Food Network to drop Paula Deen amid racial slur controversy

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(Warning: contains graphic language.) By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Food Network said on Friday it would 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. The impending loss of Deen’s broadcast deal represents a potentially huge setback for a television personality who has built an empire on high calorie food, with cookbooks and restaurants in her native Georgia and other states. …