Turns out Beautiful Life exec producer Ashton Kutcher wasn’t being completely honest with us this morning when he said there were “no casting changes” on The CW’s new model-centric soap. Shortly after the panel concluded, a tipster sent me the following message via e-mail:
“No cast changes? Ha. The guy at the far right in the photo attached to your post will be gone by the end of episode 2.”
That “guy” is former As the World Turns star Jordan Woolley and, upon further investigation, multiple sources confirm that he will, in fact, be off the show by the end of the second episode.
I’m going to give Kutcher the benefit of the doubt and say he probably didn’t intentionally lie to us. I’m sure he was so worried about toeing the company line on Mischa Barton that he forgot Woolley had been cut. Or perhaps he never considered him a part of the cast because he wasn’t technically a series regular. Yeah, I’m sure it’s one of those.