Feb 13, 2014 — The celebrity cook and restaurant owner lost her Food Network gig and many endorsements last year when her past use of a racial slur was revealed. She has apologized many times. Now, a private equity company has come forward with millions of dollars to restart her business empire.
Aug 12, 2013 — A deposition related to the suit led to widespread criticism of Deen and cost her sponsors and her Food Network TV show.
Jul 12, 2013 — Also: Embattled celebrity chef Paula Deen to star in a comic book; Nathaniel Rich on noir lit; a profile of a literary fraudster.
Jul 11, 2013 — The celebrity cook has seen her TV shows and corporate sponsorships disappear following reports of her use of racist language. But a publisher who has written a comic about her life is going ahead with its plans — after a short update. Still, "we're not going to flambé her," the publisher says.
Jul 1, 2013 — Paula Deen's cookbook dropped; David Mitchell on having a child with autism; the best books coming out this week.
Jun 29, 2013 — Pre-publication orders for Paula Deen's New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up, had made it No. 1 on Amazon. But the controversy over her past use of racially offensive language has led many of her sponsors and TV broadcasters to cut their ties. Now, that cookbook is being shelved.
Jun 28, 2013 — Also: Dan Savage on stealing books; new works from Amy Tan; Jamie Oliver reads an entire book for the first time.
Jun 26, 2013 — "I believe that every creature on this earth... was created equal," Deen said in an interview with the Today Show.
Jun 25, 2013 — Bobby and Jamie Deen say their mother is the victim of character assassination. Their defense comes as the queen of Southern cooking continues to lose endorsement deals. But not all of Deen's business partners are abandoning her, nor are all her fans.
Jun 21, 2013 — The Food Network will not renew the celebrity chef's contract at the end of the month, following backlash from a deposition for a discrimination lawsuit in which Deen admitted to using the N-word.