'Paula Deen Live': Can 20-Show Tour Redeem the Disgraced Foodie?

Image: 'Paula Deen Live': Can 20-Show Tour Redeem the Disgraced Foodie?

Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 11:17 AM

By Nick Sanchez

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Paula Deen is trying to make a comeback nearly a year after her show was canceled with a 20-show U.S. tour, "Paula Deen Live!"

According to the Miami New Times, the show will include cooking demonstrations, games and more.

"We are going to play musical chairs and the dating game with the audience," said Deen during the announcement. "That's the excitement of it all — my fans get to be a part of the show. I'll also invite some folks in the audience to come onstage and cook with me."

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

Tickets go on sale this Thursday, May 1, and the first seven dates and locations have been announced starting with June 21 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

After the flap over her use of a racial epithet decades ago came to light last year, Deen lost her show on the Food Network, and a slew of major endorsements. She and her brother also decided to shutter their restaurant in Savannah, Uncle Bubba’s Seafood & Oyster House earlier this year.

For a time, her multi-million dollar enterprise seemed to be at a stand-still, but she has been slowly building a comeback ever since a judge dismissed the portion of the discrimination suit that dealt with race.

According to Grub Street, Deen recently raised $100 million, $20 million of which will be used to open a new, 20,000-square-foot restaurant named "Paula Deen's Family Kitchen" in Pigeon Forge.

The tour will help rebuild her reputation as a celebrity chef, and Deen said, "This is only the beginning," of her new adventures.

"When I step out onstage, it's the most amazing feeling, y'all. I feel so alive when I walk on that stage, and I love that kind of adrenaline rush. By going on tour, I can see all my amazing fans in different cities across the United States," she said.

Paula Deen Live! will also offer a VIP experience for superfans that will include "a reception with hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine, a meet and greet, photo opportunities, gift bags, and exclusive seating."

Urgent: Assess Your Heart Attack Risk in Minutes. Click Here.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
[Error loading the WebPart '']
Value cannot be null. Parameter name: virtualPath
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Val Kilmer Weight: Star Sheds Pounds, But Has It Gone Too Far?

Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 18:55 PM

Actor Val Kilmer is drawing attention for his dramatic weight loss.
The "Batman Forever" star, 54, was seen shoppin . . .

McDonald's: Gun Pulled by Man Over Missing Drive-Thru Cheeseburger

Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 20:12 PM

A man in Nashville, Tennessee, is accused of pulling a gun in a McDonald's restaurant and complaining that his drive-thr . . .

Amy Van Dyken: Accident Changed Outlook and 2015 Will Be 'Awesome'

Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 19:57 PM

Olympic gold medalist swimmer Amy Van Dyken is showing an increased appreciation for life after an ATV accident this sum . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved