Murray tweeted the news earlier this week and said he had personally spoken to several actresses who went in for an “emergency casting” for Stacey’s role as upscale boutique owner Valerie “Val” Stokes.
InTouch reports that Queen Latifah, who is the show’s executive producer, made the decision to fire Stacey personally, citing the actress’ inability to get along with fellow castmates and crew.
A VH1 publicist only added fuel to the fire by releasing a statement that was anything but a denial: “No casting decisions have been made for season 2 of Single Ladies yet.”
So what does Stacey have to say about the rumor? “Well, not much. She did however tweet this statement on Monday- which sounds a lot like a woman who knows she has a job to return to in the fall: WELL? Fantastic, right? Isn’t the writer brilliant? Can’t wait to see what Stacy Littlejohn has in mind for Season 2! 1 more hour here in LA.”
“Single Ladies” made its premiere on VH1 in May and has averaged nearly 2 million viewers an episode- making it the channel’s second highest rated series- right behind “Basketball Wives.”