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These Stars Were Fired From Popular TV Shows and Movies

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Megan Fox in Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Apparently, director Michael Bay didn’t like it when Fox likened him to Hitler and said that he was “a nightmare to work for.” And although she was replaced with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for the film, Bay and Fox have since reconciled.

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Terrence Howard in Iron Man 2

You likely noticed that Terrence Howard, who played Iron Man’s friend James Rhodes, was replaced by Don Cheadle after the first Iron Man. Although he had signed a three-movie deal, the producers apparently cut Howard’s pay and increased Robert Downey Jr.’s.

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Ryan Gosling in The Lovely Bones

Ryan Gosling was originally cast to play the father in The Lovely Bones, but he was let go before the movie went into production after he gained too much weight. Apparently, director Peter Jackson and Gosling had different ideas on what the character would look like, and they didn’t talk about it ahead of time.

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Lori Loughlin on Fuller House

Unfortunately for Loughlin, she got busted amid the Varsity Blues college bribery scandal, and ultimately did some jail time for bribing her daughters’ way into college. Aunt Becky didn’t return to the final season of Fuller House. Loughlin was also dropped from Hallmark Channel’s When Calls the Heart.

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Gina Carano on The Mandalorian

Fans loved Gina Carano’s character, Cara Dune, on The Mandalorian, so you can imagine their shock when the actress compared being a Republican to being Jewish during the Holocaust – which was really uncool, Gina. This wasn’t her first rodeo with getting into hot water, but it seemed this was the last straw for the network

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Suzanne Somers on Three’s Company

Chrissy Snow was no longer part of Three’s Company after actress Suzanne Somers asked the network for equal pay. Somers found out that John Ritter was making a lot more than his female co-stars, and she wanted ABC to pay them the same. Eventually, the network fired her over the ordeal.

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Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men

Charlie Sheen was the star of Two and a Half Men, but that didn’t stop Warner Bros. from firing him over his “dangerously self-destructive behavior” and “increasingly erratic outbursts.” He was dodging rehab, going on public tirades, and trashing hotel rooms.

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