Paula Deen http://kunc.org en Discrimination Suit Dropped Against TV's Paula Deen http://kunc.org/post/discrimination-suit-dropped-against-tvs-paula-deen An agreement has been reached to dismiss a sexual harassment and discrimination suit against Food Network personality Paula Deen and her brother.<p>The Associated Press reports that a document filed in U.S. District Court in Savannah, Ga., said the parties had reached agreement "without any award or fees to any party."<p>Lisa Jackson — a former employee of Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House, a restaurant owned by Deen and her brother, Bubba Hiers — charged that she suffered from sexual harassment and racial discrimination.<p>Earlier this month, U.S. District Court Judge William T. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 21:56:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 48749 at http://kunc.org Discrimination Suit Dropped Against TV's Paula Deen Judge Throws Out Discrimination Claims Against Paula Deen http://kunc.org/post/judge-throws-out-discrimination-claims-against-paula-deen A federal judge in Georgia threw out the discrimination claims against Paula Deen on Monday in a lawsuit that sparked widespread criticism, led sponsors to jump ship and the Food Network to drop her show.<p><a href="&quot;Lisa%20Jackson%20sued%20Deen%20and%20her%20brother,%20Bubba%20Hiers,%20last%20year,%20saying%20she%20was%20subjected%20to%20sexual%20harassment%20and%20racist%20attitudes%20during%20the%20five%20years%20she%20worked%20at%20their%20restaurant,%20Uncle%20Bubba's%20Seafood%20and%20Oyster%20House.%20&quot;But%20U.S.%20District%20Court%20Judge%20William%20T.%20Moore%20Jr.%20ruled% Mon, 12 Aug 2013 23:24:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 48275 at http://kunc.org Judge Throws Out Discrimination Claims Against Paula Deen Book News: 'The Great Gypsy'? School Reading List Is Error-Riddled http://kunc.org/post/book-news-great-gypsy-school-reading-list-error-riddled <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>A school district in Long Island, N.Y., has flunked its own summer reading list. The Hempstead Public Schools list features authors such as "George Ornell" and "Emily Bonte," (properly spelled Orwell and Brontë) alongside dozens of other spelling and punctuation errors. Most memorably, the list — which bears the motto "Those who read more, achieve more" — refers to F. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 11:39:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 46982 at http://kunc.org Book News: 'The Great Gypsy'? School Reading List Is Error-Riddled Paula Deen Comic To Be Published In Fall http://kunc.org/post/paula-deen-comic-be-published-fall Paula Deen, the celebrity cook who has seen her TV shows and corporate sponsorships disappear in recent weeks <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/06/29/196950907/paula-deens-next-cookbook-is-canceled" target="_blank">because of reports about her past use of the N-word</a>, is going to be the star of a comic book this fall, a publisher says.<p><a href="http://www.bluewaterprod.com/" target="_blank">Bluewater Productions</a> announced this week that "despite the recent media hailstorm and public criticism aimed at celebrity chef Paula Deen ... Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:11:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 46941 at http://kunc.org Paula Deen Comic To Be Published In Fall Book News: Penguin, Random House Complete Publishing Mega-Merger http://kunc.org/post/book-news-penguin-random-house-complete-publishing-mega-merger <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Publishers Penguin and Random House have officially merged into one entity known as Penguin Random House (not, as many had hoped, "Random Penguin" or "Penguin House"). The deal "creates the world's largest publisher of consumer books," according to The Associated Press. Parent companies Pearson and Bertelsmann, which announced the news Monday morning, said the new, New York-based company will employ some 10,000 people and comprise nearly 250 imprints. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 12:07:00 +0000 46529 at http://kunc.org