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Selma Blair possibly gone from 'Anger Management' due to rift with Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen & Selma Blair in 'Anger Management'

FX comedy Anger Management has had a rough go of it lately. The sitcom marked Charlie Sheen's triumphant return to television after very public battles with producer Chuck Lorre got him booted from the cast of CBS' 'Two and a Half Men'. The initial ten episode season did quite well, triggering an automatic pick-up of 90 additional episodes by the network. Unfortunately, season two has seen ratings dip to the point that the series was shipped off to FOX in order to gain more exposure. Things aren't about to get any better for the struggling comedy, if a recent report by TMZ is to be believed.

Selma Blair, who portrays Sheen's love interest on the show, is apparently none too happy with her co-star's work habits. She's so unhappy in fact, that the report claims she went to 'Anger Management' executives to voice her concerns. Blair's complaints are that Sheen is constantly late and has a poor work ethic in general. Word evidently got around to Sheen himself, who wasn't pleased, and that's putting it mildly.

Charlie (who is also an executive producer on the series) is said to have fired the actress outright, and insisted to 'Anger Management' brass that they give him their full support in his decision. The bad blood is so strong that Sheen allegedly threatened to stop production if Blair showed up to set yesterday. No confirmation is yet available as to whether that ended up happening. For their part, FX is hoping the whole thing blows over and both actors return to work.

Do you think Blair was right to complain about Sheen? Did he overreact? Or is this a case of an on-set disagreement simply being overblown by the media?


Details
Person:
- Charlie Sheen
- Selma Blair
Show:
- Anger Management
Network:
- FX

Written by: Michael Stevenson
Jun 17th, 2013, 9:46 pm

Images courtesy of FX

Anonymous

Message Posted On Jun 18th, 2013, 12:18 pm
What was FX thinking picking up 90 episodes? I actually like Charlie but they were asking for it. I'm sure he figures he'll do whatever he wants and sue them if they drop the show before the contract is up.
Inkblot

Message Posted On Jun 18th, 2013, 12:04 pm
Why is she the only one?
Anonymous

Message Posted On Jun 18th, 2013, 4:11 am
I think it's called free publicity, what better way to get more people interested in the show, it is called Anger Management, and everyone knows how disfunctual Charlie can be.
StuBnew

Level 1 (92%)
Since: 27/Feb/10
Message Posted On Jun 18th, 2013, 3:54 am

I've worked with a lot of people with bad work ethics and they are the last people that I want to work with, so if she doesn't get fired I hope she quites..... I know the show will not be the same without her, but she needs to do it for her self.

Jooles

Level 1 (52%)
Since: 18/Apr/08
Message Posted On Jun 18th, 2013, 1:48 am

It's "he said, she said", but Sheen has an abysmal trackrecord, so I'm pretty confident that Blair had her reasons for this. And yes, media blows up everything, but even if this is the case here, I can see Sheen's hubris taking over and if he wasn't about to get her fired then, he would now as a misguided attempt to "save face and act like a boss (baows)".

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