The producer of the FX comedy series "Anger Management" revealed that Selma Blair is leaving the show, with the news coming after star Charlie Sheen started a campaign to get her fired, Nellie Andreeva reports on Deadline.com. Producer Lionsgate confirmed that Blair is off the show, the story reports.
The move comes after Blair questioned Sheen’s work ethic, as previously reported. Ugly details about Sheen’s treatment of Blair emerged in the aftermath.
"I hear Charlie Sheen ‘fired’ her via text, in which he called the actress a ‘c–t,’” Andreeva writes. “And it was not the only abusive, expletives-filled text she had received from Sheen, who also serves as an executive producer on ‘Anger Management.’"
Andreeva adds: "I also hear that Blair was not the only member of the show’s cast and crew that was frustrated by Sheen’s work habits as I hear they would often sit and wait for hours for him to show up for work. Although it was Blair voicing her concerns that got Sheen to flip out and get her sacked."
Her role won’t be recast, the story notes. It’s likely that the producers will use her departure as a launch pad for another creative makeover, given the show’s sagging ratings. The program will stay in production as it retools.
"As for Blair, word is that she is being paid per her contract and no legal action is in the cards, at least not for now," Andreeva notes.