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Busy Philipps ends 2019 with epic rant about being ‘blindsided’ by E!’s cancellation of talk show

Busy Philipps ends 2019 with epic rant about being ‘blindsided’ by E!’s cancellation of talk show


Her show Busy Tonight was cancelled last May after less than a year on E!

And Busy Philipps can’t let it go.

The former Freaks and Geeks star, 40, ended 2019 with an epic rant on Instagram in which she shared emotional selfies taken when she heard the news and a letter written by her daughter slamming the network for their decision.

Philipps revealed in the lengthy post that she had been ‘blindsided’ by the cancellation.

Still mad: Her E! show Busy Tonight was cancelled in May after less than a year. And Busy Philipps ended 2019 with a rant on Instagram about how she was 'blindsided' by the news

Still mad: Her E! show Busy Tonight was cancelled in May after less than a year. And Busy Philipps ended 2019 with a rant on Instagram about how she was ‘blindsided’ by the news

She recalled that on April 5, 2019, she had traveled to Dallas to shoot commercials and when she landed, she responded to a text from her manager asking her to call. 

‘She told me E! would not renew my show after the order was finished in a month. It was effectively cancelled. I was blindsided, especially since the last text I had from the head of E (who’s now gone) was about marketing for busy tonight that he was excited to tell me about,’ she wrote.

‘I sat in the lobby of the hotel in Dallas and ordered three tequilas…. and I cried,’ she said.

She posted two selfies, one showing herself when she heard the news and another showing her with tear-smudged mascara running down her face.

Upset: 'I sat in the lobby of the hotel in Dallas and ordered three tequilas... and I cried,' she said alongside a selfie taken at the time showing tear-smudged mascara running down her face

Upset: ‘I sat in the lobby of the hotel in Dallas and ordered three tequilas… and I cried,’ she said alongside a selfie taken at the time showing tear-smudged mascara running down her face

Inked message: Philipps went on to reveal she got a tattoo that matched an 'illustration from my book from the chapter where I got super f***** over by some dudes in this business'

Inked message: Philipps went on to reveal she got a tattoo that matched an ‘illustration from my book from the chapter where I got super f***** over by some dudes in this business’

Philipps went on to reveal she got a tattoo that matched an ‘illustration from my book from the chapter where I got super f***** over by some dudes in this business.’ 

She went on: ‘Right before the show was finished, I found a letter my daughter wrote to E! and I feel like as this year is almost over, the decade is closing, it’s the right time to post the letter.’

‘My girl knows something about her mom- I work hard AF and love to prove people wrong and finally, the men will always try to f*** you over so f*** em and figure out something else.’

She then teased that she and her collaborator Caissie St.Onge have been working on a new project and will share what it is in 2020. 

Loyal offspring: The former Freaks and Geeks star also posted to Instagram a handwritten letter by her 11-year-old daughter Birdie addressed to E! after her mom's show was axed

Loyal offspring: The former Freaks and Geeks star also posted to Instagram a handwritten letter by her 11-year-old daughter Birdie addressed to E! after her mom’s show was axed

Missive with a mission: 'I feel like as this year is almost over, the decade is closing, it's the right time to post the letter,' Philipps explained

Missive with a mission: ‘I feel like as this year is almost over, the decade is closing, it’s the right time to post the letter,’ Philipps explained

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Strong feelings: Birdie didn't mince words. Philipps shares Birdie and a second daughter Cricket, six, with her screenwriter husband Marc Silverstein

Strong feelings: Birdie didn’t mince words. Philipps shares Birdie and a second daughter Cricket, six, with her screenwriter husband Marc Silverstein

Philipps also shared images of the handwritten letter by her 11-year-old daughter Birdie addressed to E!.

The youngster wrote: ‘You are the worst TV network. Ever.’

‘My mom does work much harder than you so you don’t diserve [sic] her. She will find another place…… She will shove it up your a**.’

Philipps shares Birdie and a second daughter Cricket, six, with her screenwriter husband Marc Silverstein. 

Back in August, she had reflected on the end of her TV talk show in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter

‘I really believed and still believe in my show, in Busy Tonight. And I know that we were incredibly creative and culturally successful, even though we were cancelled,’ she stated.

‘I wish I would’ve known that I only had basically six weeks to get the ratings to where they had wanted them. I didn’t know. I wished I had had more information from the network in terms of what they needed and were looking for in terms of milestones and ratings and things.’ 

Canceled: In May, Busy Tonight, which had served as a showcase for her celebrity pals including Kim Kardashian, Michelle Williams and Mindy Kaling, ended after just eight months

Canceled: In May, Busy Tonight, which had served as a showcase for her celebrity pals including Kim Kardashian, Michelle Williams and Mindy Kaling, ended after just eight months





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