Naya Rivera fired from ‘Glee’, her trailer was emptied & her lot pass revoked


Last week, there was an interesting story about a big diva fight between Lea Michele and Naya Rivera. Lea has had a “diva reputation” for as long as she’s been famous. Calling her a diva is like saying water is wet. Naya too has a “difficult” reputation, and it’s long been rumored that the Glee set is a hotbed of frustration, jealousy, tantrums and time outs. So, I just took last week’s story as evidence of more of the same. I actually liked the idea that someone was finally going head-to-head with Lea Michele. But now it seems like there was more to the story. The NYDN, PopWrapped and other sites claim that Naya has been kicked off the Glee season finale after her diva-tastic tantrum last week:

There’s only room for one “Glee” diva, and apparently it’s Lea Michele. Naya Rivera has been fired from the FOX series days after an initial report of an on-set feud involving the actresses surfaced, sources close to production confirm to the Daily News.

Rumors of a rift between the actresses began to swirl earlier this month, with a “major altercation” coming to head on set April 15, Us Weekly reported. But it appears Rivera’s disagreement that day was with producers, and Michele’s name was caught in the crossfire.

“She went off,” a source told The News about the on-set spat. “But it had nothing to do with Lea.”

It was reported that Rivera was “jealous” of the attention on her Broadway-trained costar. Now it appears producers have had it. Rivera has been “written out” of the season 5 finale, and will not return for the next season, according to PopWrapped.

[From The NY Daily News]

Gossip Cop got a confirmation that the situation is so irreparable that Naya’s studio trailer “has been emptied” and her Paramount lot pass “has been taken away.” YIKES. The only thing missing is Naya being physically dragged off the set by security. Gossip Cop also says that the producers’ main issue is that Naya grew so frustrated that she “walked off set” a few times and it cost a lot of people time and money. But why was she frustrated? Was it because of Lea? Haven’t we all worked with a Lea at some point in our careers? And haven’t you needed to go to a quiet place away from your Work Lea? Yes. Of course, maybe it’s true that it has nothing to do with Lea whatsoever. Maybe Naya is just unprofessional, etc. Or maybe Glee producers were just sick of the fighting and they chose sides – and they chose their star.


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  1. Tanguerita says:

    maybe they just grew sick of her increasingly plasticky freaky face?

    • FLORC says:

      It’s easier to deal with a weird face than a terrible personality.
      Lea never walks away from any job or photoshoot without p___ing people off.

    • Suzy from Ontario says:

      She looks like KimK in that last photo. Maybe they have the same plastic surgeon

    • kimber says:

      I like her. I think she obviously was insecure to do the plastic surgery in the first place for some “once doughboy” but I loved her singing and that she was a great actress.

      What I cant stand is “sweet lea” aka to my friends as mary effing crackins.. Ya she used to have this awesome voice, but her lifestyle has effected it. She is so desperate to be seen as sexy-more so than miley. She’s just ugly inside and out.

      • mollination says:

        The perception of Lea is kinda lame. She might be confident, and definitely a diva at times no doubt, but I’m pretty sure she’s not nearly as bad as the media decided to paint her. It’s such an easy stretch – the media basically took the script right out of Glee and decided that’s who these women actually were. It’s the same tactic with Angelina and Jen, JLo, Miley and Liam. It’s so lame. I think Naya got a little too big for her britches and thinks she’s more “on fire” and marketable than she actually is. Before Lea was on Glee, google some of the perceptions/stories about her on Broadway. Yeah, a bit of a diva. But none of this b.s. until she started playing Rahcel and people decided she WAS Rachel. Super lazy. Also, as for Big Sean cheating with a costar — again, wasn’t Lea. Just an easy, lazy story. Bet my bottom dollar. I haven’t met Lea, but I do have a friend that’s worked on a Fox show and run in those circles. Definitely don’t think it was Lea. Maybe Demi Lovato, but not Lea.

      • kimber says:

        I believe Lea isnt her character, but that’s not to say i believe for one minute she’s a pleasure to work with. She’s rather transparent and not that great of an actress in her interviews.

      • Kaylen says:

        IA, I like Naya. I can not stand LEA.

  2. Erinn says:

    According to Blind Gossip – which isn’t the best source of course – Lea was sleeping around with Naya’s fiance and sending him some suggestive texts and things of that nature.

    They’re not going to fire Lea’s character, so they’ll just get rid of the other part of the scenario that is being difficult and call it a day.

    • Josephine says:

      This I can believe. That Lea seems slimy as all get out – nothing about her seems the least bit real. Not that I care about Naya either – I can just imagine them ditching Naya because Lea is more marketable. That whole show seems like a hotbed of immaturity and stupidity.

      • kri says:

        Naya was very beautiful before she jacked up her face for that loser, Big Sean. I f’ing hated Glee and could barely get through one episode without feeling like retching. Lea M. thinks she is Babs Streisand 4.0 and seems like a true, genuine, honest shining example of a real b!tch.

    • Bridget says:

      Really? Blind Gossip isn’t exactly your most reliable source. Can you even picture Lea Michele and Big Sean?

      And along with the Lea diva rumors, there have been a lot of rumors about Naya over the years. Including one that’s very pertinent here: that she got her part significantly beefed up by sleeping with a producer (if you remember, she was just a supporting character in season 1 and we didn’t even hear her singing voice til season 2) and that she lorded it over her co-stars. For her to be written out and fired so unceremoniously, she had to pissed off her bosses BAD.

      • Erinn says:

        Like I said “which isn’t the best source”.

        To be fair, I think there is a lot of mean girling from the show in general. From the bosses, from the cast.

      • kimber says:

        Yes I can. Lea seems vindictive and a person who would do WHATEVER IT TAKES to remain famous and further her career. She want to be a music popstar?? sean could have easily introduced her to producers or whoever could baby step her to continuous fame. Yes u can see her messing with him.

      • Bridget says:

        @Kimber – because Big Sean is such a power player?

        There’s no denying Lea is a PITA, but that doesn’t exactly turn Blind Gossip into a particularly reliable source OR mean that Naya isn’t a total crazypants.

      • kimber says:

        of course not, but who knows what promises are made, who knows who, mutual exchanges…ambition can be ugly and not everyone in the industry is has good intentions.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      For some reason, I actually believe this story. The fall out from the Big Sean break up and the Lea fight were occurring just after BG was reporting on the reasons behind the engagement being called off. BG was saying Lea slept with Big Sean before the on-set fight happened.

  3. blue marie says:

    That sucks, how will she pay for her future surgeries? I’m kidding.

    • ~Z~ says:

      Or the lawyer bills when Kimmy sues her for trying to look like her?

      • FLORC says:

        Didn’t take long to bring her up in ths thread…

      • ~Z~ says:

        Um, sorry?

      • jwoolman says:

        Florc- the Kim K comparison was mentioned in various stories, so it’s relevant. Kim really did sue some company for having someone in their commercial that looked vaguely like her on first glance, except this woman was vibrant and could sing and dance. It was so silly, as though everybody in a huge number of ethnic groups who might look a little like Kim (pre latest surgeries) is supposed to hide under a rock. So there’s a precedent for the comment. The Kardashians in general are known for silly lawsuits.

  4. Mimz says:

    I don’t know
    I mean yes Lea has a reputation of a diva but no one (except maybe Diana Agron ) left Glee because of it. To me Naya has been trying to become the next JLo/Kimmy K and after her failed relationship with Big Sean, she thought she is a big star and therefore is entitled to things.
    What I love about glee is that their main characters are very similar to the people they cast, Lea – diva, Naya – Bully/Bitch, Puck – Sleazebag/dodgy etc.
    Well if she thinks she’s a bigger deal than Lea… tough shit, I wonder if she’ll get anywhere after this mess.

    It’s like watching the whole katherine heigl thing all over again lol. Except Kat is actually talented.

    • maybeiamcrazy says:

      I don’t know about Puck. Why is he sleazebag?

      • Mimz says:

        Don’t know. Maybe he just looks like that.
        In my defense, english isn’t my first language so now after googling the word I see I might have misused it. But he, Mark Salling, has quite a few scandals of his own – sexual abuse claim, the whole car thing with naya years ago, I don’t know. He seems dodgy.

      • maybeiamcrazy says:

        Don’t feel bad, English is not my first language too. And i have no idea if you used it correctly or not.
        This is the first time i heard these rumors. It is f-cked up that adult actors are more immature than teenagers they play.

      • bluhare says:

        There have been plenty of stories about Mark Salling being dodgy as hell. You used it correctly, Mimz.

    • Farah says:

      Diana left because of problems with Ryan Murphy. He was pissed she had the nerve to try to have a movie career while filming Glee. He wrote her character purposely terribly after spending most of season 1 redeeming her. Diane and Lea used to be tight though.

      • Bridget says:

        Dianna left to pursue her movie career (she very briefly got a big push to make her happen) and you’re correct – that was a big conflict with Murphy. Especially since those early years they really worked those Glee kids – the episodes, the recordings, the mall appearances, the Tour – there wasn’t time for other projects like Diana’s movies.

  5. Rhea says:

    She could always try to join the Kardashian’s show. They could pass her as Kim’s long lost sister with that face.

  6. Laura says:

    Her agent denies, denies, denies.

    She also tweeted about being “so excited to watch glee finale”

    Glee should wrap up anyway it’s well passed its sell-by date.

    • Sherry says:

      I agree. My 16 year old daughter stopped watching several months ago and I stopped watching about a month ago. It’s just not worth watching anymore. IMO – they should shut it down and make this season’s finale a series finale.

      • HappyMom says:

        I gave up on it last year, my 16 year old this year. My husband is the lone holdout!

  7. ALi says:

    #Team Naya. I actually work with a Lea and after awhile you can’t just walk away and pretend things are fine. Good that the issue has been settled at least.

    • Lucinda says:

      Naya was always my favorite when I used to watch. I quit after they graduated. I think her voice was really underrated in my opinion. Her songs were always my favorite.

  8. MisJes says:

    Although I know you take blind items with a grain of salt, A LOT of site have reported the alleged nasty antics of Lea on the Glee set. According to those sources, she’s plotted with Chris Colfer to have Darren Criss fired from the show and replaced by Adam Lambert (supposedly Chris is jealous of the fan base Darren has built). Lea has also been rumoured to have slept with Naya’s fiance Big Sean, and that Naya found suggestive texts alluding to the same.

    I don’t know. The only thing I feel that is probably fact is that Lea Michele is a HUGE asshole to have to deal with.

    • Lark says:

      I totally buy that Lea is cray cray, but I think the Big Sean rumor is FOS. Doesn’t he usually date models, or at least he did before Naya?

    • Erinn says:

      I loved Darren from A very potter musical. Which I need to rewatch. I was a little dissapointed (but also very happy for him) when he got more main stream.

    • Esmom says:

      That’s a huge bummer about Chris C if it’s true. I’d like to think he’s as sweet as his angel face suggests.

      ITA with whomever above said Glee is well past its expiration date. Enough already.

    • Tracy says:

      I don’t watch the show but from what I have read Lea does sound like a real asshole. I always thought she came off as fake in the few interviews I saw her in.

    • L says:

      I don’t buy the reason for Naya getting fired being about Lea sleeping with Big Sean. From a blind item? No way.

      Look neither of these women are saints. Lea’s a known diva (even from her broadway days), and Naya’s been known as a huge bitch for years. But Naya has no problem putting people on blast. Heck her first single was all about taunting Big Sean’s ex’s “Look I got him! I won”. When those two broke up, she was all over twitter going nuts and then accusing him of stealing the ring and other jewelry. If she thought for ONE IOTA that these pictures of Lea existed, or that Lea had been texting BS, or that those two were sleeping together, she would have ripped Lea in public so hard it would have made your head spin. Her radio silence speaks volumes on that front.

      I think it’s more like when Isiah Washington got fired from Grey’s. Naya’s been a huge bitch, Lea got caught in the crossfire during the latest incident (and Naya’s never liked her anyway) and Ryan Murphy was done and cut her loose.

      • HappyMom says:

        Time will tell. At this point she’s probably trying to get her job back. No way she’s going to publicly go after Lea or say anything negative about the show.

      • FLORC says:

        I believe this scenerio more.
        Murphy knows who the main star is for better or worse. He’ll fire anyone who tries to disrupt his success.

        And i’m very sure Lea played a big role in this mess. Even if she played the “why is she mad at me, i’m so nice!” role. Lea likely went and said she can’t work with her.

        Can you tell i’m no fan of hers? Or Glee?
        I do however love AHS.

      • L says:

        AHS is awesome. I loved Coven up until they picked the new Supreme. Jessica Lange and Angela Bassett are the TRUE divas. (in the classic sense of the word)

    • Bridget says:

      The Lea ‘diva’ stories have been around since Glee’s day 1, but its mostly irritating but benign stuff. The ‘trying to get people fired’ stuff only seems to originate from Blind Gossip.

      And Naya is pretty famous behind the scenes for being unpleasant – tantrums, diva fits, crazy stuff. Chances are, if she was fired so abruptly, its because she really pissed off her bosses.

  9. Lark says:

    I find it hilarious that people believe that ridiculous Blind Gossip story of Big Sean cheating on Naya with Lea. Lea is not his type at all. There have been rumors for years of Naya AND Lea both being completely psycho divas (backed up by nutty comments both have made) and Ryan Murphy loves Lea. He’s stated numerous times about how much he likes her, how he wanted her in AHS, and in some magazine about time she would hang out at his house. Ryan, like Lea, is apparently a psycho diva too. So my guess is Lea finally had enough of Naya and managed to have Ryan write her out. Just a good old fashioned diva cat fight that got out of hand.

    • bluhare says:

      I dunno. He published it; it isn’t blind any more. She could sue if it isn’t true, as it makes her look like a bitch on wheels.

  10. NewWester says:

    Actually Lea and the rest of the cast ( with the exception of Jane Lynch) better enjoy their time in the limelight and try to out “diva” each other now. Seriously how many of these actors will be famous outside of Glee? My guess we will see one or more of them on a season of Dancing with the Stars( or Has Beens ) in the near future

    • Lex says:

      How do they not understand that while they may feel super famous now, reputations get around and they’ll likely never be hired again after this?!?!?

  11. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Well, that was dumb.

  12. lucy2 says:

    All I took away from that was good Lord, they’re doing ANOTHER season? Why?!

    I can imagine they’re both difficult to work with, probably Lea more so. Naya completely changing her appearance probably didn’t help much either.

  13. Mata says:

    I can’t imagine Lea is fun to work with, but there have been rumors for years about Naya’s bat shit crazy temper tantrums. I’m not in team anyone this time. On the bright side, maybe this will slow down her metamorphosis into Kim Kardashian.

  14. MonicaQ says:

    This show is still on?

  15. LAK says:

    When did she start to look like JLO or is it Kim K? I’m so confused.

  16. poppy says:

    do people still watch glee?

  17. LizEJ says:

    Naya Rivera is known for being batsh*t crazy. I don’t think Lea is all that sane either but Naya Rivera has major issues I think:

  18. Talie says:

    Ryan Nurphy supposedly let’s Lea and Chris run the show. Why do you think so many candids have popped up lately of Lea and Darren? The tea was that they tried to get him fired and it failed due to his large fan base.

    • Lotte says:

      Eh, I must be watching a different show (or better said: I WATCHED a different show! Glee is beyond redemption). But the episodes themselves are totally dominated by Lea Michele and Darren Criss. Chris Colfer is all but just a stand-in, reacting to the SL’s of Rachel and Blaine, but nonetheless excessively used for PR.

      As someone who is a fan of Chris Colfer (so I may be a bit biased, to be honest), I still follow the Glee filming. That *something* is happening behind the scenes is very obvious. Do I believe Lea is somehow involved in this mess? Yes, absolutely. Do I believe it is a major mistake to let Naya go? Yes, I do not like her public persona, but she is one of the last good aspects from Glee. No matter what is the truth – it is a very bad decision to get rid of the character Santana. It really is.

  19. Miss A says:

    My take, for all it is worth, is that, while both are full-fledged divas, I find Lea to be mostly harmless. She’ll have her tantrums, someone will calm her down or concede to whatever she wants and she’ll be back on track. It’s the classic stage diva antics.

    Naya, however, will probably throw steaming hot coffee on you, and not be sorry at all.

  20. TG says:

    I have never seen Glee and have always thought Lea Michelle is not attractive at all. She reminds me if She-Man Rhymes. They both think that if you get skinny it will make you pretty and desirable. Fail. I rember a red carpet she did where she licked her lips very suggestively. It was so gross and over the top tacky. However, she does help animals so that is something nice about her.

    • Sadie says:

      Yes yes yes! Totally a younger Rhymes. You hit the nail on the head.

      Cute little things with great voices. But undoubtedly full of themselves and always trying and failing to exude sexiness. (Remember that awful Terry Richardson photo shoot Lea participated in? Awful.) In their own minds, they’re the cat’s meow.

      I predict Lea will have an epic meltdown of some sort (diva, mental, etc.) OR have a huge fall from grace a la Leann Rhymes in maybe a decade.

  21. Cazzee says:

    ‘Gossip Cop also says that the producers’ main issue is that Naya grew so frustrated that she “walked off set” a few times and it cost a lot of people time and money.’

    Over the years, I’ve had to leave the office a couple of times because it was either do that or totally lose it — but it was always during a lull when I wasn’t needed. One time I did have to take an hour instead of going to a meeting but I notified my boss and he was like Okay, see you in a bit.

    If I walked off my job on multiple occasions when other people were depending on me and it cost the project a lot of time and money….I’d be fired too.

    Nothing personal, just a business decision. These guys have a show to run.

  22. Lexie says:

    Honest question — if Lea is such a bitch and all the Glee folks knew her thing with Cory was just a showmance, why hasn’t more conclusive proof been leaked out about that? That would REALLY make her look bad.

    • starrywonder says:

      Well Blind Gossip and a few other outlets went out there and said it was a showmance. And sorry I never bought they were dating in real life either. Frankly based on Blind Gossip outing Lea and Chris C trying to get Darren fired from Glee and even TMZ reporting that it was going on I am going to lean more towards the fact that Blind Gossip is also correct that Lea tried or maybe flirted with Naya’s fiancee. BTW some men may have types of women they go for but if you have a woman in your face saying yeah whatever you want baby the type thing goes out the door. Frankly I wish Glee ended this season. It has become unwatchable after they turned it into an after school special starring Chris C. I loved seasons 1 and 2 but since then eh.

  23. marnie says:

    Glee is still on?

  24. Karen says:

    Her rep denied it. True? False? Hmm.

    Ryan Murphy seems like a giant douche, glad Dianna Agron is off and hopefully on to better things.

  25. msw says:

    I dont know much about the diva-off between these two women, but i do know her character sucks. I hate Santana.

  26. Jess says:

    I loved the first season of Glee so much but my interest started tapering off in season two and I watched a couple of episodes of season three before dropping it all together. I can’t believe it’s even still on.

  27. Val says:

    Nooo I really enjoyed Santana on the show!

  28. idk says:

    She and her fiance big sean broke up. I bet that had something to do with her “anger”? Also, isn’t this the final season of Glee anyways? I heard Lea is getting her own spin off.

  29. Bridget says:

    Okay folks, I’m putting this out there. Blind Gossip is about one step up from CDAN. If that’s the only source for a story then chances are its not true.

  30. Sisi says:

    “I’m sorry that people are jealous of me… but I can’t help it that I’m popular. ” – Gretchen Wieners

    Lea could’ve said this, I’m sure of it.

  31. The Original Mia says:

    Things must have gone nuclear if Budget Beyonce got fired. She’s been cuckoo for years, but the insanity seemed to ratchet up after she got with Big Sean.

  32. Maritza says:

    I hope Naya goes on to do bigger and better things. I watched Glee last night and it just has gotten so boring.

  33. racer says:

    Her new nose looks fragile.

    I have tried on several occasions to watch a full episode of Glee and I can’t make it past the first commercial break. Its so inauthentic and clearly made for teens or adults with lots of cats.

  34. Damaris says:

    Naya’s face looked so pinched – like a wax figure. I’d like to think Big Sean, in order to be more like his mentor, Kanye West, told Naya to Kardashify herself.

  35. Emily C. says:

    Everyone’s worked with a “Lea”, but the rest of us wait until work is over to get away from her. You don’t just walk out because a coworker is annoying you in the real world. You’d get fired right away. Only incredibly privileged people are able to take “me” time in the middle of work.

  36. Joh says:

    After Leas’ “boyfriend” died she gained a lot of PR for her and the show.
    I can’t watch Glee, never have.

  37. MourningTheDeathOfMusic says:

    If it’s true, they fired the wrong diva. I can admit Lea has talent, but not nearly as much as she and media claims she does.

  38. CK says:

    At this point, they just all seem insufferable. I know that shows tend to have their drama, but the amount of gossip/drama/rage that comes from the glee set is insane. Either someone is out to get these kids or they have a serious leakage problem. I’m ready for this to get nasty and for Naya or Lea to really start spilling the tea. They seem young and naive enough to do it.

  39. eva k says:

    Can someone fill me in on why LM is so horrible? Sorry I’m totally ignorant on the subject. Don’t know much about her, but I just don’t see her being in any way attracted to “Big Sean” or thinking it would be in any way advantageous to her career or life to hook up with him.

  40. GByeGirl says:

    I thought Naya Rivera was the hottest thing out there until she jacked up her face and skinnyfied herself beyond recognition.