Paula Deen Takes a Ham to the Face

Food Network star shakes off run-in with holiday meat
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 23, 2009 5:12 PM CST
Updated Nov 23, 2009 5:19 PM CST

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. (More Paula Deen stories.)

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