Selma Blair booted from Anger Management
Selma Blair was axed from TV sitcom Anger Management after a reportedly enraged Charlie Sheen demanded she be kicked off the show.
Rumours have been circulating for days that the 40-year-old actress and her co-star Charlie Sheen were feuding.
According to TMZ, Selma charged Charlie with being a “menace to work with”, claiming his work ethic was shoddy.
Apparently this infuriated Charlie and he demanded that producers release her from the show or else he would quit.
Late Tuesday Lionsgate released a statement which verified Selma’s departure.
“We are confirming that Selma Blair will not be returning to Anger Management and we wish her the very best,” the studio said.
The FX network show is scheduled to produce 100 episodes and Charlie will earn between $75 to $100 million if he films the whole series. Supposedly only 50 instalments are complete.
It is claimed Charlie has asked Mila Kunis to join the series for at least ten episodes for a rate of $1 million per show.
The star is dating Ashton Kutcher, who replaced Charlie on his former sitcom Two and a Half Men.
Things were not always sour between Charlie and Selma.
"It's wonderful how Charlie is bringing all these people in his life who are obviously very talented," Selma said last year. "It's wonderful he's also bringing some of his personal life into it, you know even in the stories little things for people to follow that are very, very funny.
"This show had a great feeling about it right from the get-go. And Charlie is such an amazing and charismatic talent... there are a lot of reasons why I said yes."
When Charlie was casting in January 2012 he also seemed to hold Selma in high regard.
“She’s a very special lady and is as pretty as the day is long and has never really had the opportunity to do something where she can shine, because off camera she’s hilarious,” he told Access Hollywood at the time.
“I think [she’s] one of the prettiest women in Hollywood.”
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