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Paula Deen On 'SNL'?

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Apr. 23 2012, Published 1:25 p.m. ET

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Embattled celebrity chef Paula Deen has a plan to patch up her image — host Saturday Night Live!

The butter-loving TV chef is under fire for misleading the public over her diabetes diagnosis as well as a sexual harassment lawsuit. But Paula believes that an appearance on the sketch show could boost her reputation.

"She wants to reach out to a younger, hipper audience," says an insider. Even after SNL's merciless sketch about her, Paula's eager to make an appearance.

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"I never miss an opportunity to laugh, even if it's at myself," said the foodie, who sent a huge basket of cookies, cupcakes and pastries to SNL honcho Lorne Michaels. "I want to be on Saturday Night Live so bad I can hardly stand it. I think it would be a hoot!"

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