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Paula Deen is finally on the other end of a severed business relationship … she’s cutting ties with her agent following the recent fallout from her admission to using the N-word.
Deen’s rep, Elana Weiss, said in a statement that Deen “has separated from” New York agent Barry Weiner.
Weiss went on to say that Deen and her family Weiss “thank him for the tireless effort and dedication over the many years.”
Since the leak of a deposition in which Deen admitted to using the N-word in the past, she has lost deals with the likes of The Food Network, Wal-Mart, Target, JCPenney, Kmart, Sears and her book publisher.
Not only does rapper Future want a judge to keep his child support payments in the present and shoot down his baby mama’s request for more cash … he wants MORE custody of his son, TMZ has learned.
As TMZ first reported, Future (real name Nayvadius Cash) and baby mama Jessica Smith hammered out a child support agreement after a DNA test proved Future was the daddy of Smith’s 10-year-old boy. But Smith came back a short while later demanding more money because she felt Future lied about how much money he makes.
But in court docs filed last month in Georgia, Future says he financials are all on the up and up and Smith should not receive a penny more in support. He claims that Smith’s attempt to use comments he’s made in the press — specifically the one where he claims he always has $25,000 on him at all times — can’t be used as part of the custody battle.
In addition to blocking Smith’s play for more money, Future is now angling for more custody. He claims Smith took their son out of school (after Future paid non-refundable tuition) without his permission and has “failed to deliver the minor child to school for unreasonable periods of time and/or delivered the child to school in tardy fashion.”
Future is seeking joint physical custody and wants Smith to pay his attorney’s fees.
A judge has yet to rule.
More car trouble for Too Short … TMZ has learned, cops impounded the rapper’s Porsche last Friday.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Too Short — real name Todd Shaw — was pulled over by police in L.A. last Friday for not having license plates on the car. Once he was pulled over, we’re told police discovered Short’s license had been suspended.
According to law enforcement sources, TS was cited for driving on a suspended license … and the Porsche was impounded. He ended up catching a ride home in a limo (classy).
We spoke to people close to Too Short, and we’re told the guy’s not upset at all — “That’s just the way he rolls.” It’s unclear if he has since retrieved the car.
It’s the second automotive pain in the ass for the rapper — as we first reported, Too Short was busted for DUI in March … when he ran from cops. ‘Memba that video?