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Posts Tagged ‘Chuck Lorre’

The Glendale Bear IS a National Celebrity

News of the Glendale Bear’s most recent capture made headlines all over the country this weekend. His popular Twitter feed was given prominent mention too, courtesy of the LA Times.

The bear, who has a penchant for meatballs, fruit trees and swimming pools, captured the hearts of some locals as he made a habit of foraging for food in the foothill communities in recent months. His popularity only increased when Glendale resident Sarah Aujero, 29, created the Twitter handle @TheGlendaleBear so that residents would not see the bear as a threat.

“After all these tranquilizer shots, they may need to drop me off at Celebrity Rehab…” Aujero tweeted Sunday after the bear was caught.

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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.

Showtime Names New Communications Chief

Showtime just announced that Trisha Cardoso will be joining the network as its executive vice president of corporate communications. She’ll be in charge of all PR, publicity, media and talent relations, events and corporate branding.

Cardoso comes to Showtime after executive tenures at both Paramount and Viacom’s television groups. For the past eight years, though, she ran her own LA-based consulting firm–where she oversaw crisis communications for Two and a Half Men and Chuck Lorre among other clients.

Jeez. Hopefully she’s not too burnt out after handling that roster. There aren’t too make people who can say they took a high-pressure job at a major cable network because they wanted to relax a little bit.

Press release after the jump:

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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.

Charlie Sheen Debacle Underscores Hollywood’s Apathy Towards Violence Against Women

What’s worse: Calling your boss a clown, or beating and threatening to kill a woman?

If you’re the producers of Two and a Half Men, it’s the former. Insulting Chuck Lorre got Sheen kicked off the show. These are the same fellas who recently looked the other way when Sheen pulled a knife on his wife, or choked an adult actress. And from an ethical standpoint that’s troubling, says David Carr of the NY Times:

We can all nod and wink and say “it’s Hollywood, what do you expect?” CBS and Time Warner may be in the entertainment business, but they are both publicly traded companies with shareholders, corporate ethics policies and, one presumes, many female employees who don’t particularly care to see a highly paid employee (Mr. Sheen, between his share of syndication and a salary of $1.2 million per episode, makes enough to put him at the top of the food chain in most of corporate America) continually threaten to use women as punching bags.

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Charlie Sheen Commits Career Suicide

Maybe it was better when Charlie Sheen was partying with porn stars and a “briefcase full of cocaine.”

In a truly astonishing series of events today, the highest paid television actor in Hollywood:

1) Trashed show creator Chuck Lorre on the Alex Jones Show;

2) Caused CBS to cancel production of the eight remaining episodes of this year’s season of Two and a Half Men;

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