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There are many stories about folks who were fired before they became rich and famous.  Naturally, their philosophy is ‘that was the best thing that ever happened’ . . . however, that isn’t always the case.  Most of the folks in this gallery were already famous before getting the axe.  A few have gone on to greater things, a few . . . not so much,  a few are still trying to catch the fame train and some use their celebrity to do other things.

1. Stacey Dash

Stacey Dash was not asked back for the second season of ‘Single Ladies’ supposedly because she and co-star LisaRaye McCoy had a disagreement. However, McCoy has denied this rumor. Stacey was all set to star in the movie ‘Supremacy’ along side Danny Glover, Evan Ross and Joe Anderson. Producers reportedly grew tired of her rudeness and being disrespectful to cast and crew members, so they fired her.

2. Greg Anthony

Basketball analyst and former NBA player Greg Anthony was suspended indefinitely by CBS on Saturday after he was arrested on a charge of soliciting a prostitute in a Washington, D.C., hotel room.

3. Yung Berg

VH1 let the rapper/producer and star of their show ‘Love and Hip Hop Hollywood’ go after alleged rumors of domestic violence against his girlfriend.

4. Columbus Short

‘Scandal’ – Columbus Short was famously fired after several bouts with domestic violence with his estranged wife, erratic behavior in television and radio and bar fights that ultimately landed him behind bars.