Who needs the Food Network? Paula Deen sure doesn't! The Southern star will launch her own media outlet in September, called Paula Deen Network. The subscription-based service for computers, tablets, and smartphones will feature new videos of the butter queen daily, along with her sought-after recipes and cooking tips.
Since the catastrophic demise of her brand, Paula has been hard at work making a comeback. Private-equity firm Najafi Cos. invested between $75 million and $100 million to form Paula Deen Ventures. In February, she made a not-so-subtle return to the public (riding Robert Irvine, again), and this week, she opened a store in Tennessee.
The subscription fees have not been released yet, but early registration for the network will begin in July via Paula Deen's website, and, of course, there is incentive to do so. Early registers will be automatically entered in a sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to Savannah, GA, to sit in the audience of a live taping. Once the network launches, there will also be a free 14-day trial, so you can have your Paula and butter too.
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