Paula Deen Dropped By Caesars, Walmart [UPDATE]

UPDATE: Walmart has confirmed to Celebuzz that it will be ending its relationship with Paula Deen, effective immediately.

"We are ending our relationship with Paula Deen Enterprises and we will not place new orders beyond those already committed," Walmart spokesperson Danit Marquadt told us. "We will work with suppliers to address existing inventories and agreements."

ORIGINAL STORY: Another blow to the crumbling empire of Paula Deen, Caesars Entertainment Corporation announced Wednesday that it is severing all ties with the celebrity chef. Caesars will close its Deen-themed restaurants at casinos in Mississippi, Illinois, North Carolina and Indiana.

"While we appreciate Paula's sincere apologies for statements she made in her past ... we have mutually decided that it is in the best interests of both parties to part ways at this time," Caesars Entertainment executive vice president of communications and government affairs Jan Jones Blackhurst told Celebuzz.

Caesars is now the third company to drop Deen who admit last week to using racial slurs, including the n-word, in the past. Previously Smithfield Foods and the Food Network both ended their relationships with Deen. Walmart and Kmart -- which both carry Deen-branded goods -- have not announced whether or not they'll continue to do so. QVC, on the other hand, has said it is "reviewing" its business relationship with Deen.

Deen herself appeared on TODAY Wednesday morning to address the controversy.



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  • drive

    I think Paula is plain stupid.I think that she is still living in the 60's and does not have a clue on how to act.She gets on TV and makes it worse and you can see the real Paula Dean with he fake stories and her fake tears.I mean she is a JOKE.

  • flyman

    What a bunch of crap!!!! this Country is really beginning to suck!

  • Suzette King
    Suzette King

    As a black woman i think it's unfair what is. happening, to paula i hate the word, and so many of my people use it. I think if we as a people get so offended by the word. then they shouldn't use it period.

  • walleyeb

    This is craziest witch hunt ever. Of all the B.S. double standards in America. We need to hang our heads low for this stupid witch hunt. That word is used as a derogatory remark among the country people and not a peep of the slander they do toi them selves. They kiss themslves, rape, swear about it and we are condeming a person who admited she made a mistake in her past..... what ever happened to America the land of the strong , we are all political correct idiots. If we can't admit to making a mistake then why don't they do something about their own race using the filthy word.

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  • Tina McGarty
    Tina McGarty

    I find this so very sad. She made comments in her past, haven't we all? If one person can honestly say they have never used some sort of slur, let then cast the first stone. I know I've said things when I was younger that today I know was wrong and would never say such things now.

  • moni214

    thats sickening. it isnt as if she continued to do those things today . why should her past mistakes have anything to do with her present life and businesses. how many people actually use those same racial slurs for their own race and its ok ,yet she admits to doing it ages ago and is being severely punished because shes white. theres definitely something wrong with this country.