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Two and a Half Men Star Calls Show ‘Filth’ After Finding Religion

Angus T. Jones, the adorable kid from Two and a Half Men, might be out of a job soon. Speaking in a video “testimony” about his newfound Christian faith, Jones bashes the show that reportedly pays him approximately $350K per episode, saying, “I’m on Two and a Half Men, and I don’t want to be on it. Please stop watching it. Please stop filling your head with filth.”

Wow, it’s sort of a right-wing Charlie Sheen moment, with Jones practically begging to be fired. He declares, “You can not be a true God-fearing person and be on a television show like that. I know I can’t. I’m not OK with what I’m learning, what the Bible says, and being on that television show. You go all or nothing.”

Be forewarned, the video is long, rambling, and tedious. And this is just the second half. The video was produced by the Christian group Forerunner Chronicles, who could learn a thing or two about production from those sinners Hollywood.

Investigation Discovery CEO Defends O.J. Simpson Doc

It ranks as a pinnacle of “anti-Thanksgiving” TV programming.

As people around the country on Wednesday will be settling into, or just arriving at, their family holiday destinations, Investigation Discovery (ID) will premiere My Brother the Serial Killer. The documentary examines claims by Florida Death Row serial killer Glen Rogers that he was the one who murdered Ronald Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson.

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Jim Rome Going All Out for Showtime Debut

Looking to make a splash in his Showtime debut, Jim Rome is digging deep in his athlete and celebrity Rolodex for the one-hour premiere of Jim Rome on Showtime.

Kobe Bryant, Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Perry and Peter Guber will all sit down with Rome on Wednesday to discuss a wide variety of topics within the sports and entertainment industry.

Not bad, Rome. Not bad.

He will complete his move to the CBS family when his nationally syndicated radio show makes the move to CBS Radio starting in January.

Jim Rome On Showtime Premieres Nov. 21

Get ready for more Jim Rome on your television.

In addition to his daily sports show on CBS Sports Network, Rome will also be on Showtime as the host of Jim Rome On Showtime starting on November 21st at 10 p.m. ET/PT. According to Showtime, the one-hour show, filmed in Los Angeles, will “showcase Rome’s trademark style and opinions that have made him one of the most famous and outspoken sports broadcasters of his generation.”

“We’ve been very focused on increasing the amount and profile of sports programming on our air at SHOWTIME,” said David Nevins, president of entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc.  “Jim Rome is someone I’ve listened to for years; he is one of the top voices in the American sports world, and bringing him to the network in a fresh and premium format is a key part of accomplishing that goal.”

Jon Lovitz Gooses Ora TV Election Night Coverage

There was probably no stranger election panelist intro on Tuesday than the one given by Ora TV’s Larry King for comedian Jon Lovitz. The rejuvenated talk show host explained that he had just watched, the night before, a crazy Kevin Costner-Elvis movie, 3000 Miles to Graceland, that features his guest getting killed.

Lovitz started out by revisiting, in very articulate fashion, the reasons for his recent (and now-infamous) “anti-Obama” rant about one-percenters supposedly not paying their fair share of taxes. The actor emphasized that in addition to a 35% federal tax rate, he is subject to a lowered but still-there capital gains tax on any stock-market reinvestment earnings.

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Cox Communications, TW SportsNet Agree to Deal

You can cross Cox Communications off the list as the cable provider have agreed to terms with Time Warner Cable to carry SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes.

“Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes and Cox Communications have agreed to terms,” the networked announced in a statement on Sunday night. “Launch details will be announced shortly.”

That leaves just DirecTV and Dish as the two lone holdouts. Considering DirecTV still hasn’t signed up for Pac-12 Networks, it makes you wonder how long this standoff will last.

Based on the 1-3 Los Angeles Lakers record, fans aren’t missing anything as of yet.

 

Conan Profiles Magazines That Outlasted Newsweek

We each mourn the death of Newsweek in our own way. For Conan O’Brien, that meant taking a look at 10 improbable titles that somehow outlasted the once great news magazine.

To be fair, Racing Pigeon Pictorial International never ran a creepy, computer-generated image of an aging Princess Diana walking alongside the daughter-in-law she never met.

A slideshow of the magazines profiled can be viewed here.

ESPN Gives Metta World Peace TV Movie Performance a Solid

It apparently started on the set of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. From there, Nancy Grace decided that Metta World Peace belonged in the Lifetime TV adaptation of her novel The Eleventh Victim, which premieres this Saturday.

Reviewing the TV movie for ESPN magazine, Sam Alipour suggests that MWPT (Metta World Peace Thespian) comes off as “pretty solid.” Although the reporter admits he quickly had to fast-forward his screening copy to MWP’s scenes:

The first thought that jumps to mind: The artist formerly known as Ron Artest isn’t coasting in this. He’s given a sizable role as Garlan Fincher, a police detective and BFF of the film’s prosecutor in distress, played by Jennie Garth of Beverly Hills 90210 fame.

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G4 Canceling Attack of the Show!, X-Play

It’s the end of an era over at G4 as the video game network is canceling Attack of the Show! and X-Play at the end of the year.

Attack of the Show has been on since 2005 and is best known for making hot nerd Olivia Munn a household name. X-Play is approaching 10 years as the show originally launched on TechTV. Both shows will be bringing back former hosts over the final two months.

“‘Attack of the Show!’ and “X-Play” have been important for G4, and we want to acknowledge the creative people who have helped inspire and showcase the phenomenon of gamer culture,” G4 Media general manager Adam Stotsky said in a statement. “With more than 3,000 episodes aired between them, we have more than enough great material to honor these innovators and their amazing contributions as we bring both shows to a close.”

Former Fishbowler Tina Dupuy on Viewpoint Tonight!

Tina Dupuy, a FishbowlLA alumnus, syndicated columnist and The Contributor editor-in-chief, will be appearing tonight — in just a minute, really — on Current TV’s Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer to talk politics. John Fugelsang will guest host.

This isn’t the first time Dupuy has made a television appearance, and it certainly won’t be the last, but we get excited every time. Show starts at 5 pm PT, and we’ll be tuning in.

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