Celebrity cook Paula Deen during an appearance last Wednesday on NBC-TV's The Today Show. Peter Kramer/AP hide caption

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Celebrity chef Paula Deen poses for a portrait on Jan. 17, 2012, in New York. In her deposition for a lawsuit by a former employee, Deen admits to having used racial slurs, among other things. Carlo Allegri/AP hide caption

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