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Paula Deen

Dropped By Publisher

6/28/2013 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The demolition derby known as Paula Deen's empire rolls on -- she's just been dropped by one of her publishers, which says it will no longer release her next project ... which was expected to be a best seller.

In a statement released Friday, Ballantine Books announced it has cancelled the publication of "Paula Deen's New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up".

But get this ... even though the book wasn't set to come out until October, it's already #1 on Amazon with pre-order sales.

Ballantine adds its name to the long list of companies abandoning ship in light of Deen's n-word controversy ... The Food Network, QVC, JCPenny, and Smithfield Hams, etc ...

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tgrfan42069    

if she was black and said honkey they wouldnt do a damn thing

429 days ago
152.

cathy    

what an *******..You deserve what you said when you don't really apologies from your heart. You are fake so go away already drama queen.

429 days ago
153.

BB not bb    

I believe that is breach of contract of behalf of the publisher. She should sue for the right to self publish the book then, if she doesn't already retain that right People pre-ordered the book, so I am sure they would be glad to have her fulfill the order.


These companies all seem like part of the NWO. She does not need to do business with people like that. She knows how to run a restaurant, so she has the business skills to sell books or kitchenware. Enough with this pandering to mind controlling fascists.


She was all tangled up in the octopus. Now she is being let free. She can probably make more money without them taking their cut. Maybe she should ask Martha Stewart for some tips on how to reestablish herself. Martha came back stronger than ever.

I think Paula should take this as a challenge to do even better than before. These people can't destroy her. She is what is making them rich too. She is a very soft hearted person. Maybe her sons can step in and help her get her business deals back up and running.


Maybe Dr. Phil can give her some life coaching. He is a southern boy. There is no need to take to heart what these corporations are doing to her. It is all a part of their business, being cut throat.

429 days ago
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BB not bb    

Can we agree that people from Georgia are a little quirky. Does anyone think that the Honey Boo Boo family is like the Brady Bunch. They is what they is. Why can't people just accept that and move on. Why is she treated like the head of the KKK? Even David Duke is running for office.


Now that guy makes me sick but Paula Deen, give me a break. She is no racist in that sense of the word. She just wants to make people happy with food and entertainment. She has no racial vendetta against anyone.


Just for the way she looks at the world, she is being persecuted. What happened to freedom? Why can't she be who she is and left alone? Is this a communist country now? This is no joke.


The communists would imprison, torture and kill you for not agreeing with what they say is the truth. If they say you must like or not like something, you do it or risk death. It seems that is the way these companies are taking things. Their way or the highway.

Paula has overcome a lot. She needs to stand strong and not let these corporate wimps knock her down. She inspires a lot of people with her gentle strength and courage.

429 days ago
155.

northgirl1    

She is being done so wrong!

428 days ago
156.

Vinklin    

There is so much hate in the country, it is so sad what is happening to Paula.

428 days ago
157.

al snow    

All this over a word that every rapper says 100 of times in a song. People are weird.

428 days ago
158.

N    

Really? Other celebs have messed up bigger than her and they don't lose their endorsements or book deals. This is going to far.

428 days ago
159.

HumanNature    

IT'S MORE THAN THE "N" WORD!!!!!!


PAULA DEEN AND HER BROTHER "BUBBA" CREATED AN UNSAFE WORK ENVIRONMENT FOR WOMEN AND MINORITIES!!!!!!!

428 days ago
160.

Nostraldumass    

Drop Capital one ASAP people. Alec Balllicker is a danger to all that come in contact with him. He could explode at any moment.

428 days ago
161.

Inthetropics    

Enough already - this is a witch hunt and for some reason people seem to have it out for her - I feel very sorry for her , who cares if she said something inappropriate ? Don't we all ???

428 days ago
162.

rob    

Some other publisher will snap her up. Millions of people will buy her book because she is a racist, and so are they.

428 days ago
163.

katkrazy    

Paula Deen is guilty of very bad behavior. Why else would a bunch of big companies dump her? She simply has no class. She built an empire on fried anything, was diagnosed with diabetes & lied to profit from it. She acted like a horny old lady with her male tv show guests. The big companies have been watching her for a long time. It is just business. I also believe Paula, her family & staff have a history of treating their employees badly, it just makes sense. PAULA DEEN FIRED HERSELF!

428 days ago
164.

HumanNature    

I DON'T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT ANYBODY $$$ WOES BUT MY "OWN"!!!!!

428 days ago
165.

zombie    

This is fvcking ridiculous.

Mein Kampf exists, BUT this woman uses a racial slur 30 yrs ago and admits it in a court ordered deposition and she loses a book contract? FOR COOK BOOKS?

This is what is wrong with this world.

Aaron Hernandez, having murdered 3 people is getting less hate! Welcome to America 2013. Land of outraged idiots!

428 days ago
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