Five things you need to know for Tuesday
By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun
In a sign of progress, Paula Deen has stopped abusing YouTube and decided to act like a proper disgraced celebrity. The cooking personality will sit down with the Today show folks Wednesday after standing them up last week. Meanwhile, the Chicago Blackhawks seized the Stanley Cup last night in a thrilling game over the Boston Bruins. Also trending: Star Wars guru George Lucas wed his longtime partner Mellody Hobson in a star studded ceremony over the weekend, the Afghan Presidential Palace came under attack and today is the fourth anniversary of Michael Jackson's death. Welcome to your online trends report for Tuesday, June 25, 2013.
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Why: Following a cancelled interview and her firing from The Food Network, celebrity chef Paula Deen will appear on the "Today" show on Wednesday. The NBC morning program announced on Monday that Deen would join the hosts this week to discuss the messy racism scandal that led to her firing from The Food Network. She was supposed to appear on the "Today" show last week to address the swirling controversy surrounding her repeated use of the n-word, but bailed last minute. The cancellation seemed to irk "Today" hosts Matt Lauer and Al Roker. [ Huffington Post ]