced to the crowd of nearly 1500 spectators on hand for her cooking demonstrations.

4:43 pm

In the midst of all the bad news for Paula Deen, on Friday (August 23) she at least managed to put an end to the lawsuit that started her culinary career crash.

A racial and sexual harassment suit against the comfort-food queen and her brother, Bubba Hiers, has been “amicably resolved,” according to the attorney for the woman who filed it, Lisa Jackson. Jackson worked as general manager at Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House in Savannah, Georgia.

6:12 pm

Though the process may have irreparably ruined her career, Paula Deen has prevailed in the racial discrimination lawsuit filed against her.

In a decision, the judge ruled that plaintiff Lisa Jackson could not claim racial discrimination because she is white and any comments that the celebrity cook or any of her associates made would not have legally mattered to someone who was not a target.

6:29 pm