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Posted Thursday 10/18/18 at 1:36PM EDT
Bella Thorne blames Freeform for spreading Famous in Love "diva" rumors and calling her ugly
Source: Los Angeles Times
When it was first reported that Famous in Love was canceled in June, sources described her "diva-like behavior" on set. In a wide-ranging interview with the Los Angeles Times' Amy Kaufman, Thorne said she believes Freeform called her a diva "because they were scared I was going to go running my mouth if I was upset.” Running her mouth about what, exactly? “Feminist issues, other things, bullying,” she said hesitantly. “It’s coming out of my mouth and I know you’re going to print it. But it was — there were some things — there were some comments made that — I don’t know. I’m trying to find a way around it. One issue is when you have a girl, a young girl who is on your show, you can’t tell her that she’s ugly or she’s fat or she’s this or she’s that because that’s going to make her feel bad.” Who called her ugly? “The network,” she responded. “In e-mails, and there was another thing that was in front of everyone on set. After, the cast was texting me, ‘Oh, my God, Bella. I am so sorry. That was so awkward. I feel so bad. Do you want me to come over to your room?’ ‘Oh, my God, I can’t believe they did that.’ It was all supposed to change on Season 2, and it didn’t.” Freeform declined to comment to the L.A. Times.
Posted Friday 6/29/18 at 10:56PM EDT
Famous in Love boss reacts to cancelation: "We gave it our all"
I. Marlene King tweeted in reaction to Freeform's cancelation of her series after two seasons: "I am deeply grateful for the #FamousInLove cast, crew and our passionate fans. I could not be more saddened by today’s news. I love these characters and the wild ride they were taking us on. Thank you @warnerbrosTV for fighting the good fight with me. We gave it our all. Keep #Raige in your hearts and they will live on.”
Posted Friday 6/29/18 at 5:15PM EDT
Freeform officially cancels Bella Thorne's Famous in Love
The drama starring Thorne about a college student who gets her big break in a Hollywood blockbuster was one of Freeform's lowest-rated series. Freeform's cancelation comes three days after The Hollywood Reporter reported the cancelation, citing high costs and Hulu opting not to pay more for Season 3 -- plus an alleged feud between showrunner I. Marlene King and Thorne, who was described as having "diva-like behavior" on set. Both Freeform and King denied the show was canceled, and Thorne expressed shock that she wasn't told of the cancelation in advance. King also denied any feud with Thorne as she rallied fans to push Freeform to order a Season 3 renewal. As recently as yesterday, King had high hopes for a renewal. "We have such great story planned for season 3. Fingers crossed," King tweeted. Freeform released a statement confirming the cancelation: “We are proud to have had the opportunity to air Famous In Love. After many discussions with our partners at Warner Horizon, we have made the difficult decision not to renew the show for a third season. We want to thank our colleagues at Warner Horizon and our incredible producers, writers, cast and crew, especially Marlene King, for their creativity, hard work and dedication.” Thorne has yet to respond to the cancelation news.
Posted Tuesday 6/26/18 at 8:54PM EDT
Bella Thorne vents at Freeform after reading on Twitter that the cable net is canceling Famous in Love after two seasons
Source: TV Guide
"If this is how I find out our show is canceled..I’m going to be so upset," Thorne tweeted. "Very hurtful freeform. I woulda liked a phone call maybe." According to The Hollywood Reporter's Lesley Goldberg, Freeform wanted more money from Hulu to pay for the "expensive series." Goldberg further reports that the cancelation was a relief for the show's production because Thorne, with her on-set "diva-like behavior," often clashed with showrunner I. Marlene King, adding: "Sources note Thorne actively wanted off of Famous in Love, with the actress and social media star having refused to participate in Freeform-organized live-tweets during its second season." UPDATE: Showrunner I. Marlene King denies Famous in Love was canceled and denies having a feud with Bella Thorne: "FACT: The ENTIRE @FamousInLoveTV cast and crew are crossing our fingers and toes as we light candles for a S3 pickup. #Raige On!," King tweeted, adding in another tweet: "Despite what may be out there I am not in a feud w @bellathorne. We have, and have always had, a friendly and professional relationship."
Posted Thursday 1/18/18 at 9:48PM EST
Freeform gets a new logo and tagline -- “A little forward”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The younger-skewing cable channel is undergoing a makeover two years after transitioning from ABC Family. "At Freeform, we’re purposefully and passionately moving our brand forward by defying expectations and dismantling conventions; busting stereotypes of theme, cast and culture in service to a more inclusive world on and off screen,” said Freeform president Tom Ascheim. He also promoted a video using words like "sweet," "funny," "scary" and "desperate" to describe Freeform’s programming.
- Freeform renews Black-ish spinoff Grown-ish for Season 2
- The Bold Type’s Season 2 premiere set for June 12; Nikohl Boosheri and Stephen Conrad Moore promoted to series regulars
- Famous in Love returns for Season 2 on April 4
- Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger premieres June 7
- Freeform reveals a trailer for Siren mermaid thriller
# TOPICS: Freeform, Black-ish, The Bold Type, Famous in Love, Grown-ish, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, Siren, Nikohl Boosheri, Stephen Conrad Moore, Tom Ascheim, Cancellations, Renewals & Pickups, Trailers & Teasers
Posted Thursday 12/21/17 at 2:06PM EST
Disney star Sofia Carson joins Famous in Love
She’ll guest on the Freeform series, joining fellow Disney Channel alum Bella Thorne.