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Harvey Weinstein: Charlie Sheen Is Playing a 'Losing Game' With CBS (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Mar 2nd 2011 12:45AM
Uber-producer Harvey Weinstein was on 'Piers Morgan Tonight' (weekdays, 9PM ET on CNN), where he praised Charlie Sheen -- who Weinstein worked with on the 'Scary Movie' franchise -- as one of the best actors around "when motivated."

But Weinstein wasn't buying into Piers Morgan's theory that Sheen is currently playing a "smart game" with CBS, because, in Morgan's opinion, the network needs the "massive business" that 'Two and a Half Men' brings in.

"I know (CBS president) Les Moonves," Weinstein explained. "Charlie is playing a losing game."

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How Tim Gunn made it work despite the skinflints at Bravo

by Allison Waldman, posted Jul 31st 2008 8:03AM
Timmy GunnYou knew when the Harvey Weinstein/NBC Universal case came to court over Project Runway that things were going to get testy. But the information that came out today -- that Tim Gunn wasn't paid a cent for the first season of Project Runway -- was a stunner. Testifying in New York State Supreme Court yesterday, executive producer Harvey Weinstein said that Tim Gunn received no salary in season one, and only $2,500 per episode in season two.

The whole reason for the court proceedings involves Project Runway running away from Bravo to Lifetime. The Weinstein Company wanted more money for the program -- one of Bravo's biggest hits -- and found Lifetime ready to pay big bucks.

Emblematic of this fight over money is the fact that Bravo, apparently, didn't think to reward Tim Gunn for his efforts in making the show a hit by giving him something after season one, and more than a token amount (in show biz money) in season two. Tim wasn't the only one who looked in vain for something from Bravo; Heidi Klum received flowers, but nothing more substantive.

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What's wrong with Judi Dench?

by Anna Johns, posted Feb 2nd 2006 8:06AM
judi denchThree network talk shows passed on interviewing British actress Judi Dench, and Harvey Weinstein says it's because of her age. Dench is 71 years old and was recently doing the rounds to promote her movie, Mrs. Henderson Presents, for which she was nominated for an Oscar. Weinstein says she was turned down for interviews with Today, Good Morning America, and The View. The producers of those shows reportedly told Miramax that Dench "didn't fit their demographics."

The View and GMA released statements in response to Weinstein's whining, both saying that there wasn't room for Dench on their shows at that particular time. Both trumpeted Dench's previous appearances on their programs.

Didn't they try The Early Show on CBS? That show is so desperate for ratings, they'll take anyone.

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