Taylor Momsen got her start in acting playing the role of Cindy Lou Who in the 2000 film, ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’. But the sweet Who girl was soon replaced with a rebellious teenager, as Momsen was cast in CW series ‘Gossip Girl’ as Jenny Humphrey. She started out as a series regular but began to appear less and less over time. There were whispers about her bad behavior and by the time season four rolled around, she was gone.
Momsen stated that she had decided to take a break from acting to work on her music, but Hollywood Life claims she was actually fired from the show due to her “unreliable and erratic behavior” on set.
Jon Polito, Homicide: Life on the Street
John Polito played the character of Detective Steve Crosetti on 'Homicide: Life on the Street'. When a producer let the actor know he was going to be written off the show temporarily, the actor overacted and went public with negative remarks about the show and its creators.
Unsurprisingly, on the next season, his character tragically commits suicide, with his body being found floating in the bay days later. Polito later admitted that he acted poorly and patched things up with the producer. They even ended up working together again on a different project.
Kal Penn, House
The doctors on 'House' had to deal with a lot from their mentor and no one rose to the challenge quite as well as fan-favorite, Dr. Lawrence Kutner. The cast and crew of the show didn’t seem to share the same attitude towards the actor playing the part, Kal Penn. He was not known for bad behavior or drama on the set, but was apparently mostly focused on politics during filming.
Penn joined the Obama Administration as an Associate Director of Public Engagement for the White House in early 2009. This led to him being written off the show and his character was killed off in a heartbreaking suicide.
Danny Masterson, The Ranch
Danny Masterson played the beloved character of Hyde on the long-running sitcom 'That ‘70s Show'. He joined up with old cast member Ashton Kutcher for Netflix series, 'The Ranch', in 2016. The series was a hit with fans and critics until Masterson was accused of attacking four women in the early 2000s. There was public pressure on Netflix to take action and they decided to kick Masterson off the show in late 2017.
Masterson, who was also an executive producer on the show, is another name on the long list of Hollywood celebrities being accused of attacking women. After an investigation by the LAPD and a trial, he was convicted and will face the consequences. 'The Ranch' is still in production and will continue without Masterson.
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Kevin Spacey was among a growing number of actors who were accused of sexual assault in 2017. After the allegations came to light, Netflix decided to fire Spacey from their successful series 'House of Cards'. The streaming giant later announced that they would be cutting all ties with the actor on any projects.
At the time, production was already taking place for the sixth season of the show, but by the time the season aired, Spacey’s character Frank Underwood had been killed off. Spacey responded to the claims with an unconvincing apology and opted to come out as gay on Twitter to try and shift the story’s focus.