Desperate Housewives feud is finally out in the open as Teri Hatcher's name is left off crew's farewell gift from the cast
06:43 GMT, 9 May 2012
With the two-hour Desperate Housewives finale just days away, it’s emerged just how deep running the off-screen feud is between Wisteria Lane's finest Eva Longoria, Marcia Cross, Felicity Huffman, Vanessa Williams – and their on-screen best friend Teri Hatcher, actually runs.
The leading stars of the cult ABC show, which is bowing out after gradually losing steam over the past eight seasons, got together to present the show’s crew with a goodbye gift to thank them for their toil on what turned out to be almost a decade's work.
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Part of the gang: Eva Longoria was the first name signed on the card attached to crew members' gifts to mark the end of the Desperate Housewives run, Teri Hatcher's name was left off
What a snub: This gift card says it all, the key quartet are mentioned but Teri's name is left significantly off
But in a sensational twist, worthy of the show itself, Teri's name was left off the card.
The gift card on the Soren branded carry on luggage read: 'Just know that on all your future adventures you are carrying a little piece of our love and gratitude. Thank you for a magical 8 years,' according Celebuzz
It was signed off in fancy printed italic script: 'Love Eva, Marcia, Felicity and Vanessa.'
'The girls don’t get along with Teri so they organized this and left her out,' a production source told Celebuzz, exclusively.
Real-life housewives: Marcia Cross was spotted shopping in Santa Monica at the end of April and Eva Longoria headed to a meeting with her agent today
Close: Felicity, Brenda Strong (who narrates the series) Vanessa and Eva all looked close at the wrap party
This snub of Hatcher, 47, isn't the first time there's been a suggestion that Hatcher is unpopular with her co-stars.
During Nicollette Sheridan’s court case against Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, the television executive testified that Sheridan had once told him that Hatcher was the 'meanest woman in the world.'
It also emerged during the trial that bosses had considered writing Hatcher out of the show in series five, though Cherry tried to downplay this idea.
And during the cast’s Vanity Fair cover in 2005, Cross and Longoria reportedly threatened to walk off if they posed with Hatcher in the centre – and she ended up on the far left of frame.
The originals: The gang when they started out eight years ago, it's though problems occurred years later
Winners: The cast pose together after accepting the best television series musical or comedy at the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 16, 2005, Hatcher won best actress
Special distinction: Hatcher won best actress, which may have caused her rift between her and the rest of the cast
Longoria, 37, hinted at the cast’s estrangement from Hatcher in a 2007 interview.
'Flick and I live down the street from each other. When (ex-husband) Tony [Parker] is in town, Marcia and I get together with our husbands – those two are big basketball fans. And Nicollette and I go shopping all the time.'
She didn’t mention Hatcher.
Vision in lilac: Eva was smiling as she arrived at the Good Morning America Studios in New York today
Back from the dead: James Deton, whose character was killed off recently, was promoting the season finale at The Grove today in Los Angeles on the set of Extra
TV Guide magazine expert William Keck suggests Hatcher 'physically separates herself from the others during breaks in filming,' adding, 'Something went down two seasons ago that created a deep rift.'
But the actress told the publication: 'I will never disclose the true and complicated journey of us all, but I wish everyone on the show well.'