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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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166.

zombie    

Everyone here clutching at their pearls, acting so outraged when I am certain more than half are racists themselves in their day to day lives. It is really easy to play the PC, "We are the world" game on the internet, judging others, all the while doing the opposite in real life. Racism works both ways and it is not just exclusive to the African American community. If this woman and her words are the thing you people worry about most in this life, that is pretty sad, as there are far more important things to worry and be outraged over that might need your attention, instead of some 66 yr old who used a racial slur 30yrs ago.

447 days ago
167.

Louise    

Don't worry Paula - when you do come back - and you will - all these people who turned their backs on you will be trying to jump back on your wagon. Hope you don't let them!!

447 days ago
168.

Ozzie X    

M'ya'll.

447 days ago
169.

Justsay Nohan    

Fame is a 2-way street. If you're not watching the road, you can easily be run off of it by something newer and fancier.

447 days ago
170.

GoodNews!    

@ Zombie: Sounds like Paula is getting the "Obama Treatment", he is still being lied on as not being a US citizen, that he's a Muslim and everything else under the sun, non which has been proven. Every chance the internet judge and jurors get the opportunity they lie and continue to try and slander his character. Talk about RIDICULOUS...

447 days ago
171.

Michelle    

And that all she wrote folks.....damn there is nothing else for her to lose! In the course of a few weeks she has lost ALL of her income. It's true, the higher you rise the harder you fall, SPLAT!!!
When will the famous learn; shut your YAP when it comes to race, sex, politics and religion!
Watching all of those attempts to apoligize she looked like she was at the end of her rope! I just hope she doesn't commit suicide or end up in a padded cell over all of this; because she may never recover. This was TOO damaging to her brand. I hope gets some good counseling.

447 days ago
172.

aemish    

Paula published her first cookbook herself. Maybe she should publish this one herself too.

447 days ago
173.

Linda Moore    

OMG...the world has gone completely mad! I love Paula and will stick by her, but all of this is such BS when people like Chris Rock and Bill Maher and Alec Baldwin can insult and Chris calls white people "crackers and honkeys" of course all in the name of humor...haha :( So not funny. And the media has decided to focus on a 67 year old woman who has built an empire all on her own. Shame on the so called "medial"...where's the outrage at Chris Rock and all the other black entertainers who use that word in their so called "music' and in conversation. This is just disgraceful and beginning to think I don't like this country very much anymore. You go, Paula!!! And I know you'll be back!

447 days ago
174.

grinder    

Well if everybody else calls each other n!ggers I will too. So in the terminology blacks use to one another "Paula I got your back n!gger "

447 days ago
175.

Fox    

She has the money, she might as well retire.

447 days ago
176.

RobX    

Interesting Ballantine Books owned by Random House that still publishes Huckleberry Finn.

447 days ago
177.

kristie torres    

ok enough already let the lady go, you wanna punish her for something she said 20 some years ago yet anyone remember the NWA group and all you people say it to each other and its okay and you call us crackers and white trash, come on let the past be the past and start living in the present for the future what is punishing someone for what they said 20 some year ago gonna do it's history let it go

447 days ago
178.

Michelle    

@ Jd gold You know it's not the same...whites were never oppressed like black people were. Blacks need to stop it too, using the N word. It's their way of "taking it back" in other words , Taking the sting & stigma away. When used around other blacks. But when someone outside the race uses it, it is WAY DIFFERENT. It then becomes an ASSAULT w/words.
It's a very hurtful word. As hurtful as being called a b---h or a c--t, if you are a woman or a gay guy a f-g, and a guy a d---k or dil--! Why can't people understand this?
People have been beat down by using it towards black people. Remember Scottie Pippen this week?
So it's not just a name, it's a verbal attack.
Get a clue!

447 days ago
179.

Michelle    

Sorry, I meant blacks in America. Whites were oppressed by Nazis in other countries, not the U.S.
And if you want to practice your freedom of speech and use the N word OUT LOUD, loud enough for a black person to hear you say it, PLEASE video tape it! I would LOVE to see what happens to you! It will NOT be pretty, my friend. So don't do it.
And get used to blacks getting mad about it because that is one of the most ugliest words EVER!
No one is going to leave the country either. No one NEEDS to be insulted like that.

447 days ago
180.

Ratings Needed    

She should self publish her books.

447 days ago
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