The Cricket’s Daily 3: Paula Deen cries her defense
In this publicity image released by NBC, celebrity chef Paula Deen appears on NBC News' "Today" show, wednesday, June 26, 2013 in New York. Deen dissolved into tears during a "Today" show interview Wednesday about her admission that she used a racial slur in the past. The celebrity chef, who had backed out of a "Today" interview last Friday, said she was not a racist and was heartbroken by the controversy that began with her own deposition in a lawsuit. Deen has been dropped by the Food Network and as a celebrity endorser by Smithfield Foods. (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer)
Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture:
• Celebrity cook Paula Deen made a tearful appearance on “The Today Show,” and defended herself from charges of racism. [Entertainment Weekly]
• Will Smith may have priced himself out of an “Independence Day” sequel, but Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman are coming back for more alien butt-kicking. [Vulture]
• Comedian and Twitter star Jenny Johnson, whose profane tweets have included an epic online fight with Chris Brown, has signed a book deal. [The Hollywood Reporter]
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