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Charlie Sheen Is Definitely Winning

If you thought Charlie Sheen was smug and arrogant before, just imagine what he’ll be like now. Sheen just settled his lawsuit with Warner Bros. and Two and a Half Men co-creator Chuck Lorre for an alleged $25 million. Sheen now gets to move on to his new show Anger Management, where he stands to earn upwards of $2 million per episode. Plus he’ll still be earning syndication money on his old Men episodes.

The only non-winning stipulation of his settlement is that Sheen has to refrain from talking trash about his former boss Lorre. We’ll see how that goes.

The Economist Does the Emmys

When it comes to cheeky headlines, few publications are as consistently on target as The Economist. Today, for their wrap-up of the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards, the austere UK mag has chosen to go with “Up Close and Impersonal.”

The article by “Prospero” wastes no time in taking down the host city. After calibrating our high density of tanning salons and frozen yogurt stores, it segues to this:

Los Angeles is a city where Michael Bay, a filmmaker lately known for directing the Transformers franchise, and the Kardashian sisters are held up as glowing examples of something, but no one really knows quite what (perhaps LA-ness?).

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Comedy Central Cuts Rape Jokes From Sheen Roast

It’s a relief to know the network has some limits, even if they’re only in place to appease advertisers. Comedy Central was happy to include convicted rapist Mike Tyson in the roast of Charlie Sheen, but all jokes made about Tyson’s history of sexual assault were edited out for Monday night’s broadcast.

Of course, those in attendance got an earful, and it caused some to shudder. From The Daily Beast:

Already culturally defanged by his appearances in the Hangover films, Tyson’s rehabilitation took another step forward as he joined the crew and sat gamely by, laughing his head off on the couch as comics took playful jabs at his record of sexual assault. William Shatner in particular distinguished himself with an extended bit walking the former champion through the right way to rape a woman and get away with it…. One wonders if Comedy Central called Tyson’s victim and asked whether she had any zingers she wanted to contribute.

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Guitarist Slash Gets Caught Up in Some Mashed Potatoes Journalism

While former Guns N’ Roses ax-man Slash managed to escape unscathed from his recent appearance at the taping of Comedy Central’s Charlie Sheen roast, it was apparently another matter today at a UK guitar shop.

According to a report in the Epsom Guardian, a British media personality known as Tubes (pictured) decided to go for some stupid stunt journalism. All, one assumes, for boastful future inclusion on his Saturday morning Sky One TV program Soccer AM and-or website:

Tubes smashed Slash [with mashed potatoes] during an interview ahead of the official opening of GuitarGuitar in Epsom, the largest guitar shop in the UK. The superstar did not see the joke and stormed off after having Tubes unceremoniously booted out of the building.

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Comedy Central’s New Low: Rapist Mike Tyson to Roast Wife Beater Charlie Sheen

The upcoming roast of Charlie Sheen, taping September 10 in Los Angeles, is already in poor taste. But today Comedy Central upped the ante when they announced they’d added another criminal to the bill, convicted rapist Mike Tyson.

For all the insults, roasts are at their core celebrations of a beloved personality, and Sheen’s long history of abusing women isn’t exactly endearing. Mike Tyson’s sex crimes are even less so. Is the network hoping audiences won’t care what these guys have done, or worse yet, find it funny?

The roast airs September 19. We’re wondering what kind of advertisers this creepfest will pull in.

Update – 09/02/11: Ad Age reports that Electronic Arts and Axe have signed on as lead sponsors of the Sept 19 roast.

Charlie Sheen to Be Roasted in Los Angeles

Well, this is a no-brainer really. Comedy Central just announced that Charlie Sheen will be its next roastee. The show will tape live in LA on September 10 and be broadcast on the network on September 19th at 10 PM.

“You could say I’ve been providing kindling for this Roast for a while,” Sheen said in the release. “It’s time to light it up. It’s going to be epic.”

Previous roastees include Pamela Anderson and Bob Saget. Methinks this one will step it up a notch.

Charlie Sheen Intern Candidate Opts for Ryan Seacrest

Does this make the American Idol host a troll?

Just a few months ago, any bit of news attached to Charlie Sheen‘s search for a social media summer intern was hot stuff. Today, it’s just kind of sad. Per a Canadian Press wire service report, one of two Canucks still in the running for the Sheen intern gig has decided to throw his toque in with a more stable Hollywood property:

Twenty-two-year-old Ontario native Phil Pallen (pictured) graduates from Full Sail University in Florida on June 30 and will go immediately to Los Angeles to start July 5 as an intern with the digital team at Ryan Seacrest Productions… Pallen also turned down an offer from NBC in New York, where he’d applied in February.

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Chelsea Handler Powers Another Memorable Profile Piece

The qualities that shine through on the air for Chelsea Handler are also the stuff magazine editors’ dreams are made of. She tells it like it is, takes no (non-nugget) prisoners, and remains a breath of New Jersey fresh air.

In this week’s Hollywood Reporter magazine cover story, Handler hints that in the spirit of her role models Gertrude Stein and Fran Lebowitz, she is hoping to de-emphasize the celebrity gossip quotient of her broadcast day-to-day ASAP. “I want to deliver news that isn’t just surrounded by Charlie Sheen,” she tells reporter Leslie Bruce. Handler seems like she will always have the courage of her convictions:

“I have really strong opinions; I’ll never sell out,” Handler says. “I’m not going to wake up one day and have a perfume. That’s never going to happen.” She adds, “It would smell like rubbing alcohol.”

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YouPorn Wants to Buy Charlie Sheen’s Mansion

According to TMZ, the porn company YouPorn has made a $4.5 million cash offer to buy Charlie Sheen‘s mansion and turn it into a porn compound. Best. Idea. By a porn company. Ever.

YouPorn’s offer is about $3 million less than Sheen’s asking price. But, supposedly, the company would allow Sheen to hang out as much as he wants at the porn villa. Can the actor refuse? No word yet. He apparently hasn’t turned down the offer though.

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Ashton Kutcher Replacing Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news Thursday evening that the void left by Charlie Sheen in the Two and a Half Men series will be filled by the younger, hotter, and considerably less violent Ashton Kutcher. From THR:

The deal came together quickly in the wake of Hugh Grant passing on the opportunity to join the show. Now sources say Men creator Chuck Lorre has crafted a storyline to introduce Kutcher in a way that satisfies the network and studio. “It’s really funny,” says one source. “People are going to love it.”

Kutcher has not confirmed the deal as of yet, but shortly after the story broke in the press he coyly tweeted: “what’s the square root of 6.25?” The answer, of course, is two and a half.

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