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Paula Deen's Upcoming Cookbook Has Been Canceled

Photo: Paula Deen, Facebook

Well, it looks like all of the pre-orders didn't do Paula Deen much good: despite being a bestseller on Amazon months before its October release, the AP reports Ballantine has canceled the publication of Paula Deen's New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up. The book, co-authored by New York Times Dining columnist Melissa Clark, was to be a healthy rehashing of Deen's previous recipes. In early 2012, Deen switched from longtime publisher Simon & Schuster to Ballantine Books; the deal was originally for several books, both digital and print. No word on whether the entire deal is axed or they're just going to wait for the storm to pass, but either way, New Testament is no more.

Ballantine is the last of many, many shoes to drop for the beleaguered ex-Food Network star; do check out a rundown of her other sponsorship deals that have been nuked since this scandal began.

· Ballantine Cancels Publication of Paula Deen Cookbook [AP]
· All Paula Deen Coverage on Eater [-E-]