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Nevermind … Naya Rivera wasn’t fired from ‘Glee’

Nevermind … Naya Rivera wasn’t fired from ‘Glee’
May 5, 2014 JEREMY FEIST

Naya Rivera

Oh yeah, remember how last week everyone was freaking out over the news that Naya Rivera got fired from Glee? Haaaaaaaaaaa, well, it turns out she actually didn’t get fired after all! Because let’s face it, Rachel (Lea Michele) needs someone to be the no to her yes, and no one else on that show is going to ground her. Also, I think Santana is her publicist now or something? Santana has lots of jobs.

This should clear up Naya Rivera’s Glee status. The actress was not fired from the Fox show, 20th Century Fox said in a statement. “There is no truth to the rumor Naya has been fired from the show,” a spokesman said. “She remains under contract to Glee.” The rumors began when the New York Daily News ran a story saying Rivera was booted from the show after an altercation with Lea Michele. After reports began circling, Rivera’s publicist denied the allegations and said, “Any reports or rumors circulating that Naya Rivera was let go or fired from Glee are absolutely untrue. End of story.” It’s unclear if she’ll appear in the final two episodes of the season, but reports claim she was written out of the finale. SOURCE

Which makes sense. I have no idea how close the episodes are filmed to the air date, but I’m pretty sure it’s now way too late for them to write Santana out. Unless they just super-imposed a house plant over her any time she was on screen. Actually, now that I think about it, that sounds hysterically funny. I would watch a show where ambitious theater nerds occasionally talk to a ficus like it’s people.

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.