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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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Anonymous    

But if the situation was the other way around. African American person calling a white person a cracker,honkey or anything else they could think, that would be ok... but as soon as a white person makes a remark against a African American WATCH OUT !

425 days ago
122.

Wellington     

Don't worry. Paula just hired Judy Smith to fix her image. Judy's a great little fixer. She fixed the image of Kobe Bryant and Michael Vick. (barf) and the King of Saudi Arabia after 9/11.
Maybe Judy can have a video of Paula, Kobe and Michael sharing a jacuzzi.

425 days ago
123.

I'm Not A Lawyer    

Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty?

Whatever happened to the punishment should fit the crime.

Shame on these corporations who have decimated her life and assassinated her character.

425 days ago
124.

Mr.Real    

I have read many comments and understand why some of you make the claims you do. Although I see why you do, I do not really agree with all that has been said. Furthermore, I believe that the media has distorted some information within its headlines and within the articles. More importantly, I truly believe that all of you should just read the court complaint. I provided a link to it, right here--http://www.atlawblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Jackson-v.-Deen-et-al.-Complaint.pdf

Thanks for reading.

425 days ago
125.

SLIMMM    

GO TO, Who is Lisa T.Jackson? On face book for all the info you want on her.

425 days ago
126.

Billy    

Just in case you were not sure, Paula Deen has officially JUMPED THE SHARK. Check the urban dictionary if you need more details.

425 days ago
127.

SLIMMM    

GO TO, Who is Lisa T.Jackson? On face book for all the info you want on her.

425 days ago
128.

AplMacLady    

@Realist, I see you can't read. This was tolerated by Paula and condoned by Paula. Go read the entire deposition, fail.

425 days ago
129.

Pat Gill    

I can't believe this is happening to her! Look at how many other people say it now and no one says a thing. I hope another publishing company publishes her books.

425 days ago
130.

baybomber    

Poor lady

425 days ago
131.

Kel    

I'm not a Paula Deen fan, but I'm not shopping at any company that has dropped her.

This is B.S! It's only because she's a conservative. Look at what Alec Baldwin's getting away with.

And the girl that is suing her lied! She has no African ties. Her husband even told the court.

425 days ago
132.

seenitall    

This is totally over the top now. I do not agree with her choice of words and how it should offend all people, but this is absurd. What next? Is her dentist going to come and pull her teeth out ? And then maybe her hairdresser can shave her bald and send her into the street. Completely insane how this is going down.

425 days ago
133.

Jan    

Time for Paula to retire.

425 days ago
134.

jeannie5310    

This woman has done something worse than using the "N" word. I wonder if Uncle Bubba was lookin at some shady porn that was "felony"wrong.

425 days ago
135.

unicorn40    

This is sooooooo ridiculous already. I can.t friggen believe these businesses are so without balls!! I hope she finds a way to turn around and sue these places... Talk about going wayyyyyy overboard......Only in the USA can this bull**** go too far like this.

425 days ago
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