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Nicollette Sheridan says she felt compelled to bring a lawsuit against Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, following an incident last year in which the actress says her boss struck her across the face.

Now, Sheridan's former co-workers feel equally compelled to stand up for Cherry.

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The main Desperate Housewives cast members - Eva Longoria Parker, Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross and Felicity Huffman - have issued a joint statement that pledges full support for Cherry. It reads:

"It would be irresponsible of us to let the public believe that being a part of this show from its inception has been anything but a blessing. We have no first-hand knowledge of what Nicollette may or may not have experienced, but we would never characterize our set as a hostile environment.

"It is, in fact, the opposite. The friendships and support that Marc Cherry, the cast, the crew and the producers have shared for the past six years have made this a wonderful job that we are grateful for every day."

Because Teri Hatcher was singled out in the lawsuit - Sheridan alleges Cherry said he hopes Hatcher "gets hit by a car and dies" - that actress says she never authorized Sheridan's attorneys to use her name and:

"While my adoration and respect for the classic and dynamic chemistry of the characters of Susan and Edie is indelible, I'm honored to stand with Eva, Felicity and Marcia, as a group and clarify that our set environment is nothing less than an amazingly positive experience. I have never felt discriminated against. In fact, I have felt heard and respected by Marc and other executives in regards to both my professional and personal needs."

Man, no Desperate Housewives spoilers or storylines can compare to the drama taking place away from the set of this hit show. Whose side are you on in the battle between Sheridan and Cherry?

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Appearing today on Ryan Seacrest's radio show, Eva Longoria was asked about the lawsuit brought on this week by her former co-star, Nicollette Sheridan, against her current boss, Marc Cherry.

While initially saying she doesn't know "any of the details," Tony Parker's more beautiful half did proceed to open up about an incident that took place around 2008.

"I know that they did have a thing on set - I guess it was a couple of years ago," she said. "It's so long ago, the actual incident, and I wasn't on set when it happened," she said. But apparently this incident had happened, and she felt it was wrong.

"I am trying to get the dirt here on set, but no one's allowed to talk about it."

Longoria referred to Cherry as "sweet" and added: "He really probably could not harm a fly."

But the actress did elaborate more on what she knows, saying: "[Nicollette] was doing a scene, and... he was showing her how to do a scene. Honestly, I wish I knew."

That seems to be the common consensus forming: Cherry and Sheridan were arguing about a scene that involved a slap, when the Desperate Housewives creator took it upon himself to physically show his star what he was looking for.

That certainly makes more sense than reports that Cherry truly smacked Sheridan across the face out of anger. Such a confrontation would never have remained under the radar for this long.

As always, we'll follow up on this story when more information is available.

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Months after her character was killed off Desperate Housewives, Nicollette Sheridan has created the kind of scandal that makes Wisteria Lane the most famous street on television.

In court papers filed this week, the actress has accused that show's creator of assault and wrongful termination. Why did she come out now with the $20 million lawsuit?

"Nicollette worked very hard on the show and was a model employee," said her attorney, Mark Baute. "Mr. Cherry's behavior towards Nicollette was and is nothing short of abusive and appalling."

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Baute's statement continues, explaining his client's motivation:

"The lawsuit is not something Nicollette wanted to do, it's something she felt compelled to do. "Nicollette asked ABC for help and protection from Mr. Cherry's abusive behavior, and ultimately, ABC was not willing or able to provide that protection.

"Sometimes the only way that a safe and normal work environment can be created is when a hard-working person like Nicollette stands up for herself and her rights, and in doing so help protect others who have had to work in a hostile environment.

"We expect the case to be hard fought, and it will not be a surprise if ABC and Mr. Cherry try to depict Nicollette to be something other than a team player and long-standing industry professional.

"She put her heart and soul into the role of the Edie character, a character that she truly enjoyed playing."

ABC is on record, saying Sheridan's allegations are "without merit." We doubt we've heard the last about this case.

Do you have an opinion on it?

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As a primetime soap opera, Desperate Housewives has remained a popular ABC show due to its sordid storylines and intriguing scenarios.

But nothing that's happened on Wisteria Lane can compare to what a former star is accusing the show's creator of doing: in a documents filed today, Nicollette Sheridan accuses Marc Cherry of assault and battery, gender violence and wrongful termination.

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According to TMZ, she's suing him for over $20 million, stating that Cherry acted "in an extremely abusive and aggressive manner toward the individuals who work on the show."

Specifically, Sheridan alleges that Cherry struck her across the face in 2008.

This is what supposedly went down:

On September 24, the actress questioned a development in the script. According to the lawsuit, "Cherry took her aside and forcefully hit her with his hand across her face and head."

From there, the papers read, Cherry went to Sheridan's trailer to "beg forgiveness." ABC was notified of the situation, but failed to act.

The suit also claims that Cherry once discovered that Teri Hatcher went behind his back to complain about him. His alleged response? "I hope Teri Hatcher gets hit by a car and dies."

Soon after these incidents, plans were made to terminate Sheridan from the show. Her character was killed off last season.

For now, these are nothing more than allegations. As Desperate Housewives winds down its season, though, there's a good chance the drama behind the scenes will continue through the summer.

** UPDATE: ABC has responded: “While we have yet to see the actual complaint, we investigated similar claims made by Ms. Sheridan last year and found them to be without merit.”

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While Manny Ramirez serves a 50-game suspension for violating baseball's drug policy, the Los Angeles Dodgers are still comfortably in first place by 8.5 games in the N.L. West. Nevertheless, they are now lacking a bit in luster and buzz.

Fortunately, this being Los Angeles, it's fairly easy for them to ramp up the star power factor at Dodger Stadium, albeit only for the ceremonial first pitch.

Matthew McConaughey, Whitney Port, Snoop Dogg, Kim Kardashian & Krew and plenty of others have taken the hill recently, with more surely to follow.

With the amount of famous faces taking the still to start their games these days, L.A. could fill an entire lineup with celebrities. That lineup could probably beat the San Francisco Giants, too. Bengie Molina hits cleanup for them!

Anyway, click to enlarge the photos below ...

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We're sorry, Michael Bolton.

We know this is no time for kidding around, since you and Nicollette Sheridan have just nixed your own engagement. But we will always associate you only with Office Space quotes. Sorry man. You should see the movie, it's great.

Anyway, Nicolette Sheridan and Michael Bolton have been engaged since March 2006, and together since 2005, and previous from 1992-1997 (dude is kinda old) but all of that unwed bliss was apparently plenty for them.

"We haven't decided where, and as soon as we make that decision it will happen very quickly," Sheridan recently told the U.K.'s Mail on Sunday.

Sadly for the Desperate Housewives star, it was not to be.

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Actress Nicollette Sheridan had a bitter rivalry going with some of her co-stars on Desperate Housewives, according to her ex-fiancé.

Niklas Soderblom, a Swedish-born actor and trainer Sheridan dumped in 2005 to reconnect with lame singer Michael Bolton, is out trying to find a publisher for a new tell-all book about Nicollette Sheridan.

He is angry and ready to tell her secrets.

"It was a competition," Niklas Soderblom said of her relationship with co-stars Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross and Eva Longoria.

"She was a middle-aged woman in Hollywood and deep down I am sure she sees Desperate Housewives as her last big break," he wrote.

"When she landed the role of Edie in Desperate Housewives, it was initially only going to be for a few episodes. She was stressed-out," he said.

But even after she was hired as a series regular and delivered funny Desperate Housewives quotes week after week, Sheridan never felt part of the cast.

"[Nicollette Sheridan] was devastated when posters for the show showed the other four women, but not her... She started crying. She said she was sure the producers intended to ditch her character. She exploded," Niklas Soderblom says.

"She screamed: 'Don't you get it? Haven't you seen the new posters? Teri, Marcia, Felicity, Eva.... but no Nicollette,'"he quoted her as saying. "'Do you get it? No Nicollette. They don't give a -- about me. It's like I don't exist.'"

Nicollette Sheridan and Niklas Soderblom reportedly were involved in a year-and-a-half relationship that started before the series began.

Sheridan, 44, is currently expecting her first child with Michael Bolton, according to several news sources, on the set of the successful ABC show.

So far, she has refused to confirm the reports. Sheridan and the "When a Man Loves a Woman" singer are engaged but no date for a wedding is set.

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Michael Bolton may be - to borrow a classic Office Space quote - a no-talent ass clown. But the man wins Grammys - and once had the thinning, long, curly-hair down to a science.

Heck, he's even engaged to Desperate Housewives cougar Nicollette Sheridan ... whose stock plummeted once we learned she's engaged to Michael Bolton, but who is nonetheless hot.

Perhaps trying to avoid widespread ridicule, Bolton plays it safe - looking to see if the coast is clear - before heading out of the hot West Hollywood restaurant Koi last week.

We can only hope for more Michael Bolton sightings in the future. If nothing else, it inspires us to toss his 1991 classic album Time, Love & Tenderness into the CD player. Man. For our money it doesn't get any better than when he sings "When a Man Loves a Woman."

Not really. But anyone who gives us a reprieve from Lindsay Lohan is all good.

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