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Blind Item: They axed, but I won't tell

Hopefully, you’ll all be intrigued by today’s blind item. But if a certain TV star is reading this, they should squint extra hard to read between the lines. How come? They’ve been canned – they just don’t know it yet!

Yep, it seems an original cast member of a hit series that’s popular
with Ausholes (and yours truly) has been pink-slipped without the
benefit of being given a pink slip. A combo platter of budget cuts and
creative redirection is being blamed for the firing, but it also bears
mentioning that said performer was never going to win any popularity
contests with their co-stars.

As for why the MVP still hasn’t been told that the unemployment line
is reserving a spot for them… well, that’s where things get really
interesting. According to my mole, there’s still a snowball’s chance in
Hollywood that the producers might have a change of heart.

If, or when, the axe does fall, the regular’s on-screen alter ego
isn’t likely to be killed off. Although death has cast a shadow over
many a plot, this personality’s demise would probably be deemed too
morbid, even for this show.

So, stars… readers… readers who are stars… Call your agents
and get guessing! Oh, and memo to my higher-ups at EW: Don’t bother
asking me who it is – this is one blind item I won’t be blabbing about!