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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!
Wait, what? First it was reported that newly single Ashton Kutcher was moving in on Rihanna, now the ‘Two And A Half Men’ star is shacking up with his former ‘That 70′s show’ co-star and goddess, Mila Kunis.
After much speculation, the two have finally decided to take their relationship to the next stage and are officially dating, X17 Online reports.
Already dubbed the “hottest couple” in town, Ashton and Mila were photographed on a day-long date over the weekend. X17 claims there was more than just a date: the two are actually having a thing.
“X17 photographers have spotted the actors together on multiple occasions, recently. Ashton and Mila have even spent the night at each others’ houses!” the e-zine reports.
“Today we saw the two furniture shopping and grabbing a sushi dinner together tonight at Asanebo in Studio city before they returned to Ashton’s new mega-mansion in the Hollywood Hills,”
A snitch claims this was much more than an average date and everyone can tell they were more than a couple.
“Ashton was touching Mila’s hand and Mila was all dressed up. She looked hot; this was definitely more than a dinner between friends – this was a full-on date!” says the snitch.
Ashton has finally ascended to the next stratosphere. Going from Demi to Rihanna to Mila is like the Holy Trinity of Hotness and he can finally be called the most interesting man in the world.
He may no longer be Demi Moore’s husband, but Ashton Kutcher is still a father figure in the eyes of Rumer Willis, 23.
The Two and a Half Men star and a male friend arrived just before 12:30 a.m. Tuesday to support the aspiring singer during her performance at The Sayers Club in L.A. Wearing jeans, a white T-shirt and a red flannel knit, Kutcher “immediately joined Rumer’s large table,” an eyewitness tells Us Weekly. “Rumer seemed happy to see Ashton there, supporting her on her big night.”
The two chatted on the couch before Willis went backstage to prep for her mini-concert. Willis, who wore bright red lipstick to match her red nails, “didn’t say a word before taking the small stage,” the eyewitness says. “As she began singing, Ashton stood up and stood a bit closer to the stage so he had a clear and close view of Rumer.”
With the crowd cheering her on “non-stop,” Willis “looked confident and proud.” As she performed her second number, “I Can’t Stand the Rain,” Kutcher “smiled as he slowly bopped his head along to her song. He kept his arms crossed and never took his eyes off the stage,” the eyewitness says. “Ashton looked like a proud father. He was beaming!”
For her final song, Willis performed a cover of Otis Redding’s “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay.”
“Alright, you guys,” Willis told the crowd. “I know you all know this one, so I want to hear the slow clap at first.”
“Ashton was swaying along and began whistling with his two fingers as she got into the song. Rumer nailed it! She sounded amazing — very soulful,” the eyewitness tells Us. “The crowd couldn’t stop cheering and clapping as she finished. Rumer had a huge smile and blushed as she took a small bow.”
Just before 1 a.m., Willis rejoined Kutcher and her friends at their table, where Kutcher “gave her a huge hug to congratulate her.”
“It was a very loving and genuine hug,” the eyewitness explains. “Ashton looked so proud and pleased to be supporting Rumer, and Rumer seemed so excited to have his support. They had a solid 10-second hug before Ashton got his guy friend and casually left through the back. He was strictly there to support Rumer.”
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.
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.
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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After Charlie Sheen’s epic cocaine and porn star fueled bender last week, CBS has put “Two and a Half Men” on hiatus while the troubled star reportedly undergoes treatment at home, as his “great time” has apparently left his co-workers bent out of shape.
“We are really p—-d,” a crew member grumbles to E! Online. “A lot of us do not get paid if we don’t work. So, if he’s off getting rehabbed, or porn-o-ing, or whatever, we’re screwed.”
According to TMZ, even Jon Cryer is taking a financial hit over the production halt, losing $400,000 per episode.
The crew faced a similar problem last year, when the top-rated CBS sitcom was put on hold when Sheen checked into rehab, a move that came a couple months after his Christmas Day arrest in Aspen over a domestic dispute with wife Brooke Mueller.
“To the best of my knowledge,” says another insider, “the crew wasn’t paid back then, either.”
But the crew’s time off might not last too long.
TMZ reports that Charlie, who earns $2 million an episode, could be back on the set in three to four weeks, and producers are hoping to film makeup episodes at the end of the season (so far, 16 of 24 episodes have been completed).
Will this time in rehab be the charm? Let’s hope so for the sake of Charlie, CBS and the rest of the crew still waiting on a paycheck.