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FX confirms Selma Blair exit over Sheen dispute

Actress Selma Blair attends the premiere of

Actress Selma Blair attends the premiere of "Nice Guy Johnny" during The 2010 Tribeca Film Festival at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in Manhattan. (April 23, 2010) Photo Credit: Getty Images

The Charlie Sheen dispute with Selma Blair at FX's middling comedy has resulted in a casualty, and it wasn't Charlie. FX, via an outside public relations firm, has issued a statement saying Blair (Kate Wales) is leaving the series:

“We are confirming that Selma Blair will not be returning to Anger Management and we wish her the very best.”

  This strange -- OK, maybe not so strange, but definitely ironic (right?!)  -- fracas entered public view on TMZ a couple of days ago, with Sheen reportedly demanding her ouster from the series. TMZ via a post earlier this afternoon said that Sheen would quit the series by day's end if she didn't go. (Per TMZ, he claims she was bad-mouthing his work ethic.) 

  Needless to say, this is am embarrassment for FX which runs -- or appears to run -- a very tight ship; and for Sheen, still recovering from the "winning" phase; and for Blair.

  At least she's still got a career -- she's a part of the "Hellboy" franchise. One wonders if FX still has a show after this fiasco, however. 


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