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We regular folks aren’t the only ones who get pink-slipped. Stars of Hollywood get canned from their jobs, too. On Friday, “Ghost World” and “American Beauty” actress Thora Birch learned she’d been fired from an off-Broadway show, “Dracula,” in which she was the star. Did we mention it was only four days before performances were to begin?
The director claims that Thora was fired because her father and manager, Jack Birch (a former porn star), threatened another actor for rubbing his daughter’s back during a scene. Director Paul Alexander, claims Jack told the actor, “Listen, man, I’m trying to make this easier on you – don’t touch her” and that actor felt “physically threatened.” But the Birch family claims Thora was fired because they weren’t happy with her performance. Thora herself is super confused about what went down. “For three weeks I was just doing my thing, and everything I hear was positive, that the work I was doing was wonderful,” she told The New York Times. “Maybe it’s some kind of misunderstanding. … I’m totally in a state of shock over this, I still can’t believe it.” Thora is now being replaced by Emily Bridges, the daughter of actor Beau Bridges. [New York Times]
Poor Thora! But she’s not the only star who’s been fired from a role. Let’s take a look at other stars who’ve rocked Hollywood’s unemployment line.
As part of my effort to focus on the positive occasionally, I make it a habit at the end of each year to jot down a top ten list of my favorite days. I was working on mine this morning. After some deliberation, I would have to say my favorite day was while I was at SXSW Music Festival in Austin this March. The morning started with Tecates, breakfast burritos, and a “16 and Pregnant” marathon with my girls and ended with a very exclusive Miike Snow show in a tent. The cherry on top was the late-night serenade session. My friends and I all walked along the train tracks on the way home and spontaneously burst out singing “Lean on Me” for no particular reason. It was a damn good day. After the jump, The Frisky staffers share their favorite days. What was yours? Keep reading »
“I would consider getting married again because I want kids. … I believe in marriage as a whole because my parents were married for 43 years, so I have the best example in the world of what marriage can be. … You just have to be 100 percent sure. You have to go in with your eyes wide open and realize that it’s probably going to take a lot of work and maybe some couples’ therapy perhaps. … Marriage to me is such a gigantic commitment that it’s not something I’d ever go into lightly anymore. I’ve learned my lesson.”
—Shannen Doherty says she isn’t burned out on the idea of marriage after getting hitched twice. One of her marriages lasted five months while the other, to Rick Salomon, was annulled when his sex tape with Paris Hilton came out [People]
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