The disgraced celebrity chef has committed to a booking on
Deen, 66, has been engulfed in controversy since a videotaped deposition surfaced in which she admitted using the N-word to describe blacks and described planning a wedding party that would costume black wait staff as antebellum slaves.
On Friday, she bailed on the planned
Apparently Deen and her team thought more about the situation over the weekend and recommitted to the "Today" talk.
"She has told us she will be here this time," Lauer told viewers Monday morning.
Deen may have good reason to explain herself further, as her business empire is hanging in the balance. Cable outlet