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
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The Scandal: Admitted to using a racial slur The celeb chef found herself in hot water after admitting in a May 17 deposition for a 2012 lawsuit that she has used the N-word in the past. In June, the Food Network announced that it will drop Deen when her contract expires at the end of the month, and both Smithfield ham and Caesars Entertainment Corporation, which operates Paula Deen's Kitchen restaurants in four of its casinos, also parted ways with the Southern star. Diabetes drug maker Novo Nordisk ended its partnership with Deen, Random House shelved her upcoming cookbook and their five-book contract, and Wal-Mart, Target, Kmart, JCPenney, Sears and Home Depot will stop distributing her products. Meanwhile, QVC, which sells her cookware, put their relationship "on pause."
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