'CHARMED' GETS REVENGE ON SHANNEN

Published on: August 1, 2001

SHANNEN Doherty won't be making any comeback appearances on her former show "Charmed," which is killing off her character.

The death of Shannen's character is the ultimate revenge for show executives who suffered all last season with her temperamental blow-ups and constant clashes.

"Frankly they're killing Shannen off so she can never come back," a delighted show insider told The ENQUIRER. "Her character is supposed to have special powers being a witch but they are going to come up with a unique way to kill her so-o-o dead she can't even think about coming back.

"Shannen is pretending she doesn't care -- but I know she is devastated."

Divulged another source, "The cast and crew couldn't be happier. Some were actually having 'Ding, Dong, the Witch is Dead' parties soon after Shannen's exit from the show was announced."

When Shannen was fired from "Charmed" it marked the second time she'd parted ways with executive producer Aaron Spelling. The first time, Shannen left his hit Fox series "Beverly Hills, 90210" after four years on the show.



FAST FACT!
Shannen had her wages garnisheed by California United Bank when she was on "90210" because she wrote nearly $32,000 worth of bad checks.


Insiders say Shannen got the boot because of her constant battles with co-star Alyssa Milano.

"It's too bad. Shannen and co-stars Alyssa and Holly Marie Combs were very close at the beginning of the first season," added the source. "But that all changed by the third season.

"Alyssa and Holly became close and Shannen was pretty much left out of the loop. It got so bad that Shannen and Alyssa wouldn't even exchange words on the set.

"Now everyone is breathing a sigh of relief since Shannen got the axe."