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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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46.

Serpent of Sandoz    

Every time she opens her mouth it just gets worse and worse. That is what's doing her in much more successfully than anything she may or may not have said or done in the past. Her business empire is crumbling because most people in this country don't want to do business with racists. Maybe from now on, she should focus her business on those who do.

426 days ago
47.

teedofftaxpayer    

They have destroyed someone reputation over something done years ago. Please post the whole list of who doesn't want to do business with her so I know who I don't want to do business with.

426 days ago
48.

NameNotImportat    

Hahahahaha lose all your shi.t you fat cow. Where was the sympathy when Rick Ross lost his endorsement over NOTHING? You people think everyone else should get a raw deal except you. The joos are showing you THEY run this country. Bow down.

426 days ago
49.

me    

I get why she is being dumped, but is it wrong that I still want the recipes? They didn't do anything wrong :(

426 days ago
50.

Scary    

That's a really stupid business move.

426 days ago
51.

nancy    

This is getting more stupid all the time, Looks like the Democrats are eating their own these days. Talk about over kill. While hosts like Mahr can call Palin's son a "retard" and nothing is done and this woman tho I don't agree with her behaviour doesn't deserve such a dominoe affect! I've heard a lot worse from many more celebrities! Maybe she will drop the Liberal party to get back at all of them

426 days ago
52.

Tig    

What a shame to see this happen. So what, she said ******? It's said millions of times a day by people all over the world. What about "***?" That's bandied about all the time. It doesn't make it right, but it happens.
I give her credit for admitting that she used the term, many years ago and in a distressful cir***stance. Plenty of people say that word and others, yet wouldn't have the balls to admit it.

426 days ago
53.

Umm ok...    

This is beyond ridiculous at this point. This stupid publishing company drops a #1 pre-sale cookbook to prove what point?? That they are a book publisher in the United States of America that does not believe in free speech & a lighter version of fried chicken? This is crazy. I'm ordering the book now.

426 days ago
54.

jj    

Come on QVC, dump her !!!!

426 days ago
55.

Wellington     

It's really sickening how the media has reduced all this to being about using the "n" word and has totally ignored the sexual discrimination and hostile work environment aspect of the lawsuit. That doesn't mean anything and doesn't fit neatly into a sound bite. These companies dropping her obviously looked at the entire suit and depositions. Too bad TMZ is not concerned with women's rights in the workplace.

426 days ago
56.

Catrina     

You people really need to get a life! What about the black rapper Ludcris who lost his PEPSI contract because of his lyrics? Or the rapper T.I who lost Axe, Chris Brown lost DOUBLE-MINT, TIGER WOODS lost everything, Rihanna lost Nivea, KOBE BRYANT lost everything, or most recently IN 2013 the idiot rapper Rick Ross lost his REEBOK contract for suggesting rape. Do you see us whining about it? No! Unlike you, and your precious Paula, we own up to it and move on! HOW ABOUT YOU ALL GET OFF YOUR HIGH HORSE AND GET OVER IT!

426 days ago
57.

cujothedog    

Unbelievable - I actually used to avoid her on tv but today bought the book as a show of support for her and now that is cancelled too! PEOPLE - Get over this - this is all over a 30 year old comment - nobody died - or was even injured! What is happening to people? This is ridiculous!

426 days ago
58.

Laura    

Dear Lord, woman---STOP TALKING!

426 days ago
59.

Kabala    

Did Charles Manson drop his endorsent of Paula?

426 days ago
60.

Reyna38    

Poor woman... She just says what we all say... Niggggggggagaaaaaassssss. Who cares.... Fukien dark piece of dooky

426 days ago
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