Paula is thrilled about finally losing weight and she’s been hitting the spray-tan can like crazy in an attempt to look even better…but no one wants to tell her that she actually looks more like a pumpkin than a bronze beauty!
Oh dear. Well, baby steps, right? She’s getting healthy, losing weight, and being honest about the whole thing. The National Enquirer calls her, “TANOREXIC!” but that seems a bit extreme. I’m never really sure how I feel about using the word anorexia and twisting it for the sake of comedy, as in “manorexic” or “tanorexic.” Am I being too sensitive? Regardless, the important thing here is that Ms. Deen lost 40 pounds and sure doesn’t seem to be looking for it, AND launched “Paula Deen Foods” last year as part of her ever-expanding company. Although her Family Cruise Line didn’t go over too well. Some called it “a floating nursing home.” Still, it can’t be worse than the time she got Swine Flu.
Someone please just take our sweet Ms. Deen gently aside and tell her that she’s a lovely woman who should maybe reel it in a bit on the ole fake tan. Or, a lot. Like, a lot. And Dina Lohan. Someone give that talk to her too. I mean, that’s just the tip of the iceberg with Dina, but we should start somewhere.
February 12, 2013 at 5:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
This is so terrible and funny, even though it’s only funny in a medically terrifying, life-threatening way.
Celebrity chef Paula Deen plans to set the record straight about rumors that she’s been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes on a Tuesday (Jan. 17) “Today” appearance on NBC.
On Thursday, the rumor—which first surfaced in a 2010 National Enquirer story—took on new life when The Daily reported that Deen was preparing not only to confirm the diagnosis, but had signed a multi-million dollar deal to become a spokesperson for the diabetes drug Novartis.
Deen—considered the doyenne of Southern cooking—built her reputation on high calorie, high fat recipes and an unapologetic affinity for butter. In August 2011, chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain called Deen “the worst, most dangerous person to America.” Deen also appeared on the “Dr. Oz” show in October and asked for help to quit smoking cigarettes.
The tidbit about smoking is really interesting, actually. Did you know that smokers use ciggies to control their blood sugar? That’s a huge part of the addiction, in fact.
January 15, 2012 at 9:30 am by Jenn
Poor Paula Deen! She was doing a good deed, helping out with Atlanta’s Hosea Feed the Hungry charity when — Bam! Deen got thwacked in the head with a ham.
Now that a pig has officially flown (albeit into the face of a Food Network personality), I am lamenting yet another hyperbole I can no longer use. See how I can make anything about me?
Okay, put down that stick of butter that you’ve anxiously been gnawing on; Paula is fine. ”I thought it busted my lip, but it didn’t. Ran head on to a hog.”
Paula Deen: Swine Flew survivor.