Paula Deen Dropped By Publisher Despite Soaring Book Sales

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Lots of people still love them some Paula Deen recipes.

Ballantine Books does not seem to care, however.

Poor Paula

The chef's rough month just got worse with the loss of a lucrative publishing deal, despite the fact that her latest cookbook has soared to #1 on Amazon.

Ballantine announced it would not publish her upcoming effort, announcing that it also made the "difficult decision to cancel" her current best-seller.

The division of Random House also announced it is nixing a five-book deal it signed with Deen last year, believed to be worth millions of dollars.

The decision came after companies including Sears, J.C. Penney, Walmart, Target and Kmart announced they would stop selling her products, including books.

“When Walmart, Target and J.C. Penney all announced they are discontinuing their Paula Deen business, including books, it is awfully tough," said a source.

"This was purely a business decision."

Paula Deen's New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up has actually experienced a boost in sales since she was fired by Food Network.

Deen's fall from grace began when a transcript of a lawsuit deposition was released and showed that she admitted to using racial slurs in the last.

The admission created a firestorm and although Deen issued multiple video apologies, she has watched her lucrative business deals fall like dominos.

On Wednesday, she made a tearful and what seemed to be sincerely apologetic appearance on the Today show, but even that did not stop the bleeding.

Deen is absolutely furious with Lisa Jackson, the woman suing her for discrimination, and alleged in court papers that the chef made racist remarks.

While Paula admitted using epithets in the past, she denies Jackson's allegations and blames what she sees as a bogus lawsuit for her downfall.

Talk to THG: Would you fire Paula Deen?

 

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This is much ado about NOTHING! I can't believe the hysteria over something she said many years ago, and I also can't believe that the stores, some that I support, wimped out so quickly over this...what a wimpy, hysterical world we live in. It might help if blacks would quit using the N word in every hip-hop and rap song--what a double standard!!

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This is insane. Here we have R Kelly who was charged with pissing on and having sex with young girls, and he is honored at the BET awards. Then, you have Paula Deen who admits to using the N word - ONCE - after being held up at gun point by a black man, and the entire world is ready to crucify her??? With bullsh*t like that, it is no wonder why racism still exists. I am PRO PAULA DEEN! Arrest R Kelly!

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Maybe Paula should call Alec Baldwin, Chris Brown and Michael Vick and find out their secret!

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@ Ann

Baldwin is too"light" to get off Scott free. Still- he is as useles as all the rest of obamas followers. I have never seen more madness in a group of people as these. They are like a pack of hyenas attacking anything they feel will benifit their cause. Stupid dick for brains people. As long as they keep their ass out of Chick Fil A while I'm trying to eat then that's a plus.

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FU to all the people who judge paula deen. chris brown beats his gf and wins a BET award and is making millions. michael vick tortures animals and is allowed to own a pet, and makes millions. and we are here JUDGING PAULA for being HONEST?? black people are just F-ED UP!

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OMG!!! she is soooo not sincere!!! LMAO!!! :-)

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the collapse will come.
...............IN TIME!!

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All you Liberals must be on the verge of climax with the week you've had. Paula Deen that wicked southern woman who told a racist joke years ago? Not only have you white liberals proven your intolerance in reference to racism you have also proven you are as judgemental as those so called Homophobes as you call them. You are weak you are sell out and you by pointing the finger at other whites you somehow think this will calm your guilt. You are spineless and your loyalty changes directions as the wind blows. Is it possible you think that everyone has a short term memory? Your soul is for sale and there ain't no coming back.

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PEOPLE.., WE GET A GOOD LIST OF FIRMS --- WALMART ; BALLENTINE BOOKS ; ETC -- NOT !!!! TO DO BUSINESS WITH ; THAT WILL STAB U IN THE BACK TO AVOID ALTTLE PRESSURE FROM THE UNDERWORLD .... FOR EVERY ACTION , THERE IS AN OPPOSITE AND EQUAL REACTION .