Paula Deen says that the former general manager of her restaurant who's suing for sexual harassment tried to extort her by demanding a seven figure sum.

If she failed to put up, Deen says she was told she'd face "ruin."

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Already embroiled in controversy over her recent disclosure of diabetes, Paula Deen is now accused of sexual harassment in the termination of an employee.

The queen of Southern fried cooking nixed allegedly philandering general manager of one of her restaurants because, as she put it, "If you think I have worked this hard to lose everything because of a piece of p**sy, you better think again."

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This ad for Carl's Jr. and Hardee's new Southwest Patty Melt is mouth-watering. Or maybe that's just Kate Upton, SI swimsuit cover model and It Girl of the moment.

The burger features a charbroiled beef patty, with sliced jalapenos, grilled onions, pepper-Jack cheese and spicy Santa Fe sauce, all on grilled sourdough bread.

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The lingering feud between celebrity chefs Anthony Bourdain and Paula Deen took another turn on Sunday at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival in Florida.

With both chefs on hand for separate cooking demonstrations, Bourdain, 55, wasted no time bashing Deen, 65, yet again for endorsing diabetes medication.

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The heat in the kitchen was almost more than fans could stand on Wednesday night for the Top Chef: Texas season finale as the two contestants - Paul Qui and Sarah Grueneberg - battled it out for the $125,000 prize.

Ultimately, it was the former who was crowned Season 9's Top Chef.

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