Life After Scandal: What Happens Next?

From Paula Deen's recipe for disaster to Charlie Sheen's not-so-winning rants, see how controversy rocked these stars' careers

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Updated: Thursday Jun 27, 2013 | 06:00 AM EDT By: Kiran Hefa and Alison Schwartz

MEL GIBSON

The Scandal: Charges of anti-Semitism and domestic violence
A leaked police report from his 2006 DUI arrest revealed that Gibson had made anti-Semitic remarks to his Jewish arresting officer, saying, "F––– Jews. The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world." He apologized and checked into an alcohol treatment program, but Hollywood was quick to shun the once-praised actor, despite stars like Jodie Foster coming to his defense. Four years later, Gibson made headlines again when his split from girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva turned nasty, as tapes revealing his violent comments toward her became public and he was convicted of domestic violence. His ongoing troubles led to his cameo in 2011's The Hangover 2 being canceled – reportedly after protests from star Zach Galifianakis – and Gibson has largely remained away from the big screen since, telling Deadline Hollywood, "I could easily not act again. It's not a problem."