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Blake Lively

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The Blake Lively/Penn Badgley breakup has me thinking: How does that affect the workplace? The Glee boss supposedly banned on-set sex, right? Is that even enforceable?
—GossipFoDays, via the inbox

I applaud the breakup of PeLidgely, if for no other reason that it made you think about something—even if that something is Blake Lively's sex life.

Here's what I can tell you about the sex that she is allowed to have, with Gossip Girl types—or with the Glee cast, even:

And it's good news for anyone concerned about Lively's freedom to freak.

Yes, according to reports, Glee creator Ryan Murphy has jokingly told his cast not to have sex in their trailers, presumably on set.

But such orders are generally unenforceable, I am told.

According to Marrissa O'Leary, a former head of business affairs for MGM and New World television, TV producers have the power to fire their cast member for disobeying orders—any orders—but they need to find a solid excuse to do so—say, some technical violation of their contract.

Or, O'Leary says, a cast member would have to prove that the sex-in-the-trailer situation was interfering with work and causing a hostile work environment—a very tough charge to prove, she tells me.

For example, let's do a hypothetical situation.

Purely hypothetical.

Lea Michele is having sex with Mark Salling in her trailer on a regular basis while Chris Colfer looks on, singing Sondheim ballads.

Let's say all the high soprano moaning starts to get to Matthew Morrison, and he can't rap like Kanye West anymore. The producers drag Morrison into an office. They threaten to fire him unless he gets his Kanye rap game face back.

"It's the sex!" Morrison cries. "The grunting! The harmonies! I can't think! It's making me insaaannnne!"

Only in that kind of very specific situation could Michele even run the risk of being fired for having sex in her trailer.

Get it? Are we done here?