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J.C. Penney, Sears Drop Deen

How many partnerships does she have left? J.C. Penney and Sears are the latest companies to announce dropping embattled chef Paula Deen. On Friday, Deen was also let go by her publisher Ballantine Books, which was supposed to publish several cookbooks by Deen, the first of which was set for an October release date. It's not all bad for Paula and her fans though—there's a rumor floating around that Dancing With The Stars producers are interested in having Deen join the cast for the show's next season.