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After she was dumped from a remake of “Bonnie and Clyde” earlier this month, Hilary Duff scored a generous severance package because of the terms of her contract, TMZ reports. Her take? $100,000.

In a statement to Entertainment Weekly, the film’s production company cited scheduling difficulties as the reason for Miss Duff’s termination. That statement conspicuously lacked any reference to Miss Duff’s pregnancy, but obviously a baby bump might have spoiled the hard-edged appeal of fictional gangster Bonnie Parker. Kevin Zegers (“Gossip Girl”) was also cut recently from his role as Clyde, apparently due to scheduling conflicts, leaving the film’s two lead roles unfilled.

“While production has been pushed several times due to financial, scheduling and other factors such as tornadoes devastating some of our locations, we are currently gearing up to start production later this year,” read the statement to EW. “Unfortunately this happens all the time in the world of filmmaking.”

Amanda Seyfried was considered for the role of Bonnie, but she reportedly turned down the offer.

Meanwhile, Miss Duff has been keeping her head low. “I don’t wanna give them any more press than they’ve already gotten off me. … I think [my] baby is a little bit more exciting,” she told TMZ.

The decision to find another lead may not have disappointed everyone awaiting the gangster flick. When Miss Duff was cast in the role, Faye Dunaway, the original Bonnie, reportedly lamented: “Couldn’t they at least cast a real actress?”

Emma Roberts to attend Sarah Lawrence College

“Scream 4” star Emma Roberts is taking a stab at higher education. According to celebrity news site, the 20-year-old niece of Julia Roberts has enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College, a private liberal arts school.

“I’m leaving for New York tomorrow to attend my very first semester of college,” the “Art of Getting By” actress told the website Sunday. “I’m studying English literature and couldn’t be more excited!”

When Miss Roberts starts classes next week, she’ll join the list of famous folks who have attended the school. Television reporter Barbara Walters, “The Color Purple” writer Alice Walker, fashion designer Vera Wang and “The Family Man” actress Tea Leoni all attended Sarah Lawrence.

• Compiled by Laura Donovan, Michael Watson and Jordan Bloom 2011 The Daily Caller