SHORT TAKES : Delta Burke May Pay Price for ‘Designing Women’ Feud

<i> From Times Wire Services</i>

One more crack about her producers and Delta Burke might have to kiss “Designing Women” goodby.

Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, a producer of the CBS show, says in next week’s TV Guide that she has almost lost patience with Burke, who has complained for months that she does not get enough recognition and respect on the set.

“She seems to be continuing to escalate the situation to a point where a choice has to be made--and a choice will be made,” Bloodworth-Thomason said.

The feud has caught co-star Dixie Carter in the middle because she considered both women close friends. In the end, she took the side ofBloodworth-Thomason, accusing Burke of attacking the producer.


“There were things that happened and things that were imagined and distorted,” Carter said. “People need to see the forest for the trees.”