Paula Deen denied she was racist yesterday in an interview on the "Today" show. While she was there, she had a lot to say about how her life has changed dramatically in the past week.

"If there's anyone out there that has never said something that they wish they could take back, then please pick up that stone and throw it at my head so hard it kills me . . . Hit me as hard as you can," Deen said

Following the interview, both Walmart and Caesars Entertainment cut ties with her. She had restaurants in four Caesars casinos. They'll be "re-branded" immediately.

Deen has also hired a crisis management firm to help her. Surprisingly, the controversy hasn't hurt her book sales at all; they are actually up dramatically.

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