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Charlie Sheen has had a long Hollywood career filled with many ups and downs, but it seems his new FX show “Anger Management” really will be the last time we see the once highest-paid actor in television do his thing in front of the cameras.
“Thirty years in, I mean come on. There’s this whole ton of stuff to do that involves my children and the rest of my life that’s not about like worshipping fiction,” Sheen told Fox411’s Pop Tarts column at the FX Summer Comedies party in Hollywood this week, after confirming that after this series he was parting ways with the acting profession.
But in his latest project, the controversial screen star plays a successful, non-traditional therapist specializing in anger management – and the concept of helping others was what drew Sheen to the role.
“He doesn’t judge anybody. He’s just a guy trying to get by,” he continued. “He’s all about atonement, giving something back… He’s cool and he’s smart.”
And it seems Mr. Sheen has learned a valuable lesson since his very public firing from hit CBS sitcom “Two-And-A-Half Men” last year.
“When you get traded, come back and kick ass,” he enthused.
“Anger Management” premieres Thursday June 28 at 9pm on FX.
Do you have ‘Tiger Blood’ in you? That’s what “Two and a half Men” creator Chuck Lorre wishes he still had. A little bit of the craziness that was once Charlie Sheen. Unfortunately, like everyone else, Chuck will have to watch his former collaborator Charlie Sheen fly the coop to promote his upcoming FX show “Anger Management”.
Not too long ago, the whole world watched Charlie Sheen’s infamous spiral out of what was considered one of the most successful and lucrative shows on TV. So, the question many still have after the tumultuous flame-out is what went wrong?
Lorre sat down with Deadline to reflect. “The guy was my friend and colleague for eight and a half years. I don’t think we ever had an argument,” adding, “For it to end like that was devastating. I don’t know what to say about it other than I was heartbroken and hurt.”
And what about the Sheen-less “Two and a half Men” transition to Ashton Kutcher? Lorre admits, “There was no development process. We actually made all of our mistakes on television. If you watch the 24 shows we did last year, you can watch us stumbling around trying to figure things out. I think we still are, honestly.”
From LA Slice’s perspective, it was obvious they ‘Screwed the Pooch’ on the transition, but Lorre to finally admit his mistakes is somewhat of milestone in Hollywood terms. …the gold is in your grill, Charlie. You’re move!
“Anger Management” debuts Thursday June 28 at 9 p.m ET/PT on FX. “Two and a half Men” airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
Let the war of the ratings continue!
TMZ reports that perpetual party animal Charlie Sheen was rushed to the hospital via ambulance.
The site says the “Two and a Half Men” star was taken from his home on a stretcher at roughly 7 a.m. Pacific Time. Sheen was seen with a towel partially over his face as two young ladies also exited the house.
So what triggered the 6:35 a.m. 911 call? Sheen was said to be having severe pains in his stomach, Stan Rosenfield, Sheen’s publicist told TMZ. He also says that Sheen was in the emergency room at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles “sleeping.”
Actor Martin Sheen and his mother Janet Templeton are currently at the hospital.
This hospital visit comes after a night of raucous partying with loud music into the wee hours.
Unfortunately it seems the new Two and a Half Men intro video has gone viral for all the wrong reasons. In other words, it looks painfully unlike the Two and a Half Men most people were used to.
Live blogging from Saturday’s taping of “The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen” was former TVWeek writer James Hibberd, writing for Entertainment Weekly. Hibberd compiled some of the event’s highlights, including a list of the meanest jokes and who said them.
Here are a few of the better ones:
Amy Schumer: “You’re just like Bruce Willis — you were big in the ‘80s and now your old slot is being filled by Ashton Kutcher.”
Jeffrey Ross: “If you’re winning, this must not be a child custody hearing. The only time your kids get to see you is in reruns — don’t you want to live to see their first 12 steps?”
Steve-O: “Charlie still hasn’t hit rock bottom. He’s looking forward to it though, because he thinks there’s a rock there.”
Kate Walsh: “It’s amazing — after abusing your lungs, liver and kidneys, the only thing you’ve had removed is your kids.”
Former “Two and a Half Men” star Charlie Sheen reportedly has a new sitcom in the works for broadcast TV, with a fast-track target date of January 2012, TMZ.com reports.
Sheen’s representatives are in negotiations and could have a deal by the end of the week, the article notes. Instead of creating a pilot, the project would go straight to series, and while the story doesn’t include details about the show, the piece notes that the comedy is written specifically for Sheen.
It’s hardly a surprise, but the piece adds that Chuck Lorre, the creator of “Two and a Half Men,” which fired Sheen earlier this year, is not involved- but I’m sure you could’ve guessed that part.
Trouble in paradise. The always sexy young starlet, AnnaLynne McCord wants to bounce off her 90210 TV show. Normally in a struggling economy the rule would be to stay put until something better comes up but someone on McCord”s camp forgot to give her the memo. She recently spoke out about her time on the 90210 reboot, and hints at her future explorations.
“Honestly, after about three years on a show, you’re like, ‘Thank you very much for giving me a step up. Now can I go do movies?’
“We love our job and we love our fans especially, but you’re always ready for that moment when you can break free,” the actress told EW.Com
Yikes! kinda sounds like a prison sentence. But if it’s more attention she’s craving, then attention is what she’s getting. She continues…
“Being on a show is awesome. You have guaranteed work, it’s wonderful and the money is great, but at the same time you miss out on projects. There have been several movies I couldn’t do, and I really loved the script and wanted to be a part of them, and it just didn’t happen because I was working on the show.”
After putting it all out there, Annalyne does her best to pull back a little.
“There’s always the ying and yang of it. Am I gonna miss it when it’s gone or do I want to get out because I want to get in? I don’t think any of us have decided which way we prefer it. It’s kind of 50-50.”
Look, we know the 90210 story-lines/writing leaves a lot to be desired, but why not stick it out a little longer, perfect your acting chops then take the world by storm.
What do you think? Is it time for AnnaLynne McCord to jump ship and hit the big screen? Do you even care?
By Brent Lang & Tim Kenneally
Ashton Kutcher will officially step in for Charlie Sheen on “Two and a Half Men,” CBS announced on Friday. It marks a prime-time homecoming for Kutcher, who first got his start as a member of “That ’70s Show,” before leaving that FOX series to focus on a big-screen career.
Kutcher expressed his excitement about joining the cast of the long-running sitcom and even had kind words for the man he is ostensibly replacing.
“I can’t replace Charlie Sheen but I’m going to work my ass off to entertain the hell out of people,” Kutcher said in a statement.
Chuck Lorre, the show’s creator who has feuded with the troubled Sheen prior to his firing last spring, expressed relief that the series would not fall victim to the former star’s public meltdown.
Chuck Lorre, the show’s creator and executive producer, said in a statement, “We are so lucky to have someone as talented, joyful and just plain remarkable as Ashton joining our family. … Added to that is the deep sigh of relief knowing that our family stays together. If I was any happier, it’d be illegal.”
Sheen was fired from the series in March after engaging in increasingly bizarre behavior and reportedly struggling with substance abuse. He is currently suing Lorre and Warner Bros. TV for $100 million over the termination.
A number of names had been tossed around as possible replacements since Sheen’s ouster. Most recently, “About a Boy” actor Hugh Grant was offered the part. Grant reportedly dropped out due to creative differences, though the fact that he was offered well under $1 million an episode — far less than Sheen — might also have had something to do with his reluctance.
Moving to “Two and a Half Men” could be a wise career move for Kutcher. Though he has scored a few modest hits with “Dude, Where’s My Car?” and as a member of the ensemble film “Valentine’s Day,” many of his most recent movies, such as “Killers,” have stumbled at the box office.
He has also kept a hand in the television world, as co-creator and producer of MTV’s hit series “Punk’d,” and The CW’s reality series “Beauty and the Geek” and “True Beauty.”
Production on the ninth season of the hit show will resume this summer for broadcast in the fall.
On Thursday, Kutcher hinted he was joining “Two and a Half Men” after The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that he would take Charlie Sheen’s place.
“What’s the square root of 6.25?” he tweeted. The answer is 2.5.
THR quoted an individual close to the negotiations as saying the agreement will result in a “huge payday” for Kutcher. (Sheen made $1.8 million per episode.)
We have managed to confirm that Rob Lowe has been approached to replace Charlie Sheen on “Two and a Half Men.” According to reports, producer Chuck Lorre‘s team has been talking to Lowe, who is currently starring in sitcom Parks & Recreation after stints on dramas Brothers & Sisters and The West Wing.
A source reveals TV bosses at Warner Bros. have been in touch with Lowe’s agent at William Morris-Endeavor. Ironically, Lowe grew up with the Sheen family. Sheen was fired from the show yesterday after weeks of mounting controversy.
Charlie has what they call a “Michael J. Fox” clause in his contract. When Fox was doing ”Spin City,” his contract provided that he would keep getting paid as long as the show was in production, even if he left the show. Ironically, when Charlie took over for Michael, Michael kept drawing his salary.
Sources say when Charlie signed on for “Two and a Half Men” … the original contract provided an identical clause, so Charlie’s people believe Warner Bros. is on the hook if they keep producing the show.
Warner Brothers which fired Charlie claims they had “cause” to fire him, the contract isvoid.
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Noise. It’s a word few associate with music and yet there has been a burgeoning noise scene around the world since the turn of the century. From early artists such as Luigi Russolo and Marcel Duchamp to public nuisances such as NON, Nurse With Wound, Sutcliffe Jungend and Merzbow, the idea of producing a sound that’s got more in common with a splitting headache than actual music as we have come to accept it is both fascinating and perplexing.
Over the last 3 decades, both the concept and subject matter of noise music have become more complex and arcane. While subjects detailing serial killers, dadaist art and transgressive literature have always been a popular topic, more recent interest has delved into psychotics, homosexual pornography, nihilism and child aliments.
Presentation has also become equally unmitigated. Merzbow (perhaps the most popular noise artist) released a cassette tape attached to a car’s stereo limited to 1 copy (to play the music one had to purchase the car). Fuck, The Retarded Girl (an artist from Australia) released a record titled ‘Unplayable’ that came heavily scratched, coated in spray paint and warped with boiling water; presentations that are more suited for surreal art projects that belong in the MOMA than music.
Recently, Charlie Sheen has made numerous explosive and extremely passionate appearances on both national television and radio. Since he first made his trio of “goddesses” public with a recent trip to Bahamas, he’s seemingly been on a tirade against both Chuck Lorre (creator of the hit TV show Two and a Half Men which Sheen stars in) as well as CBS (the shows host network). Within the space of two months, Sheen had managed to go from being put on hiatus to complete cancellation; and while this would have forced most to re-think their actions, the actor has claimed to be in a war that he is “winning”- a phrase that has seen him go viral with a fan launched website and numerous internet meme’s.
The most endearing and brash response however has come from the noise scene, with Jake Vreeland dedicating a full music project to the actor titled Stab Wound Exit Wound. Their first album is titled “Addicted to Winning”, a quote that, fittingly, made recently by Charlie Sheen in an intoxicatingly animated interview with ABCNews. We had the pleasure of sitting down with the artist to find out exactly how this idea came about.
Q: How did you get started making noise music?
A: Five years ago I bought a toy keyboard at a thrift store for a dollar. I was high on xanax and decided to take it apart. I then discovered noise. At the time I was completely oblivious to any noise scene or other noise artists. I didn’t really care much. I had my own world.
Q: Why noise music?
A: I have been classically trained in traditional music going on 17 years, and I am fascinated by the conflict between 1.) the inseparability of noise and traditional music, and 2.) the distinction between “pitched” and “un-pitched” music. My aim, whether I have been achieving it or not, is to bring the horizontal of traditional music (pitch moving through time) to the vertical of noise (in that music is a single/series of static texture or sets of textures that could very well be frozen in time and achieve the same effect). In other words, I am to blend the form, structure, phrasing, and dynamics of traditional music with the vocabulary of noise. I am essentially making an algorithm for both generating and controlling random numbers.
Q: Your main project is titled Get Hard. What is the main idea behind this music? Does it have a concept?
A: Get Hard is my diary. Every Get Hard release is about something real in my life, presented in honest and clear form. I don’t see a lot of artists doing this. Most artists explore fantasy, looking through the eyes of someone else (example: a serial killer, a rapist, etc.). There is no fantasy here. Get Hard is not escapism, it is therapy. All recent Get Hard releases and planned future releases are related to my liver illnesses and all the shit that goes with that.
Q: What are you looking to accomplish/say with your music?
A: Everyone lives in their own individual worlds. We’d like to believe we are connected, but we are not. Everyone is alone. My experience of event A is vastly different than your experience of event A. When you see your grandfather in the casket, you don’t understand death; only he does.
Q: How and why did you come up with the side project Stab Wound Exit Wound?
A: Get Hard had become solidified in execution: highly controlled and unaffected synth with shifted vocals, all personal accounts of my life. A distortion-less Power Electronics. I have been making more pure, orderless harsh noise (with the full plethora of pedals) for some time, but it could not fit into the framework of Get Hard. The name Stab Wound Exit Wound has been sitting on my mind for a while, I was just waiting for the right moment to unleash it. And then along came Charlie Sheen.
Q: Were you a fan of Charlie Sheen before his recent spiraling out of control or have you always been a fan of his work?
A: You are speaking of two very different people.
Q: What would you say to people that claim you are trying to exploit his current situation?
A: When I make a tape about my hepatitis and cirrhosis am I exploiting myself? Charlie Sheen has empowered the “Addicted To Winning” album. He IS that album. This album is my best attempt to express, within a sonic vocabulary, the power that comes forth from Charlie Sheen’s presence. Charlie Sheen can not be exploited. Charlie Sheen takes what he wants, when he wants. Charlie Sheen is the one doing the exploiting, of all of us, all the time, and he makes no apology; in other words, he is pure energy.
Q: Does this project have a message behind it? are you trying to address Charlie’s mental health, the situation or anything in particular?
A: Charlie Sheen represents pure Harsh Noise. Charlie Sheen is Harsh Noise. Pure unbridled power, pure man power. Remorseless, remarkable. Noise is knives. Charlie Sheen is bayonets.
Q: Do you plan on making more albums dedicated to Charlie Sheen or any other celebrities?
A: There have already been several artists dedicating albums to Charlie Sheen since the STAB WOUND EXIT WOUND debut. I have opened the box, I will let the others unveil its contents.
Q: How important is Charlie Sheen to you?
A: He has shown me that it is possible to go from 0 to 60, that anyone can do it. That anyone can be anything.
Q: You have described Charlie as a visionary. are there any other people you consider visionaries?
A: Milford Graves and Charles Manson are the only two other individuals I have heard speak with the same level of clarity of mission. GG Allin understands this to some degree, but was too ignorant to properly express his ideas. Michael Alig may have gotten it as well.
Q: Have there been other celebrity melt downs that you have based albums on, and if not, do you have any you’d like to cover if they were to have a melt down?
A: This is not about a meltdown. Charlie Sheen has risen to a level of understanding that the rest of us can only dream to achieve. He has found true freedom.
Addicted to winning is available now on Jersey Flesh for $5 ppd (world wide) and limited to 20 copies.
For more information on Jake Vreeland visit http://www.discogs.com/artist/Get+Hard