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Paula Deen Dumps Longtime Agent

Happy 4th of July, you’re fired! That’s what Paula Deen told her agent of more than a decade, Barry Weiner yesterday.

“Paula Deen has separated from her agent,” the embattled chef’s rep said in a statement Thursday. “She and her family thank him for the tireless effort and dedication over the many years.”

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Weiner played a major role in taking Deen from a Savannah restaurant-owner with a self-published cookbook to a superstar celebrity chef with a show on the Food Network and countless endorsement deals.

He even played a major role in the day-to-day operations of all things Paula Deen and in Paula Deen Enterprises, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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All that has come crashing down and fall out continues following Deen’s admission that she used a racial slur.