Paula Deen is speaking out once again as she tries to explain why she admitted to using the N-Word.

On Wednesday's Live From E!, Jason Kennedy, Arlene Santana and Melanie Bromley discussed Deen's interview with Today's Matt Lauer where she tearfully proclaimed she was not a racist.

"I am here today because I want people to know who I am, and people that have worked beside me, have walked beside, know what kind of person I am," she said during the emotional interview.

Despite the Food Network, Smithfield Foods, Walmart and other companies withdrawing their support for the chef, some businesses like QVC continue to monitor the situation. Is the worst behind Deen and most importantly, did her interview do any good?

Also on today's show, the panel looked at Hollywood's reaction to the SCOTUS same-sex marriage ruling.

In addition to dozens of celebrities tweeting their support for gay rights, some took the celebration to a whole new level on social media.

After being engaged for two and a half years to her fiancé, Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell proposed once again to her man on Twitter. "They have been engaged for 2 1/2 years and have been waiting for this day so they can officially wed," Bell's rep told E! News.  "They are beyond thrilled for their friends in the gay community."

Melissa Etheridge also celebrated Wednesday's ruling by announcing she and her partner, Linda Wallem, are getting married. "I'm going to get married in the state of California," the singer told CNN's Ashleigh Banfield. "I woke [the kids] up this morning telling them the Supreme Court ruling on DOMA…I love everybody out there. It's a great day."

Finally, the panel prepared us for a day of emotional testimony in the wrongful death trial involving the late Michael Jackson and AEG Live.

Michael Joseph "Prince" Jackson took the stand and recalled the last time he saw the King of Pop alive. He also spoke fondly about his father and the greatest lessons he passed on.

Be sure to check us out every day at 12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT! And don't forget to follow us on Twitter @LiveFromE and hit us with your questions using the #LiveFromE hashtag.

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