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Modern Family, Homeland Win Big at the Emmys

Plus, wins for 'Veep,' 'Game Change,' 'Two and a Half Men'

(Newser) - And they're off! Host Jimmy Kimmel opened the Emmys with jokes about Honey Boo Boo and politics ("Being a Republican in Hollywood is like being a Chick-fil-A sandwich on the snack table at Glee."), and noted that this is the first year none of the four... More »

Two and a Half Men Gets 10th Season

Ashton Kutcher gets a pay raise in renewed contract

(Newser) - Ashton Kutcher still has a job: CBS has officially picked up Two and a Half Men for a 10th season, reports the Hollywood Reporter . The renewed deal gives Kutcher and co-stars Jon Cryer and Angus T Jones raises, with Kutcher reported to now be making $725,000 an episode, up... More »

Kutcher Replaces Sheen as Best-Paid Sitcom Star

But he's still making $500K less than Sheen was

(Newser) - Despite the fact that none of Ashton Kutcher's Two and a Half Men episodes have actually aired yet, he's already the highest-paid sitcom actor on TV, earning a whopping $700,000 per episode. That's massive considering lead primetime performers typically earn $125,000 an episode, reports TV ... More »

Nobody Likes Ashton's Naked 2.5 Men Poster

Mostly because it features other, less attractive, nude people

(Newser) - Ashton Kutcher's new Two and a Half Men promo poster is out, and it's a doozy (click to see it ). It features a maybe-naked Kutcher alongside similarly un-clothed co-stars Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones. Reactions:
  • "Hands up right now: Which red-blooded American women out there
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Charlie Sheen Shopping Tell-All Book for $10M

Jon Cryer 'tweet' turns out to be a hoax

(Newser) - News from the Charlie Sheen front:
  • He's reportedly shopping a tell-all book and asking $10 million, reports TMZ .
  • CBS' decision to halt production is expected to cost the network "tens of millions" of dollars in lost revenue next year, a network exec tells the New York Times .
  • What's not
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TV's Top Earners

Hugh Laurie, Oprah, Ryan Seacrest, Charlie Sheen lead way

(Newser) - TV stars still make good money, but they make a bit less of it now than in recent years—studios have lowered the starting salary for a series star from a consistent $150,000 to $200,000 to between $75,000 and $125,000. Established stars, however, rake in much... More »

Jon Cryer's Ex-Wife Arranged Hit, Says Ex-Boyfriend

Sarah Trigger was allegedly behind death threat

(Newser) - Apparently, Charlie Sheen’s antics aren’t enough drama for one sitcom. Jon Cryer, Sheen’s Two and a Half Men co-star, was targeted for a hit…allegedly by his ex-wife. The threat became public when Cryer alerted security on Jan. 15; he believed Sarah Trigger, with whom he was... More »

Mad Men, 30 Rock Clean Up

Close, Cranston snag back-to-back drama awards for leading roles; Collette, Baldwin top comedy winners

(Newser) - The Emmy Awards ended with a spell of deja vu as Mad Men won its second consecutive best drama trophy and 30 Rock captured its third straight best comedy award tonight in Los Angeles. Glenn Close of Damages and Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad, last year's winners for lead roles... More »

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