Paula Deen support from black celebs

Actress Stacey Dash, NFL player Kris Jenkins and civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton are among the black notables who have come forward in support of embattled tv chef Paula Deen.

Deen, 66, was dropped by the Food Network on Friday after Deen readily admitted she used racial slurs and cracked racist jokes about black people in a videotaped deposition.

Two other Deen sponsors, QVC and Smithfield Foods, are quietly shelving the celebrity chef while they await the outcome of a million-dollar sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Deen's brother, Bubba Hiers, by a former employee.

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Paula Deen Apology

Celebrity chef Paula Deen is reeling from the backlash to her admission that she routinely calls black people "niggers." In a video released by her camp today, Deen says: "I want to apologize to everybody for the wrong that I've done." Looking somewhat befuddled, she continues: "I want to learn and grow from this. Inappropriate, hurtful language is totally, totally unacceptable. I've made plenty of mistakes along the way, but I beg you, my children, my team, my fans, my partners, I beg for your forgiveness. Please forgive me for the mistakes that I've made."

Update: According to published reports, Food Network has fired Paula Deen.

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Wendy Williams Says Paula Deen Has No Class

Talk show Diva Wendy Williams reacted to TV chef Paula Deen admitting she regularly uses the N-word.

"This is something that has been swirling around about Paula Deen for longer than this story," Williams said in an interview with Entertainment Television.

Deen, 66, admitted using racial slurs in a videotaped deposition for a $1.2 million lawsuit brought by the former general manager of her popular Savannah, GA restaurant. Lisa Jackson claimed sexual harassment and infliction of emotional distress by Deen's brother Bubba Hiers.

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Jada Pinkett Defends Beyonce

Actress, producer and philanthropist Jada Pinkett Smith had something to say to Beyonce's haters who criticized her inappropriate stage attire during the Chime concert in London. Beyonce wore a custom Gucci black curve-fitting leather one piece body suit with silk tulle sleeves and black crystal embellished shoulders. The 30-year-old mother-of-one completed her outfit with a pair of black TKO combat boots by Stuart Weitzman.

"Here is the problem I see, a woman's body is too much power for one woman to have, even Beyonce," wrote Jada on her Facebook page in a post titled "Whose body is this anyway?" Read the full text of the post after the break.

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Cheerios Stands by Biracial TV Commercial

General Mills drew attention to hundreds of ignorant comments under its Cheerios TV ad featuring a biracial family by disabling the comment section on YouTube.com.

This isn't the first time that a biracial couple has been featured in national television ads -- and it won't be the last time. In fact, 90% of black children featured in television ads today are actually biracial or mixed. So what's the big deal, you ask?

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Bus Company Cancels 'Ghetto' Tours

A bus company has cancelled tours that promised tourists a glimpse into the seedier side of New York "from a safe distance."

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the company, Real Bronx Tours, cancelled the tours amid outrage from local residents.

Three times a week, the $45 tour gave foreign visitors a glimpse at food lines, drug dealers chilling outside corner bodegas, seedy housing projects, and a park described as a pickpocket hangout.

The tour website described the Bronx as a borough that was "notorious for drugs, gangs, crime and murders."

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The ongoing spat between pro golfers Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia got ugly on Tuesday when Garcia made a racist remark in reference to Woods.

The drama started when Garcia accused Woods of distracting him during the Players' golf Championship in May. Ever since then Garcia and Woods have traded barbs and avoided each other. But things got nasty when Garcia was asked if he would invite Woods over for dinner during the U.S. Open in June.

"Sure. We'll have him 'round every night," Garcia allegedly said. "We will serve fried chicken."

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Gay marriage

A N. Carolina church made a bold statement in support of gay marriage by vowing to halt traditional weddings if gay marriage isn't legalized by the Supreme Court.

The Green Street United Methodist Church released a statement on Monday asking pastors to stop performing weddings for heterosexuals until same sex weddings cane be performed in the church.

"At Green Street Church, we claim the committed same-sex relationships as no less sacred in their ministry to us and the community," the statement reads.

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