Blue Bloods cast member Jennifer Esposito is blasting CBS for sidelining her from the show.
In Twitter postings, the actress has accused CBS of absolutely shameful behavior in putting her on unpaid leave from the Tom Selleck-starring police drama.
Esposito tweeted that she’s been diagnosed with celiac disease and requires a reduced work schedule. She said CBS believes she is angling to win a pay raise.
CBS has responded that because Esposito can’t fulfill the full-time demands of her role, it has regretfully put her character, Detective Jackie Curatola, on a leave of absence.
‘Practice’ to end
ABC’s Private Practice is shutting down.
ABC Entertainment spokeswoman Alison Rou said Monday that the Grey’s Anatomy spinoff will be ending after 13 episodes this season, most likely in January. Series star Kate Walsh had previously announced she would be leaving after 13 episodes.
This is its sixth season on the air.
In other TV show news Monday:
The CW picked up freshman drama Arrow for a full season.
Showtime ordered a third season of Emmy-winning Homeland.
Fox ordered a third season of singing competition The X Factor.
Scaring up No. 1
The top five movies from the weekend box office:
1. Paranormal Activity 4, $29 million
2. Argo, $16.4 million
3. Taken 2, $13.3 million
4. Hotel Transylvania, $13 million
5. Alex Cross, $11.4 million
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Among celebrity birthdays today: Director Ang Lee is 58. Singer Dwight Yoakam is 56. Singer Weird Al Yankovic is 53. Singer David Thomas is 46. So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley is 36. Actor Ryan Reynolds is 36.