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Walmart stores and website still stocking Paula Deen items despite July end to sponsorship

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Despite Wal-Mart's July announcement that it ended its relationship with Paula Deen, the world's largest retailer says it expects to keep her branded cookware on the shelves through the end of the year. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Wednesday that it had contracts with suppliers and expects to stock Deen's items for the next three months.

Judge: White former manager can't sue Paula Deen, brother for racial discrimination

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A federal judge Monday threw out race discrimination claims by a former Savannah restaurant manager whose lawsuit against Paula Deen has already cost the celebrity cook a valuable chunk of her culinary empire. Lisa Jackson sued Deen and her brother, Bubba Hiers, last year saying she suffered from sexual harassment and racially offensive talk and employment practices that were unfair to black workers during her five years as a manager of Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House. Deen is co-owner of the restaurant, which is primarily run by her brother.

Paula Deen Rejects 'Dancing With the Stars' Image Rehab

By Tony Maglio LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Guess Paula Deen doesn't think slipping on dancing shoes will cure her N-word scandal blues. The embattled chef has turned down an offer to appear on the upcoming season of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," according to an Us Weekly report. The story appears in the August 19 issue of the magazine, which hits newsstands Friday. TheWrap's request for comment by Deen's publicist was not immediately returned.

Comic book to detail rise, fall of celebrity chef Paula Deen

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Celebrity chef Paula Deen, who lost book deals, contracts and her television cooking show on The Food Network after she admitted using a racial slur, is set to be a comic book star of female empowerment, a publisher said on Wednesday. Bluewater Productions, which publishes a series of female celebrity-driven comic books, said the biography comic book called "Female Force: Paula Deen" will be released in October and include Deen's fall from grace.

Sears, Penney sever ties with Paula Deen, while book publisher cancels deal for multiple books

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Paula Deen's estimated $100 million-per-year media and merchandising empire is collapsing. Sears, J.C. Penney and Walgreen said Friday that they're cutting ties with Paula Deen, adding to the growing list of companies severing their relationship following revelations that the Southern celebrity chef used racial slurs in the past. Meanwhile, Paula Deen's publisher has cancelled a deal with her for multiple books, including an upcoming cookbook that was the No. 1 seller on Amazon.com and Barnes

Paula Deen cookbook, currently a No. 1 bestseller, dropped by its publisher

Paula Deen's upcoming cookbook, currently the No. 1 seller on Amazon.com, has been dropped by its publisher. In a brief statement Friday, Ballantine Books announced it had cancelled publication of "Paula Deen's New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up." The book was scheduled for October.

Sears, Penney, Walgreen sever ties with Paula Deen, while QVC takes a pause

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The exodus continues. Sears, J.C. Penney and Walgreen said Friday that they're cutting ties with Paula Deen, adding to the growing list of companies severing their relationship following revelations that the Southern celebrity chef used racial slurs in the past. QVC took a more gentle approach on Friday and announced that it has decided to "take a pause" from Deen. The home shopping network said that Deen won't be appearing on any upcoming broadcasts, and it will phase out her product assortment on its online sales channels over the next few months.

Celebrity chef Paula Deen loses more deals, but book sales soar

By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. celebrity chef Paula Deen saw more lucrative deals evaporate on Thursday despite her renewed apologies for using a racial slur, as retailer Target Corp and drug company Novo Nordisk A/S joined the list of sponsors distancing themselves from the doyenne of Southern cooking.

Target cuts ties with Paula Deen; Novo Nordisk suspends activities 'for now'

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Target Corp. is announcing Thursday that it is ending its relationship with celebrity cook Paula Deen as fallout builds from revelations that the Southern celebrity chef used racial slurs in the past. The discounter, based in Minneapolis, said that it will phase out its Paula Deen-branded cookware and other items in its stores as well as on Target.com. The company says that once the merchandise is sold out, it will not be replenishing the inventory.

Walmart drops Deen after racial insensitivity

Walmart, the world's largest retailer, on Wednesday distanced itself from cooking star Paula Deen, saying it would end new business with her company after she made racist remarks. "We are ending our relationship with Paula Deen Enterprises and we will not place new orders beyond those already committed," said Danit Marquardt, a Walmart spokesperson. "We will work with suppliers to address existing inventories and agreements."
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