The jury’s still out on whether Charlie Sheen’s return to primetime will live up to the hype, but from the look of devilish glee on his face in Anger Management‘s first teaser, it’s safe to say Sheen thinks it will. The short-and-sweet promo riffs on the death of Two and a Half Men‘s Charlie Harper and rebirth of Charlie Goodson. Could it be a slight jab at Men‘s decision to get one last gasp out of Charlie by hiring Oscar-winner Kathy Bates to play his ghost? Or is Charlie Sheen just a seriously weird and morbid dude? Judge for yourself below. READ FULL STORY
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Two and a Half Men co-creator Lee Aronsohn issued an apology via Twitter today for saying “we’re approaching peak vagina on television, the point of labia saturation” when describing this season’s female-driven comedies in a Hollywood trade.
“Yes, yes, it was a stupid joke,” tweeted Aronsohn, who was also quoted as saying “enough, ladies. I get it. You have periods” in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter at this weekend’s Toronto Screenwriting Conference. His comments drew an angry response from women like Raising Hope star Martha Plimpton, who asked Aronsohn via Twitter if he was “f#*king kidding.” Former New Yorker TV critic Nancy Franklin also encouraged readers to tweet Aronsohn at @bennyace, “if your overexposed lady parts want to send him a message.”
There was an earlier post from Aronsohn that wasn’t quite so apologetic, according to The New York Times:
On his own Twitter account, Mr. Aronsohn responded to the criticism, writing: “Women, please look up ‘irony.’” Mr. Aronsohn said that he has “made a career out of” jokes about the male anatomy even as he was “complaining about vaginas.”
“See what I did there?” he wrote.
These tweets no longer appear on Aronsohn’s feed.
In other less controversial comments from Aronsohn, the producer indicated to THR that star Ashton Kutcher wants to return for another season. Kutcher’s deal is up in May. “It’s just a basic negotiation between CBS and the actors because CBS is picking up the tab. (CBS and Warner Bros. are) trying to make a deal that will allow the show to remain profitable, to remain on the air.”
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Just three years ago, Eric Stonestreet was another no-name actor working in Hollywood, getting by with occasional appearances on shows like Nip/Tuck and CSI. Today, he’s an Emmy-winning co-star of Modern Family who easily ranks as one of the funniest men in primetime TV. Does he deserve to earn as much as 30 Rock’s Alec Baldwin or The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons?
That’s what the producers behind ABC’s hit family comedy will begin asking this summer, when the ensemble is expected to seek substantial raises for working on the three-year-old series. Similar renegotiations are already in the works on Two and Half Men (where deals are up for Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer) and Grey’s Anatomy (Ellen Pompeo, Patrick Dempsey and Sandra Oh, among others), but the MF talks have the potential to be the juiciest — depending on whether the adults band together à la Friends back in 2000. READ FULL STORY
A funny man who just appeared opposite Charlize Theron in Young Adult will guest star in the Feb. 27 episode of Two and A Half Men.
And the lucky guy who gets to play the ex-business partner of Walden (Ashton Kutcher) on TV’s top-rated comedy is: READ FULL STORY
Scruffy Ashton is out. Clean-cut Ashton is back. The actor has shed his much-debated hipster beard and cut his long-ish hair for next week’s Two and a Half Men. “These guys wrote a screenplay that dictated I cut my hair and shaved my beard,” Kutcher explained to critics at CBS’ press tour event in Pasadena on Tuesday (photo below). “Watch on Monday, it’s a real good show.”
Kutcher’s character Walden Schmidt changes his look, producers hinted, due to his current romantic relationship on the show. “It was great to have a lead character that didn’t look like any any lead character on television,” noted executive producer Chuck Lorre about Walden 1.0.
But the bigger issue raised during the network’s Men panel was whether Kutcher (and the show) will return next season? READ FULL STORY
Glad you’re back, original programming! And what a return: A (finally) funny episode of How I Met Your Mother highlighted a strong night for CBS, which won the first Monday of 2012 with a 3.7 rating/9 share in adults 18-49 and 11.9 million viewers, according to early results.
All the CBS comedies won their time slots, beginning with HIMYM (3.9/9, 10.2 million), 2 Broke Girls (4.3/10, 12 million), Two and a Half Men (4.4/10, 13.7 million), and Mike & Molly (3.8/9, 11.9 million). Hawaii 5-0 also won its time slot in the key demo (2.9/7) and viewers 11.7 million.
ABC was second for the night in the demo and viewers (2.4/6, 7.2 million), having rolled out another edition of The Bachelor. The two-hour crapfest averaged around 7.6 million viewers in its first hour and roughly 7.8 million in its second hour. It was No. 1 from 8-9 p.m. among women 18-34.
NBC was third for the night, and was helped by an original episode of Fear Factor, which earned a 2.4/5 and 5.9 million viewers. That’s a 60 percent improvement to the time slot versus earlier than season. Give that Joe Rogan a bonus!
Fox ran repeats of House while the CW aired oldies of Secret Circle.
CBS hitmaker Chuck Lorre granted a candid interview with TV Guide, in which he detailed the catastrophic end of his creative collaboration with Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men. Lorre says Sheen’s downward spiral “broke my heart. I thought we were on the same road together. I mean, we held hands and prayed when his sons were born prematurely.” All in all, he admitted, “It was a painful year. I’ll be sorting it out for a long time.” Below, we bring you more of 2011′s high- and lowlights, as told by Lorre. READ FULL STORY
Ashton Kutcher knows what a tough day is like. Demi Moore announced that she’s ending their marriage, and Kutcher earned a slap from his top CBS boss for a controversial Twitter posting. During a Q-and-A session Thursday at a TV industry meeting, CBS Corp. chief Leslie Moonves said he’s pleased with the ratings for revamped Two and a Half Men and with new star Kutcher — “aside from his comments about Penn State,” Moonves added.
Last week, Kutcher condemned the firing of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and then recanted the Twitter posting after it drew a flurry of criticism. The actor said he’d been unaware of the child sex-abuse scandal engulfing the university.
On Thursday, the 49-year-old Moore announced she was splitting from Kutcher, 33, the subject of rumors of alleged infidelity. The couple wed in 2005.
Ashton Kutcher jumps blindly into Joe Paterno firestorm, shuts down Twitter account after apologizing
It seems like Two and a Half Men continues to be television’s number one sitcom… featuring controversial leading man.
Ashton Kutcher came under fire when he sent out an uninformed tweet in response to the firing of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. Kutcher, who has found himself in trouble before for his questionably insensitive tweets, posted, “How do you fire Jo Pa? #insult #noclass as a hawkeye fan I find it in poor taste.” (That tweet, pictured below, has since been taken down.)
Here’s a follow-up to yesterday’s post revealing how Jon Cryer’s character was going to lose his mind on Monday’s Two and a Half Men and believe he’s actually his deceased brother Charlie Harper. What does Alan Harper thinking he’s Charlie Sheen’s character look like? Here’s a one-minute video clip from the episode: READ FULL STORY
'Two and a Half Men' scoop: Jon Cryer loses it, becomes Charlie Sheen's character -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTO
Remember months ago when Jon Cryer teased that one character on Two and a Half Men would be institutionalized this season?
As it turns out, that character is…
Cryer’s own Alan Harper. And he goes looney in a really wild way that brings the ghost of Charlie Sheen’s deceased character back into the show.
You see, Alan hasn’t really dealt with the death of his brother Charlie yet. In Monday’s episode (SPOILER ALERT), Walden (Ashton Kutcher) donates Charlie’s piano to under-privileged kids. At first, Alan seems fine with the decision. But the shock of the piano vanishing from the house triggers Alan’s grief and he completely loses it. In fact, Alan thinks he IS Charlie Harper.
So in the episode, it seems we’re going to get to see Jon Cryer imitating Charlie Sheen playing Charlie Harper. (UPDATE: Video of Cryer playing Harper here).
And what does Alan thinking he’s become his hedonistic brother look like? It looks like this: READ FULL STORY
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