Paula Deen, Steve Harvey to team for mentoring project

Paula Deen will team up with Steve Harvey to offer cooking tips to the young men Harvey works with.


Harvey's talk show airs weekdays; see this link for show times.

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Deen has embarked on a comeback tour following controversy over remarks she acknowledged making in decades past. She was booted from the Food Network and lost a slew of endorsement deals last year, when she acknowledged during a sworn deposition that she has used a racial slur in decades past.

After going on an apology tour, consisting of a series of tearful videos and an emotional visit to The Today Show, she kept a low profile.

No longer. She has announced that private investment firm Najafi Companies is investing $75 million to $100 million to help her make a comeback and has received warm welcome at public appearances including the South Beach Wine and Food Festival where she thanked the roaring crowd for the support and hollered, "I'm back in the saddle!"

Harvey offered support as she moves forward.

"There has to be a good behind everything," he said. "This woman to me, I just know the good in her. That’s all I know. And it outweighs the bad by a landslide."

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Jennifer Brett
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