Biggest winners and losers of 2013: Beyonce, Jennifer Lawrence, 'Breaking Bad' and more
LOSER: Paula Deen
What Went Wrong in 2013: When a former employee filed a sexual and racial discrimination, the Queen of Butterfat admitted in a deposition to using the N-word in her restaurant. When the news leaked, Deen's contract with the Food Network was not renewed -- and her spokesperson gigs with JC Penney, Sears, Kmart, Target, QVC, Home Depot and a whole lot of other places abruptly ended.
What's Ahead in 2014: For Deen, it's not all bad news. The lawsuit that started it all has been dropped, and she's currently doing public appearances -- with tickets going for $60 a pop. Her restaurants are still drawing crowds and another Paula Deen cruise is scheduled for 2014. It's a safe guess she hasn't had to curtail her fried chicken (or, given her post-diabetes food makeover, grilled chicken) budget.
- Liane Bonin Starr