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'Two and a Half Men': Meet Walden's Long Lost 'Brother' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 13th 2011 2:30AM
'Two and a Half Men' - 'One False Move, Zimbabwe!'As the revamped 'Two and a Half Men' (Mon., 9PM ET on CBS) continues to roll forward, there was no forward movement on the Bridget front. Last seen jumping over the balcony with Charlie's ex Rose, whatever schemes she's up to will have to wait until another day.

For now, Walden's courtship of Zoe continues, as does the continued unveiling of his past. It's clear that Chuck Lorre and company are still having fun with the evolution of the new 'Two and a Half Men' as they did revamping the series in the first place.

With the introduction of his scientist mother came the revelation that Walden's imaginary childhood friend the gorilla was much more than that. His mother coordinated his birth to match the gorilla's, and then raised them together for four years.

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Chuck Lorre: Revamping 'Two and a Half Men' Was Exciting (EXCLUSIVE)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Dec 12th 2011 11:55PM
TV Guide Magazine features Chuck Lorre & his starsThe very public battle between Charlie Sheen and his one-time 'Two and a Half Men' boss Chuck Lorre has been well-documented, but since relaunching his hit CBS series with Ashton Kutcher, Lorre hasn't said much about his former star's "winning" meltdown and subsequent replacement.

In the latest issue of TV Guide Magazine, which hits newsstands Thursday, Dec. 15, Lorre talks to editor Michael Schneider, who's been teasing that the man of many multi-cam sitcoms finally tells all.

But it's worth noting that it's Emmy winner Jon Cryer -- not the recently gossip-plagued Kutcher -- who's gracing the cover with Lorre, along with 'Mike & Molly' funny lady Melissa McCarthy and Jim Parsons of 'The Big Bang Theory,' who've both also taken home Emmy love for their Lorre-created roles. He must be doing something right ...

We've got the exclusive first tease of TV Guide Magazine's interview with Lorre, including why the revamp was so "exciting" and how life imitated art for hard-partying, goddess-worshipping Sheen, who'll forever be linked to (and compared to) his now-departed TV alter-ego Charlie Harper.

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Charlie Sheen, Chuck Lorre and Warner Bros. Settle Lawsuit

by Alex Moaba, posted Sep 26th 2011 7:25PM
In the latest act of Charlie Sheen's atonement tour, the former 'Two and a Half Men' star has reached a settlement with Chuck Lorre and Warner Bros., according to a report in Deadline. Sheen had been suing the parties for $100 million, claiming he was wrongfully terminated from the hit sitcom.

In a statement, Warner Bros. confirmed news of a settlement. "Warner Bros. Television, Chuck Lorre and Charlie Sheen have resolved their dispute to the parties' mutual satisfaction. The pending lawsuit and arbitration will be dismissed as to all parties. The parties have agreed to maintain confidentiality over the terms of the settlement."

Last week, the L.A. Times reported that a settlement was likely to pay Sheen somewhere in the neighborhood of $25 million.

While Sheen is looking to clean up his many messes as he attempts to sell his 'Anger Management' pilot, the Season 9 premiere of 'Two and a Half Men,' which killed off Sheen's Charlie Harper character, drew massive ratings.

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Charlie's Ashes and Walden Schmidt Share Scene on 'Two and a Half Men' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 20th 2011 1:46AM
'Two and a Half Men' - 'Nice to Meet Your, Walden Schmidt'For a brief moment, Charlie Harper and Walden Schmidt shared the screen on the season premiere of 'Two and a Half Men' (Mon., 9PM ET on CBS). It would turn out to be Charlie's last appearance -- sort of -- and Walden's first. Granted, Charlie was ashes at the time.

After quickly moving past the funeral of Charlie, filled with jilted ex-lovers, before the opening credits even began, Alan began the process of moving on. As part of that, he decided to scatter Charlie's ashes on the beach.

Why he took the lid off the urn before he got to the beach was pretty obvious once a soaking wet Ashton Kutcher peeked through the back door. This way we get the sight gag of Charlie's ashes flying through the air as Alan shrieks and throws his arms up.

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Did Chuck Lorre Try to Boot Charlie Sheen From the Emmys?

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 19th 2011 10:30AM
Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen made headlines for his surprise Emmy appearance and gracious remarks to his former co-stars. However, the moment was almost squashed by his 'Two and a Half Men' bosses.

According to Deadline, Chuck Lorre, 'Men' co-creator and executive producer, tried to get Sheen booted from the telecast.

Lorre reportedly approached John Shaffner, the chairman of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, about getting Sheen out of the telecast. Warner Bros. Television Group honcho Bruce Rosenblum made a call to Fox chairman Peter Rice trying to get Sheen's appearance cut.

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'Two and a Half Men' Creator Chuck Lorre, Jon Cryer Speak Out About Charlie Sheen & Ashton Kutcher

by Catherine Lawson, posted Sep 14th 2011 8:10AM
Chuck LorreAhead of the 'Two and a Half Men' Season 9 premiere next week (Mon., Sept. 19, 9PM ET on CBS), star Jon Cryer has spoken of his fears that Charlie Sheen's downward spiral was going to end in his death, and creator Chuck Lorre has finally broken his silence.

Throughout the bitter public feud between Charlie Sheen and ... well, just about everybody connected to 'Two and a Half Men,' earlier this year, Lorre remained silent.

Now, however, he has opened up to 'TV Guide' magazine about Sheen, Ashton Kutcher and where the show goes from here.

Lorre even admits that initially he didn't think Kutcher was the right guy for the job.

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Bookies Taking Bets on How Charlie Sheen's 'Two and a Half Men' Character Will Be Killed Off

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jul 26th 2011 6:45AM
'Two and a Half Men' nudeCharlie Sheen's very public meltdown and exit from hit sitcom 'Two and a Half Men,' plus the subsequent fallout, has occupied a lot of TV news column inches and air time this year.

Now the focus has shifted to the upcoming Sheen-less Season 9, and the big questions right now are: Just how will Chuck Lorre get rid of Sheen's character, Charlie Harper?

And, is Ashton Kutcher's character really called Raymond?

Back in June AOL TV reported that Sheen's character would be written out in a very final way, which would prevent the actor from ever returning to the series, and that one scenario under discussion involved the character driving his car off a cliff.

Now, thanks to an Irish bookmaker, fans can -- in countries where it's legal to do so, obviously -- place bets on how Charlie Harper will be killed off. And the current frontrunner, with odds of 11/10, is ... "Drives his car off a cliff."

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Ashton Kutcher Gets a Start Date for 'Two and a Half Men,' Charlie Sheen in Talks With 'Mad Men' Producers

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jul 1st 2011 6:00AM
Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer and Angus T. JonesThe new post-Sheen era on 'Two and a Half Men' is due to officially start Aug. 1st when new star Ashton Kutcher and the rest of the cast report to work for the first read-through of Kutcher's debut episode.

The hotly anticipated Season 9 premiere episode is due to air Sept. 19th, and it will allegedly see Charlie Sheen's character, Charlie Harper, killed off (almost certainly in a very nasty, very unambiguously final way).

Meanwhile, according to 'The New York Post,' Sheen may be closing in on a deal for a new cable TV sitcom with Lionsgate, the production company behind 'Mad Men.' The new show would debut in the summer or fall of 2012.

A source told the 'Post' that the new sitcom would most likely be a takeoff on Sheen's real tabloid-crazy life -- with Sheen playing a version of himself, an actor with spectacular personal demons.

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'Two and a Half Men' Won't Compete at The Emmys

by Catherine Lawson, posted May 31st 2011 7:20AM
Charlie SheenIt's been announced that 'Two and a Half Men' won't be in the running for the Best Comedy Series award at this year's Emmys.

According to Deadline.com, Warner Bros. TV confirmed that the show had not been submitted despite having produced and aired enough episodes in its eighth season to be eligible. Sources close to the show said producers decided the show should not be submitted due to the controversies surrounding former star Charlie Sheen.

Production on the series had to be suspended in January when Sheen was hospitalized after an allegedly drug-fuelled bender. Then, following Sheen's series of bizarre public rants, in which he relentlessly attacked 'Two and Half Men' co-creator Chuck Lorre, Warner Bros. and CBS, production on the show was halted for the season.

Sheen was subsequently fired, and Ashton Kutcher was hired as his replacement.

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Ashton Kutcher's 'Two and a Half Men' Deal Is Only for One Year

by Catherine Lawson, posted May 23rd 2011 7:55AM
Jon Creyer, Ashton Kutcher and Angus T. JonesLast week it was all smiles as Ashton Kutcher attended CBS's annual upfront presentation in New York as the new face of top-rated comedy, 'Two and a Half Men.'

Now it seems as though Warner Bros. and CBS may not be making longterm plans for the veteran series with Kutcher.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Kutcher's new deal, which will net him an estimated $750,000 per episode, is only for one year, even though executives are still said to be keen to continue the money-spinning 'Men' for at least another two or three years.

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Charlie Sheen 'Destroyed' After Being Replaced by Ashton Kutcher

by PopEater Staff, posted May 17th 2011 5:55AM

Is it time for yet another Charlie Sheen meltdown? After it was announced last week that Ashton Kutcher would be replacing him in 'Two and a Half Men,' Sheen was quick to publicly mock the decision. He called the star of 'That '70s Show' a "sweetheart," but added that Kutcher would bring the show down.

However, despite his public show of gravitas, a source close to Sheen tells Popeater that privately he's "destroyed" by the casting news.

"He really thought that he would be invited back," a friend of Charlie's tells me. "After years of suffering no consequences for his behavior, why would he think anything else? Finally it has sunk in that he doesn't live by different rules to everyone else. Actions do have a consequences."

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Hugh Grant In Talks to Replace Charlie Sheen in 'Two and a Half Men'

by Catherine Lawson, posted May 12th 2011 7:00AM
Hugh GrantYes, you read that right. British actor Hugh Grant, all-around posh boy and rom-com A-lister has reportedly been in talks to replace Charlie Sheen in 'Two and a Half Men.'

According to Deadline, the 'Bridget Jones' star first entered the running about a month ago when CBS boss Les Moonves and President Nina Tassler approved him as a candidate.

Warner Bros. Studio execs and 'Men' creator Chuck Lorre have been searching for a way to continue the money-spinning comedy without Sheen, and word is that they're still looking for a solid A-lister.

Deadline reports that after being offered $1 million per episode, Grant was close to signing a deal when he backed out unexpectedly, supposely because he balked at the demanding work schedule of a weekly TV series.

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Charlie Sheen: I'll Be Back (With a New Show)

by Chris Harnick, posted May 4th 2011 10:15AM
Charlie SheenGetting fired from 'Two and a Half Men' won't keep Charlie Sheen from returning TV ... at least that's what he says.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Sheen ended his 'My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option Tour' with a promise to his fans that he'd be returning to TV. Don't look for Sheen on CBS, the actor said his show would be on a competing network and, you guessed it, "epic."

Sheen, who is currently suing Warner Bros. TV and 'Men' creator Chuck Lorre, had previously expressed interest in returning to the hit CBS sitcom. However, after learning of Lorre's planned reboot, Sheen released a profanity-laced letter slamming his former boss.

At his last tour stop in Washington, Sheen reportedly told the crowd he was high the last eight years on 'Two and a Half Men.'

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Charlie Sheen Rips Chuck Lorre's 'Men' Reboot Plans in Profanity-Laced Letter

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 29th 2011 11:40AM
Charlie SheenSeems like Charlie Sheen isn't too happy with Chuck Lorre's plans to reboot 'Two and a Half Men' without him.

The troubled sitcom star released a letter to TMZ, calling Lorre a "nut-less sociopath," among other choice words.

In the letter, Sheen claims responsibility for the success of the CBS sitcom and warns Lorre that he'll win in the $100 million court case against him and Warner Bros. TV.

Read the full letter below.

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Chuck Lorre's Latest Vanity Card: 'I've Been Going Through a Tough Time Recently'

by Jean Bentley, posted Apr 1st 2011 10:30AM
Chuck LorreChuck Lorre has mostly remained silent throughout these past few Charlie Sheen–filled weeks. But last night the 'Two and a Half Men' creator took to his post-'Big Bang Theory' vanity card to share a few words on the Sheen situation.

"I've been going through a tough time recently," he wrote, before dropping some torpedoes of truth about how the sayings people use to comfort you during tough times don't really work for him. More realistically, he'd prefer something like "your suffering will be funny after an undetermined length of time."

Lorre last spoke out via vanity card on March 1, when he wrote "I am so outta here!" Two weeks before that -- before the Sheen lawsuit -- he wrote, "If Charlie Sheen outlives me, I'm gonna be really pissed."

Check out the full text of last night's card after the jump.

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