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Paula Deen's sorry, and she's not alone: 8 celebrity apologies

Paula Deen made three apology videos after admitting to using using racial slurs (and not showing up for a TODAY appearance to discuss it) but her many mea culpas weren't enough to save her job -- Food Network announced Friday her contract won't be renewed.

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Charlie Sheen, Kristen Stewart and Kanye West all were sorry for something.

Deen's not the only celebrity who's had to publicly admit an error after a less-than-stellar act. Here are eight eating-crow moments.

Kristen Stewart: Sorry for cheating
In 2012, Kristen Stewart had a fling with Rupert Sanders, the married director of her film, "Snow White and the Huntsman." The "Twilight" star apologized not only to her boyfriend Robert Pattinson, but to her fans, saying "I apologize to everyone for making them so angry. It was not my intention." That didn't stop the terribly tacky T-shirts braying, "Kristen Stewart is a Trampire."

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    Kristen Stewart

    Fans know her best as Bella from “Twilight,” but the young actress already has an extensive movie career.

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    Actress Kristen Stewart appears on the "Tonight Show With Jay Leno" in Burbank, Calif., on Nov. 5, 2012.

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    It's black and white -

    Stewart arrives at the premiere for her film "On the Road" during the 2012 AFI Fest at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Nov. 3, 2012. The actress turned heads with her white Balenciaga bustier paired with black pants.

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    No need to 'Panic' -

    Stewart poses at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's announcement of Jodie Foster as the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Nov. 1, 2012. Foster directed a young Stewart in 2002's "Panic Room."

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    Check yourself -

    Stewart poses during a photocall while promoting "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" at Kumamo Shrine in Tokyo on Oct. 24, 2012.The actress wore a black and white Louis Vuitton romper.

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    Revved up -

    Stewart sports a yellow motorcycle jacket as she arrives at the Balmain Spring / Summer 2013 show as part of Paris Fashion Week at Grand Hotel Intercontinental in Paris on Sept. 27, 2012.

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    'Road' warrior -

    Stewart attends a private screening of "On the Road," in New York on Sept. 10, 2012.

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    Flower girl -

    Stewart poses at the gala premiere for "On the Road" during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Sept. 5, 2012.. The actress was in a floral couture dress by Zuhair Murad and Jimmy Choo pumps.

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    The Kerouac kids -

    Stewart in see in a still from "On the Road" with Sam Riley, left, and Garrett Hedlund. The film is based on the classic novel by Jack Kerouac.

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    Fantasyland -

    Stewart wears a lacy Marchesa dress for the world premiere of "Snow White and the Huntsman" at Empire Leicester Square in London on May 14, 2012.

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    Meow! -

    Stewart goes with a leopard print mini as she attends a photocall for "Louis Vuitton - Marc Jacobs: The Exhibition" as part of Paris Fashion Week at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris on March 7, 2012.

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    Affair to remember -

    Stewart poses with director Rupert Sanders at a screening of "Snow White and the Huntsman" at the Mann Village theatre in Westwood, Calif., on May 29, 2012. Stewart apologized to long-term boyfriend and "Twilight" co-star Robert Pattinson on July 25, 2012, for a recent fling in which she was photographed kissing and embracing the married director, Sanders.

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    Cannes do -

    Stewart attends the "On The Road" premiere during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France, on May 23, 2012.

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    A leg up -

    Kristen Stewart arrives at a screening of "Snow White and The Huntsman" at the Village Theatre on May 29, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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    Not your mother's Snow White -

    Stewart made her name as Bella in the "Twilight" series, but in 2012, she stars as a newly imagined fairytale character in the not-for-kids "Snow White and the Huntsman."

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    Stars for the stars -

    Stewart and fellow "Twilight" stars Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner were immortalized in a hand and footprint ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on November 3, 2011 in Los Angeles.

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    OH, baby -

    In this scene from "Breaking Dawn Part 1," Stewart and Pattinson's characters learn they're about to be parents.

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    You've got questions, we've got answers -

    Lautner, Stewart and Pattinson speak at "Breaking Dawn Part 1" panel during Comic-Con 2011 on July 21, 2011 in San Diego, Calif.

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    Lady in red -

    Lautner, Stewart and Pattinson speak onstage during the 2011 MTV Movie Awards at Universal Studios' Gibson Amphitheatre on June 5, 2011 in Universal City, Calif.

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    The people have spoken -

    Stewart accepts the Favorite Movie Actress award during the 2011 People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Jan. 5, 2011 in Los Angeles.

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    Showing some leg -

    Stewart and Lautner attend The Cinema Society screening of "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" at Crosby Street Hotel on June 28, 2010 in New York.

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    Say cheese -

    Stewart poses with fans as she arrives at the premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" during the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on June 24, 2010 in Los Angeles.

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    A kiss is still a kiss -

    Stewart and Pattinson, romantic partners both onscreen and in real life, accept the Best Kiss Award onstage at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards held at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal Studios on June 6, 2010 in Universal City, Calif.

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    Little black dress -

    Stewart attends the Costume Institute Gala Benefit to celebrate the opening of the "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity" exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 3, 2010 in New York.

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    Third time's the charm -

    In "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,"Stewart's character, Bella Swan, must once again choose between her love for vampire Edward and her friendship with werewolf Jacob.

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    Time to shred -

    Stewart gets a chance to rock out when she plays legendary Joan Jett, leader of the all-girl band "The Runaways," in the musical biopic.

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    Hanging with the real Joan Jett -

    Stewart, "Runaways" co-star Dakota Fanning, who plays bandmate Cherie Currie, and the real Joan Jett celebrate the movie's premiere. Jett is an executive producer on the film and reportedly approved of Stewart's casting.

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    Glamming it up -

    Stewart ditched Bella's flannels and jeans to dress up in a strapless midnight blue gown by Monique Lhuillier at the 2010 Academy Awards. She and werewolf pal Taylor Lautner introduced a clip package of classic horror films.

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    Rising star -

    Stewart was presented with the Orange Rising Star Award on Feb. 21, 2010, in London. The honor recognizes international actors who have "demonstrated exceptional talent and have begun to capture the imagination of the public as a star in the making," the organization says.

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    Hanging with Tony Soprano -

    James Gandolfini, left, and Stewart star in "Welcome to the Rileys," scheduled to be released sometime in 2010. Stewart plays a self-destructive teen prostitute who resembles the late daughter of Gandolfini's character.

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    Love at first bite -

    In 2009's "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," Stewart and Pattinson's characters spend much of their time apart, leaving Bella time to explore the ancient curse of the werewolf pack. But naturally, Edward and Bella give the fans a little bit of what they paid for.

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    Bella, bella -

    From edgy to elegant, Stewart is beginning to show her fashion flair, as this collection of images from 2009 displays.

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    Walking for a cause -

    Stewart attends the 2009 JDRF Walk To Cure Diabetes at Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium on Nov. 8, 2009. In one of her first movies, "Panic Room," Stewart played a young diabetic, whose need for medication shakes up the plot.

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    Step right up -

    Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg played teen co-workers at a small amusement park in 2009's "Adventureland," a critically acclaimed film.

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    Fangs for the memories -

    Pattinson and Stewart were first paired in the original "Twilight," which came out in 2008. Pattinson's vampire character is intrigued from the start by Stewart's Bella, but tries to fight his feelings.

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    Vamping it up -

    Pattinson, Cam Gigandet, Lautner and Stewart pose at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 7, 2008 in Los Angeles. Gigandet played James, the evil tracker vampire who nearly kills Bella in the first "Twilight" movie, but is then destroyed by Edward and his family.

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    Generation gap -

    Stewart actually filmed "The Yellow Handkerchief" before her "Twilight" fame, although the movie did not receive a national release until 2010. William Hurt plays an ex-con who meets up with Stewart and Eddie Redmayne for a road trip through post-Katrina Louisiana.

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    Stewart, right, and Makenzie Vega, left, starred in 2007's "In the Land of Women," a romantic drama about trying to make sense of love.

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    Horror house -

    Some consider the "Twilight" saga a horror series, but if so, it's not Stewart's first brush with the genre. She starred in 2007's "The Messengers," about a family that tries to start a sunflower farm in a Kansas home where horrible murders occurred. Bad idea.

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    Let them eat 'Cake' -

    Mary Stuart Masterson directed Stewart in 2007's "The Cake Eaters," an independent film about two interconnected families dealing with love and loss. Stewart played Georgia, a terminally ill teen desperate to experience love.

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    North to Alaska -

    Stewart also had a role in 2007's "Into the Wild," based on the Jon Krakauer book about American nomad Christopher McCandless, who gave away his money and possessions and hitchhiked to Alaska, eventually starving to death in an abandoned bus. Emile Hirsch, right, played McCandless, while Stewart plays Tracy, a women he meets on the way to his fate.

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    Mystical wonders -

    In 2005's "Zathura," Stewart plays the older sister of two boys who discover a space-themed board game that eerily comes to life, temporarily freezing her.

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    Voiceless -

    Stewart was just 13 when she starred in the TV movie "Speak," playing a high-school freshman who stops speaking after she is raped by a senior. Her character's lines were mostly the conversations she had in her own head.

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    Stewart, Max Thieriot and Corbin Bleu starred in 2004's "Catch That Kid." In the family film, Stewart's character enlists her two friends to help rob a state-of-the-art bank in order to gain the money to pay for a life-saving operation needed by her father.

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    Don't 'Panic' -

    Stewart came to the attention of Hollywood when she played Jodie Foster's daughter in 2002's "Panic Room." Stewart was just 11 at the time.

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    On-screen mom and daughter -

    Foster and Stewart pose at the Los Angeles premiere of "Panic Room" on March 18, 2002. Foster was nominated for the 2003 Saturn Award for best actress, an award given to actors in science fiction, fantasy and horror films, but did not win.

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Lance Armstrong: I'm sorry, but everybody did it
Cyclist Lance Armstrong had the right venue for a public celebrity apology for his doping -- he went on TV with Oprah Winfrey, the queen of the celebrity confessional. But he wanted to apologize about as much as he wanted someone to pass him in his numerous Tour de France races. "I made my decisions, they are my mistakes, and I am sitting here today to acknowledge that and to say I’m sorry for that," he said. But he also went on to say using banned substances for a cyclist was like having "air in our tires." Cycling fans viewed the whole apology as a lot of hot air.

Tiger Woods: 'I had affairs'
Thanksgiving 2009 wasn't a nice family occasion for golfer Tiger Woods. His well-publicized one-car crash revealed that he was cheating on his wife, the mother of his two young children. "For all that I have done, I am so sorry," Woods would say in his apology months later. "I had affairs, I cheated. What I did was not acceptable, and I am the only person to blame." He piled praise on wife Elin, but there wasn't enough praise in the world for what she'd found out. They divorced that August.

Mel Gibson: Where did those slurs come from?
Actor Mel Gibson bragged that he "owned Malibu" when he was arrested there for DUI in 2006, but he only got worse when he started bellowing anti-Semitic remarks to the Jewish police officer arresting him. "I said horrible things to him," Gibson later admitted. Later at the station, he called a female officer "sugar (expletive)." In his televised apology, Gibson laughed uncomfortably and claimed he didn't know where the slurs came from. The apology didn't convince everyone, but in 2011, Robert Downey Jr. begged his fellow actors to forgive Gibson, saying he'd helped him through his own struggles and deserved compassion.

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    Mel Gibson

    From "Mad Max" to "Braveheart" to "The Passion of the Christ," Gibson's rocky road to success and infamy.

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    Talk to the hand -

    Jodie Foster directs Mel Gibson in the much-delayed film "The Beaver." Gibson is Walter Black, formerlly a successful toy executive and family man who now suffers from depression. No matter what he tries, Walter can't seem to get himself back on track ... until a beaver hand puppet enters his life.

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    Ready to plead -

    Gibson arrives at Airport Courthouse in Los Angeles on March 11, 2011. Prosecutors charged Gibson with misdemeanor battery after a lengthy investigation into a fight with his then-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. Gibson pleaded no contest to resolve the case and faced no jail time.

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    Tough to hear -

    At the height of her conflict with Gibson, Grigorieva released audio recordings through the website RadarOnline that captured Gibson raging against her.

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    Short-lived romance -

    After nearly 30 years of marriage to wife Robyn, Gibson left her for Grigorieva, who has a son from an earlier relationship with actor Timothy Dalton. Gibson and Grigorieva had a daughter, Lucia, on Oct. 30, 2009, but split up in April of 2010.

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    Gibson, center, speaks on set during the filming of "Apocalypto" in 2006. This historical epic follows the decline of the Mayan civilization 600 years ago, just before Spanish invaders conquered Central America. The story revolves around one native who fights to save his culture from the outsiders.

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    After the rant -

    Gibson had his police mug shot taken July 28, 2006, in Los Angeles after he was arrested for drunk driving. He was pulled over for speeding and had a blood alcohol reading of 0.12 percent, according to authorities. More notoriously, Gibson let loose an anti-Semitic tirade, blaming the Jewish people for all "the wars in the world."

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    'Apocalypto' now -

    Gibson pulls on his beard during a news conference held in Veracruz, Mexico, Friday, Oct. 28, 2005. Gibson announced the shooting of "Apocalypto," a film in which the dialogue is spoken in an obscure Mayan dialect.

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    Gibson's 'Passion' -

    Gibson directs Jim Caviezel as Jesus on the set of Gibson's movie "The Passion of The Christ." The film was based on the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus Christ. The film grossed more than $370 million. Gibson was criticized by some for the film's perceived anti-Semitism.

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    Good soldier -

    In "We Were Soldiers" (2002), Gibson played Lt. Colonel Hal Moore who, during the Vietnam War, had to lead his men into a small clearing where they were surrounded by 4,000 North Vietnamese soldiers. The ensuing battle was one of the most savage in U.S. history.

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    Man of the People -

    Gibson accepts his trophies for favorite motion picture star in a drama and favorite motion picture actor during the People's Choice Awards in January, 2001.

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    Finding his inner female -

    Gibson tried his hand at romantic comedy in "What Women Want" (2000). Nick (Gibson), a chauvinistic hot-shot advertising exec, has his life turned haywire when a fluke accident enables him to hear what women think.

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    Seeking his son -

    Gibson starred in 1996's "Ransom" as a multimillionaire whose young son (played by Brawley Nolte) is kidnapped for ransom.

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    Mel Gibson holds Oscars for best director and best picture for "Braveheart," at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Gibson shared the best picture award with producers Alan Ladd and Bruce Davey.

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    Director and star -

    In "Braveheart" (1995), Gibson played William Wallace, a Scottish rebel who leads an uprising against the cruel English ruler Edward the Longshanks (Patrick McGoohan), who wishes to inherit the crown of Scotland for himself.

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    No pretty-boy role -

    In "The Man Without a Face" (1993), Gibson plays Justin McLeod, a former teacher whose face was disfigured in an automobile accident and fire who lives as a recluse. He is befriended by a young man named Chuck (Nick Stahl), which ignites suspicion and hostility from the townspeople.

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    Sci-fi drama -

    In "Forever Young" (1992), a 1939 test pilot asks his best friend to use him as a guinea pig for a cryogenics experiment. Daniel McCormick (Gibson) wants to be frozen for a year so that he doesn't have to watch his love lying in a coma. The next thing Daniel knows he's awoken in 1992. The film also features a very young Elijah Wood, right.

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    Together for decades -

    Gibson and wife Robyn attended the "Hamlet" premiere in Los Angeles on Dec. 18, 1990. Gibson married Robyn Moore in 1980 and they divorced in 2009. They have seven children together.

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    A mother's son -

    In "Hamlet" (1990), Gibson took on Shakespeare's melancholy Danish prince. Directed by Franco Zeffirelli, the film also starred Glenn Close as Hamlet's mother Gertrude. In real life, Close is only nine years older than Gibson.

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    Come fly with me -

    Gibson and Robert Downey Jr. starred in 1990's "Air America," about two pilots during the Vietnam War who discover their planes are being used to smuggle heroin.

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    It takes a team -

    "Lethal Weapon" (1987) is the first of a series of movies that were released in 1987, 1989, 1992, and 1998, all starring Gibson and Danny Glover as a mismatched pair of Los Angeles police officers.

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    A tradition begins -

    People's "Sexiest Man Alive" list began in 1985 with Mel Gibson. That year Gibson also starred in the final (at least for now, as there are talks of resurrecting the franchise) "Mad Max" film, "Beyond Thunderdome," opposite Tina Turner.

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    Early troubles -

    In 1984, Gibson starred as Fletcher Christian in "The Bounty," the story of Captain Bligh (Anthony Hopkins), whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. According to Wikipedia, Gibson and Hopkins did not get along during the shoot. At the time, Hopkins was a teetotaler, and Gibson was struggling with alcoholism. Gibson took to mixing two shots of Scotch with his beer. He dubbed the concoction "Liquid Violence."

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    Stunning early performance -

    "Gallipoli" (1981) tells the story of a group of young Australian men who leave their various backgrounds behind and sign up to join the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZACs) in World War I. They each meet their fates against the Turkish army in the infamous battle.

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    'Mad' Mel -

    In "Mad Max" (1979), an Australian dystopia of decaying order and violent highways, a police pursuit driver is drawn into a path of vengeance after a motorcycle gang targets him for the death of their former leader.

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    Auspicious beginnings -

    Gibson made his feature-film debut in "Summer City" (1976), a low-budget Australian teen drama that chronicles the exploits of a quartet of boys who leave Sydney and head out for a weekend of surfing and adventure. Unfortunately the fun takes a serious turn when they find themselves involved in a murder.

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David Letterman: Funny man gets serious
Talk-show host David Letterman couldn't apologize without a little humor. When a 2009 extortion plot revealed that Letterman had a relationship with his former show assistant, the comic joked that even "the navigation lady (in my car) wasn't speaking to me." Then he got serious, apologizing to his wife and his staff. But the jokes were everpresent. He also said, "This is only phase one of the scandal. Phase two, next week I go on 'Oprah' and sob."

Hugh Grant: What the hell WAS he thinking?
Jay Leno got right to the point when actor Hugh Grant went on "The Tonight Show" after being caught with a prostitute in 1995. "What the hell were you thinking?" Leno asked. Grant ran down the excuses he could have used and then discarded them all, admitting, "I did a bad thing and there you have it." His willingness to face up to his "bad thing" makes his apology one of the best-received in a crowded field of star "I'm sorrys."

Charlie Sheen: I'm sorry, kind of, but not really
Google "Charlie Sheen apology" and you fall down a rabbit hole of options. "Sheen apologizes for party comments," "Sheen apologies for gay slur," "Sheen apologizes to Ashton Kutcher." But one of our favorites was when Sheen apologized to "Two and a Half Men" co-star Jon Cryer, whom he'd called a "turncoat, a traitor and a troll," apparently for not going to bat for Sheen when he was fired from their hit sitcom. Sheen apologized, then took half of it back because he was apparently still mad. "It's a little bit a half apology," he said. "An apol."

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    The actor’s found success in films like “Wall Street” and TV shows like “Two and a Half Men,” but his off-screen life hasn’t been as smooth.

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    Family affair -

    Martin Sheen, Charlie Sheen's real-life father plays Martin, on Charlie's show "Anger Management."

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    Smoking man -

    Sheen, left, holds a necrotic lung affected by tobacco use and a healthy lung as he talks to Dr. Oz during a taping of "The Dr. Oz Show," in New York. Sheen, who is a heavy smoker, also discussed his manic behavior and anger issues in the January 2013 episode.

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    Star power -

    Sheen, left, speaks as former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 10, 2012 in Hollywood, Calif.

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    Play ball! -

    Sheen acknowledges the fans before throwing out the first pitch at a baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on July 7, 2012 in San Diego.

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    In the hot seat -

    Comedy Central roasted Sheen in one of their infamous specials on Sept. 10, 2011.

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    Enter the Warlock -

    Sheen shows off his Detroit Tigers jersey during his performance at the Fox Theatre in Detroit on Saturday, April 2, 2011. Promising "the real story," the 45-year-old former "Two and a Half Men" star hit the road for a month-long, 20-city variety show tour, with the first stop a sold-out show in Detroit.

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    A Sheen fan offers her review while leaving the Fox Theatre in Detroit on April 2, 2011.

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    The gang's all here -

    Sheen, second from left, is joined by Joey Scoleri of Live Nation, left, and "goddesses" Bree Olson and Natalie Kenly, right, at the after party for his Chicago tour stop at Enclave on April 3, 2011.

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  • Celebrity Sightings In Los Angeles - March 7, 2011

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    Blood thirst -

    Charlie Sheen is seen on the rooftop of the Live Nation building drinking "Tiger Blood" in Beverly Hills, Calif., on March 7, 2011. The "Two and a Half" men star was fired from the show earlier in the day by Warner Bros.

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    Two for one -

    Sheen poses with the two women he refers to as his "goddesses" in the kitchen of his Los Angeles home during the first week of March 2011. Natalie "Natty" Kenly, left, a model, and Rachel Oberlin, aka porn star Bree Olsen, gained fame during the actor's media blitz over his fight with CBS and Warner Bros. television.

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  • Capri Anderson First Network Television Appearance On ABC's Nightline

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    Plenty to say -

    Adult film star Capri Anderson, the woman who was in Charlie Sheen's hotel room the night he allegedly trashed his suite, talks with ABC about the incident. Claiming to have feared for her life upon being locked in the bathroom, Capri said, "I'm not going to stand down and be completely be walked over." Anderson filed a harassment lawsuit, Sheen then countersued for extortion, and the case was dropped.

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  • Exclusive - Denise Richards & Charlie Sheen Take Their Girls To The Museum Of Natural History

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    Before the storm -

    Sheen joins his ex wife Denise Richards and their daughters Sam and Lola in a trip to the American Museum of Natural History in New York on Oct. 25, 2010. Their museum visit ended a weekend together in which the four of them went shopping at an American Girl store, dined at Serafina Broadway and took in the Broadway show Mary Poppins.

    Sheen was later hospitalized after he was found drunk and naked with an alleged escort in his trashed room at The Plaza hotel. Damages to the room reportedly totaled $7,000. The actor's rep later said Sheen had had an allergic reaction to medication.

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  • Image: Actor Charlie Sheen arrives with his attorney Richard Cummins at the Pitkin County Courthouse in Aspen

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    Back to rehab -

    Sheen, second from right, arrives with his attorney Richard Cummins, second from left, for a sentencing hearing at the Pitkin County Courthouse in Aspen, Colo., on Aug. 2, 2010. Sheen was sentenced under a plea deal to get a 30-day sentence to be "administered and executed" at Promises rehab facility in Malibu, Calif., for assaulting his wife Brooke Mueller during an alcohol-fueled Christmas Day quarrel in Aspen.

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    See you in a month -

    Sheen, right, leaves the Pitkin County Courthouse with his attorney Richard Cummins in Aspen, Colo., on Monday, June 7, 2010. A sentencing hearing for the actor in his domestic assault case against wife Brooke Mueller was continued until July 12.

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    More troubles -

    Sheen's Mercedes was apparently stolen from his Shermon Oaks, Calif., home in early 2010. It was found overturned hundreds of feet down a nearby cliff. On June 15, 2010, police reported a second Mercedes suffered the same fate.

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    Not-so-merry Christmas -

    Brooke Mueller Sheen called police on Christmas Day, 2009, reporting that Sheen attacked and threatened her.

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  • MAGIC Convention

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    Got my designs on you -

    Sheen has collaborated with the owner of the Rock & Roll Religion clothing line to create a line of shirts called the DaVinci Collection by Charlie Sheen. Sheen's "Two and a Half Men" character wears similar shirts.

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  • The 2008 ALMA Awards - Portraits

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    Viva ALMA! -

    Sheen, born Carlos Estevez, captured the outstanding male performance in a comedy TV series award at the 2008 ALMA Awards. The honors are given to Latino performers who promote positive portrayals of Latinos in the entertainment field. Sheen's paternal grandparents were Spanish, his maternal grandparents Irish.

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  • Art of Elysium Benefit at the French Connection Beach House Hosted by Brooke Shields

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    Trying marriage again -

    In 2008, Sheen married real-estate investor Brooke Mueller, seen here with Sheen and his daughters, Sam and Lola. The couple's twins, Bob and Max, were born on March 14, 2009. A Christmas Day fight that same year has sent Sheen's latest round of marital woes back into the tabloids.

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  • Sheen Kidz Launch Party Tea and Fashion Show

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    Play clothes for the posh -

    Fashion executive Michael Berens, Sheen and clothing designer Suzanne Ciulla pose with children wearing clothes from Sheen Kidz, a couture children’s sportswear inspired by Sheen’s daughters, Sam and Lola.

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  • FRA: Cannes - 'Platoon' Screening

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    A 'Platoon' reunited -

    Actor Willem Dafoe, director Oliver Stone, an unidentified guest, Sheen and Tom Berenger reunited for a screening of their classic film "Platoon" at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival in France.

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    'Bounce' back -

    Sheen starred in "The Big Bounce," a critical flop, in 2004. Although the film was based on a novel by Elmore Leonard and features Owen Wilson and Morgan Freeman in addition to Sheen, it was a disaster, and cost $50 million to make. It earned back only $6 million.

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    Men, men, men, men, manly men -

    Sheen and Jon Cryer play brothers with opposite temperaments in the CBS hit comedy "Two and a Half Men." Sheen reportedly earns $825,000 per episode on the show.

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  • World Premiere Of Undercover Brother

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    Till divorce do us part -

    Sheen married actress Denise Richards in 2002, and they had two daughters, Sam and Lola. Richards filed for divorce in 2005, and the details of their marriage, estrangement and custody battle quickly became tabloid fodder. Richards accused Sheen of abusing drugs and alcohol, and threatening her with violence.

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  • US actor Charlie Sheen poses with his Golden Globe

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    Keep the Globe spinning -

    In 2002, Sheen won the Golden Globe Award for best performance by an actor in a television comedy or musical series for his role in "Spin City."

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    Putting a 'Spin' on things -

    Sheen, shown with Barry Bostwick and Heather Locklear, played Charlie Crawford on "Spin City" from 2000 to 2002. As he does in "Two and a Half Men," Sheen played a character with the same first name as himself. Tony Danza Syndrome, perhaps?

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    X marks the film -

    Sheen teamed again with brother Emilio Estevez to play real-life brothers Jim and Artie Mitchell in 2000's "Rated X." The Mitchells were pioneers in the pornography and strip-club industries in San Francisco in the 1970s and '80s.

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    In court -

    Drug issues have troubled Sheen for years. In 1998, he appeared in a Malibu, Calif., courtroom, where a judge ruled that the actor, who nearly died of a drug overdose five months before, could be released from his rehabilitation facility.

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  • Friends

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    He'll be there for you -

    Sheen kisses Lisa Kudrow in his appearance on the hit show "Friends" in 1996.

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  • Terminal Velocity (1994)

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    Geronimo! -

    In 1994's "Terminal Velocity," Sheen starred with Nastassja Kinski in a film about a skydiver who apparently dies on her first jump, but turns out to have faked her death.

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  • Charlie Sheen Honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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    Family of stars -

    Sheen, father Martin Sheen and brother Emilio Estevez unveil Charlie's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994.

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    All for one, and one for all -

    Sheen played Aramis, one of "The Three Musketeers," in the 1993 film version of Alexandre Dumas' classic story. Kiefer Sutherland played Athos, Oliver Platt played Porthos, and Chris O'Donnell played D'Artagnan, who longs to join the trio.

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  • "The Mighty Ducks" Los Angeles Premiere

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    Daddy and daughter -

    Sheen and his daughter, Cassandra Jade Estevez, attended the 1992 premiere of "The Mighty Ducks." Sheen was just 19 when Cassandra was born.

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    Mullet man -

    In the comedy spoofs "Hot Shots" and "Hot Shots Part Deux," Sheen plays Navy pilot Topper Harley. "Part Deux" parodies the action-movie genre, particularly the Rambo films.

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    Brothers at work -

    Sheen and brother Emilio Estevez teamed up in 1990's "Men at Work," about two garbage collectors who discover a corpse.

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    Three strikes, yer out -

    Sheen, right, and Tom Berenger starred in 1989's "Major League," a comedy about a fictionalized version of the Cleveland Indians. Sheen played Ricky Vaughn, an out-of-control pitcher who improves once he gets glasses.

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    Bang, bang, my baby shot me down -

    In 1990, before Kelly Preston wed John Travolta, she was engaged to Sheen, who gave her a 2.5 carat pink diamond engagement ring. The engagement ended shortly after he accidentally shot her in the arm, causing a wound that required stitches.

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    Guns blazing -

    Sheen, middle right, and Emilio Estevez, front, starred with Lou Diamond Phillips, Kiefer Sutherland, Casey Siemaszko and Dermot Mulroney in 1988's Western, "Young Guns."

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    Greed is good -

    Sheen starred in 1987's "Wall Street," where he plays Bud Fox, a young, ambitious trader who falls under the spell of ruthless millionaire Gordon Gekko, played by Michael Douglas. Reportedly Sheen and director Oliver Stone parted ways after Stone approached Sheen to star in "Born on the Fourth of July," but then cast Tom Cruise without telling Sheen.

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    Fighting the war outside and the war inside -

    In 1986's "Platoon," Sheen, center, starred with Willem Dafoe and Tom Berenger in Stone's critically lauded Vietnam War movie. The film was based on Stone's own war experiences, and is regularly listed by critics as one of the best war films ever made.

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    Putting the moves on Ferris Bueller's sister -

    Sheen and Jennifer Grey starred in 1986's "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," with Grey playing Ferris Bueller's snotty sister Jeanie and Sheen a rebel she meets at the police station.

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    WOLVERINES! -

    Sheen got his movie start in 1984's "Red Dawn." His fellow young stars included Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson and Jennifer Grey.

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Kanye West: Mom wouldn't be happy
Like Hugh Grant, rapper Kanye West took to "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" to apologize for his infamous 2009 interruption of Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards. "It was rude, period," he said of his behavior. Then Leno asked him what his late mother Donda would've thought of the incident. West, who was very close to his mom, paused for a long break before admitting she wouldn't have been happy. Mother knows best.

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