• Billionaire Joe Ricketts Once Offered to Orchestrate a Paula Deen Comeback

    3 monthes ago - By Eater

    The tycoon wanted to give the beleaguered celebrity chef some good press It's been more than five years since revelations of racist remarks sorta-sunk the career of Food Network fixture Paula Deen, but if media/banking tycoon Joe Ricketts had his way, the celebrity chef could've catapulted back into the media spotlight with the help of some good press.
    Among a series of emails obtained by Splinter is a correspondence from 2013 between Ricketts - the then-owner of DNAinfo, a group of local news publications which Ricketts shut down in late 2017 essentially out of spite - and Deen's manager...
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