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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.)

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Video: Jon Cryer playing Charlie Harper on 'Men'

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

'Terra Nova' ratings drop on Halloween night

Fox’s Terra Nova ratings got spooked on Halloween night, falling more than any other broadcast show after spending a week off the air due to baseball coverage.

Terra Nova returned to 6.4 million viewers and a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating, down 25 percent compared to its last original airing. (Bummer — some say it was the show’s best episode, recap here.) Given that Terra Nova airs at 8 p.m. and is targeted toward families, it was probably the most likely series to take a punch.

And Terra Nova wasn’t the only show to take a holiday night hit in the ratings — pretty much every series was down, except… READ FULL STORY

'Two and a Half Men': Judy Greer says 'Walden could win Bridget back'

Judy Greer is having a moment. After playing opposite Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men back in 2007, Greer returns to her old stomping grounds in a new role, Bridget, Walden’s (Ashton Kutcher) ex-wife who he is desperate to win back. She is excited to be back on the program, but tells EW, “felt like a different television show to me,” returning post-Sheen. In tonight’s episode, Greer gets stuck in the world’s best triangle when part-time werewolf/full-time hunk Joe Manganiello guests as Bridget’s new boyfriend. Below, the actress chats about the show no one can stop talking about. READ FULL STORY

'Two and a Half Men' comes down to earth, 'Dancing with the Stars' trips

The hype over Ashton Kutcher and Two and A Half Men has finally settled down and the ratings are starting to show it: The sitcom posted a 5.8 rating/13 share and 15.8 million viewers on Monday — down 7% to its lowest rated episode this season, according to early results. But hey, the competition should be so lucky to report such “dips” in the ratings: CBS still won the night in the key 18-49 demo (3.9/9), even though all of its comedies — and one drama — posted season lows. How I Met Your Mother earned a 3.9/11 and 8.9 million, followed by 2 Broke Girls (4.2/10, 10.5 million), Mike & Molly (4.0/9, 11.7 million) and Hawaii Five-0 (2.6/6, 9.7 million). READ FULL STORY

Ashton Kutcher: Genius marketing man or annoying peddler?

Less than eight minutes into the second episode of Two and a Half Men, Ashton Kutcher — as the internet billionaire Walden Schmidt — is seen lounging on the couch with his laptop open, annoying the crap out of his ex on the phone. But it’s not the conversation that is significant (though his yuk about using baby shampoo is pretty funny). It’s his laptop: Stuck to the top of his computer are a series of bright-colored decals touting specific companies, including ones favored by the actor himself.

Turns out the stickers represent a bunch of companies that Kutcher has a financial stake in — including Foursquare, Hipmunk,  Flipboard and GroupMe, as reported by Variety. Another decal touts the company Chegg, which Kutcher isn’t personally invested in but receives social-media help from the actor’s production company, Katalyst. Look who’s winning now! READ FULL STORY

'Two and a Half Men' takes a dive but still rules; 'The Playboy Club' falls down rabbit hole

What goes up, must go down — and we’re talking about you, Ashton Kutcher: Two and A Half Men dropped 33 percent from its colossal premiere a week ago, but its week 2 performance was still pretty awesome for such an old comedy. Men averaged a 7.2 rating/17 share in adults 18-49 and 20 million viewers — enough to give it another comfortable win in the time slot, according to early results. It was also the night’s most viewed program across all the major demos, except in adults 50 and over, who still prefer their Dancing With the Stars. More on the sequins later.

Two of CBS’ comedies also took a (not entirely unexpected) dive but heck, it’s still the lineup to beat. READ FULL STORY

Official: Charlie Sheen settles suit with Warner Bros.

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It’s finally and officially over: Charlie Sheen and Warner Bros. TV have settled their differences.

The studio that produces Two and a Half Men just released this statement: “Warner Bros. TV, Chuck Lorre and Charlie Sheen have resolved their dispute to the parties’ mutual satisfaction. The pending lawsuit and arbitration will be dismissed as to all parties. The parties have agreed to maintain confidentiality over the terms of the settlement.”

The payout to Sheen wasn’t disclosed, though some publications have speculated it to be as high as $25 million.

Warner Bros. TV pink-slipped the actor last winter after he publicly derided Men creator Chuck Lorre. Sheen fought back in March by filing a $100 million suit demanding payment for unproduced episodes and compensation for the crew while claiming the studio “wrongfully attributed the suspension of the series and termination of Mr. Sheen’s contract on Mr. Sheen’s alleged statements, conduct, and condition, despite the fact that Mr. Sheen is in compliance with his contract.”

At the 63rd Annual Emmys earlier this month, Sheen seemed to indicate that a settlement was on the horizon after making an unexpected appearance to say ”I want to take a moment to get something off my chest and say a few words to everybody at Two and a Half Men. From the bottom of my heart, I wish you nothing but the best for this upcoming season. We spent eight wonderful years together and I know you will continue to make great television.”

Sheen is focused on developing a new sitcom called Anger Management with Lionsgate TV and veteran TV scribe Bruce Helford (The Drew Carey Show).

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'True Blood' star to heat up 'Two and a Half Men' -- EXCLUSIVE

Two and a Half Men may have found a way to build upon its stellar premiere week ratings: Alcide is coming to Malibu!

EW has learned exclusively that True Blood star Joe Manganiello will make an appearance in the Oct. 24 episode of the CBS comedy. He’ll play the smoldering hot boyfriend (as if he could play anything less) of Bridget, the ex-wife of Walden (Ashton Kutcher). Bridget will be portrayed by Judy Greer, who makes her first appearance on Monday.

Manganiello just wrapped his fourth season of True Blood but he’s definitely staying ripped for other, um, important endeavors: EW already reported exclusively that he will play Big Dick Richie in Steven Soderbergh’s movie about male strippers. He’s also set to star opposite his old school chum Matt Bomer in an episode of USA’s White Collar that will air in January.

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Charlie Sheen's Comedy Central Roast: Did it go too far?

It’s been an interesting year for Charlie Sheen. From getting fired from his gig on Two and a Half Men to flooding Twitter with non-sensical ramblings (#winning anyone?), and most recently, appearing on the Emmys to wish his old co-stars good luck, he’s had his share of ups and downs. And tonight, he got called out for them.

Comedians Seth MacFarlane, Jon Lovitz, Jeffrey Ross and Mike Tyson (?), among others, were all on-hand for Sheen’s sometimes brutal Comedy Central roast, which aired shortly after his character’s mock funeral on Two and a Half Men (poetic timing much?).

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Charlie Sheen close to settling case with 'Men' ex-bosses, say sources

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Either Charlie Sheen has officially launched his rehabilitation tour, or he’s suddenly feeling flush with cash.

In the last week, Sheen has made appearances that suggest he’s ready to close the book on his ugly goodbye from Two and a Half Men. Is the Cold War with his ex-bosses over? It could be: EW has learned from several sources that Sheen is thisclose to settling his lawsuit against Warner Bros., which pink-slipped the actor last winter after he publicly derided Men creator Chuck Lorre. Sheen fought back in March by filing a $100 million suit demanding payment for unproduced episodes and compensation for the crew while claiming the studio “wrongfully attributed the suspension of the series and termination of Mr. Sheen’s contract on Mr. Sheen’s alleged statements, conduct, and condition, despite the fact that Mr. Sheen is in compliance with his contract.” The settlement is expected to be in the eight-figure range.

Warner Bros. denied there is a settlement and declined to comment further. Stay tuned.

At the 63rd Annual Emmys on Sunday, Sheen made an unexpected appearance to say “I want to take a moment to get something off my chest and say a few words to everybody at Two and a Half Men. From the bottom of my heart, I wish you nothing but the best for this upcoming season. We spent eight wonderful years together and I know you will continue to make great television.” Last Thursday, he told Jay Leno “I would have fired my ass too,” and followed it up on NBC’s Today by saying he’d be willing to make a guest appearance on the CBS comedy.

Sheen does have something to promote: He agreed to a (fairly vindictive) roast by Comedy Central, which airs tonight. In the meantime,  Sheen is focused on developing a new sitcom called Anger Management with Lionsgate TV and is in talks with veteran TV scribe Bruce Helford (The Drew Carey Show) about fine-tuning the pitch before it goes to market. After courting other comedy writers like Greg Garcia (Raising Hope) or Chris Case (Retired at 35, Reba) to spearhead the project, Lionsgate has set its sights on Helford — a sitcom veteran who also executive produced George Lopez.

Charlie Sheen presents Emmy, addresses 'Men' team

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Charlie Sheen took the Emmy stage Sunday night and presented the award for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series. The actor called the award “my old category” and then declared:

“I want to take a moment to get something off my chest and say a few words to everybody at Two and a Half Men.” Sheen paused dramatically, then said: “From the bottom of my heart, I wish you nothing but the best for this upcoming season. We spent eight wonderful years together and I know you will continue to make great television.” Fox and producers were reportedly pressured by Men showrunner Chuck Lorre to drop the actor from the telecast. But see, that wasn’t so bad, right? READ FULL STORY

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