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Jennifer Esposito has signed up to star in her own reality show. The Blue Bloods actress will appear in a series on E!, according to E! News. The show is due to air next year, but no further details about what it will involve have yet been announced. Esposito is currently battling coeliac disease and accused CBS of "shameful behaviour" when she was put on a leave of absence from Blue Bloods after requesting a "reduced (more) »
- By Catriona Wightman
CBS' loss is E!'s gain. Following her ugly public departure from Blue Bloods, Jennifer Esposito has already lined up her next gig. We've confirmed that Esposito will be making appearances on a reality show with E! slated to air in 2013. No further details are immediately available. CBS decided to put Esposito on medical leave from the cop drama after her doctor advised her to lessen her workload to help her cope with her celiac disease. Afterward, the actress took to Twitter to vent, calling the network's decision "shameful." Esposito spoke out about the situation in an interview on Fox News' Fox Files in November, saying CBS kept her on contract and suspended »
Donnie Wahlberg has spoken out about Jennifer Esposito's dismissal from Blue Bloods. Esposito hit out as CBS for being put on a "leave of absence" from Blue Bloods because she is "unable to perform the demands of her role" as she battles Celiac disease. Wahlberg - who plays Detective Danny Reagan on Blue Blood - was asked about the Esposito controversy this week by The AP. "She's a friend and I hope she's doing good," Wahlberg replied. The actor went on to say: "I love working with her, so we'll see what happens." Wahlberg (more) »
- By Justin Harp
Jennifer Esposito has again hit out at CBS after being cut from cop drama Blue Bloods. The actress - who plays Detective Jackie Curatola - suffers from Celiac disease and was placed "on a leave of absence" by the network, which judged her "unable to perform the demands of her role". "What happened was ugliness," Esposito said on Fox News Channel's Fox Files last night (November 18). "So many things of injustice that happen in this business. It's what you sign up for. "This, though, is something that is not about me, I feel. This is about a disease that people don't understand. And what went on [here], it makes me sick." Esposito previously revealed (more) »
- By Morgan Jeffery
Jennifer Esposito is "sick" over CBS' decision to put her on medical leave from Blue Bloods, after her doctor advised her to take on a lesser workload to help her cope with her Celiac disease. After calling CBS "shameful" back in October in a Twitter tirade when the network announced Esposito would be taking a leave of absence from the cop drama, Esposito has popped up again, speaking out for the first time since the incident occurred. In an interview set to air tonight on Fox News' Fox Files, the actress says CBS kept her on contract and suspended her without pay, rather than accommodating her request to work fewer days a week due to her illness, according to TV Line. "So »
Blue Bloods’ Jennifer Esposito blasted CBS TV Studios for putting her on medical leave in an interview today with Fox News Channel. “What happened was ugliness,” the actress told Fnc’s Arthel Neville in a segment scheduled to run on Fox Files tonight. CBS TV Studios made their decision after Esposito’s doctor advised the actress, who has been diagnosed with Celiac disease, to reduce her work load. Here’s more of what Esposito had to say about what happened: Last week I believe I was told I was on suspension, which meant I am still in contract, not being paid, because that’s suspension and they illegally stopped paying. And I am not able to work on any other TV show, on network. I can do a film or a Broadway or something on cable that doesn’t go in the ten o’clock time slot. So they kept »
- DOMINIC PATTEN
Jennifer Esposito, elaborating publicly for the first time since she was put on medical leave by Blue Bloods producer CBS Television Studios, says the sequence of events leading to her estrangement from the crime drama “makes me sick.”
According to excerpts obtained by TVLine from an interview airing on Fox News Channel’s Fox Files this Sunday at 9/8c, Esposito recalls how her doctor advised that she seek a reduced work load due to her struggles with Celiac disease. The actress claims that rather than »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
After giving comedies a warm welcome back to Friday last week, viewers turned a cold shoulder last night. In their second week, Last Man Standing (1.6/5) was down 16% from last Friday’s fast national, while Malibu Country (1.6/5) tumbled 27% from its premiere. The comedies surrendered the top spot in the 8 Pm hour among adults 18-49 to CBS’ Undercover Boss (2.0/7) which, after a mediocre season start last week, jumped 33% to finish a close second for the night in the demo behind former time slot rival Shark Tank (2.1/6). With its comedy lead-in dropping big, Shark Tank slipped 9% from last week’s series highs but still led ABC to a nightly win in 18-49. The network topped the 9 Pm and the 10 Pm hours in the demo with Shark Tank and 20/20 (1.6/5, up a tenth from last week) Meanwhile, CSI: NY (1.4/4) didn’t take advantage of its much improved Undercover Boss lead-in, down a tenth from last week. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
This Friday, November 2, CBS was slated to air the episode in which Jennifer Esposito’s character Jackie Curatola is being put on a leave of absence, and the first temporary new partner for Detective Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg), played by Megan Ketch, is introduced. However, I hear Hurricane Sandy delayed post-production on the episode of the drama, which is based in New York. As a result, Blue Bloods will air another original on Friday, a standalone episode featuring Danny working protection detail for an infamous photographer who is a witness for Danny’s sister, prosecutor Erin Reagan-Boyle (Bridget Moynahan). Esposito does not appear in the episode (she also was not in the episode that aired last Friday). Esposito’s last episode (for now) has been rescheduled for next Friday. In a move that has stirred controversy, Esposito was put on medical leave by Blue Bloods producer CBS TV Studios after »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Boone — whose casting comes with the option to become a series regular, if need be — will succeed Megan Ketch (A Gifted Man), who is set appear in four episodes as the first of Danny’s rotating new partners.
The need to cast new partners for Danny came as the result of Esposito and the CBS drama parting ways, »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Things are turning very ugly very quickly between Jennifer Esposito and CBS.
As previously reported, the actress was let go by Blue Bloods earlier this week in a move she referred to as "shameful" because she claims she simply asked for a temporary leave in order to deal with a medical situation.
In her place as Danny's partner, Megan Ketch will come on board as a temporary replacement, while Deadline now confirms Megan Boone has been cast in the same role for an upcoming three episode arc. The actress has an option to become a series regular.
In response to Boone's casting, Esposito took to Twitter and lashed out.
“There it is. CBS got rid of the only minority cast member so they can have an All White Cast like CSI,” she wrote.
Blue Bloods airs a new episode tonight. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Richenthal)
By Carson Blackwelder
Every Friday, Rachel recaps the week’s major TV-related news, announcements and gossip! This week, Carson fills in.
• Only four episodes into Homeland‘s second season, Showtime renewed the Emmy hit for what’s sure to be an epic third season.
• And the most popular scripted series of the season so far among adults 18-49 is … ABC’s Modern Family! »
- Carson Blackwelder
Exclusive: CBS and CBS TV Studios have recruited another actress to fill the void left by co-star Jennifer Esposito being sidelined with Celiac disease. Law & Order: La alumna Megan Boone has been tapped to play a new temporary partner for Detective Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg). Her deal is for three episodes with a series option behind it. In a move that has stirred controversy, Esposito was put on medical leave recently after her doctor advised her to reduce her work load from full- to part-time, a request the studio said it could not accommodate given the demands of the role. CBS left the door for Esposito to return but in the interim, it is bringing in actresses to play revolving partners for Danny, starting with Megan Ketch, who is filming four episodes. She will be followed by Boone. Coincidentally, Esposito was among several actresses tried out as temporary partners for »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
EW has learned exclusively that actor has scored a plum guest spot on the CBS drama, playing the city’s top mob lawyer in an episode set to air in Jan. 2013. Bonus scoop: We’re told Palminteri’s character has a “long and unusual relationship with Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck).”
Palminteri’s guest spot is one in a few TV appearances he’s made recently. He recently reappeared on TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles as Rizzoli’s father Frank, and he’s also become a frequent guest star on Modern Family as »
- Sandra Gonzalez
24 October 2012 7:19 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
This story first appeared in the Nov. 2 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Does Jennifer Esposito have a legal claim against CBS for sidelining her because of complications from celiac disease? The Blue Bloods actress, 39, took to Twitter on Oct. 20 to blast the network’s “absolutely shameful behavior” in putting her on an unpaid leave of absence from her role as Detective Jackie Curatola on the second-year cop drama. The autoimmune disorder causes fatigue and, according to Esposito, CBS refused to accommodate her needs during production, then kept her from working on the show or elsewhere. “CBS
- Eriq Gardner
Jennifer Esposito isn't holding back—and it might just lead to a permanent departure from CBS' cop drama Blue Bloods, insiders tell us exclusively. Shortly after CBS told Deadline that the 39-year-old actress—who has played Danny Wahlberg's partner Jackie Curatola for three seasons—would be taking a leave of absence, Esposito took to Twitter to put CBS on blast. "CBS Put me on unpaid leave an has blocked me from working anywhere else after my doctor said u needed a reduced schedule due to celiac," she wrote. "CBS didn't listen to my doc and I collapsed on set. Which everyone saw! After a week off, my doc said I could return to work but »
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- Allie Merriam
The CBS seried "Blue Bloods" looks to be losing Jennifer Esposito, who is being written out of the series based on a medical condition. The New York Post reports the actress was written out of hit CBS police series after Esposito and her producers were at loggerheads over film scheduling and work load. The Post reported that Jennifer collapsed on the set in August, complaining that producers were .working her too hard.. The fight was taken online in a war of words, reported by The Post. One source said, .She said she was being worked too hard and was escorted to her trailer and filming was halted. The crew was forced to come back to finish the scene on »
- April MacIntyre
Stare long enough and not only will you tune in to tonight's RuPaul's All Star Drag Race,
you'll also write-in Ru's name when you vote for President.
Dish customers who are Walking Dead fans were relieved last night to find that their AMC had been restored. Thanks to Dish finally reaching a settlement with AMC Networks. Now those Walking Dead just have to deal with Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen dismissive comments about them.
Jennifer Esposito is in the midst of a big battle with CBS. After the network announced that her Blue Bloods character would be departing for a little while, Esposito countered with claims that CBS was unwilling to work with her as she battled with Celiac Disease.
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Jennifer Esposito has fired back at CBS after getting cut from the police drama Blue Bloods. Esposito portrays Detective Jackie Curatola, Danny Reagan's (Donnie Wahlberg) partner, on the show, which also stars Tom Selleck and Bridget Moynahan. CBS told Deadline in a statement: "Jennifer has informed us that she is only available to work on a very limited part-time schedule. As a result, she's unable to perform the demands of her role and we regretfully had to put her character on a leave of absence." After CBS released the news, Esposito, who is battling with coeliac disease, blasted at the network for its "shameful behavior". "CBS Put me on unpaid leave and has blocked me from working anywhere else after my doctor said you needed a reduced schedule due to Celiac," (more) »
- By Kristina Bustos
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