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The 5 Dumbest Things on Wall Street: Jan. 20

3. Deen Goes For Green

Celebrity chef Paula Deen, famous for her colossally high-calorie dishes, confirmed Tuesday she has type 2 diabetes.

That's tough to stomach. Hopefully she will overcome it.

She also announced her new job as a paid spokesperson for Novo Nordisk (NVO - Get Report), the drug giant behind the diabetes drug Victoza.

Oh lord! That's stomach-turning and even richer than one of her recipes!

What's next: Mel Gibson for the United Jewish Appeal?

Jerry Sandusky for the Boy Scouts of America?

Lindsay Lohan (or Dina Lohan for that matter) for Mothers Against Drunk Driving?

The Jersey Shore cast for Mensa?

Michael Vick for the PETA?

Alec Baldwin for American Airlines (AMR)?

Kim Kardashian for TheKnot.com?

Casey Anthony for anything.

Yep, Paula Deen is going for the green, which would be fine if she was talking about vegetables. Unfortunately, she's not. And that's what makes this whole deal so unappetizing.
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