1. Jussie Smollett
The shamed actor was cut from the hit show “Empire” after he allegedly orchestrated a fake hate crime assault.
2. Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union was dismissed from America’s Got Talent after only one season. Her exit sparked speculation over how the show treats people of color.
3. Isaiah Washington
The ex Grey’s Anatomy star was fired from the hit show after making homophobic remarks.
4. Nick Cannon
ViacomCBS announced they were ending their partnership with the Masked Singer host due to anti-Semitic comments he made on his “Cannon’s Class” podcast.
5. Orlando Jones
The 51-year-old was fired from American Gods. He claims the series’ showrunner said his character, Mr. Nancy, sent the “wrong message to Black America”
6. Jason Mitchell
The 32-year-old was fired from ‘The Chi’ after allegations of misconduct on set.
7. Paula Abdul
‘The X Factor’ – Judges Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and the host Steve Jones were all fired after the first season. Reportedly, show insiders called it a ‘bloodbath’ although, Steve Jones already knew he wouldn’t be back. Paula was apparently stunned by the news.
8. Antoine Fuqua
‘American Gangster’ – Director Antoine Fuqua and star Denzel Washington were meant to reunite with this film, however, Fuqua was fired four weeks before the principal photography begin. The usual reason was given . . . creative differences.
9. Lamar Odom
‘The Lakers’ & ‘The Mavericks’ – Lamar Odom had a pretty spectacular career playing with the NBA. Although, most folks blame the Kardashian family for his problems on the court, word ’round town is it all started when the Lakers’ coach Phil Jackson left. Apparently, Jackson was like a father to Odom on and off the court. After Phil left, Odom was traded to Dallas and his performance was less than impressive.
10. Holly Robinson-Peete
‘The Talk’ – Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini, two of the original co-hosts of the show, learned their contracts were not renewed for the second season and to this day, do not know why.
11. Terrence Howard
‘Iron Man 2’ – Terrence Howard was let go by Marvel Studios and replaced with Don Cheadle. According to sources, it was over money. Apparently, there was a contract in place, but Marvel decided to reconstruct it and give his character less scenes in the film as well as cut his salary in half.
12. Star Jones
‘The View’ – Star Jones announced she would not be returning as co-host and surprised everyone with the news. Barbara Walters assured her she could stay as long as she wanted. However, Walters finally did fire Jones after Star did an interview with several tabloids.
13. Yung Berg
VH1 let the rapper/producer and star of their show ‘Love and Hip Hop Hollywood’ go after alleged rumors of domestic violence against his girlfriend.
14. Stacey Dash
‘Single Ladies’ and ‘Fox News’ both gave the veteran actress the boot.
15. Morris Chestnut
‘Rosewood’ – After two seasons on FOX, the network decided not to pick up the show for the 2017-2018 line-up.
16. Michael Sam
”The NFL’ – The football player alleges that he was cut from two NFL teams because he was the league’s first openly gay player.
17. Columbus Short
‘Scandal’ – Columbus Short was famously fired after several bouts with domestic violence with his estranged wife, erratic behavior in television and radio and bar fights that ultimately landed him behind bars.