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Paula Deen Seen Smoking Over Weekend

2/8/2016 2:30pm EST
Paula Deen
Paula Deen was caught smoking over the weekend after finishing up a book signing appearance in Florida. It's not a sight you'd expect after the healthy lifestyle changes she's made in the past few years.

According to Radaronline, Paula Deen was seen taking a few puffs of a cigarette while taking a break outside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in the city of Hollywood. She was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2012, so photos that show her smoking has sent rumors flying. One of them has to do with the possibility that her 11-year marriage to tugboat captain, Michael Groover, was on the rocks.

Who Went Home On 'DWTS' Week 4?

10/5/2015 11:42pm EDT
'Dancing With The Stars' Results Week 4: Who Went Home On 'DWTS'
Who was voted off Dancing with the Stars on Week 4? The fifth elimination of Season 21 took place on Monday, October 5, with one celebrity leaving and nine couples moving on to the fifth week of competition.

Find who went home on Monday night and how the other couples ranked on tonight's leaderboard below.

This week's theme was "Most Memorable Year" with the couples dancing to a song that related to an important moment in their lives. Last week, Paula Deen and Andy Grammer were both in jeopardy of going home, but Kim Zolciak's withdrawal from the show allowed them to stick around another...

'DWTS' Spoilers: Who Will Be Eliminated Week 4?

10/5/2015 5:31pm EDT
'DWTS' Spoilers Week 4: Who's Going Home After The 'Most Memorab
Dancing with the Stars enters into the fourth week of competition on October 5 with one elimination at the end of Monday night's show. Who is rumored to be going home on Monday night? Here's a look at who's in jeopardy this week and a list of songs the ten remaining couples will be dancing to for this week's "Most Memorable Year" theme.

UPDATE: Gary Busey was eliminated on Monday night, leaving nine contestants to move on to Week 5. Read a full recap of the Week 4 performances here.

Last week, Alfonso Ribeiro sat at the judges' table and this week he returns to fill in for Dancing with th...

'DWTS' Spoilers: Who Will Be Eliminated Week 3?

9/27/2015 9:51pm EDT
'DWTS' Spoilers Week 3: Who's Going Home On 'TV Week,' Who Moves
Dancing with the Stars enters into the third week of competition on September 28 with one elimination at the end of Monday night's show.

There is only one night of competition this week and the dances will all be based on the "TV Week" theme. The two-hour show will feature performances by 11 couples based on popular television shows from the past and present. According to ABC, Season 19 Mirrorball winner Alfonso Ribeiro will be a guest judge this week — there is no doubt his commentary will be entertaining.

Who is rumored to be going home on Monday night? Here's the latest scoop on the re...

Paula Deen & Husband Patch Things Up

9/26/2015 2:35pm EDT
Paula Deen & Michael Groover
Paula Deen and her husband Michael Groover have been the subject of divorce rumors for several months, but it appears the couple's efforts to work things out have been successful. The couple has reportedly come together to host a wedding at their home in Savannah, Georgia.

An "family friend" told the National Enquirer: “Paula is hosting the wedding of her husband’s son at her Savannah home, and things have taken a definite turn for the better for the two of them.”

Deen and Groover wed in 2004.

The pair was also spotted together last week together at the "Dancing With The Stars" rehearsal...

Paula Deen Tackles 'DWTS' Despite Health Risks

9/9/2015 11:25am EDT
Paula Deen
Celebrity chef Paula Deen has famously battled some serious health issues over the years, and some are wondering if her upcoming stint on "Dancing With The Stars" will be more harmful than helpful.

Deen, 68, smoked for decades and is battling type 2 diabetes. Back in 2012, Dr. Patrick Wanis told the National Enquirer that he feared she would only have three more years left to live (she's beating the odds so far!)

And her health problems are a concern.

Dr. Daniel Lorber told the tabloid that her health history "increases the risk of heart disease, kidney failure and stroke."

Will she be ...

Who Else Is Believed To Be On 'Dancing With The Stars' Season 21?

8/26/2015 4:24pm EDT
Paula Deen reportedly heading to 'Dancing With the Stars'
The Season 21 cast of "Dancing With the Stars" is slowly being revealed and there have been some big surprises so far. Three stars have been confirmed and there's plenty of buzz about who else may well be on the "DWTS" 2015 fall season. What are the latest "DWTS" spoilers about the new season?

Fans now know that the fall "DWTS" season will feature Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter, jockey Victor Espinoza and "Crodile Hunter" Steve Irwin's daughter Bindi Irwin. While there had been rumors about Nick swirling for a while, Victor and Bindi were picks that had flown under the radar.

Who else...

Paula Deen's Divorce Latest News Involves $100 Million Worth Of Pain

8/7/2015 12:58pm EDT
 Paula Deen's $100 Million Divorce: Rumors Of Husband Cheating W
An update to rumors stewing in tabloids about Paula Deen's divorce allegedly involves "the other woman." Insiders say if the southern cooking queen's marriage to Michael Groover dissolves over an affair, $100 million is on the table.

Last week, the buzz on social media suggested that Paula's transfer of real estate to Michael signaled the early stages of divorce proceedings. With all of her recent controversy, it's understandable -- should the rumors hold true -- why Deen, 68, is trying to end her marriage to Groover, 59, before the pot boils over.

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According to di...

Paul Deen's Marriage Boiled Over? Divorce Rumors Abound

7/30/2015 9:01am EDT
Paula Deen Divorce: Reportedly, Disgraced Southern Cooking Queen
It's out of the frying pan (a greasy one) and into the fire with Paula Deen's marriage -- allegedly. The latest rumor is boiling over the skillet and suggests the embattled Southern celebrity chef and her husband are getting a divorce.

Documents that potentially signal a divorce were filed in a Georgia court earlier this year show that Deen, 68, signed over a deed to some pricey property to her husband, Michael Groover. Allegedly, Paula granted her rumored soon-to-be-ex-husband full rights to their three-bedroom and bath mansion in Savannah, Georgia, according to New York's Page Six.

The ...

What Was Paula Deen Thinking This Time Around Y'all?

7/7/2015 5:51pm EDT
Yep, Paula Deen's Net Worth Will Likely Skyrocket After Latest '
Paula Deen is in one heck of a mess, y'all -- and many are asking this question on social media: Has she learned any valuable lessons the first time around?

The disgraced celebrity chef, embroiled in a racism controversy in 2013, where she admitted to using a racial slur, is at the center of a brownface backlash amid her comeback to cooking prominence. What will happen to her net worth?

Butter-lover, Deen, 68, and her son, Bobby, 45, appeared in a playful photo on her Twitter account on Tuesday. Paula Deen dressed as Lucy (Lucille Ball) and her son wore brownface makeup as part of his Ric...

Paula Deen Is Selling Her Georgia Home?

5/9/2015 8:41am EDT
Paula Deen
Celebrity chef Paula Deen has listed her Savannah, Ga., mansion for $12.5 million. The property is described as a "private resort" within a gated community. The custom-built French Caribbean style home is featured on 5.5 acres and includes two guest cottages, a dock house and a barn, according to E! News.

The main house is a whopping 14,500 square feet with a private master bedroom that overlooks a river.

Outside is a pool and movie theater. And because Deen loves to cook, the outdoor kitchen includes three grills, a smoker, electric over, four refrigerators, icemaker and sink.

There's a...

Another Weight Loss Success Story

3/18/2015 8:40am EDT
How Did Paula Deen Lose 35 Pounds So Fast?
Paula Deen is the poster child for eating a stick of butter with every meal (and if that meal already calls for a stick of butter? Add six more!).

But since ever since Deen was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, things have been different for the celebrity chef. Healthier- and slimmer, too! And while on the "Dr. Oz" show this week, the First Lady of Butter described how she achieved a speedy 35 pound weight loss.

"At that point, I went home to my kitchen and I threw out everything that was white," she revealed. "White bread, white rice, white potatoes, white pasta. I did that for four months...

'Disgraced' Paula Deen Bounces Back With New Show

2/26/2015 11:02am EST
'Disgraced' Paula Deen Bounces Back With New Show
Disgraced Food Network personality Paula Deen has partnered with Compass Media Networks for a daily radio show and weekly podcast featuring some of her favorite recipes and cooking tips.

“I had my first day in the studio yesterday and we had so much fun! I cannot wait to bring my vignettes and podcast to listeners around America,” Deen, 68, told People. “I have a ton of fun tips up my sleeve to make their life a little easier.”

Deen's podcasts will debut on May 1. Her daily "Get Cooking with Paula Deen” segment will feature a 1-minute tip to help listeners “in both kitchen and life,” Deen...

10 Big Celebrity Baseball Fans (2014 MLB Playoffs Edition)

10/4/2014 11:00am EDT
10 Big Celebrity Baseball Fans (2014 MLB Playoffs Edition)
The 162 game grind is over and the best time of year for baseball fans is here. Soon, we'll all be staring at shots of big time celebrities in the stands at Yankee Stadium...

What's that? The Yankees didn't make the playoffs? Again? Oh, my bad. I just thought with the media talking up Derek Jeter so much that he must have won the Triple Crown and led the Yankees to the division title. Really? He batted .256? You know what, let's move on.

My snark aside, if you want to spot some big time celebrities during the 2014 MLB playoffs this October, you're still in luck even without the Big Apple ...

Celebrities You May Not Know Have Chronic Illnesses

8/2/2014 8:00pm EDT
Celebrities You May Not Know Have Chronic Illnesses
More than 65 million people worldwide have epilepsy, according to the Epilepsy Foundation. Medication can be effective, but millions of people with the disease continue having seizures for the rest of their lives.

Several celebrities have been diagnosed with Epilepsy, including some that may surprise you.

Prince told PBS's Tavis Smiley in a 2009 interview: "I used to have seizures when I was young. My mother and father didn't know what to do or how to handle it but they did the best they could with what little they had."

The singer added: "My mother told me one day I walked in to her a...

10 Celebrities Who've Been Caught In Racist Scandals

6/4/2014 8:00pm EDT
10 Celebrities Who've Been Caught In Racist Scandals
Justin Bieber recently made headlines after a video surfaced of the star making a racist joke when he was 15 years old. The pop star apologized profusely, telling fans: "I'm very sorry. I take my friendships with people of all cultures very seriously and I apologize for offending or hurting anyone with my childish and inexcusable mistake. I was a kid then and I am a man now who knows my responsibility to the world and to not make that mistake again."

Unfortunately, the story doesn't end there. Additional footage from the video was leaked showing Bieber joking about joining the Ku Klux Klan...

Paula Deen Looks To Clear Her Name After N-word Controversy

3/2/2014 9:00am EST
Paula Deen People
Nearly nine months after her multimillion - dollar food empire was shattered by an explosive controversy, celebrity chef Paula Deen, 67, opens up in an exclusive interview in this week’s issue of PEOPLE about the toll it took, her lowest point, and how she’s changed.

The outpouring of affection Deen experienced at a Feb. 22 barbecue event hosted by her son Bobby at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival in Miami Beach – her most high-profile public appearance since the 2013 scandal that rocked her food empire, which raked in $18 million in 2012 – “feels good,” Deen tells PEOPLE. “If it wasn’...

Paula Deen Turned Down 'Dancing With The Stars'

8/7/2013 9:58pm EDT
Paula Deen
Paula Deen has turned down the opportunity to appear on the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars, according to a report from

The TV chef has come under fire recently for admitting that she used the N-word during a taped court deposition, causing the Food Network to fire her and several companies who she had endorsement deals with to drop her.

"The dance floor is not the appropriate forum for her," a source close to Deen told Us Weekly.

But host Tom Bergeron and dance pro Cheryl Burke think it would be a great opportunity for her to turn things around.

"We've seen care...

New York Man Arrested For Trying To Extort $250K From Paula Deen

7/6/2013 2:01pm EDT
Paula Deen
A New York man was arrested Friday morning for allegedly trying to extort $250,000 from troubled former Food Network star Paula Deen.

The FBI arrested Thomas George Paculis, of Newfield NY, for trying to blackmail Deen by claiming he had "damning" information about her in relation to the recent lawsuit brought against her by a former employee.

Paculis, a former resdent of Deen's hometown of Savannah, Georgia, sent an email to her lawyer, Greg Hodges, five days after news broke that she admitted to using the n-word in the past during a court deposition. Paculis then revealed that he had wr...

Paula Deen 'Beyond Devastated' After Fallout From Admitting To Use Of N-word

6/30/2013 9:00am EDT
Paula Deen People magazine
After her shocking admission to using a racial slur – and fumbled attempts to apologize – celebrity chef Paula Deen is dropped by the Food Network and struggles to hold her reputation – and empire – together. What will she do next? Will she survive this scandal? Is apologizing enough? This week’s issue of PEOPLE investigates.

Last Sunday Paula Deen was able to carve out a brief moment of joy, celebrating the christening of her stepdaughter’s baby girl near the Savannah home she shares with husband Michael Groover. “The subject of the sermon was stand strong. She felt like it was a message,...

Paula Deen Breaks Down On 'Today Show' - 'Someone Evil Wanted What I Worked For'

6/26/2013 6:54pm EDT
Paula Deen
As promised, former Food Network personality Paula Deen appeared on "The Today Show" Wednesday morning to discuss her current situation and defend herself against those who have been referring to her as a racist.

"Are you a racist?" host Matt Lauer bluntly asked during the interview.

"No. No I'm not..." Deen answered. "As A child I was raised in a home that... my father tolerated bad grades, he would tolerate maybe me breaking a curfew; but he told me -- he said, 'girl, if I ever find out that you have behaved in a way where you think you're better than others or have been unkind, your bu...

The Morning Roundup: Paris Jackson's Guardianship, Miley Threatens Billy Ray, Paula Deen On 'Today'

6/26/2013 10:25am EDT
Paris Jackson
A judged ruled Tuesday that late pop star Michael Jackson's mother Katherine and his nephew T.J. will retain their current guardianship of his children Paris, Prince and Blanket. Troubled teen Paris attempted to commit suicide earlier this month, prompting an investigation into the childrens' well-being. The results of the investigation and the judge's ruling came on the fourth anniversary of Jackson's death. Paris and Prince's biological mother, Debbie Rowe, has said she supports the ruling, but she will file for custody if there are any further issues. (story)

Paula Deen appeared on "The...

The Morning Roundup: George Lucas Weds, Fat Joe Sentenced, Paula Deen Support, Jodie Sweetin Leaves 3rd Husband

6/25/2013 10:50am EDT
George Lucas and Mellody Hobson
"Star Wars" creator George Lucas married his longtime girlfriend Mellody Hobson over the weekend in Marin County, Calif. The couple have been together since 2006. Hobson, the president of Ariel Investments and Chairman of the Board at DreamWorks animation, is a contributor to CBS News. The couple were engaged in January, and according to the Huffington Post, Lucas's son Jett was his best man while daughters Katie and Amanda were bridesmaids. Several big Hollywood names attended, like pals Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola. Singer Van Morrison reportedly flew in to provide the entert...

Paula Deen Confirms 'Today Show' Appearance On Wednesday As Fans Flock To Her Defense Over Firing

6/24/2013 9:03pm EDT
Paula Deen
Paula Deen's fans have come to the former Food Network star's defense over her recent admission in a court deposition that she's used the "n-word" in the past and her subsequent firing by TV's top cooking channel.

Fans began Facebook pages calling for boycotts of the network, commented on Twitter and used the official Food Network Facebook page to air their grievances (specifically in the comments section of a post about a zucchini casserole, according to

"Show me an adult person who has not said the N word in his life, black or white," one person wrote. "You without sin cast ...

The Morning Roundup: Monsters vs Zombies, Paula Deen Fired, George Lucas Weds

6/24/2013 10:00am EDT
Monsters University
Pixar's animated sequesl "Monsters University" held off stiff competition from Brad Pitt thriller "World War Z" at the box office over the weekend, pulling in $82 million for its opening weekend, while Pitt's zombie flick made $66 million. Despite tough competition, the Disney-owned animation studio is 13 for 13 on opening day, landing the top spot for all of its previous theatrical releases. Previous number-one "Man of Steel" pulled in another $41.2 million for third place, upping its total to $210 million in a little over a week. Comedy "This is the End" finished fourth, with $13 million;...

Paula Deen Fired By The Food Network

6/23/2013 1:30pm EDT
Paula Deen
Food Network star Paula Deen has been dropped by network executives over her recent admission of using the "n-word" in the past during a court deposition for a case filed against her.

Deen and her brother, Bubba Hiers are being sued by a former manager of their Savannah, Georgia, restaurant Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House for racial discrimination and sexual harassment. During a deposition last Friday, Deen was asked if she had used the "n-word" in the past, to which she replied honestly, "Yes, of course."

After a pair of apology videos posted to Youtube on Friday, the first of whi...

Paula Deen Blows Off 'Today Show' Appearance In Wake Of 'N-Word' Controversy, Releases 'Apology' Video

6/21/2013 8:08pm EDT
Paula Deen
Food Newtork personality Paula Deen was scheduled to appear on NBC morning show "Today" on Friday, but she was a no-show.

Host Matt Lauer said via Twitter that neither Deen nor her reps called to inform producers that she wouldn't appear.

“Paula Deen was scheduled to do an interview with us this morning, live in our studio, but we just found out, she’s a no-show," Lauer tweeted Friday. "She has not called us at all this morning.”

The Georgia native came under fire this week for admitting that she's used the "n-word" in the past during a deposition she gave as part of a lawsuit filed agai...

Paula Deen Defends Use Of 'N-Word': Those Were Different Times

6/20/2013 5:03pm EDT
Paula Deen
TV cook Paula Deen caused controversy when she admitted to using the "N-word" before in a three-hour court deposition on Friday.

Deen and her brother/business partner Bubba Hiers are being sued for $1.2 million by Lisa Jackson, a former manager at their Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House restaurant in Savannah, Georgia.

Jackson maintains that the Food Network star and her brother made racial slurs and derogatory remarks about Afrian Americans and that Hiers sexually harassed her and "frequently" viewed adult websites in the office they shared.

"Yes, of course," Deen said when asked i...

Celebrity Paychecks: How Much Do Your Favorite Stars Earn?

3/9/2013 2:00pm EST
Sofia Vergara
Did you ever want to know how much money celebrities really make?

Justin Bieber banked an estimated $55 million last year, translating to just over $6,000 an hour. He is the highest paid star on Parade magazine’s “What People Earn” list, which will be available in this Sunday’s newspapers.

“Les Miserables” star and Oscar winner Anne Hathaway made $10 million, and “NCIS” star Mark Harmon brought home an estimated $38 million - $2.5 million more than Brad Pitt. Who knew!

Sexy Latina “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara made $21 million. The $175,000 she earns an episode definitely contribute...

Paula Deen Talks Slimming Down And Getting Healthier

1/27/2013 9:00am EST
Paula Deen People magazine January 25
Star chef Paula Deen, her husband Michael, and her sons Jamie and Bobby share their tips in this week's issue of PEOPLE for getting slimmer and healthier. When Paula Deen finally stopped living in denial about having type 2 diabetes at the end of 2011, she cut down on carbs, cut back on portions, doubled up on greens and dropped 40 lbs. Her family followed suit. First, son Jamie, a dad of two, lost 45 lbs. by "eating like a 6-year-old," he tells PEOPLE. "Six-year-olds eat the right portion sizes!" Next, Paula's 300-lb. husband, Michael Groover, faced a choice: schedule knee replacement surg...