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Paula Deen is ready to make a comeback, and in a big, big way.

Her new company, Paula Deen Ventures, received an investment between $75 million and $100 million from Najafi Cos., according to The Wall Street Journal.

The Arizona-based private-equity company who invested in Paula is led by Jahm Najafi, who owns the Book-of-the-Month Club and BMG Music Service.

It hopes to help the Southern chef establish new deals and break away from her old business model, which was based on licensing her celebrity image to others.

The chief executive of Deen Ventures, Steven Nanula, said the company is in talks with possible partners, including in the TV space ... just not Food Network.

Deen was fired by the Food Network and many of her other sponsors last year after she admitted to using a racial slur during a deposition she gave for a lawsuit.

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Administrators at a Northern California private school are apologizing after their Black History Month school lunch menu caused a great deal of controversy.

On the menu were fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon ... seriously.

Students at Carondelet High School for Girls in Concord wanted to come up with ways to celebrate Black History Month in a lunchtime celebration.

Somehow, the above items were what they came up with.

Officials held an assembly on campus to discuss the issue and sent an apology letter to parents after the lunch controversy blew up and sparked outcry.

"I'd like to apologize for the announcement and any hurt this caused students, parents or community members," Principal Nancy Libby said in the letter.

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Darryl Robinson, host of the Cooking Channel's Drink Up program, was found dead in his New York City apartment yesterday. He was just 50 years old.

Per NY1 and the New York Post, police responded to a friend's concerned call about Robinson and found no immediate signs of forced entry or trauma.

There were no drugs or drug paraphernalia found in the apartment, police said, and the investigation into the death of the mixologist is still ongoing.

A medical examiner will determine Darryl Robinson's cause of death. No foul play is expected at this time. The Cooking Channel released a statement:

"Upon learning of this sad news, our thoughts go out to Darryl's family & friends."

His show, Drink Up, aired in 2010 and can still be seen in repeats. Besides Drink Up, he made appearances on Access Hollywood, The Wendy Williams Show and Today.

Our condolences to those close to Robinson, another star gone too soon.

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Sunday's Coca-Cola Super Bowl commercial, which featured U.S. citizens singing “America the Beautiful” in various languages, was generally well received.

Just not by the Twitter-verse, where many users were live-tweeting the event and quickly lambasted the brand as un-American, or even a terrorist organization.

Seriously. People were aghast that there are human beings living in America who don't speak English, and that Coke might feature them in advertising.

Check out 23 of the most racist, disapproving, confused and hate-filled Tweets about the controversial Coca-Cola Super Bowl commercial below ...

23 Racist Tweets About the Coca-Cola Super Bowl Ad
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You're S--t is Rank

1. You're S--t is Rank

You're grammar is pretty rank, too, Earl Williams Jr. Maybe go study for your GED instead of Tweeting your pearls of infinite wisdom?

You Can't Do That!

2. You Can't Do That!

You can't do that, Coca-Cola. You just can't ... you can't.

So, So Wrong

3. So, So Wrong

That Coca-Cola ad was so wrong. It's left people at a loss for words.

Brad Fleming

4. Brad Fleming

Brad Fleming is totally getting fired at work this week after this goes viral. #FingersCrossed

Sean Frederick

5. Sean Frederick

Ol' Sean Frederick here might be joining him on the unemployment line.



That Coke commercial just pissed me off, says this Twitter user. Outrageous.

Pepsi Man

7. Pepsi Man

No wonder Cuz is a Pepsi Man. In other news, there is actually a person out there who identified as a Pepsi Man.

Big Mistake. Big Mistake.

8. Big Mistake. Big Mistake.

Coca-Cola just made a huge mistake. Will the brand EVER RECOVER?

Just Get Out With That

9. Just Get Out With That

Come on Coca-Cola. Just get out if you're gonna air that kind of thing.

Homophobic, Too!

10. Homophobic, Too!

There was also a gay couple in that Coca-Cola ad. Good thing some eagle-eyed viewers picked that out and bashed them, as well.

Go Back to the Middle East!

11. Go Back to the Middle East!

Seriously, Coke. Go to the Middle East if you're gonna run ads like that.

Funding Al Qaeda

12. Funding Al Qaeda

That is basically what Coke is doing by putting out this Super Bowl commercial. Right?!?!


13. Foreigners

Those foreigners, singing about America. Just when you think you've seen everything.

Epic Fail, Coke

14. Epic Fail, Coke

Way to go, Coke. Such an epic fail, that Super Bowl commercial.

We Speak English Here

15. We Speak English Here

This is America, Coca-Cola, in case you forgot. We speak ENGLISH here!!!

English Please

16. English Please

Speak English please! This is America, Coca-Cola, in case you forgot.

Corporate Takeover

17. Corporate Takeover

If Coca-Cola was just bought out by terrorists, how did we not hear about this?!

Ya Boy is Confused

18. Ya Boy is Confused

Ya Boy just can't get his head around what he just saw on TV.

Communist Coca-Cola

19. Communist Coca-Cola

Who knew Coke was such a blatantly communist company?


20. #Terrorists

Coca-Cola is apparently a company full of terrorists. How else would you explain that commercial.


21. #TeamPepsi

This Twitter user is so upset by the Coke Super Bowl ad, he is now #TeamPepsi. Stick it to 'em!



The #SPEAKAMERICAN hashtag was trending after the Coca-Cola ad aired. Well done.


23. #BoycottCoke

Boycott Coke, everyone. We cannot stand for this kind of thing.

The TV spot inspired a handful of hashtags, including #SpeakAmerican and #boycottcoke as xenophobic bullies everywhere threw up their arms in disgust.

A lot of people also loved its message of inclusion and multiculturalism, though. The vocal minority is just ... vocal. Tell us: What do you think of the ad?


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Molly Schuyler went to WORK Friday at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

By DEVOURING an eye-popping 363 chicken wings in a HALF HOUR, the 5-foot-7, 125-pound mother of four set a new record at Wing Bowl 22.

The previous record was held by Takeru Kobayashi, who ate 337 in 2012.

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Schuyler, from Omaha, Neb., didn't exactly cruise to the crown, narrowly edging Patrick Bertoletti, whose 356 wings mark the second most consumed.

Jamie "The Bear" Anderson, last year's champion, was third with 304.

For the gutsy effort that may or may not entail puking her guts out later, Molly Schuyler won the $22,000 top prize, a gold medal and a championship ring.

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Meet Park Seo-yeon, a South Korean woman, makes $9,000 a month from fans who like to watch her eat for hours each day, according to reports.

Known as "The Diva" online, Seo-yeon cooks up elaborate meals, sits down and ingests them in front of a camera, all while chatting with her adoring fans.

Who pay handsomely for the privilege of doing so, obviously.

Almost surprisingly, there is no sex or nudity involved. Nor is there remote suggestion of it. Any hoovering she does involves food and food alone.

The web craze is called "Meok-Bang" and it cures loneliness and hunger pangs ... seriously. This is a thing and it's reportedly common in South Korea.

"People enjoy the vicarious pleasure of my online show when they can't eat that much, don't want to eat food at night, or are on a diet," Seo-yeon said.

It boils down in part to demographics:

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You want fries and a vial of heroin with that? A Pittsburgh McDonald's employee was arrested for dealing the drug using Happy Meal boxes, according to reports.

People would roll up to the drive-thru window and use the code phrase, "I'd like to order a toy," at which point the accused employee would hook them up.

Customers more in the mood for hard drugs than Big Macs were allegedly instructed to order this way, then pick up their "order" at the next window.

Undercover officers from a local narcotics enforcement team made a buy from the accused employee after being tipped off by an informant, officials said.

DA spokesman Mike Manko told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that undercover officers bought 10 bags of heroin in stamp-sized packets from the location.

Another 50 bags were found on the employee's person after making the buy.

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Move over, shrimp mayonnaise Doritos. Candy maker Jelly Belly has come out with a new beer-flavored jelly bean. No, this is not a story on The Onion.

The company's latest release is meant to emulate the “effervescent, clean, crisp and wheaty taste” of a German Hefeweizen ale ... because obviously.

The new flavor has polarized candy lovers.

Beer-Flavored Jelly Beans

Thousands are thrilled by the new flavor, but a number of people are up in arms, saying it will encourage underage drinking or alcoholics relapsing.

“I am so angry and disappointed about this decision,” Facebook user Mindy Chemaki wrote. “I have been a big fan of Jelly Belly since I was 13."

"Now you have developed a flavor that that may encourage minors (like I was 20+ years ago or my children today) to develop a substance abuse problem."

Amy Mehalko added on a similar note, “It’s just so wrong to have this flavor. Very disappointed. Why not just make a cigarette flavor while your at it.”

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What's more disturbing than Justin Bieber getting arrested for drunk driving and pretty much ruining the lives of young girls around the globe?

In three words? Shrimp Mayonnaise Doritos.

Yes, this item is actually on sale in Japan through March 17, with the company advertising the flavor as "gourmet."

What else is included in this supposedly deluxe line of Doritos? Favors such as corn soup, Hokkaido camembert cheese and mushrooms with butter and soy sauce.

Try to keep your lunch down as you process this nauseating information and sort through other stomach-turning food ideas:

9 Totally Disgusting Food Items
Yes, this deep-fried Twinkie burger is actually offered at a restaurant. It may instantly kill its consumer.
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Deep-Fried Twinkie Burger

1. Deep-Fried Twinkie Burger

Yes, this deep-fried Twinkie burger is actually offered at a restaurant. It may instantly kill its consumer.

Ramen Burger

2. Ramen Burger

Ramen is noodles. A burger is anything but noodles. It's unclear how these things go together.

Taco Bell Waffle Taco

3. Taco Bell Waffle Taco

Yes, this will soon be a real thing. The Taco Bell Waffle Taco is coming to a restaurant near you.

Watermelon Oreos

4. Watermelon Oreos

Watermelon Oreos are actually a thing! Get 'em while supplies last!

Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe

5. Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe

Yes, a Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe is a real thing. Go ahead and eat it... and then book a trip to the hospital.

Mountain Dew Cheetos

6. Mountain Dew Cheetos

In the mood for soda AND a snack? Why keep them separate?!? Down some Mountain Dew Cheetos today!

Shrimp Mayonnaise Doritos

7. Shrimp Mayonnaise Doritos

Shrimp Mayonnaise Doritos are being sold in Japan. If they ever hit stores in the U.S., we may need to move to Canada.

Beer-Flavored Jelly Beans

8. Beer-Flavored Jelly Beans

Beer-Flavored Jelly Beans are here! Jelly Belly has actually released these.

McDonald's Hamburger

9. McDonald's Hamburger

The McDonald's hamburger could be worse, we suppose ... but it still looks like this when it arrives on your plate, so that's on you.

Domino's Breaded Chicken Pizza

10. Domino's Breaded Chicken Pizza

Domino's is launching its first new product since 2012: breaded chicken crust pizza, in four oddly delicious looking varieties.


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Think eating 72 ounces of steak in 161 seconds is gross? Consider a new restaurant coming to Los Angeles.

Adam Fleischman, founder and CEO of Umami Burger, will soon open ChocoChicken, an establishment that serves - yup, you guessed it - chocolate-flavored fried chicken.

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"This isn't mole, traditional fried chicken or even chicken just dipped in chocolate," Fleischman says of the product, which he advertises as possessing the "crack factor" he looks for in restaurant brands.

He believes fried chicken "has been largely overlooked in fast-casual restaurants," seeming to have never heard of a certain place that specializes in the Kentucky-based item.

ChocoChicken will also serve biscuits, sides, beer, wine and cocktails and open in March at 403 W. 12th St.

Will you try some chocolate-flavored chicken?