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Food Network star hit in face with ham

ATLANTA (WKOW) -- Paula Deen, the Food Network's queen of southern cooking, got hit in the face with a ham on Monday.

Deen was helping to deliver ham to an Atlanta charity when one came flying through the air and smacked her in the face.

She had been joking around and throwing hams like a football when a volunteer jokingly tossed a ham at her.

She wasn't laughing when it happened, but later joked that she ran head on into a hog.

The Food Network star says the encounter left her nose hurting a bit.

Deen was in Atlanta as part of Smithfield Foods' initiative to help feed families in need this Thanksgiving.

Online reporting by Thomas Strieker.

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