Constance Wu is Finally Free...of the Constraints of a Regular Paycheck

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Somewhere in Hollywood, Constance Wu is crying tears of joy. After six seasons, ABC has decided to cancel Fresh Off the Boat, its sitcom about a Taiwanese-American family living in 1990s Florida.

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After its renewal last spring, Fresh Off the Boat was in the news when star Constance Wu went on Twitter and Instagram to express her intense displeasure at having to return to her extremely popular sitcom. She later clarified that the renewal had stopped her from accepting another (presumably more “artistically challenging”) project.

I can’t help but imagine how Wu is celebrating her freedom from the apparent monotony of sitcom life. Can’t you picture it? Wu relaxing on a velvet chaise, draped in a Cruella de Vil-style coat (perhaps similar to the one J-Lo wrapped her in during that iconic scene from Hustlers), sipping champagne with a knowing smile on her face.

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After undergoing surgery on her vocal cords this week, Miley Cyrus is on vocal rest. That’s right—no talking, no singing, just blissful silence. Apparently the issue was discovered last month when the singer was hospitalized for tonsillitis.

Perhaps this silence comes as a welcome respite after last month, when Cyrus came under fire for cringeworthy comments she made which implied that queerness was something people choose in an effort to avoid shitty men.

Cyrus appears to be recovering at her parents home in Nashville, with help from her boyfriend, Cody Simpson—probably leaving her no time to share her questionable commentary on queerness. But there’s always Twitter.

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  • After making her hymen the talk of Twitter this week, T.I.’s daughter Deyjah Harris might have sub-tweeted her dad. [E!]
  • Kanye West joked this week that he was considering changing his name to “Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West” after complaining that Forbes didn’t list him as a billionaire. Ah Kanye, always relatable. [Page Six]

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My family watches Fresh Off the Boat. It seems like they’ve been “softening” Wu’s character, and she’s pursing a new degree in the show. So I had previously wondered if they were going to find a way to write her out of it (goes off to get a PhD abroad or something) and keep the show going. I know not all shows have to be 15 seasons long, but I’ve enjoyed FOTB and the kids are now tweens/teens and their personalities are delightful. I was looking forward to having it around at least another year or two, but I guess now it a good time to end because I think Eddie is about to graduate high school. Maybe they will do a spinoff like the two Black-ish spinoffs (Grown-ish and Mixed-ish).