Aug 02, 2014 Last Updated: 02:01 AM EDT

Laura Prepon Leaving 'Orange Is The New Black': Was Actress Forced Out?

Aug 16, 2013 11:07 AM EDT | By Dina Exil

  • print
Laura Prepon
Is actress Laura Prepon dating Tom Cruise?
(Photo : Facebook)

Laura Prepon will not be returning as lesbian inmate Alex Vause for second season of "Orange Is The New Black."

Sources told Buzzfeed the actress didn't sign a contract for the show's next season. However, she will still appear in several season-two episodes in order to close out Alex's story line, particularly her relationship with the show's main character played by Taylor Schilling.

Like Us on Facebook

"Orange Is The New Black" is the story of Piper Chapman, a woman in her 30s who's sentenced to 15 months in prison after she is convicted of a decade old crime of transporting money for her drug dealing girlfriend. Prepon's character, Alex, is a drug runner, was initially responsible for Piper's imprisonment but also served as an unstable love interest.

According to the Daily Mail, there have been no reports on whether the decision for Prepon's departure was her own or by show runner, Jenji Kohan, who is best known for his work on Showtime network, "Weeds."

Prepon is best known for her long stint as Donna Pinciotti on the FOX hit show, "That 70's Show". Prepon had recently appeared on ABC's "October Road" and "NBC's Are You There, Chelsea?"

According to The Hollywood Reporter, several cast members have been upgraded to series regulars, including Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning, Kate Mulgrew and Uzo Aduba.

"Orange Is The New Black," is produced by Lionsgate TV for Netflix. The show, which aired July 11, has brought attention to the streaming service. It follows in the successful footsteps of the political thriller "House Of Cards," which was released in February. "House of Cards" racked up nine Emmy nominations for Netflix and stars Kevin Spacy and Robin Wright.

© 2014 Food World News. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Featured Video : California Battles Citrus Threat – Residents Called on to Help
Get the Most Popular Food Stories in a Weekly Newsletter
TrendingOn The Web
Food Biz
vaccine

HPV vaccination rates are still low: Health officials say

More teen girls are getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical, anal and other cancers, but the numbers are still "unacceptably low", according to U.S. health officials.

Time to lose weight

Stress can lead to increased weight gain: Study

Feeling stressed could lead to increased weight again, according to a new study.

medicine

'Spoonful's of medicine can lead to dosage errors

A new study says that suggesting a "spoonful" of medicine can lead to potentially dangerous doses and it can be a big medical error. Instead, parents are encouraged to use droppers and syringes which measure in milliliters or ounces when giving liquid medicines , according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

Food Tech
ground beef

Nearly 2 million pounds of potentially E.Coli infected beef shipped nationwide, 11 people sick

Eleven people have been hospitalized following an E. coli outbreak which has been linked to burgers consumed in restaurants in four states, according to reports.

Viagra

Ice Cream Flavor Treat Made With Viagra and Tastes of Champagne

Forget about talking the bill pill, a British ice cream maker has created a flavor that includes 25 mg of Viagra per scoop.

Starbucks

Tip Your Starbucks Barista From Your iPhone

Starbucks announced that it will improve its mobile application that will allow customers visiting its stores to tip their baristas from their iPhone.

Real Time Analytics