Paula Deen Takes a Ham to the Face
Food Network star shakes off run-in with holiday meat
By M. Morris, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 23, 2009 5:12 PM CST
Updated Nov 23, 2009 5:19 PM CST
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(Newser) – Paula Deen is fine and even joking about the size of the ham that whacked her in the face during a charity appearance today in Atlanta. The Food Network phenom was helping deliver donated meat when a relay toss went astray. "All of a sudden this ham that weighed 200 pounds hit me full long in the face and 'bout knocked me cuckoo," a cheerful Deen, who admitted the ham was closer to 8 pounds, told WXIA.

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Sep 16, 2013 5:56 PM CDT
And why not? Nobody wants to whack her in the face with their salami...
Nov 25, 2009 1:10 AM CST
But I'm glad Paula sees the humor in it afterwards. Glad she didn't get a broken nose or anything. I'd probably laugh at myself later, too.
Nov 25, 2009 1:09 AM CST
I'll admit the words "ham in the face" might sound funny, but I guess I don't find joy in watching someone else get hurt...regardless of the severety! I guess that makes me weird or something... Yes, I chuckled at first, until I watched the video and thought otherwise. I did find it odd her husband just stood there...