Adult film star Stormy Daniels failed to make two anticipated appearances on British TV in the space of 24 hours, BBC reports.
She had been widely expected to go into Celebrity Big Brother on Thursday, but didn't end up in the Channel 5 house.
She was then due to appear on Friday's Loose Women. Host Jane Moore spoke to her off camera and said both absences were due to a "custody development".
Ms Daniels hit the headlines after alleging she had slept with President Donald Trump in 2006, which he denies.
Stormy Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, said she pulled out of Celebrity Big Brother at the last minute because of a row with producers who were pressuring her to act in a way she felt uncomfortable with.