Hollywood's Biggest Comebacks

You can't keep a big star down! See the celebs – Paula, Ben, RDJ, Drew – who've resurfaced with extra shine

PAULA DEEN

When a 2013 lawsuit revealed the Food Network chef had used the N-word, things quickly went downhill as companies tried to separate themselves from the racism. She was dropped by the Food Network, Target and QVC; lost a ham endorsement deal; had several of her restaurants closed; and lost a five-book deal.
The comeback: Following a tearful apology on Today, Deen kept a low profile at her home in Savannah – and one year later, received a $75 million investment to re-start her brand.