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Nicollette Sheridan

'Desperate Housewives' Retrial Called Off

6/2/2012 5:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Nicollette Sheridan's wrongful termination lawsuit against Touchstone over her dismissal from "Desperate Housewives" was dealt a critical blow yesterday when an appeals court issued a ruling scrapping a September retrial.

The ruling, according to The Hollywood Reporter, also overturns the trials judge's denial of Touchstone's motion for directed verdict -- meaning the appeals court believes Touchstone should have won the trial in the first place.

The appeals court went on to say, "It is further ordered that the retrial currently set for Sept. 10 is hereby stayed pending further order of the court."

Sheridan's lawsuit isn't completely dead ... but it is on its last legs.

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Jay W.     

"Desperate" ... sounds about right.

692 days ago
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There's a problem here    

That probably happened after it was discovered that all along she should have been billed as a "husband."

692 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

..stay strong Nicolette...you told the truth and karma will take care of that nasty " man"....amazing that it got this far considering how you were fighting corporate entities...and greedy people...I love you as a actress and wish you the best of luck being casted in a night time drama in the future...plenty of good peeps in Hollyweird....ps...loved you in Knots Landing !!!!

692 days ago
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Travis Fields    

it might also be added... her career is over.

692 days ago
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stu    

Same day Katherine died. She had Marc's back.

692 days ago
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Lydia    

The only thing that draws me to this story is that she used to be on Knots Landing. And I used to watch Knots Landing. And she is getting old. Which means .... wahhhhhhhhhhhhhh

692 days ago
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Daybreaker    

You are a very courageous woman, and I admire you for that.

The law is never on the good people's side in America.

Look at all these stupid people walk away free after committing heinous crime.

MJ comes to my mind!

692 days ago
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lisa    

I find this ruling truly deeply disturbing.Clearly,something went very very wrong,and although I was addicted to the show,I find that the entire cats treatment of her was a total disgrace.Not one of those women were the real deal and had the heart and guts to be the real deal and stand up for what was right,keaving Nicole to battle this on her own and be blacklisted.Just even the fact of there being a mistrial shows something wasnt right.To the morons who posted about her looks and that she's a b..h,wake up,you dont even know the woman and neither do i but find the treatment of her sickening and so so wrong.Life isnt fair alot of the time and is full of injustices,and clearly everyone down to even the judge!!! is afraid of the good ole rich boys in Hollywood.I wish Nicole the very best of luck.It's my sincere hope that sometime in the not too distant future she overcomes all of this and is able to hold her head high.I wish someone in Hollywood would grow a pair of balls and cover this woman's back allready!!!

692 days ago
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ernest    

DESPERATE WHORES !!!!!!!!!!! WE SUGARCOAT IT THATS WHAT THEY ARE SLEEP WITH ANYONE THAT COMES AROUND WHORES!!!!!!!

692 days ago
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MIKE    

Playing yourself (a bitch) on TV is not acting.

692 days ago
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Donna    

Sadly, this may be an example on how one person against a mega organization will never prevail. It is very disturbing that it didn't play out only to unveil the truth of what actually happened. This abrubt sidelining was quite convenient for Touchstone. Regardless of her lips, her age or whatever insult you may want to hur, what if she IS telling the truth . . . why should any of that matter? Are we that dispicable as human beings to hurl insults because someone is older? Don't complain when you are the next target of the aging process.

692 days ago
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GangstaDiva    

Here we go again

692 days ago
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Eddie Munster    

BWAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!

692 days ago
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jason    

and she will never work in this town again. Better start writing the book. that's the next step for desperate folks who need money to support their lifestyles.

692 days ago
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Azzkicker    

Yup. This was all about one very arrogant actress who thinks she's more important than others. She got fired, and it was a blow to her massive ego, so she sued. Her suit was completely baseless, totally without merit, and the court of appeals just said so in so many words. Not only did this snotty bitch lose bigtime, but her credibility in Hollywood is trashed. With her getting older & looking fuglier, good luck getting any acting roles short of porn...

692 days ago
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