Novartis rep: There’s no deal with Paula Deen

Novartis rep: There’s no deal with Paula Deen

January 17th, 2012 // 2:00 pm @

Novartis has no connection with chef Paula Deen and no plans to use her as its spokesperson, a spokesperson for the drug maker said Friday.

Earlier Friday, a report out of The Daily surfaced, citing a source who said Deen had inked a deal to become a spokesperson for a Novartis drug used to treat diabetes and an announcement was expected.

“The rumors that Novartis has signed a multi-million dollar spokesperson deal with Paula Deen for a diabetes treatment are not true,” a Novartis rep told “Novartis is not working with Ms. Deen.”

As of press time, there’s still no word from Deen herself, but among the latest recipes on her website are a few on the healthier side, including a “lighter hash brown quiche.”

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