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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

'Housewives' cast member is fired

Detroit native Page Kennedy, 28, who plays a fugitive from the law on "Desperate Housewives," was fired from the hit ABC drama for improper conduct, a series spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Kennedy was let go Friday after a "thorough investigation by the studio" of the allegations against him, publicist Janet Daily said. Details were unavailable, she said. A call by the Free Press to Kennedy was unanswered.

The alleged misconduct didn't involve another cast member, a source close to the production said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Kennedy played Caleb, a character shrouded in mystery and seen only briefly as he was held captive in the basement of Wisteria Lane newcomer Betty Applewhite (Alfre Woodard). In the Oct. 23 episode, it was revealed that Caleb might be responsible for a teenager's murder in Chicago. The role of Caleb is being recast, Daily said. Kennedy's final appearance is Sunday.

Meanwhile, "Housewives" star James Denton spilled upcoming storylines. "I will miss working so closely with Teri Hatcher," he said. "I am looking forward to possibly working closely with another of the housewives."

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