Trial Over ‘Desperate Housewives’ Firing Begins

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nicollette Sheridan should receive $6 million for being killed off “Desperate Housewives” after the show’s creator slapped her, her attorney said Wednesday, as a defense lawyer argued her onscreen demise was a natural part of television. The dueling characterizations of a dispute between Sheridan and “Housewives” creator and executive producer Marc […]

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‘Desperate Housewives’: Stars Plan to Take Stand in Sheridan Trial

The wrongful termination suit Nicollette Sheridan leveled against “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry goes to trial starting today, and according to TMZ, major stars from the show are scheduled to testify for Cherry’s side. The gossip site has seen the witness list for the trial, and among the names are Eva Longoria, Felicity Huffman, Marcia […]

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ABC Plans ‘Vigorous’ Defense Against Nicollette Sheridan Lawsuit

ABC has enlisted Adam Levin, an employment litigation specialist who successfully defended Warner Bros. TV against a harassment claim filed by a ‘Friends’ writers’ assistant, in its bid to squelch the lawsuit filed by former ‘Desperate Housewives‘ cast member Nicollette Sheridan. “We have served subpoenas and are vigorously moving forward with our defense,” Levin told […]

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Abdul, Couric and Gosselin Among ‘Least Influential’

TIME magazine issued its annual 100 Most Influential People of 2010, in which they name the people “who most affect our world.” Beck, Palin Among Most Influential Perhaps more interesting, however, is the magazine’s round-up of the Least Influential celebrities, where some of TV’s most loathed stars turn up. The list of ‘losers’ includes usual […]

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‘Housewives’ Support Producer in Nicollette Sheridan Dispute

Nicollette Sheridan has filed a lawsuit against ‘Desperate Housewives‘ creator Marc Cherry, saying he struck her across the face on the set and was then fired, according to TMZ. However, her former ‘Housewives’ co-stars Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria and Felicity Huffman issued a joint statement pledging their support for Cherry (via PEOPLE). “It […]

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‘Desperate’ Housewife: Sheridan’s Lawsuit ‘Doesn’t Make Sense’

‘Desperate Housewives‘ Mary Alice has something to say – but in this instance it’s actually her portrayer, Brenda Strong, sounding off on the lawsuit former cast mate Nicollette Sheridan has filed against series creator Marc Cherry and ABC. Echoing the opinion of fellow Housewife Eva Longoria Parker, Strong says that Sheridan’s suit – which among […]

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Eyewitness Refutes Details in ‘Desperate Housewives’ Lawsuit

ABC has a secret weapon in its defense of Nicollette Sheridan’s headline-making lawsuit that alleges she was battered by ‘Desperate Housewives‘ creator/producer Marc Cherry. The network has an eyewitness who saw the altercation and confirms Cherry’s story that he did NOT strike her, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively. PHOTOS: Nicolette Sheridan’s Amazing Bikini Bod The witness […]

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Nicollette Sheridan Sues ‘Desperate Housewives’ Creator

The ghost of Edie Britt is haunting ‘Desperate Housewives.’ Former cast member Nicollette Sheridan has sued series creator Marc Cherry for $20 million amid allegations of assault, gender violence and wrongful termination. Attorneys for Sheridan filed the lawsuit Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, citing a September 2008 incident in which Sheridan alleges Cherry slapped […]

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