What a hard time for Johnny Depp!
And sadly, when it rains it pours.
We'll keep you updated as we receive more info on the breakup.
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It's that time of year where networks decide which shows to keep and which to take to the backyard and shoot.
ABC, The CW, and FOX have already axed several shows in their spring cleaning effort — including hit series like Nashville, Castle, and Agent Carter!
But NBC had it's own set of casualties — announcing that Eva Longoria's comedy Telenovela and improv-inclined sitcom Undateable would not live to make the Fall 2016 schedule!
Back in January 2015, Telenovela was ordered straight-to-series as part of NBC's larger push for diversity.
But unlike the Jennifer Lopez drama Shades of Blue, or the America Ferrera workplace comedy Superstore — which were both already renewed — Telenovela's lukewarm ratings were the proverbial kiss of death.
Despite little network marketing and a horrible Friday time slot, Undateable gave an impressive three season run — largely thanks to the cast of stand-up veterans like Chris D'Elia and Ron Funches.
The Bill Lawrence sitcom has been on the bubble of cancellation throughout its entire run, but even NBC's last ditch stunt to transform the show into Undateable Live! — featuring all live telecasts — couldn't stop this scrappy sitcom from its inevitable TV death.
The peacock network also gave the axe to freshman thriller Game Of Silence and medical drama Heartbeat — both of which totally flatlined in the ratings department.
Did your favorite shows survive the massacre so far?
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This hurts us on so many levels.
As we previously reported, The New York Times interviewed 27 people in the entertainment industry who don't identify as straight, white males on their experiences in their fields.
We thought we heard the worst horror story America Ferrera ever had to endure when she talked about being told to "sound more Latina" while speaking English during an audition as a 16-year-old…
But we were wrong.
That's because she had an even more unsettling brush with racism when she had no choice but to literally whitewash herself to try to get a part, telling NYT:
It's so important for minorities in the industry to reveal their truths!
In a recent article for the New York Times, twenty-eight different actors and actresses opened up about diversity in Hollywood in a piece titled What It's Really Like to Work in Hollywood. Voices like Mindy Kaling, Jussie Smollett, and America Ferrera were just some of the talent that participated in the project.
Check out Kaling, Smollett, and Ferrera's devastating anecdotes (below):
You tell 'em, chicas!
That's because their joke about Hollywood mixing up its Latina actresses wasn't just HIGHlarious, it was pretty biting commentary as well.
Naturally, the Superstore and Telenovela stars have been busy promoting their new NBC sitcoms, so the pair each stopped by the TCA Press Tour on Wednesday where they revealed the origin of the joke, saying:
Calling out the Globes for previously confusing Ferrara with Gina Rodriguez on their official Twitter account, the Superstore actress and Telenovela star reminded everyone at home that they were not to be confused with other Latina actresses.
The ladies said on stage:
"Hi, I'm Eva Longoria, not Eva Mendes."
"And I'm America Fererra, not Gina Rodriguez."
MTV Australia tried to play into the joke, but ended up offending people on Twitter instead! They shared (then deleted):
We can't believe it either!
The Golden Globes were just announced this morning and there were quite a few great nominations and surprises.
One moment we could have done without though was when the Globes Twitter account accidentally mixed up America Ferrera — who was helping to announce the nominees — with Gina Rodriguez, the star of Jane the Virgin!
When trying to build hype for the event, the person in charge of the online account tagged Rodriguez not once, but TWICE!
Of course the account deleted the error, but eagle-eyed social media users caught it and posted the original tweets: