Wed, Jun 26, 2013 11:20 AM EDT 1:15
Paula Deen defiantly, and tearfully, says she doesn't need to change when it comes to using offensive words, but young Black people do -- oh, and Jesse Jackson's got her back.Deen burst into tears on TheToday Show" while telling Matt Lauer she's had to comfort friends who are distraught over the scandal, when we learned Deen admitted in a sworn deposition that she used the n-word albeit 27-years ago. In case you still needed proof that Oprah Winfrey rules over all of mankind (or, at least all of entertainment), then Forbes is happy to help you out. The venerable magazine has released its ranking of the world's 100 most powerful celebs, and?shock of all shocks?the Queen of All Media is tops. The 59-year-old mogul sits comfortably at No. 1 with an estimated $77 in earnings over the past year?a bump up from the previous two years, when she came in at No. 2. After bailing on Matt Lauer last week, Paula Deen appeared on the TODAY show to address allegations that she had used racial slurs in her past. The emotional interview, which lasted over 13 minutes, saw Deen start crying and saying "I is what I is"