The drops just keep coming in the Paula Deen world — only this time, the white-haired butter empress is not the one getting cut.
In the wake of her public fallout over her use of a racial slur, she has endured a windfall of setbacks. Companies steadily began to distance themselves from the now-former Food Network star — major pork producer Smithfield Foods dropped her as a celebrity endorser and Wal-Mart and Target decided to no longer carry her products. A planned book was also scrapped by Random House's Ballantine Books. Now comes word that Deen has decided to part ways with her longtime agent Barry Weiner.