NEWS ABOUT: Chuck Lorre

Charlie Sheen to Angus T. Jones: Come on My Show!

'Two and a Half Men' star likely out after this season: sources

(Newser) - Not surprisingly, Angus T. Jones probably won't return to Two and a Half Men, which he recently referred to as "filth," if the show is renewed for an 11th season, sources confirm to E! . His character—the "half" referred to in the title—joined the Army... More »

Two and a Half Men Actor Slams Show as 'Filth'

Angus Jones even urges people to stop watching

(Newser) - Boy, has little Angus Jones grown up. The "half" actor on Two and Half Men has condemned the show as "filth" and urged people to stop watching it in a testimony video for his Forerunner Christian Church, the Atlantic reports. Might his job be in jeopardy, considering how... More »

Sheen Settles Suit for $25M ... Plus $100M

Mouthy actor wins payment plus syndication profits

(Newser) - How's that for tiger blood? Charlie Sheen settled his wrongful termination lawsuit with Warner Brothers and Two & a Half Men producer Chuck Lorre today for a handy $25 million, TMZ reports. Thanks to the settlement, the actor will also earn around $100 million in syndication profits over the... More »

Here's How Charlie Sheen's Character Gets Killed

TMZ: He has a bad run-in with the Paris subway

(Newser) - Two and a Half Men fans probably know by now that the sitcom is killing off Charlie Sheen's character in the first episode of season nine next month. But how? TMZ has the grisly details following last night's taping. It seems Sheen's Charlie Harper character gets married... More »

Sheen Loses a Goddess, Wins Sitcom

Lionsgate producing new Sheen show for cable

(Newser) - It's been a quiet couple of weeks in Sheenland, but the actor's love life and professional life are inevitably back in the news. Natalie Kenley, one of the two so-called goddesses who accompanied Sheen on his 'Violent Torpedo of Truth" tour, has moved out of his home,... More »

Sheen Has Nice Words for Ashton, Not Show

He calls Kutcher a 'sweetheart,' says sitcom will fizzle

(Newser) - Charlie Sheen's first public response to the hiring of Ashton Kutcher for Two and a Half Men is ... actually pretty tame by violent-torpedo-of-truth standards. "Kutcher is a sweetheart and a brilliant comedic performer," Sheen tells TMZ , before adding, "Oh, wait, so am I." He doesn'... More »

Charlie Sheen's Two and a Half Men Replacement Is...

...Ashton Kutcher, say sources

(Newser) - Watch out, Charlie Sheen. It looks like Ashton Kutcher is the one who is winning these days. Two sources tell the Hollywood Reporter that Kutcher is putting the finishing touches on a deal to replace Sheen as one of Two and a Half Men's men. Kutcher took to—where... More »

Charlie Sheen Loses Custody Battle

Brooke Mueller to retain primary custody of twins

(Newser) - Charlie Sheen isn't winning anymore. The actor failed yesterday to win sole custody of his twin sons from estranged wife Brooke Mueller in a Los Angeles court, sources tell ABC News . Mueller—who has reportedly returned to rehab for treatment of a drug problem—will maintain primary custody of... More »

CBS Honcho Wants Sheen Back Now

Les Moonves pushing for star's return, says Radar

(Newser) - In spite of all his tiger blood-fueled antics and misdemeanors, rumor has it that CBS wants Charlie Sheen back on Two and a Half Men. CBS head honcho Les Moonves has expressed said desire to Warner Bros. Television, the company that produces the show, a "well-placed insider" tells Radar... More »

Sheen Sues Lorre, WB for $100M

Suit claims Lorre made Sheen a 'scapegoat'

(Newser) - Hell hath no fury like Charlie Sheen scorned —he's suing Warner Bros. and his arch-nemesis Chuck Lorre for the amount he and the crew would've made on the eight episodes of Two and a Half Men that had yet to be made—a whopping $100 million, TMZ reports. The... More »

Sheen to Jewish Group: You Apologize to Me

He wants a retraction of anti-Semitism accusation

(Newser) - The Anti-Defamation League accused Charlie Sheen of "borderline anti-Semitism" when he called Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre by his Hebrew name, Chaim Levine . But Sheen, via a letter from his lawyer obtained by TMZ , says that's not fair—and demands that the ADL issue a retraction.... More »

Next Up for Blabbing Sheen: 20/20 Interview

Hour-long interview to air Tuesday

(Newser) - Charlie Sheen's own mouth seems to be his worst enemy, but that's not stopping him from talking some more. The actor sat down with ABC News' Andrea Canning for a one-hour interview that will air Tuesday on 20/20. One tidbit from the interview: In regards to calling Chuck Lorre by... More »

Two and a Half Men Shut Down After Bizarre Sheen Rant

CBS axes season after Sheen calls Chuck Lorre 'contaminated little maggot'

(Newser) - CBS has had enough of Charlie Sheen's antics, at least for this season. The network says it has canceled production of Two and a Half Men for the rest of the season following bizarre rants from the actor against the sitcom's creator yesterday. Sheen—referring to Chuck Lorre by his... More »

How Nerds Can Save Network TV

Big Bang Theory succeeds where less brainy sitcoms fail

(Newser) - Why is a physics-quoting comedy one of network TV's only successful sitcoms? And with so many Americans turning to cable, the Internet, and reality programming, what does that mean for the future of prime time? The Wall Street Journal looks at The Big Bang Theory, an unlikely hit that actually... More »

TV Writer's Real Genius May Lie in the Fine Print

In brief post-sitcom flash, CBS shows Lorre's public journal

(Newser) - Television viewers are familiar with "vanity cards," the industry term for images crediting a production company at a show's end. But the cards at two CBS sitcoms are different: Producer Chuck Lorre uses the instant of screen time for a changing public diary, the Wall Street Journal reports.... More »

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