After Paula Deen totally bailed on Matt Lauer last Friday — citing "exhaustion" — she has been scheduled for another appearance this week. The Today show tweets that Deen will be "showing up for exclusive interview on Wednesday." Also: "She has told us she will be here this time."
The now-former Food Network star has had a rough time following the release of a deposition in which she admitted to both saying the N-word and contemplating a slavery motif for a wedding. She released/un-released/re-released a "cringeworthy" video apology last Friday expressing regret for the comments.