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Paula Deen

MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 26: Paula Deen at the Whole Foods Grand Tasting Village at the 2012 South Beach Wine and Food Festival on February 26, 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Serg Alexander/Getty Images)

Paula Deen dropped from The Food Network

The Food Network said on Friday it will drop celebrity chef Paula Deen after the Southern food doyenne was sued for racial discrimination and admitted in a legal deposition to using a racial slur in the past. (REUTERS)