Talk That's Trending: Deen, DOMA, Jackson & July 4th Recipes!

Posted on Jun 27, 2013 02:30pm

Paula Deen's food empire seemed to spiral out of control this week after she was fired from The Food Network and lost several major endorsement deals when word spread that she admitted she had used a racial slur nearly three decades ago.  Meanwhile, Hollywood buzzed and celebrated as the Supreme Court ruled the Defense Against Marriage Act unconstitutional. Celebrities rejoiced on social media, and some, including Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell, used the momentous occasion as an opportunity to announce their engagements! In other court news, almost four years after Michael Jackson's shocking passing, Prince Jackson gave a shocking testimony during his father's wrongful death trial. Lastly, if you're hosting a 4th of July party, check out some of our recipe suggestions from around the blogosphere for a fun-filled Fourth.

Paula Deen Controversy:

Paula Deen's Bad Week — Her Ex-Husband Speaks Out - PopSugar 

Paula Deen Tearfully Defends Herself in Excruciating Live Interview - Jezebel 

Paula Deen Dumped by Walmart Amid Growing Racism Scandal - The Wrap 

The Talk Video: Can Paula Deen Make A Comeback? 

The Talk Video: Hosts On Paula Deen Comment

Celebrity Reactions To DOMA:

Celebrities On DOMA & Prop 8: Stars Tweet Reactions During Final Ruling - Huffington Post

15 Joyful Celebrity Tweets About DOMA Ruling - Mashable 

5 Celebrities That Got Engaged After DOMA Ruling - Queerty 

The Talk Video: Sara Gilbert on Gay Marriage Ruling

Michael Jackson Trial:

Prince Jackson Testifies at Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Trial (VIDEO) - Gossip Cop

Michael Jackson's Death Hit Paris Even Harder Because Of Conrad Murray's HORRIFIC Bedside Manner?! - Perez Hilton 

Prince Jackson Gives Shocking Testimony In Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Suit - Starpulse

The Talk Video:  Prince Jackson Testimony in Lawsuit Against AEG  

The Talk Video: Michael Jackson Anniversary

Fourth of July Recipes:

35 Fun 4th of July Recipes - Six Sisters Stuff 

4th of July Slushee - Food 52 

9 Dye-Free 4th of July Recipes! - Babble 

The Talk Video: Modern Southern Cooking

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