Busy Philipps' Post About Her Devastation After E! Canceled Her Talk Show Has Celebrities Rallying Around Her
On New Year’s Eve, actress Busy Philipps posted a series of “Almostgrams,” which were pics from the past year that she was going to post on Instagram until she thought better about it. The 40-year-old really got fans talking when she posted pictures from April 5th, when she found out that E! wasn’t going to renew her late-night talk show Busy Tonight , and opened up in the caption about how devastating it was.
Now, other celebrities are rallying around Philipps after she was so open and honest, and they are also big fans of how her 11-year-old daughter Birdie reacted to her mom losing her show.
In the post, the Dawson’s Creek alum posted a series of pics that featured her crying with mascara running down her face, and she wrote in the caption that they were from the day she found out E! wouldn’t be renewing Busy Tonight.
Philipps explained that she was “devastated” by the news, and she posted a screenshot of the last text message conversation she had with the head of E! (who no longer works at the network).
In the last text from the head of the network, he told Philipps that they would be setting up a meeting for the next week after she returned from her trip to Dallas to discuss the new marketing for her show, and he was available to talk whenever she wanted.
After hearing that the show was canceled from her agent, Philipps replied, “Nah dude. You’re bad at your job. Do better.”
Ultimately, Philipps decided that despite the cancelation, it was fine because things would get better. However, Birdie was angry that E! had canceled her mom’s show, and Philipps posted the letter that the 11-year-old wrote by hand to the network.
“You are the worst TV network. EVER. Why! Well 1. You got rid of my moms show 2. You mad [sic] alot of people lose there [sic] jobs. 3. You suck. Well anyways my mom does work much harder than you so you don’t diserve [sic] her. She will find another place,” Birdie wrote. “She will shove it up your a**. Sincrly [sic], Birdie.”
Numerous celebrities couldn’t get enough of Birdie’s letter, with Jennifer Garner writing, “Birdie for president!!” Catt Sadler - who left E! in 2017 because she was getting paid less than her male co-star - wrote that Birdie should meet her boys because they would have a lot to talk about
Busy Tonight aired 105 episodes on E! between October 2018 and May 2019, and the show was produced by Tina Fey. Busy Philipps and her husband Marc Silverstein are the parents of Birdie, 11, and Cricket, 6.