June 27, 2013 7:10 PM
Paula Deen's forthcoming cookbook, Paula Deen's New Testament, has surged past best-sellers by the likes of Dan Brown, Stephen King and Game of Thrones writer George R.R. Martin to take the top spot on Amazon's sales charts. Matt Lauer's high-profile sit-down with the Paula Deen gave "Today" its first outright win over its ABC competition, "Good Morning America" in nearly eight months Another blow to the crumbling empire of Paula Deen, Caesars Entertainment Corporation announced 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.