Here's a video clip of saucy Southern Belle Paula Deen with the Jersey Shore's Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino and Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi at the Country Music Television Awards presenting an award. While it is a little awkward and staged and unsettling — Deen is given the nickname "Mama Hoe Cakes" — it is, in fact, a cultural moment.
Paula Deen, Snooki, and the Situation at the CMT Awards
One state, two days, four burger joints, and a whole lot of griddled onions
By Amy McCarthy