She was scheduled to appear on the Today show this morning (June 21) but Paula Deen elected to bow out of the gig without telling anyone.
According to host Matt Lauer, the celebrity chef never gave any notice that she wouldnt show up, she just simply skipped the appearance.
Lauer told the audience, Paula Deen was scheduled to do an interview with us this morning, live in our studio, but we just found out, shes a no-show. She has not called us at all this morning.
Deen has been embroiled in controversy over the past week after she gave deposition that shes used the n-word in the past.
When asked about her attitude towards a former restaurant manager, Paula was questioned as to whether shed ever spoken the derogatory term.
Deen said very matter-of-factly, Yes, of course. Its been a very long time, before recounting a story from the 1980s in which she was held up at gunpoint by an African American man.