Food Network Tries a New Recipe: Junk Food and Kitchen Competitions
The channel's answer: a new line of programming stuffed with the high-energy, high-chaos reality-TV format of gladiatorial cooking.
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Sun Mar 09, 2014
The Jersey Journal
The challenge of accepting responsibility
Last week, I described celebrity chef Paula Deen's challenge of reclaiming her brand given some of her embarrassing and shocking statements about slavery and race.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Can Paula Deen be redeemed?
A standard American testimonial must have a happy ending. Once lost, the subject has to be found.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Keeping Up With The Kardashians' fake 'Jenner house' listed for $6.25m
EXCLUSIVE: Black chef who accused Paula Deen of racism cooks her own goose: Woman fired by star is living hand to mouth while TV cook crows about $75m comeback Wife takes out VERY passive aggressive newspaper ad as revenge for husband who had an affair and got lover pregnant Biker, 26, tells of the moment he was run over and paralyzed in New York ... (more)
Wal-Mart customer gets tooth knocked fighting with the self-checkout
EXCLUSIVE: Black chef who accused Paula Deen of racism cooks her own goose: Woman fired by star is now broke while TV cook crows about $75m comeback Spot the ROBOT: Website challenges you to tell difference between man and droid-written poetry - and it's harder than you might think Angry Wal-Mart customers knock out a man's tooth after he gets into ... (more)
Wed Mar 05, 2014
IRS villain Lois Lerner again REFUSES to testify about tea party...
Black chef who accused Paula Deen of racism cooks her own goose: Woman fired by star is now broke while TV cook rides high and crows over $75million comeback The one-time head of the U.S. tax authority's branch overseeing nonprofits won't testify about a years-long scheme to target conservative groups That power hasn't been used in more than 75 ... (more)
Doctor Who and Time Team cameraman 'forged his wife's signature on...
EXCLUSIVE: Black chef who accused Paula Deen of racism cooks her own goose: Woman fired by star is now broke while TV cook crows about $75m comeback Spot the ROBOT: Website challenges you to tell difference between man and droid-written poetry - and it's harder than you might think Doctor Who and Time Team cameraman 'forged his wife's signature on ... (more)
EXCLUSIVE - Now it's PARENTS at war: Father of boyfriend accused of...
Black chef who accused Paula Deen of racism cooks her own goose: Woman fired by star is now broke while TV cook rides high and crows over $75million comeback Revealed: Murdered Aspen socialite is Michael Douglas' ex-fiance as her daughter says death can't just be about rent dispute 'I'm taking the coward's way out': Man kills himself after DNA ... (more)
As Paula Deen plans $75m comeback, cook who accused her of racism is living hand to mouth
'Have you ever seen such gross disrespect?': Judge blasts 'spoiled' cheerleader, 18, suing parents to support her after she ran away - who claims they were behind her bulimia and that her father showed her 'inappropriate affection' Maine mother-of-four dies from ultra-rare human version of Mad Cow Disease that began as just a cough but killed her ... (more)
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Opinion: Paula Deen's alternate universe
On Sunday night "12 Years a Slave" took the Oscar for best picture. The film is must-watch cinema because it depicts the horrors of slavery through the eyes of a slave.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
TV Chefs Giada De Laurentiis, Paula Deen, Curtis Stone and More Opening New Restaurants
From Top Chef Masters ' Curtis Stone to Everyday Italian 's Giada De Laurentiis , a slew of TV-famous cooks have been extra busy lately as they prepare to take their food off-screen - and become new restauranteurs.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Camilli: Sandra Bullock can afford to buy a small planet
She signed to accept $20 million up front, against 15 per cent of the gross. The movie is already past the $700 million mark in ticket sales worldwide, which you'd think would mean $105 million for Bullock.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Paula Deen and the road to redemption
Paula Deen attends Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village Featuring MasterCardA Grand Tasting Tents during the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival at Grand Tasting Village on February 23, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida.
Paula Deen reveals post-scandal depression and stress overeating
Celebrity chef Paula Deen fell into a deep depression and began stress-eating after her N-word scandal erupted last summer, she told People Feb. 26. Deen was so depressed she was unable to get out of bed some days.
The Arizona Republic
Paula Deen: I'm like 'that black football player'
The celeb chef, whose world crumbled nine months ago after she admitted using the n-word, told a crowd at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival in Miami Beach last weekend that she is " back in the saddle ," and now she's telling People magazine in the issue hitting stands on Friday, "If it wasn't for my fans' love, I'd be home breathing into a ... (more)
According to Paula Deen, she is just like a gay, black NFL player
Paula Deen, celebrity chef and noted racist , is making the media rounds, in search of a comeback on the heels of an announcement that she has a new investment deal in the neighborhood of $75 million.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Paula Deen To Open New Restaurant In Comeback Attempt
FEBRUARY 23: Paula Deen attends Bank of America Lifestyle Seminar Fried & True: A Fried Chicken Seminar hosted by Lee Brian Schrager, Adeena Sussman and Mark Oldman during the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival at Ritz Carlton South Beach on February 23, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida.
Paula Deen to open first post-scandal restaurant near Dollywood
Paula Deen, the celebrity chef embroiled in scandal after making racial remarks, is planning a new $20 million restaurant next to Dolly Parton's Dollywood theme park in Tennessee.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Paula Deen pictured swigging from tequila bottle and riding Robert Irvine
Wikileaks' lawyer goes to the White House: The night George Clooney took Julian Assange's stunning British lawyer to meet Obama at private screening of Monuments Men Whoa baby! Woman gives birth to a girl on a Manhattan crosswalk after failing to hail cab in rush hour traffic Conde Nast's mystery tweeter finally revealed! Former GQ editor comes out ... (more)
Mon Feb 24, 2014
'What's Trending Today' with Zahra Huber
In an Op-Ed piece for New York Magazine, Alec Baldwin says he is fed-up, and says he won't be talking about his personal life in an American publication ever again.