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Charlie Sheen confirms 'Anger Management' sitcom plan

Charlie Sheen goes into "Anger Management"

Charlie Sheen is no longer an unemployed actor -- but he's also not an actor who's back on TV just yet.

Sheen on Monday confirmed recent rumors that he's adapting the movie "Anger Management" as a sitcom, Show Tracker reported, and will have "a significant ownership stake" in the show.

"I chose 'Anger Management' because, while it might be a big stretch for me to play a guy with serious anger management issues, I think it is a great concept," Sheen said in a statement. "It also provides me with real ownership in the series, a certain amount of creative control and the chance to be back in business with one of my favorite movie producers of all time, Joe Roth."

The warlock, you might recall, was fired from his previous TV gig, "Two and a Half Men," back in March after clashes with some suit he didn't much like and complications around a few health-type issues.

But don't rush to program that DVR: Even with a production company on board -- Lionsgate Television's Debmar-Mecury -- the project has no production start date and no network inked to bring Sheen back into America's living rooms, Show Tracker said.

"With Charlie's incredible talent and comedic gifts, he remains the leading man of TV sitcoms," said Roth, who paired with Sheen on the "Major League" films and more. "I'm excited to collaborate with him once again."

Charlie Sheen has a new sitcom in the works Sheen will take over the character originated by Jack Nicholson in the 2003 comedy costarring Adam Sandler -- who kind of reminds just a tiny bit of, well, someone else. Thoughts?

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-- Christie D'Zurilla
Twitter.com/dzurillaville

Top photo: Charlie Sheen in Toronto in April. Credit: George Pimentel / Getty Images

Bottom photos: Jon Cryer, left, and Adam Sandler. Credits: Jason Kempin / Getty Images, left; Chris Pizzello / Associated Press, right.


Jon Cryer stays true to form after Emmy nod for 'Men'

Jon Cryer takes his Emmy nomination in stride

This post has been corrected. Please see the note below for details.

Jon Cryer on Thursday picked up his sixth Emmy nomination for supporting-actor work on an obscure little sitcom called "Two and a Half Men."

However, those judging solely by his reaction to the nod -- and perhaps living under a rock since late last year -- might think this is the brightest spotlight he's faced in a long time.

"In a year when nothing much has happened on our show and you could barely find a word about me or my co-stars on the internet," the wry Cryer offered in a statement, via Radar Online, "it is lovely to be recognized by the Academy in this way!"

Lovely!

The whole Charlie Sheen meltdown? "Two and a Half Men" production being put on hold? Ashton Kutcher taking over the lead role amid rumors that Charlie Harper would be dying a very-dead death at the start of next season? Shoot -- we'd totally forgotten!

Kinda like someone apparently forgot to get the previously nominated Sheen's name submitted to the Emmy Awards folks in time for consideration? Though we suppose he was rather busy back in April.

In classic and classy Cryer fashion, there's nothing to see here, folks -- at least until the Sept. 18 ceremony, when we'll learn if the usually-not-under-arrest actor and 2009 Emmy winner will take home his second prime-time trophy. His competition includes Chris Colfer of "Glee", and last year's Emmy winner, Eric Stonestreet of "Modern Family."

Nothing to see here, actually, as long as we all forget to watch Comedy Central's Sheen roast set to air a week earlier, right after the Kutcher-Cryer-Angus T. Jones incarnation of "Two and a Half Men" hits the small screen.

Move along now.

[For the record, 8:32 a.m. July 15: A previous version of this post said Chris Colfer won the 2010 supporting actor Emmy. That trophy went to Eric Stonestreet, while Colfer took home the 2011 Golden Globe and was among the winners of the 2010 Screen Actors Guild Award for ensemble performance in a comedy series. While we're at it, here are the rest of the 2011 nominees in the comedy-supporting category: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ed O'Neill and Ty Burrell, all from "Modern Family." Thanks to commenter David Migicovsky for flagging the gaffe.]

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-- Christie D'Zurilla
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Photo: Jon Cryer, left, Angus T. Jones and Ashton Kutcher appear on behalf of the retooled "Two and a Half Men" in New York on May 18. Credit: Jeffrey R. Staab / CBS / Associated Press


 


Charlie Sheen roast to air the night of Ashton Kutcher's 'Two and a Half Men' debut

Charlie Sheen and Ashton Kutcher

If you're courting controversy, clearly the hottest date in town is Charlie Sheen. Ask Comedy Central, which announced Tuesday that Sheen would be the target of its next Hollywood roast.

"You could say I've been providing kindling for this roast for a while," Sheen said in a statement. "It's time to light it up. It's going to be epic."

You took the words right out of the Ministry's mouth, Charlie -- it must have been while our jaw was on the floor, given Comedy Central's other announcement: The roast will air only an hour after Ashton Kutcher's debut as Sheen's replacement on "Two and a Half Men."

Roast cameras will roll Sept. 10, but the special won't premiere until 10 p.m. Sept. 19, just an hour after the revamped "Men" goes up on CBS. 

Coincidence, we're sure.

While Kutcher will audition for America's hearts on CBS, Comedy Central is guaranteeing that Sheen will be no one's darling as comedians use his various personal implosions into fodder.

"Charlie has assured us that nothing will be off limits in this roast … which scares even us," network honcho Kent Alterman said.

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Photo: The Comedy Central roast of Charlie Sheen, left, will air the same night as Ashton Kutcher's debut on "Two and a Half Men." Not awkward or intentional at all. Credits: Mario Anzuoni / Reuters; Chip East / Getty Images



Charlie Sheen's ex Brooke Mueller to get her child-support money straight from his Warner's paycheck

Charlie Sheen's wages to be garnished at Brooke Mueller's request

Charlie Sheen will see $55,000 a month knocked off checks he receives from Warner Bros. Television, now that a judge has ordered the studio to send the former "Two and a Half Men" star's child-support money directly to ex-wife Brooke Mueller.

Mueller's request to have Sheen's paychecks garnished was granted Friday by L.A. Superior Court Judge Hank Goldberg. The couple, whose divorce was finalized May 2, have twin boys together. Sheen pays child support to Mueller on behalf of the boys as well as to Denise Richards on behalf of their two daughters.

Sources told TMZ that Mueller had requested the change so she'd be protected if Sheen, who once earned about $1.8 million per "Men" episode and lived a lifestyle to match, were to run low on cash.

The actor, who went on tour with a live stage show after losing his sitcom job, could have another TV gig in the works, if Radar Online's report about an alleged bidding war with TBS in the lead holds true. That would be good good news for Sheen, whose Charlie Harper character appears headed toward a rather permanent death once "Two and a Half Men" comes back this fall.

One idea being floated: Charlie Harper dies when his car goes off a cliff. Sound familiar?

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Photo: Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller in 2008. Credit: Kevork Djansezian / Associated Press


Charlie Sheen lists Beverly Hills mansion for $7.2 million

Charliesheenstory Charlie Sheen's Beverly Hills mansion is officially for sale. If you've been house-hunting for a warlock-worthy party pad or extra space to start a porn family, look no further.

The 7,924-square-foot luxury dwelling, located in Mulholland Estates, features five bedrooms and seven baths but comes with a hefty price tag: $7.2 million.

The listing describes the custom-built Mediterranean as a "spectacular celebrity home" and an "entertainer's dream with spacious public rooms, most of which open to a beautifully landscaped yard featuring a professional outdoor kitchen with dining area, pool and spa. Other features include a screening room and top-of-the-line appliances and finishes."

Sheen kept the house in his divorce from Brooke Mueller in a deal reached just weeks ago, after paying her a $1-million buyout. The selling of "Sober Valley Lodge" also comes after confirmation that Warner Bros. and CBS have officially replaced Sheen with Ashton Kutcher on "Two and a Half Men."

Get ready, world, this warlock could be your new neighbor.

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Photo: Charlie Sheen. Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press


Martin Sheen will read AA play live to benefit Geffen, Hazelden (Charlie, you listening?)

Martin Sheen Didn't score a ticket to see Charlie Sheen live on his My Violent Torpedo of Truth / Defeat Is Not an Option Tour? Fear not: Martin Sheen is offering a palate-cleansing alternative with his own one-night live performance, to benefit the Geffen Playhouse and, deliciously, Hazelden, one of the granddaddies in the rehab game.

Even better? The play selected for papa Sheen's reading is "Bill W. and Dr. Bob," the story of two men whose friendship resulted in the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous, an organization that son Charlie has famously dismissed as a cult with a single-digit success rate.

"Bill W. and Dr. Bob" is set to return to the New York stage next year with a production supported by donations to Hazelden. Profits will be used to sponsor a national college tour of the show aimed at fighting binge drinking, and also to fund student "scholarships" for treatment at Hazelden.

The benefit performance, featuring a cast of six and a Q&A afterward with the playwrights, will be held at the Geffen Playhouse in L.A. on June 27.

Martin Sheen, who has been sober for a couple of decades, has characterized his former sitcom star son as "emotionally crippled" by addiction. "When you're addicted," he told a British paper, "you don't grow emotionally."

Charlie, meanwhile, was sniffing around a Twitter solicitation late Tuesday to come speak to a sixth-period history class.

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Photo: Martin Sheen in L.A. in February 2010. Credit: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times



Jon Cryer 'jazzed' about Ashton Kutcher, thanks Charlie Sheen for 8 seasons of 'Two and a Half Men'

Jon Cryer reacts to Ashton Kutcher joining Two and a Half Men

Jon Cryer is still employed and loving it. In fact, the star said he's "jazzed" about the show coming back and had some very nice things to say about Charlie Sheen and Ashton Kutcher.

"I want to express my enormous gratitude to Charlie Sheen for eight great seasons," Cryer said in a statement. "I'm extremely proud of the work we've done together, and I will miss him. But I'm also looking forward to this new beginning."

News that Kutcher had signed a deal to join the "Two and a Half Men" cast came down Friday.

While Sheen was quick to wryly welcome Kutcher to "Planet Chuck" (referring to show creator Chuck Lorre, with whom he's been sparring), Cryer actually gushed a bit about his new costar, saying, "Ashton is an extraordinarily talented guy, and his presence will be an asset to our show."

Always going for the laugh, he added, "We are old friends from our male modeling days, and we're both looking forward to being judged for our comedic artistry, as opposed to our exceptional physical beauty."

Meanwhile, Sheen and Kutcher tweeted at each other about the news. Despite his first response Friday predicting a crash in "Two and a Half Men" ratings, Charlie said later, "Congrats to the cast and crew...CBS & WB..! My best to @aplusk !! The show must go on... You got the right guy! C." Ashton responded, "#2.5 Thank [sic] man. Always been a fan, always will be! BTW you were 'born big.' "

Sheen's Twitter bio reads, "Born Small... Now Huge... Winning... Bring it..! (unemployed winner...)"

Awww, now isn't that sweet -- almost like "Three and a Half Men" instead?

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Photo: Jon Cryer speaks at the First Annual Comedy Awards on March 26, 2011, in New York City. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images


Charlie Sheen to Ashton Kutcher: Let me call you 'sweetheart' while I trash your new show

Ashton Kutcher Welcoming Ashton Kutcher to what he called "Planet Chuck," Charlie Sheen responded Friday to the news that his unfillable slot on "Two and a Half Men" had in fact been filled.

"Kutcher is a sweetheart and a brilliant comedic performer ... Oh wait, so am I!!," Sheen told TMZ.

Charlie Sheen responds to Ashton Kutcher getting "Two and a Half Men" job "Enjoy planet Chuck, Ashton," he said, referring to former boss Chuck Lorre. "There is no air, laughter, loyalty, or love there."

The four-time Emmy and two-time Golden Globe nominee for "Men" had wished Lorre "nothing but pain in his silly travels" after the show runner -- according to his star, unable to "handle" Sheen's "power" -- suspended production of the popular show in February. The 45-year-old actor was fired shortly after passing those sentiments along.

Kutcher, meanwhile, told his Twitter followers Friday, "Thank you for all the Congrats on 2.5. Met with the team this morning.... We are already working on earning your Laughter."

The balance of Sheen's message to his fans? "Enjoy the show America," he said, leading into his prediction that "Men" will tank in the ratings without him in the cast.

Guess when you're obsessed with winning, it gets harder to play the good sport.

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Left photo: Ashton Kutcher presents a creation by designer Colcci during Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in January. Credit: Mauricios Lima / AFP / Getty Images.

Right photo: Charlie Sheen gets ready to hand out free T-shirts to members of the audience on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in March. Credit: Richard Cartwright / ABC / Associated Press


Ashton Kutcher replacing Charlie Sheen on 'Two and a Half Men' [Poll]

Ashton Kutcher and Charlie Sheen Ashton Kutcher is taking the spot vacated by Charlie Sheen on "Two and a Half Men," reportedly booking the gig for a healthy salary that still represents a savings for CBS and the rest of the "Men" team.

Kutcher on Wednesday tweeted the not-very-enigmatic message, "What's the square root of 6.25?" then issued a statement Friday confirming the deal.

"I can't wait to get to work with this ridiculously talented 2.5 team and I believe we can fill the stage with laughter that will echo in viewers' homes," Kutcher said in a statement. Saying he "can't replace Charlie Sheen," he promised to work hard to entertain. 

Kutcher's name rose to the top of the class Thursday via Broadcasting & Cable, with the Hollywood Reporter getting confirmation from sources later that night. Word came Friday via TMZ that CBS honcho Les Moonves had blessed the decision.

Hugh Grant, who'd been negotiating with Warner Bros. for about a month, ultimately said no Tuesday night, according to Deadline Hollywood. Sources told the website that show creator Chuck Lorre wanted to move forward with "Men" only "if he can find the right actor and get excited about that."

Lorre on Friday described a "deep sigh of relief knowing that our family stays together," Show Tracker reported.

"If I was any happier," he said, "it'd be illegal."

The "Punk'd" creator won't play Charlie Harper; rather, a new character will be introduced to the story line. Makes sense, as the onetime star of "That '70s Show" has a few less miles on him than his Vatican assassin predecessor. Sheen is 45, Kutcher is 33. Sheen is a Virgo, an earth sign; Kutcher is an Aquarius, an air sign. The @aplusk Twitter account has 774 days' head start on @charliesheen's effort. And as far as we know, wife Demi Moore has never accidentally shot herself while picking up Kutcher's pants.

Word is Kutcher won't be taking home Sheen's base salary of $1.25 million per episode, plus more on the back end, but the numbers aren't puny: Various outlets have put Ashton's paycheck just shy of $1 million per show. Thank goodness the new guy comes from a two-income household, right?

Is it just us, or is Sheen looking smaller and smaller in TV's rear-view mirror?

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Photos: Ashton Kutcher in January 2011, left, and Charlie Sheen in January 2009. Credits: Evan Agostini / Associated Press, left; Chris Pizzello / Associated Press, right.


Hey Charlie Sheen, how's that whole image rehab thing working out?

Charlie Sheen

As much as we loathe giving Charlie Sheen more ink -- or whatever the electronic equivalent is -- well, here we go. In recent days, Sheen has decided to aim his violent torpedo at something other than Chuck Lorre. Sheen's new targets? Homelessness, poverty and -- violence. Yes, really.

The actor's new charity, Sheen's Korner, recently announced plans to throw money at Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan who was beaten into a coma outside of Dodger Stadium on opening day. Sheen is also giving away signed baseballs in exchange for donations of $100 or more toward the victims of the Alabama tornadoes.

Lastly, Sheen's made some noise about raising cash for bipolar awareness, providing -- after a little nudging -- more than $5,000 for the Organization for Bipolar Affective Disorders.

So! Altogether now! Who's impressed?

"Too little, too late," sniffs Bretton Holmes, a crisis PR guy who recently represented Laurel Kagay, an ex of "The Bachelor" contestant Brad Womack. "A sure sign of desperation on his part."

"Fruitless," echoes BJ Coleman, a publicist whose client roster has included Naomi "Run! She's Got a Cellphone!" Campbell. "Sheen needs to directly address his pending issues with his fan base and take ownership for any personal problems he may facing and deal with them."

Ouch. But what about The People? They must appreciate the effort. Right?

"We've seen in the past two weeks someone whose reputation is damaged and continuing to spiral out of control," says Kenneth C. Wisnefski, founder and chief executive at WebiMax, a reputation management company specializing in social media. "There is simply no monitoring or control in place that can stop his down-falling reputation."

Well! We know someone who won't be getting a signed baseball anytime soon.

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