AND SHE'S OUTTA THERE! Stacey Dash LEAVES "Single Ladies"!
Where there's smoke, there's fire. "Single Ladies" lead actress Stacey Dash just confirmed she has indeed decided to leave the hit show. And the fact she doesn't give an exact reason as to why, makes us believe the catfight (with co-star LisaRaye McCoy) rumors and diva antics rumors even more.
Read on for the deets....
The middle aged hot black actresses of Hollywood better polish up those resumes. Because a position just opened on the set of VH1's hit scripted series "Single Ladies."
They kick off Season Two in just a few weeks, and apparently, Stacey Dash will NOT be showing up to work. She tells Global Grind she "decided to leave" the show. In a statement put out today, the 45-year-old actress commented her reason to leave has something to do with needing to be with her children:
"I truly enjoyed playing Val on 'Single Ladies', but I have decided to leave the show. I have to be back in LA with my children right now and the 'Single Ladies' shooting location makes that impossible. I wish VH1 the best of luck with the show and in maintaining the strong fan base we developed in season one.”
I guess shooting in Atlanta just isn't cutting it for Stacey. Or is there more to the story? We broke the story back in May when the drama FIRST started on set that Stacey and LisaRaye were beefing during filming, mainly because of Stacey's diva antics. Fights and arguments and name calling ensued. But when asked about their drama--both of them sheepishly denied it.
Fast forward to last month when rumors hit the net that Stacey was fired. And VH1 put out a statement saying it wasn't true. At least not yet.
Now today, VH1's statement is as follows:
"VH1 respects Stacey’s decision and her commitment to what she feels is best for her family. We thank her for all of her hard work in making ‘Single Ladies’ a success right out of the gate, and we wish her nothing but the best in her future plans."
Sounds like they indeed fired her diva (but hot) ass and let her save face by saying it was her decision to leave. Y'all know how the Hollywood like to protect their necks at all costs. But you're just going to leave a hit show with good money out of the blue? If you say so....
So what does this mean for the show? Will Val be recast? Will the character be dropped completely? "And right before our yearbook pictures? What are we gonna tell our grandkids Murray?"
Time will tell...