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Updated Jun 28, 2013 - 1:35 pm

DISH: Paula Deen dropped by Target, but book reaches No. 1 on Amazon

In this publicity image released by NBC, celebrity chef Paula Deen appears on NBC News' "Today" show, Wednesday, June 26, 2013 in New York. Deen dissolved into tears during a "Today" show interview Wednesday about her admission that she used a racial slur in the past. The celebrity chef, who had backed out of a "Today" interview last Friday, said she was not a racist and was heartbroken by the controversy that began with her own deposition in a lawsuit. (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer)

Target is the latest retailer to cut ties to disgraced celebrity cook Paula Deen, announcing it will phase out sales of Deen's cookware and related merchandise. Deen's ship is sinking and retailers are fleeing faster than anyone anticipated. Walmart, Home Depot, and Ceasars Entertainment have dropped her products or parted ways as Deen's empire crumbles.

However, even as she loses major endorsements left and right, her supporters are still snatching up the Southern chef's cookbooks online, pushing the author to the top of the Amazon's bestseller list. Paula Deen's newest book, titled "Paula Deen's New Testament," won't be released until October 15, but it is currently the No. 1 best-selling book on Amazon.com and has been one of the 15 most popular books on the site for the past four days.


Fans of "Downton Abbey' will soon be able to drown their sorrows in a collection of "vintage" wines inspired by the hit PBS drama. Wines That Rock and the folks at Dulong Grands Vins de Bordeaux have joined forces to create a collection of vintage Downton Abbey wine. The tasty beverage will reportedly "come from grapes grown on the same vines and from the same soil as the era depicted in Downton Abbey."


"Duck Dynasty" is getting a little less hairy. Alan Robertson, the oldest son of Phil and Kay, is joining the hit reality show starting in August.

He looks a lot different than his younger siblings, who all sport a scraggly, long-bearded look. Instead, Alan is clean-shaven and tends to dress in nice business attire rather than the hunting camo his brothers seem to prefer.

Alan says, "The beards are so iconic. All this time I've been flying under the radar; I can go to Starbucks and get Mama coffee."

Robertson is a 47-year-old minister who has been preaching full-time at his Louisiana church rather than joining his family on the show.


A Mormon church-owned NBC television station in Utah plans to begin showing first-run "Saturday Night Live" episodes this fall after years of refusing to air the sketch comedy show.

The decision is part of the station's plan to make the lineup stronger and improve its relationship with NBC.

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