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Shonda Rhimes

PISSED OFF Over Columbus Short Re-casting Hoax

5/7/2014 3:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Columbus Short Recast Scandal"Scandal" EP Shonda Rhimes BLASTED Deadline Hollywood for putting up a fake story saying Columbus Short had been recast ... only minutes after the story went up. SHOTS FIRED!!!

Short -- who recently got the boot from the show and whose character appeared to be dead at the end of last season -- was to be replaced by some guy named Eric West ... according to Deadline.

But Rhimes shot down that report right quick, tweeting out, "I've never heard of Eric West. Harrison is not being recast EVER. How about reporters CHECK THEIR SOURCES before running with a story? Um, @Deadline? Handle yourself."

Even West -- who would have gone down in infamy with the likes of Dick Sargent, Sarah Chalke and countless others -- got in the act, tweeting simply, "This is news to me."

Deadline quickly updated its story, calling it an "elaborate hoax" -- but still wouldn't drop it, writing, "It is unclear yet whether Short would be replaced." 

Sounds pretty clear to us.

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37 COMMENTS

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1.

Sieron    

Ive never heard of scandal

137 days ago
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Lucky_130    

This is some big news, BIG

137 days ago
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zombie    

So what's the Scandal here? Lol.

137 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Scandal sucks

137 days ago
5.

Truth bomb    

TMZ blasting another site for false reporting. Hmmmm

137 days ago
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Ryuga the Dragon Emperor    

Scandal isn't even that good.

137 days ago
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R    

Never heard of the show or the actor

137 days ago
8.

Daron    

Shonda Rhimes never recast her characters.

137 days ago
9.

Usagi-chan    

Sit down, Shonda. You're looking a little thirsty.

137 days ago
10.

namers    

Poor Abe Vigoda, when he does die, no one will believe it!

137 days ago
11.

Ron    

P

137 days ago
12.

Jayne    

So, where are all the Revenge fans hanging out? That's gotta' be THE best show ever. Incredible cast, amazing writers, drama to lose sleep over. The season finale is next Sunday night, and I can't WAIT!!! These last two week's episodes have been ..... simply amazing.

137 days ago
13.

PureRadiance    

Somebuddy gonna get a azz woopin

137 days ago
14.

zrick    

?

137 days ago
15.

toddpugz7111    

Isn't that Patty Smyth's band?

137 days ago
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