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Paula Deen named Rose Parade grand marshal

October 26, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Tournament of Roses announced Tuesday its 2011 grand marshal: Food Network star Paula Deen.Deen hosts a pair of shows on the network, "Paula's Home Cooking" and "Paula's Best Dishes."

She has also written a cookbook.

This year's Rose Parade theme is "Building Dreams, Friendships & Memories."

Deen grew up in Georgia and is known for her down-home personality and southern cooking.