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Sophia Bush Provides More Details on Why She Left 'Chicago PD'

Sophia Bush Provides More Details on Why She Left 'Chicago PD'

Sophia Bush left her NBC show Chicago PD suddenly earlier in the year, and fans have always wondered why she decided to step away.

After posting a brief, and slightly cryptic, explanation of why she left the show a few months ago, Sophia is now speaking again.

“I don’t have to give everyone the specific breakdown of exactly why I left until I’m ready to do that. But, the overarching theme for me was that I landed my dream job. I landed this job that, since I was 20 years old and trying to become an actor, I said I wanted. And aspects of it, don’t get me wrong, were wonderful. But … I knew by the end of the second season I couldn’t do that job anymore,” Sophia said on the UnStyled podcast.

“A year later, when I sat my bosses down — it was in the summer between seasons 3 and 4 — and I said, ‘Here’s where we are. Here’s everything you’re aware of. Here’s how I’m coming to you today. If something really drastic doesn’t change, I’m leaving at the end of the year’ — because I understand how the business works and how women are treated — I said, ‘I’m giving you not two weeks notice and I’m not coming in here throwing s— and breaking lamps and saying I’m never coming back. I’m giving you 23 episodes notice. I’m giving you that much time. So there will be no conversation in which I was hysterical, emotional, in which I was being a quote irrational female or whatever you want to put on it. I’m literally sitting in front of you like cool as a cucumber. If this has to be like a big swinging d— competition, I promise you I will win. But know this now: if we’re not having a very different conversation by Christmas, then you know with 100 percent certainty in December that come the end of April I’m leaving,’” Sophia continued. “What you start to realize is that like if your house was burning down, you wouldn’t hang out inside because your brother was in there and you loved him. You’d be like, ‘Yo, I love you. Let’s get out of this house!’ For me, not to put it on anybody else, but for me, it felt like I was trapped in a burning building. I was just so unhappy and it was my dream job and I was miserable and I had to go.”

“The analogy I like to use for big life things is almost like something’s approaching, but it’s still a little blurry in the foreground, but you can see it. You can see what the shape of it is. That’s kind of the stage where I feel like I am with the whole thing. And again, it’s hard because people who I care about are there. But again, as I was coming home and realizing that I was getting all sides of sort of accused of being heartless to screamed at for not having made my own statement, I thought, ‘I don’t owe it to any of you guys,’” she concluded.

Here's Why Two of Angelina Jolie's Kids Missed Their Family Outing This Weekend

Here's Why Two of Angelina Jolie's Kids Missed Their Family Outing This Weekend

Angelina Jolie stepped out with four of her kids over the weekend and there’s a good reason why the other two were not able to make it.

The 42-year-old actress and activist was honored with the Global Citizen of the Year award at the 2017 UNCA Awards on Friday night (December 15) at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

Angelina was joined by Pax, 14, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 11, and Knox, 9. They all looked great in their black tie outfits!

Maddox, 16, and Vivienne, 9, didn’t attend the event as “Vivienne had an upset tummy and big brother Maddox stayed with her,” a source told People.

See some official photos from the event in the gallery!

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Danica Patrick & Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Split After Five Years of Dating

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Nick Jonas & Jack Black Debut Hilarious 'Jumanji Jumanji' Music Video - Watch Now!

Nick Jonas & Jack Black Debut Hilarious 'Jumanji Jumanji' Music Video - Watch Now!

Nick Jonas and Jack Black teamed up for a new song titled “Jumanji Jumanji” and the accompanying music video is definitely one of their most interesting songs ever!

“I would certainly put this in some of my finest songwriting work,” Nick joked on Twitter.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who stars in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle with the guys, tweeted about how the music video was way different than what he expected.

“When Jack Black and @NickJonas told me they wrote and shot an original song and music video for #JUMANJI, I thought, ‘this is going to be some Grammy-level sh-t.’ Turns out it’s a different kind of 💩 .. but I kinda liked it. 🤙🏾,” he wrote.

Watch below and check out Jumanji in theaters on December 20!


Nick Jonas & Jack Black – Jumanji Jumanji (Official Video)

DJ Earworm Releases 'United State of Pop 2017' - Listen Now!

DJ Earworm Releases 'United State of Pop 2017' - Listen Now!

DJ Earworm is back at it again with his 11th annual mashup of the year’s hottest hits – check out his mashup below called “United State of Pop 2016 (How We Do It)“!

This year’s mashup features songs like Bruno MarsThat’s What I Like,” Camila Cabello‘s “Havana,” Cardi B‘s “Bodak Yellow“, Ed Sheeran‘s “Shape of You,” Kendrick Lamar‘s “Humble.,” Shawn Mendes‘ “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” and Taylor Swift‘s “Look What You Made Me Do.”

For a decade now, DJ Earworm has been releasing a mash-up of 25 of the year’s top Billboard songs. If you missed it, you can check out 2016′s mashup here!

WHAT DO YOU THINK of DJ Earworm’s 2017 mashup?


DJ Earworm Mashup – United State of Pop 2017 (How We Do It)

Click inside for the complete list of songs featured in DJ Earworm’s United States of Pop…More Here! »

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Anna Kournikova Gives Birth, Secretly Welcomes Twins with Enrique Iglesias!

Anna Kournikova Gives Birth, Secretly Welcomes Twins with Enrique Iglesias!

Huge congrats are in order – Anna Kournikova and Enrique Iglesias are parents to twins, a boy and a girl named Nicholas and Lucy, TMZ reports!

The 36-year-old former tennis star gave birth this weekend and no one knew she was even pregnant! These are the first kids for Anna and Enrique, 42.

Anna apparently gave birth to the newborn babies in Miami, Fla. Anna and Enrique have been together since 2001 and they’ve been notoriously very private about their relationship. There are rumors they’re married, but we’ve never gotten official word from the couple.

We’ve reached out to their reps for comment.

Congratulations to the couple on the amazing news!

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Rooney Mara & Joaquin Phoenix's 'Mary Magdalene' Gets First Trailer - Watch Here!

Rooney Mara & Joaquin Phoenix's 'Mary Magdalene' Gets First Trailer - Watch Here!

Rooney Mara keeps it cool and casual as she treats herself to some Holiday shopping on Sunday afternoon (December 17) in Santa Monica, Calif.

The 32-year-old actress is gearing up for the release of her upcoming film Mary Magdalene, which also stars her real-life boyfriend Joaquin Phoenix.

The Garth Davis-directed flim is an authentic and humanistic portrait of one of the most enigmatic and misunderstood spiritual figures in history. The biblical biopic tells the story of Mary (Rooney), a young woman in search of a new way of living. Constricted by the hierarchies of the day, Mary defies her traditional family to join a new social movement led by the charismatic Jesus of Nazareth (Joaquin). She soon finds a place for herself within the movement and at the heart of a journey that will lead to Jerusalem.

Mary Magdalene, which stars Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tahar Rahim, is set to hit American theaters on March 30, 2018 – Watch the trailer below!


‘Mary Magdalene’ Trailer
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