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Updated: Friday, 4:38 p.m.
Paula Deen will no longer be a part of the Food Network:
Statement from Food Network spokesman: “Food Network will not renew Paula Deen's contract when it expires at the end of this month.”— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) June 21, 2013
Updated: Friday, 4:18 p.m.
Things get stranger as Paula Deen releases another version of her video apology Friday afternoon, explaining that she canceled her morning interview with Matt Lauer because she was “physically not able” to do it.
“The pain has been tremendous that I’ve caused to myself and others,” she says before asking that people understand that “my family and I are not the kind of people that the press is wanting to say we are. I’ve spent the best of 24 years to help myself and others. The color of your skin, your religion, your sexual preference does not matter to me,” she said.
“I will continue to work and continue to do good things for good people,” she concludes.
Paula Deen released — then promptly made private — then rereleased a video addressing racist comments she reportedly made during a deposition in May.
In the video statement, Deen says she wants to apologize for “the wrong that I’ve done.”
“I’ve made plenty of mistakes along the way but… I beg for your forgiveness,” she said.
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Like little stars.
World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.