Paula still ain’t isht!
Paula Deen Hires Real Life Olivia Pope
Entertainment Weekly reports:
Gladiators to the rescue!
Ad Age is reporting that the embattled Paula Deen has hired Smith & Co., the Washington D.C. crisis firm that serves as the inspiration for ABC’s hit show Scandal. Apparently, Deen’s team reached out to Judy Smith’s firm after the first Today show appearance was canceled — and the awkward You Tube apologies were posted.
But was the firm in place when Deen appeared on NBC this morning? The 66-year-old Deen failed to apologize during the 13-minute interview and only managed to dig herself deeper in a hole. (For more react, click here). Maybe, but Ad Age says that Smith will likely focus on shoring up relations with the other companies that do business with Deen since she’s already lost the Food Network, Smithfield Foods and Caesars Entertainment, which operates four Deen-themed restaurants in Indiana, Tennessee, Illinois and North Carolina.
Smith works as a technical advisor for Scandal. Creator Shonda Rhimes developed the political thriller for ABC after meeting with Smith and learning about her background in crisis management work in D.C.
Olivia Pope is the ONLY person that can save Paula Deen right now! SMH!!!