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The Alabama Shakespeare Festival announced Wednesday its line-up of performances for the 2014-15 season, among them Disney's The Little Mermaid.The season kicks off with a November 23rd preview of theMore >>
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Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education...More >>
In a move certain to bolster his national standing with conservatives, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Obama administration Wednesday, hoping to strike a blow against the controversial Common Core education standards...More >>
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -
Paula Deen was barely able to talk through the tears in her first public interview since her video deposition came out last week. She spoke on the "Today" show Wednesday morning.
Deen did not appear for her "Today" interview last Friday, but tried to salvage her image and he brand with the live TV appearance on Wednesday morning.
She started by saying was "distressed." She then told "Today" show host Matt Lauer that if there's anyone in the audience who's never said anything they regretted to "please take up that stone and throw it as hard as they can and kill me."
The Georgia native said that her purpose for being there was to clear the air. "There have been some very, very hurtful lies said about me … I am here today because I want people to know who I am," Deen told Lauer. "People that have worked beside me and walked beside me know what kind of person I am."
The celebrity chef quickly broke into tears trying to explain she wasn't a racist despite saying in a legal deposition that she's used racial slurs in the past. "The day I used that word was a world ago. It was 30 years ago. I had a gun put to my head."
She urged her fans not to boycott the Food Network, which dropped her last week, but said she wouldn't have fired someone in the same position.
The interview lasted about 10 minutes - she was asked about every aspect of her life from her physical health to her financial fallout.
When asked if her TV person is a front, Deen countered by saying: "What you see is what you get. I'm not an actress. I'm heartbroken. …'I is what I is and I'm not changing."