Paula Deen makes Today return

Paula Deen and her digital, subscriber-based Paula Deen Network, launching Wednesday, September 24, bought the rights to 440 episodes of the celebrity chef’s shows from Food Network. Deen is scheduled to appear on NBC’s Today this morning, her first live TV interview, says the net, since her tearful appearance on the show in June 2013 amid fallout from the revelation that she’d made a racial slur.

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