Behind the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, the blinding lights at red carpet events, and the lavish awards night, there are details about the industry that are far from perfect. There are a lot of things that a project has to go through before we see it as an audience -- from lights to set issues to sometimes even problematic stars that are too much to bear for executives, who can't help but ax the person from the job.
The face may be familiar and that's because he was a fan favorite in the hit medical-drama series Grey's Anatomy. In the show, Isaiah Washington played Dr. Preston Burke, so when he was suddenly removed from the series, everyone had qualms. What gives? Apparently, the actor threw a homophobic statement against one of his co-stars, T.R. Knight, who played George O'Malley.
Such behavior is simply inexcusable -- so the termination was quite understandable. However, TV officials deemed it was right to give him a second chance and brought his character back, a move that earned the network serious backlash.
You may be familiar with Beverly Hills 90210 and that's because it was loud … as in it was unbearably filled with drama. However, as much as fans like to believe that it was staged and therefore feuds only happened on-cam, some of it was definitely real and raw. Tori Spelling, another star of the show, was instrumental in the removal of Shannen Doherty, who was known to start petty fights off-cam.
Because of such behavior, Tori asked her father, Aaron, who was a producer, to fire Shannen. True enough, the latter's contract wasn't renewed.
Gossip Girl was an avenue for some stars to become a household name. Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, and Penn Badgley were just some of the celebrities whose careers have blossomed.
However, for Taylor Momsen, who played Jenny, her time with the show was cut to only four seasons despite the promising storyline of her character. To be fair, the singer already was known for being foul-mouthed even before she joined the CW series.
Charlie Sheen is one of the greatest examples that even when you’re a lead star of the show, you are bound to be fired if you have a bad attitude. Many were shocked to hear that he was removed from Two and a Half Men in the middle of a season. Apparently, he called Chuck Lore, the showrunner, names, which is downright unprofessional.