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ABC News has released the first promo for its (no longer?) exclusive on-camera interview with Charlie Sheen about his controversial radio interviews over the past couple weeks. In the spot, the actor — whose now-on-hiatus CBS sitcom Two and A Half Men faces an uncertain future in the aftermath of his recent public behavior and well-publicized trevails — is quoted as saying: “I am on a drug. It’s called Charlie Sheen!” He also hints that there are “some wrongs that need to be righted” by telling his side of the story. Portions of the interview will air Monday and Tuesday on Good Morning America. An hour-long special edition of 20/20 — “Charlie Sheen: In His Own Words” — will air on Tuesday night at 10 p.m. ET. UPDATE AT 3:36 PM PT: So much for ABC’s “exclusive.” NBC News reporter Jeff Rossen has just tweeted that he interviewed Sheen this afternoon and that his piece will air tomorrow morning on the Today show. Meanwhile, check out the clip for the ABC News interview below: READ FULL STORY
ABC News has taped a TV interview with Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen, which will air on a special edition of 20/20 Tuesday at 10 p.m. It is Sheen’s first television interview since CBS and Warner Bros. Television halted production of Two and a Half Men for the rest of the season in light of the shocking interviews Sheen has recently given radio stations and TMZ. Portions of the 20/20 interview will appear on ABC’s Good Morning America on Monday and Tuesday, as well as on other “ABC News platforms.”
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So what was up with all that “Chaim Levine” business?
An EW reader points out that the origin of Charlie Sheen repeatedly saying Two and a Half Men exec producer Chuck Lorre (who was born Charles Michael Levine) is actually named Chaim Levine is found on Lorre’s vanity card website — specifically, vanity card #327, that aired Feb. 7 after an episode of Two and a Half Men.
On the card, Lorre talks about his visit to Israel and feeling comfortable while “surrounded with DNA much like my own.” Then he concludes: READ FULL STORY
Two and Half Men has shut down production for the remainder of the season in the wake of Charlie Sheen’s latest rants about executive producer Chuck Lorre. But what about the long term future of the show? Will it ever come back? Would it carry on without Sheen? Will he even be able to land another job at this point? And how’s poor Jon Cryer dealing with all of this? Our own Lynette Rice, who has been on the set of the show, breaks down where it all goes from here as she joins Annie Barrett, Tim Stack and me on the latest edition of the InsideTV Podcast. Lynette will also help us sort through some of the big pilots already in the works (Wonder Woman, Charlie’s Angels, Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Ringer) for the next fall TV season. READ FULL STORY
After fanning the flames of his growing feud with Charlie Sheen last week with a post-episode vanity card that took aim at his star’s wild lifestyle, Two and Half Men producer Chuck Lorre has dialed it down a notch.
Lorre announced on Monday following an episode of Mike & Molly that he would “take a break for a few weeks” from writing his post-episode cards, saying he would instead “display a photograph of a part of my body that is entirely innocuous.” “No longer will I share some troublesome piece of my mind. Now I will share an actual piece of Chuck that is incapable of offending anyone,” he said, including a picture of his elbow to begin his new (temporary) tradition. READ FULL STORY
If you’re outraged by Charlie Sheen’s interviews today, here’s one fact that might make you feel better: The actor won’t get paid for the axed Two and a Half Men episodes.
Sources say Sheen will not receive his estimated $1.2 million per-episode salary for the remaining four half-hours that CBS had commissioned from Warner Bros. (There were originally eight episodes left in the season, but CBS reduced the order after the show went on a production hiatus so Sheen could seek treatment.) Sheen is currently ranked the highest-paid actor on TV. READ FULL STORY
CBS and Warner Bros. have had enough.
The companies are pulling the plug on the highly rated Two and a Half Men after Charlie Sheen’s shocking Thursday interviews.
“Based on the totality of Charlie Sheen’s statements, conduct and condition, CBS and Warner Bros. Television have decided to discontinue production of Two and a Half Men for the remainder of the season,” the companies said in a statement. READ FULL STORY
Charlie Sheen ripped Two and a Half Men co-creator Chuck Lorre — as well as Alcoholics Anonymous and women he parties with — in a stunning live radio rant Thursday, and then followed up a few hours later with a reported second rant to TMZ directed at Lorre specifically.
Calling into the Alex Jones Show radio program according to TMZ, Sheen called the executive producer of his hit TV show a “clown” and said his real name is “Haim Levine” (Lorre was born Charles Michael Levine).
“I didn’t care about that vanity card, I went straight home and dispelled that, that was actually one of the few compliments that clown has paid me in frickin’ almost a decade,” Sheen says of the vanity card Lorre ran after the Feb. 14 episode of Men, saying he will be pissed if Sheen outlives him. “I embarrassed him in front of his children and the world by healing at a pace that this un-evolved mind cannot process. I’ve spent, I think, close to the last decade, I don’t know, effortlessly and magically converting your tin can into pure gold. And the gratitude I get is this charlatan chose not to do his job, which is to write.” READ FULL STORY
Charlie Sheen returns to work Tuesday as production resumes on his CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men. But even after the most dramatic and public fracture yet in Sheen’s employment on the series, one must ask: Has anything really changed?
Sheen took a month off, and seemingly sobered up, but the initial promise of entering into a bona fide addiction treatment facility was replaced by watching the Super Bowl and sending occasional missives to the media (call it Celebrity Rehab: Home Edition).
Judging by Sheen’s statements, the party has merely been put on hold until the media spotlight finds something else to look at. Though he told an interview program he’s “supremely grateful” that “Viacom showed up” and ordered him to straighten out, most of Sheen’s comments were more along the lines of saying he was “bored out of a tree” when he spent five years sober, boasting that he’s “never been high on the set” and advising fans to “stay away from the crack … unless you can manage it socially, then go for it.”
Below, celebrity addiction specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky takes our Charlie Sheen questions and gives a concerned appraisal of the star’s future.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: At home rehab. Does that work? READ FULL STORY
At the very end of last night’s Two and a Half Men, co-creator Chuck Lorre volunteered a rare public comment on Charlie Sheen’s personal shenanigans. Utilizing his famed two-second vanity card that appears at the end of each of his sitcoms, Lorre offered the following insight: READ FULL STORY
Charlie Sheen is ready to go back to work on his CBS show. Well, at least according to Charlie Sheen. The actor called into The Dan Patrick Show this morning, saying, among other things, that he was clean and ready for production to start up again.
“We are on forced hiatus. They said, ‘You get ready and we’ll get ready.’ And I got ready and went back and nobody’s there,” he said, joking that he’d gone to set and banged on the door. “I’m here and I’m ready. They’re not. Bring it, you know?” READ FULL STORY