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Chuck Lorre has apologized for 'Two and a Half Men'

Chuck Lorre has owed us all an apology for a while — and he knows it.

At Sunday’s Television Academy Honors, which recognize television that generates awareness regarding social issues, Lorre was honored for an episode of Mom that focuses on Allison Janney’s character, an alcoholic who falls off the wagon and tries to repair her life. As Lorre accepted the award, he poked fun at his mega-successful sitcom Two and a Half Men.

According to Variety, Lorre jokingly told the crowd, “To do a show about people trying to redeem their lives and to salvage and repair the damage they’ve done — for me, it’s an opportunity to apologize for Two and a Half Men.”

But is it enough of an apology? We’ll let you decide that one.

Read the full text of Chuck Lorre's vanity card about Ben Affleck

Today in “Things I Thought We Wouldn’t Be Discussing”: Ben Affleck’s genitals.

Let’s back up: At the Producers Guild Awards Sunday, Chuck Lorre made a joke about Ben Affleck. “In accepting a career achievement kudo from the PGA, Lorre confessed that when he found himself standing next to Affleck at a urinal, he scoped out the size of the actor-director’s penis, [and] assured the crowd that Affleck  is sufficiently endowed to take on the role of the Dark Knight,” according to Variety.

Generating a fair amount of laughs in Hollywood, Lorre is now walking back from his silly story. (For the record, as this video shows, Affleck was amused. “I’m often confused with Matt Damon, not Michael Fassbender, so it was a nice change,” he quipped.) Last night’s vanity card during Moms was a message from Lorre addressing the controversy. While noting the joke worked in the venue told, it “got way too much traction afterward,” making him feel the need to say something.

Read the full vanity card — courtesy of ChuckLorre.com — below: READ FULL STORY

Roseanne accuses Chuck Lorre, Ashton Kutcher of joke theft

Roseanne Barr is at it again.

Here, “it” refers to a long, vitriolic Twitter rant directed at someone from the comedian’s past. Back in July, ex-husband Tom Arnold was the focus of Roseanne’s wrath. Yesterday, she turned to a trifecta of targets: Ashton Kutcher, Two and a Half Men, and Chuck Lorre, the CBS sitcom’s creator — who got his big break when he was hired as a supervising producer on Barr’s ’90s hit Roseanne.

On Friday, Barr discovered that Thursday’s episode of Men featured Kutcher delivering a raunchy joke about being 91 years old: “I’d imagine that you’re wet in the places you used to be dry, and dry in the places you used to be wet.” The line is similar to one Barr has been telling since at least 2006, though in her case, it refers to the effects of menopause: “I’m wet where I’m supposed to be dry and dry where I’m supposed to be wet.”

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CBS' Fall Schedule: A Snap Judgment

Who says CBS doesn’t make bold programming moves? Oh, that’s right: Everyone. But everyone would be slightly wrong! At yesterday’s upfront presentation, the nation’s most-watched — if least-interesting — broadcast television network surprised reporters by revealing that it was not green-lighting two high-profile potential series: A small screen revival of Beverly Hills Cop from executive producer Shawn Ryan (The Shield) starring Brandon T. Jackson as the son of Axel Foley and a recurring Eddie Murphy; and NCIS: Red, starring John Corbett and Kim Raver. Beverly Hills Cop might find a home elsewhere, while NCIS: Red was deemed unworthy of the franchise’s creative standards. (Why are you giggling?)

CBS also made news with some bold scheduling swaps and shifts. Mike & Molly is being held for midseason (but received a full order of 22 episodes); Hawaii 5-0 is sailing to Friday; and Person of Interest is relocating to Tuesday, joining NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles to form a blockbuster night of brawny drama. Thursday now has two hours of comedy, a mirror to its Monday night block of powerhouse yukkers. With few holes to fill and (quoting network president Nina Tassler) “limited shelf space,” CBS ordered just eight new shows, five of which will premiere this fall. Here, CBS was true to form: All have potential to be watched by a broad audience, and very few seem all that creatively daring. To be fair, it’s hard to glean meaningful insight from the preview videos released by the network, comprised of select scenes, behind the scenes footage, and rah-rah interviews with actors and producers. And while CBS may not have leveraged its position of great strength to take a chance on innovation, I found something commendable about each of its new offerings. READ FULL STORY

'The Big Bang Theory': How Sheldon, Leonard, Raj and Howard reacted to the big 'Star Wars' news

Sheldon, Leonard, Raj and Howard can always be counted upon to supply their comedic two cents on a slew of nerdy pop-culture items, from the panned Green Lantern movie to the worth of an Apple Store Genius. But there’s one piece of huge (HUGE!) geeky entertainment news that the Big Bang Theory guys have yet to weigh in on: Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm and the promise of more Star Wars movies, starting with Episode VII in an expected 2015 release.

So at The Big Bang Theory‘s PaleyFest panel on Wednesday (read our full report of the event here), EW asked the stars of the show how they imagine their characters would have reacted to the news that had millions of voices not at all silenced but crying out with both glee and skepticism. READ FULL STORY

PaleyFest 2013: 'The Big Bang Theory' cast on the origins of 'bazinga' and more

Sheldon Cooper, Leonard Hofstadter, and Raj Koothrappali may not be doctors of the medical sort, but they still know how to serve up a heaping dosage of best medicine (a.k.a. laughs — lots of them) to a sold-out audience. At least, that’s what their real-life counterparts — along with other cast members and writer-producers of The Big Bang Theory — did Wednesday evening for the CBS comedy’s PaleyFest panel in Beverly Hills’ Saban Theatre.

The event, presented by the Paley Center for Media, was pretty short on spoilers. The production schedule is currently not that far ahead of viewers, who will get to see the 19th episode of season 6 tonight, but there were plenty of entertaining and funny behind-the-scenes stories and playful moments among the talent on the panel, which was moderated by NCIS actress Pauley Perrette.

Read on for 10 highlights from the Big Bang Theory panel. [Update: Clips from the panel are now on Hulu — watch the cast discuss their recent flash mob in the clip below, and click here for more clips and a video with the whole panel.] READ FULL STORY

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