Paula Deen breaks down

Paula Deen

After a series of cancelled appearances, Paula Deen finally faced her fears as she appeared on the Today show Wednesday morning.

The southern cook told Matt Lauer, “I believe that every one of God’s creatures was created equal, no matter what church you go to pray. I believe that everyone should be treated equal, and that’s the way I was raised.”

Deen, who was kicked off the Food Network and could be losing her deal with QVC over racial slurs set the story straight when Lauer asked her if she was a racist: “No, I’m not,” she answered.

Her sons, Jamie and Bobby defended their mother Tuesday night on CNN. In a statement, Bobby said, “Our mother is one of the most compassionate, good-hearted, empathetic people that you’d ever meet.” “These accusations are very hurtful to her, and it’s very sad.”

So will the Paula Deen empire crumble or will her fans continue to back her up? We guess it’s all a waiting game.

Aaron Hernandez arrested

The heavily inked Aaron Hernandez

Early Wednesday morning, New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was taken away by North Attleborough police.

Hernandez, who is accused of murdering 27-year old Odin Lloyd June 17 will be arraigned later today. He was released an hour and a half after his arrest.

While the investigation is still “active and on-going,” the Patriots put out a statement regarding their team mate: “Words cannot express the disappointment we feel knowing that one of our players was arrested as a result of this investigation.”

Hernandez was drafted by the Patriots last year. His contract and incentives add up to about $40 million.

SJP teams up with Manolo Blahnik

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sex and the City might be over, but Carrie Bradshaw will live on forever.

In a recent interview with Vogue.com– interesting that her character freelanced for Vogue- she announced that she would be working with Manolo Blahnik CEO George Malkemus to create a new line of accessories.

Parker said, “In a silly way, I think it’s what people have expected of me most because of Carrie Bradshaw.”

Well, duh! Any diehard SATC fan will tell you that Carrie was the queen of Manolos. She then added, “It’s hard to – no pun intended – walk away from that.”

The line, which will simply be called SJP will feature handbags, trench coats, and of course, shoes will be “something different” in terms of color combinations, shapes, and price ranges.

SJP collection is being produced in Europe and New York City and is expected to hit Nordstrom department stores in 2014.

Pretty Little Liar is pregnant

Tammin Sursok Photo

Looks like the camera doesn’t add ten pounds after all.

Tammin Sursok, best known as Jenna Marshall on ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars has announced via Twitter that she is expecting a baby with husband Sean McEwen.

She later added, “Finally! Don’t worry! Still shooting #pll. I wouldn’t let you down!”

So will this be a pretty little child? We don’t see why not- have you seen her eyes? Totally gorgeous! Congrats to the couple; we can’t wait to see baby Sursok next season!

Jane Lynch calling it quits

Jane Lynch

After three years of marriage, Glee’s Jane Lynch and wife Lara Embry are ending their marriage.

Lynch confirmed to People, “Lara and I have decided to end our marriage. This has been a difficult decision for us as we care very deeply about one another. We ask for privacy as we deal with this family matter.”

There has been no comment as to why the two, who met at a 2009 fundraiser have called it quits, but we hope to see a maintained relationship between Lynch and stepdaughter Haden.

Last March, she had told People, “My greatest pleasure is Haden. I am surprised how much love you feel and how you would do anything for your children.”

The actress, who will be starring as Miss Hannigan in Broadway’s revival of Annie performed last evening at the Tony’s in New York City.