Chef, restaurateur, author, actress and Emmy award-winning television host — the improbable life of Paula Deen is a rags to riches tale of a broke, divorced mother of two who carved out a multi-million dollar empire as America’s southern sweetheart, only to see it all fall apart amidst a national scandal ignited by a lawsuit. Compelling interviews from friends and family members follow her ascent to the throne as the undisputed Queen of Southern Cuisine. From her humble beginnings in Albany, GA, to her 20 year bout with agoraphobia, to her remarkable rise as the hottest restaurateur in Savannah and her surprising 13 year run as Food Network sensation, we’ll reveal Paula’s path to beloved pop culture icon. Additionally, commentary from legal and PR experts will help examine Paula Deen’s shocking and abrupt fall from grace. The lawsuit that started it all, thedeposition where she stated she had used the N-word 25 years earlier, the Food Network’s decision to end their 14 year relationship with Deen, the rash of corporate sponsors that dropped her — we’ll relive the dark summer days that threw Deen’s empire into a tailspin. Don’t miss this fascinating story, when E!’s “True Hollywood Story: Paula Deen” premieres Monday, October 14 at 10:00 PM ET/PT.
Source: tvbythenumbers.com, 10/7/13