Paula Deen to appear on TV’s ‘Today,’ dropped by Smithfield

File photo of Paula Deen laughing before throwing out the first pitch in Washington(Reuters) – American celebrity chef Paula Deen, who was dropped by TV's Food Network after she admitted in a lawsuit that she used a racial slur in the past, will appear on NBC-TV's "Today" show on Wednesday after canceling a scheduled interview last week. The program's anchor, Matt Lauer, said on Monday's show that Deen "told us she will be here this time." Deen, who withdrew from an interview on June 21, tweeted, "See you Wednesday, I am so glad Matt, Al and my friends at @TodayShow are bringing me back." The program did not say if Deen would address the controversy. …