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Celebrity chef Paula Deen will be back in East Tennessee Friday after a visit earlier this month.

Deen will be in Pigeon Forge to kick off her 'Paula Deen Live!' tour and visit Gatlinburg for the opening of her new retail store.

Her live cooking show will be Saturday and Sunday. The 90-minute show will be a mix of cooking demonstrations, games and personal stories.

Deen launched the live cooking shows after the Food Network pulled the plug on her TV series last year.

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