Actress Nicollette Sheridan Has Been Given Permission To File A New Complaint In Her Long-running Legal Battle Over Her Departure From Desperate Housewives.
Sheridan launched a lawsuit against show bosses in 2010 claiming she was written out of the comedy/drama in 2009 because she complained about creator MARC CHERRY hitting her on the head.
The case against ABC/Touchstone entertainment bosses went to trial in 2012, but the jury could not reach a majority verdict and it was declared a mistrial. Sheridan has been pushing for a new trial ever since, but she has faced a number of legal obstacles, including Judge Michael Stern denying her new court proceedings in 2013.
Sheridan has now been given fresh hope after a three justice panel of the 2nd District Court of Appeal reached a unanimous opinion overturning Stern's ruling against a retrial due to changes in the California Labor Code.
Continue reading: Nicollette Sheridan's Desperate Housewives Case Revived
Eva Longoria has insisted there will be no 'Desperate Housewives' reunion because they have run out of storylines.
Eva Longoria has ruled out a 'Desperate Housewives' reunion.
While the 40-year-old actress loved working on the TV show - in which she played Gabrielle Solís for eight seasons - she doesn't think a reunion episode or movie is viable because there are no storylines left.
Speaking on New Zealand's TV One 'Breakfast', she said: ''We get asked this all the time and our creator MARC CHERRY always says 'no'. He's still exhausted, we're all still exhausted.
Continue reading: Eva Longoria Not Desperate For A Housewives Reunion
An appellate court has overturned a Los Angeles Superior Court judge's decision to allow the retrial based on Sheridan's allegations that Cherry assaulted her and ABC bosses wrongfully fired her from the show.
The actress was given hope in January (14) when judge Michael Stern reversed his November (13) judgment that the case would be dismissed, but a three-person Court of Appeal panel has insisted his latest decision was invalid.
Continue reading: Nicollette Sheridan Loses Desperate Housewives Court Bid
Eva Longoria, Sabrina Wind, Nina Lederman, Judy Reyes, Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, MARC CHERRY, Roselyn Sanchez and Edy Ganem - Devious Maids Premiere Party held at the Bel-Air Bay Club - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 18th June 2013
Cherry is set to premiere Devious Maids, about the housekeepers who work for the rich and famous, on U.S. network Lifetime on 23 June (13), but the Emmy Award winner confesses he wouldn't have been able to get the project off the ground without help from actress Longoria, who recently received her Master's degree in Chicano studies and agreed to executive produce the series.
He tells the New York Post, "I knew I might raise a few eyebrows by casting an all-Latina cast. I thought that would be kind of ground-breaking. I knew I was going to be writing parts that were about multi-dimensional, fun, interesting, ambitious, somewhat flawed women. And I just thought, 'I know I'll get a little criticism, but I want to do this'.
Continue reading: Marc Cherry Called On Eva Longoria For Help With New Latina Tv Series
Nicollette Sheridan has been denied an appeal over her sacking from ABC's Desperate Housewives, meaning the case it now all but dead. The California Supreme Court issued the brief ruling on Friday (November 16, 2012), with the court's chief justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye writing, "The petition for review is denied.The request for an order requesting depublication of the opinion is denied," according to the Hollywood Reporter.
It's a killer blow to Sheridan, whose two-and-a-half-year legal saga has concerned her acrimonious exit from Desperate Housewives. She first sued ABC Studios and show creator MARC CHERRY for $20 million in April 2010, claiming she was fired from the show after complaining about being hit in the head by Cherry during an argument on-set. Earlier this year, a jury failed to reach a verdict in the high profile trial. Sheridan initially asked for a rehearing and was denied, and has now had the same word back from the state Supreme Court. It's likely that the case will be referred back to the court of appeal, which will direct the trial court to allow Sheridan to proceed with a claim that her exit from Desperate Housewives violates the state's labor code. ABC lawyer Adam Levin declined to comment the latest ruling.
Since her departure from the show, Sheridan has appeared in a couple of television moves, as well as the comedy Jewtopia with Jennifer Love Hewitt and Peter Stormare.
Continue reading: Nicollette Sheridan Denied Appeal Over Desperate Housewives Sacking
Actress Eva Longoria admits she is devastated by the end of 'Desperate Housewives'.
The petite actress - who has played feisty latina Gabriella Solis on the hit TV show since 2004 - has revealed she was extremely upset about the Emmy award-winning drama coming to an end.
Speaking to GLAMOUR magazine after wrapping the last ever episode, Eva said: ''I don't have a lot of energy right now because I was bawling my eyes out last night for hours after shooting.
Continue reading: Eva Longoria's Desperate Devastation
US TV actress Kathryn Joosten, best known for her roles in Desperate Housewives and The West Wing, has died.
Joosten, who was 72, died in California of lung cancer, following a battle lasting 11 years with the disease. The actress was most recognisable from her role as Karen MCCluskey on Desperate Housewives, for which she won two Emmy Awards for playing the nosey neighbour in the suburban drama. She had previously portrayed Delores Landingham, the secretary to fictional US President Josiah Bartlet, played by Martin Sheen, on The West Wing. She also had recurring roles on other US TV shows including one of the recurring Gods in Joan of Arcadia and as Claire in Dharma and Greg as well as having smaller roles on My Name Is Earl and Ally MCBeal.
Continue reading: Desperate Housewives Actress Kathryn Joosten Dies
Actress Nicollette Sheridan has been dealt a huge blow in her ongoing lawsuit against Desperate Housewives bosses and series creator MARC CHERRY - a Los Angeles judge has dismissed the battery allegations at the centre of her claim for damages.
Sheridan filed suit in 2010, alleging she was fired from the show after she complained to ABC network executives about an on-set incident with Cherry in 2008, which ended with the writer/producer hitting her on the head to demonstrate an action in a scene.
Testifying in court last week (05Mar12) Cherry confessed he had felt awful about striking Sheridan, but explained that he was just acting out what he wanted for a particular shot. He also told the jury that the decision to kill off her character Edie Britt had been made months before the incident.
On Tuesday (13Mar12), Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Allen White issued a direct ruling to dismiss the battery claim due to a lack of evidence. The verdict means Cherry is no longer a defendant, and the case is now solely between Sheridan and Abc network bosses.
Cherry testified on Wednesday (07Mar12) that Sheridan's alleged unprofessional behaviour on set was a factor in his decision.
He told the court she struggled with her dialogue, criticised her co-stars and upset writers with her remarks about their scripts.
He recalled one bust-up with Teri Hatcher when Sheridan pulled him to one side and insisted her co-star was "the meanest woman in the world", prompting the actress' lawyer to object and end the line of questioning.
Continue reading: Marc Cherry Spent Months Plotting Sheridan's Desperate Housewives Exit
Nicollette Sheridan took to the stand in a Los Angeles court yesterday (06.02.12) and claimed she was fired from 'Desperate Housewives' after she complained about creator Marc Cherry hitting her.
The actress - whose character Edie Britt was written out of the show in 2009 - took to the stand in her wrongful termination trial in Los Angeles yesterday (05.03.12) to allege that Marc hit her ''hard'' when she questioned him about a script change on September 24, 2008.
She claimed she was fired five months later in ''retaliation'' for kicking up a fuss about the incident.
Continue reading: Nicollette Sheridan Testifies Against Housewives Creator
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