Paula Deen — Dropped By Publisher

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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 …