And here it is. Angus T. Jones has issued a sweeping apology to all involved with his hit sitcom Two and a Half Men following his viral video sensation bashing the show. The actor’s publicist issued the following press statement via Deadline (plus there’s some analysis below): READ FULL STORY
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Charlie Sheen has weighed in on the Angus T. Jones controversy.
Speaking to People magazine, the Two and a Half Men veteran had something to say about his younger former co-star calling the CBS hit sitcom “filth” and urging viewers not to watch.
“With Angus’s Hale-Bopp-like meltdown, it is radically clear to me that the show is cursed,” says Sheen, who now stars on FX’s Anger Management after having been fired from Men for his own meltdown last year.
Sheen’s comment was almost disappointingly brief, especially compared to his epic rants last year. Though you have to like his Hale-Bopp reference (the Heaven’s Gate cult attached religious significance to Hale-Bopp comet and committed ritualistic suicide in 1997). Also: We couldn’t help but half-jokingly wonder if Jones’ religious fervor was despite spending years working with hedonistic Sheen or somehow because of it — it must have had some kind of impact to grow up working alongside such a dramatic personality. Of course, Sheen would probably say the show itself is to blame/credit for Jones’ religious intensity.
Who better to spoof Angus T. Jones’ stunning YouTube video than fellow sitcom star Rainn Wilson?
Yesterday Jones made headlines by bashing his own show, Two and a Half Men, as part of online religious testimonial. Below, Wilson offers his own spin on the viral hit. “Dwight from The Office is nothing, okay?” says Wilson, while sitting besides co-star Craig Robinson. “The Office is nothing, all right? If you watch The Office, please don’t watch The Office. I’m on The Office. It’s filth. And that filth will rot your brain.”
That Wilson’s The Office is part of NBC’s Thursday comedy block — a lineup that’s getting stomped in the ratings by CBS’ Men and Big Bang Theory on the same night — makes this shot even more interesting. (The shows are not in the exact same time period, mind you, but their networks’ comedy blocks overlap).
It would be even better if Wilson would have made this totally straight-faced and earnest, just like Jones, but we’ll take it. Check out the video below: READ FULL STORY
Is Angus T. Jones the new Charlie Sheen?
The 19-year-old actor isn’t spewing nonsense about tiger blood and winning. But Jones is biting the hand that feeds him in a very public way by urging Two and a Half Men viewers to stop watching the CBS comedy hit that he’s appeared on for ten years — and calling the program “filth.”
A video in which Jones laments his involvement in the sitcom appeared on YouTube today. The clip is the second part of a religious testimony Jones gave to Chris “The Forerunner” Hudson, a conspiracy theorist who believes President Obama’s reelection is a sign that the End of Days is near. After describing his religious awakening, Jones takes aim at the series that made him famous.
In Thursday’s episode of Two and a Half Men, Alan Harper (Jon Cryer) wanders into the local watering hole and picks up a conversation with a dude named Sid Olsen. So who’s the guy behind the old age makeup? Hint: It’s not Tom Skerritt or William H. Macy.
Chuck Lorre is (sorta) trying to make good with Bachelor producers and fans after making a dig at the show last week.
In an online version of his weekly vanity card, the Two and a Half Men/Big Bang Theory executive producer made an off-hand remark about the ABC reality series while tackling a number of larger political issues in anticipation of the then-upcoming presidential election. “What does it say about us when we think the institution of marriage is threatened by gay people who love each other, but not by idiotic game shows like The Bachelor?” he wrote in part. (Read the full card here, which was censored when it aired after Big Bang Theory.)
After Bachelor Nation took offense (a producer, an ABC exec, and even host Chris Harrison tweeted responses), Lorre used Thursday night’s card to clear the air, saying he was “looking at the show through the tired old eyes of ’60’s feminism” and that “women are now free to do anything they want, and that includes going on a reality show and using all their female wiles to snag Mr. Right.”
Charlie Harper may be gone, but his stalker isn’t!
EW has learned exclusively that Melanie Lynskey will reprise her role as awkward hanger on Rose for two episodes beginning Oct. 25. This time, she sets her sights on Walden Schmidt (Ashton Kutcher).
“I suppose she is never really out of stalker mode,” says Lynskey, who has recurred on the comedy since its first year. “I don’t want her to grow up! I’ve spent most of my career doing independent movies and playing roles that are sort of naturalistic, real women who are struggling. What’s so fun about this job is that I do it a couple of times a year and I get to be this person who exists in a different reality. Just the way she looks at the world is so bizarre. I don’t ever want her to change.”
That said, it still surprises her that the character resonates so much with fans. “I started as a guest star in the pilot, then they asked me to come back because there was something about Rose that people responded to,” recalls Lynskey, who currently co-stars in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. “That always troubled me a little bit!”
Miley Cyrus and her new haircut are joining Two and a Half Men.
CBS made the long-rumored guest spot official with an announcement yesterday and also revealed that Cyrus, who is currently engaged to Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth, will play a love interest for Jake (Angus T. Jones).
Cyrus will appear in two episodes, playing Missi, an old family friend of Walden’s (Ashton Kutcher) who develops a relationship with Jake when he returns from the Army.
Is Charlie Sheen preparing to leave television after his FX show Anger Management succeeds (or fails)?
That’s what the former star of Two and a Half Men told the New York Times on Sunday. Sheen, whose comedy premieres on June 28, said he’s been acting for 30 years and “there’s a lot more out there to do than make-believe, you know?”
“I mean, I’m grateful,” he told the newspaper. “I’ve got a dream life as a direct result of television, you know? But at some point you just get tired of wearing somebody else’s clothes, saying somebody else’s words and working in somebody else’s space. I’m also aware of the fact that you don’t get these kinds of shots in the same lifetime. You’re only supposed to have one hit show, unless you’re Kelsey Grammer.
“When I’m done with this business it’s just going to be about soccer games and amusement parks,” he added, in reference to his children with ex-wives Denise Richards Brooke Mueller. “And when this ends, I’m done. This is my swan song.” READ FULL STORY
With the fall TV schedule now complete (below), we get to step back and take a look at the hellish battleground that broadcast hath wrought. There’s some very tough-to-predict match-ups this fall:*
Tim Allen vs. Whitney Cummings (Fridays, 8-9): “No, my show’s lamer!” ABC and NBC have their low-expectations comedies airing on Fridays this fall, and they might run head-to-head depending on when NBC launches (ABC’s comedies premiere in November). NBC has Whitney and Community and ABC has Last Man Standing and new comedy Malibu Country. (Community fans, if your ass beat by Reba McEntire and Lily Tomlin, we have no words for you). At least 9 p.m. shows Shark Tank and Grimm will have half-way decent lead-ins for once. Our prediction: Edge goes to ABC.
Britney Spears vs. Christina Aguilera: OK, so one this is kind of a cheat. The Voice and X Factor won’t air on the same nights, let along in the same time period. But if you think their lack of head-to-head scheduling will matter to the media, you deserve to be hit, baby, one more time. Everybody will obsess over how these two compare. NBC’s The Voice has the wind at its back, averaging 6.2 in the adult demo this season compared to X Factor‘s 4.4. We all want to see how Spears handles the reality show spotlight, but many wonder if she can pull off being entertaining and analytical. Mark Burnett cast The Voice with big names who are charismatic and have the cojones to criticize a singer. Simon Cowell seems to like big names — who are just big names. Prediction: You can’t hold down Xtina. READ FULL STORY
Even a high-speed collision with a mighty locomotive can’t stop Charlie Sheen, who’s set to return to TV this June on FX’s Anger Management. The second teaser for his new series pokes fun at Sheen’s storied reputation by showing Sheen walking away from a literal train wreck unscathed — then saying, with a smirk, “Come on. Everyone deserves a 24th chance.”
This is the second Anger Management teaser that neglects to include footage from the show itself. FX’s decision to advertise its sitcom this way is a little curious, considering how well Anger tested in a preview screening. Then again, Sheen’s fans likely don’t care about the details of his next series — they just want to see Charlie being Charlie. And on that end, FX’s teasers deliver. Judge for yourself by watching the clip below.
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