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Food Network Fires Paula Deen

Paula Deen’s career may be as fried as her chicken. Food Network announced Friday that it will not renew the down-home cooking mogul’s contract when it expires at the end of this month. Deen, who has been a fixture at Food Network since 1999, came under fire this week when the transcript of her deposition in a harassment case filed by a former employee revealed that she has used the n-word in the past and once wanted to throw a “plantation-style” wedding. Ever indulgent, Deen released three videos Friday afternoon in which she apologized for offending anybody with her testimony and for standing up Matt Lauer Friday morning at the Today show.

June 21, 2013 4:53 PM