Blonde bombshell Tara Reid is close to breaking point after new TV show TARADISE was axed by producers and other offers of work have been withdrawn.

The AMERICAN PIE star is distraught at the decision and has fired her publicist who Reid believes cultivated the drunken party-girl reputation she has been labelled with.

In an interview with CHAUNCE HAYDEN of America's Steppin' Out magazine she was visibly strained and emotional.

Gossip website reports her voice was cracked as she asked the journalist, "How many more years are the media going to pick on me? There's other new young bad girls. Move on to someone else!

"I'm just fed up. I just want a chance again. I want to show that I am an actress."

The struggling star also vigorously denied reports she has a drink problem, which has been blamed for her recent weight increase.

She says, "People think I am just a party girl, and it's bull. I wish the media would just tell the truth.

"I didn't want to look like a total party-girl drug retard. I'm not a drunk... I don't have a drinking problem. I don't have a drug problem, for sure."