PAULA DEEN
Paula Says She Would Not Have Fired Herself In ‘Today’ Interview (Video)

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Did you get a chance to see Paula Deen on the ‘Today’ show with Matt Lauer? If not, INO has the video below. Don’t say we never did anything for you- LOL. Seriously, what do you think of Paula’s interview? I have to say, I’m not all that impressed.

I was looking for a genuine APOLOGY. Instead, what I see is a woman who’s very tearful about all she’s lost (and still stands to lose) over admitting she’s used the “N” word. Paula just doesn’t seem remorseful about her behavior, saying things like she would not have fired herself, “I is what I is” and talking about “what these young people are calling each other.” These sound like excuses. Maybe I’m being harsh; we’ve all said things we regretted. Why not simply apologize for it, without qualifying it by pointing the finger at others or offering up other excuses? Ultimately, Paula’s food is delicious. Check out the interview below and tell me what you think.

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PAULA DEEN
Fact Or Fiction: Is The Former Food Network Star “Done”?

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Have you been following the Paula Deen story for the past week? I’ve been shocked, horrified, and sad by the whole saga. For those of you who haven’t followed it, here’s a very brief recap. Paula and her brother are being sued by a former employee. Last week they had depositions, during which Paula admitted to using the “N” word, planning an event that had African American servers as “slaves,” and referring to an underage female employee in, well, vulgar terms.

Paula then attempted to do damage control. She scheduled a sit-down with Matt Lauer on the ‘Today’ show for last Friday, only to cancel at the last minute. Then Paula taped two apologies. The first apology was an edited mess. The second apology was better but not good enough. The Food Network announced late Friday afternoon they were dropping her shows. Execs reportedly blame Paula’s PR team for botching their handling of this fiasco so badly. Paula’s other deals (with QVC, Random House, etc) are up in the air. USA Today checked in with some high-powered publicists. One said Paula may get another show later, once time has passed. Another said he was “not optimistic.”

People really seem divided about this. Personally, I found her comments offensive. She grew up in the south in a very different time, and may have changed her views on race, but I’m not sold. Paula could just be a rather crass and clueless but not malicious. I’ve been on the fence about her ever since the diabetes announcement, however. What do you think: is Paula’s career over?

 

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SELMA BLAIR
All Smiles Despite Charlie Sheen’s Attempts To Fire Her From ‘Anger Management’

Semi-Exclusive... Selma Blair Takes Her Son Arthur To Dinner

Have you been following the drama between Selma Blair and Charlie Sheen? TMZ first reported the story, saying Charlie “FIRED” Selma and would refuse to shoot with her on ‘Anger Management’ if she showed up on set yesterday. Selma reportedly complained to ‘Anger Management’ executives about Charlie’s “shoddy work ethic.” Oops. Apparently whoever Selma complained to wasn’t too discrete.

Deadline said ‘Anger Management’ execs and Selma’s people were “hunkered down” yesterday “trying to patch things up” between Charlie and Selma. This is surprising since Charlie reportedly was the one who fought for Selma to be cast. Apparently FX initially passed over her in favor of another actress. Hopefully they can work something out. Selma was all smiles on Sunday while she hung out with her son, Arthur.

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SIMON COWELL
Simon EGGED On ‘Britain’s Got Talent’

Simon Cowell Attacked During The Britain's Got Talent Final

OMG! A woman did what many contestants have probably wanted to do to no-holds-barred judge Simon Cowell. The woman, who reportedly was a member of the orchestra, ran up to the front of the stage and THREW EGGS at Simon and the other judges seated at the judges’ table. This was during a LIVE show of ‘Britain’s Got Talent.’ From the big grin on her face, I’m guessing this was a dare.

The singers performing while the woman ran past them and threw eggs never missed a beat: they kept singing throughout the entire fiasco. You have to give them credit for poise! Security reportedly quickly escorted the woman off the stage. Here’s a video of the incident.

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JENNIFER LOPEZ
Dials Down Risque Style For London Outing

Jennifer Lopez Dials Down The Risque

Jennifer Lopez is currently in London. I would say enjoying some time in London, but I’m not sure that’s the case at this point. JLo flew across the pond to perform for ‘Britain’s got Talent.’ Her risque outfit for the performance, however, prompted outrage. It was a high-cut leotard that looked almost like a thong from the back, which some parents complained was inappropriate for a “family show.”

Britain’s broadcasting industry regulator, Ofcam, was “inundated” with complaints, according to the Daily Mail. An Ofcam rep confirmed the complaints, and they said they were “assessing” the complaints but hadn’t yet decided if a formal “investigation” was necessary. Something tells me Jennifer won’t let this keep her down. Like the saying goes, the only bad press is no press, right?

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KIM KARDASHIAN
Even Sister Khloe’s Become A Fashion Critic!

Pregnant Kim Kardashian Out For Lunch At La Scala

Khloe Kardashian has defended her sister Kim Kardashian against all the fashion critics while Kim has struggled to dress her growing baby bump. Yet even Khloe couldn’t help when Kathie Lee Gifford asked her opinion about Kim’s flowery Met Gala dress. Khloe said:

“I think Kim is beautiful. I wish, like, the gloves… I just felt like it was too covered somehow, just because her body, her boobs, her belly…just all looked like one.”

I’m bet Kim is thinking, much like Julius Caesar, “Et tu, Brute?” You have to give Kim a little bit of credit for not playing it safe with her maternity look. In these pictures Kim was spotted leaving La Scala restaurant after lunch. This is a cute dress, in my opinion! What do you think?

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JUSTIN BIEBER
Police Visit His Home After Reckless Driving Complaints

Justin Bieber And His Crew Stop For Junk Food

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department paid a visit to Justin Bieber’s home. Apparently the Biebs is back home and driving recklessly again, according to his neighbors. The police confirmed to E! News that they did, indeed, go to Justin’s home. No other details were provided.

Neighbors claimed the singer was driving at high speeds while kids were outside playing. On one hand, it seems clear that Justin had better be careful. The police have already recommended he be prosecuted for the assault complaint. Then I think of Lindsay Lohan and realize Justin may have good reason NOT to be worried. E! News reports reaching out to Justin’s reps for comment.

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