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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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The Scandal: Sounded off in a series of bizarre rants that cost him his job
The former Two and a Half Men star wasn't winning when his 2011 ramblings about Alcoholics Anonymous, founding father Thomas Jefferson, his so-called goddesses and show creator Chuck Lorre cost him his starring role on the hit sitcom. Though Sheen was replaced by Ashton Kutcher, he has nothing to be angry about these days: He's back on TV in the FX comedy Anger Management, which premiered in 2012.
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ANGUS T. JONES
The Scandal: Criticized his TV series in a Sheen-like rant
In a November 2012 video, the junior Two and a Half Men star unexpectedly spoke out against the CBS sitcom while discussing his Christian faith. "Please stop filling your head with filth," he said, adding, "You cannot be a true God-fearing person and be on a television show like that. I know I can't." Although he later apologized, he soon departed as a regular cast member after the show's 10th season.
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The Scandal: Verbally attacked a couple with racial and religious slurs
The House of Dior designer was suspended in February 2011 for making racial and anti-Semitic remarks toward a couple at a Paris café. When a bombshell video surfaced showing the designer declaring "I love Hitler," he was promptly fired from Dior and, six months later, found guilty of making anti-Semitic comments. The fine: 6,000 euros ($8,500) and Natalie Portman's disproval – as well as the public's. The announcement of a 2013 Galliano-led workshop at New York's Parsons The New School for Design ignited outrage and was ultimately canceled. Galliano continues to apologize, pleading in a June interview with Charlie Rose, "I hope through my atonement, I will be given a second chance."
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The Scandal: Aimed a homophobic slur at his costar
The Grey's Anatomy actor came under fire in October 2006 for using a gay slur aimed at cast mate T.R. Knight during an argument with Patrick Dempsey. Knight eventually came out as a result of the speculation surrounding his sexuality, while Washington apologized for his actions and filmed a PSA against using hate speech. He was fired from the show the following year, and subsequently denied aiming the term at Knight. Since his exit, he has appeared in several independent movies, but has yet to land a project as high-profile as Grey's.
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The Scandal: Addressed audience members with racial slurs during a stand-up routine
In November 2006, the Seinfeld star was caught on camera yelling racial slurs at four members of the audience during a stand-up appearance at West Hollywood club The Laugh Factory. After being interrupted, Richards shouted, "Shut up! Fifty years ago we'd have you upside down with a f–––––– fork up your a––," before also using the N-word. Immediately after the footage hit the web, the actor appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman and apologized, saying, "I'm deeply, deeply sorry. I'm not a racist, that's what's so insane about this," and attributed the outburst to his temper. As a result, Richards has mostly been away from the spotlight, save for reuniting with his Seinfeld costars on the 2009 season of Curb Your Enthusiasm.
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TIGER & ELIN
In what is perhaps the most high-profile break-up in celebrity history, Woods and Nordegren split up in 2010 after it was revealed that the golfer had cheated on his wife with over a dozen women. "I have moved on, and I am in a good place," Nordegren told PEOPLE in 2014. "My relationship with Tiger is centered around our children, and we are doing really good – we really are – and I am so happy that is the case. He is a great father."
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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 . 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."