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Piers Morgan Invites Arnold Schwarzenegger to Apologize on His Show (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted May 26th 2011 4:45PM
Piers Morgan on 'Access Hollywood Live'Arnold Schwarzenegger's transgressions over the years have cost him his marriage, and have been a considerable public embarrassment for the former California governor. Piers Morgan is ever-helpful, so today on 'Access Hollywood Live' (weekdays, syndicated on NBC), he extended Schwarzenegger an invitation to offer a "mea culpa" on his show 'Piers Morgan Tonight.' He also explained why Hugh Grant is banned from the show.

"If he [Schwarzenegger] wanted to do a mea culpa on my show, I would recommend he do that," said Morgan, "because I think that there's a power of being honest and open about these things which, if you try and cover it up and try or run, it's not going to work."

Kit Hoover said Morgan's recommendation was that Schwarzenegger "pull a Hugh Grant," though Grant is barred from 'Tonight' for having suggested that all English tabloids should be banned from existence. Morgan used to edit two of those papers and took great offense at Grant's comments. So Grant will have to find another show on which to apologize to Morgan if he wants to get back in his good graces.

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Ashton Kutcher to Replace Charlie Sheen on 'Two and a Half Men'

by Harley W. Lond, posted May 12th 2011 8:30PM
UPDATE: The Hollywood Reporter has just confirmed that Ashton Kutcher will replace Charlie Sheen on 'Two and a Half Men.' The Hollywood trade reported that "two sources close to the deal-making (said) that the actor is putting the final touches on a deal to replace Charlie Sheen ... The exact dollar figure he will be paid is not known but a source says Kutcher is getting a 'huge payday'."

Earlier: The soap opera known as 'Two and a Half Men' keeps getting better and better. No, we don't mean the TV show, we mean the behind-the-scenes casting show.

TV Squad previously reported that Brit Hugh Grant had been in negotiations to replace errant Charlie Sheen in the blockbuster series that has been gilding Warner Bros.' and CBS' coffers for years. The latest news, however, is that Grant is out and -- ready for this? -- Ashton Kutcher is next in line for the role.

Grant's name reportedly came up about a month ago and CBS boss Les Moonves and CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler thought it was a good idea. Talks began and, allegedly, Grant was offered $1 million per episode (though later, insiders at WB downplayed that figure). Grant was close to sealing a deal when the thought of the grind of TV series work made him reconsider and he backed away.

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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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What's Hot on Inside Movies: A Brand New 'Alice in Wonderland' Trailer, Unscripted Interviews, the Decade's Greatest Films

by Betsey Denberg, posted Dec 16th 2009 11:06AM
We can always count on the crew at Inside Movies to keep us updated on the latest and greatest happenings in Hollywood. Yesterday it was all about the 66th Annual Golden Globes, so today we'll check out what else is hot on the big screen.

One of the most highly anticipated 2010 movies (aside from 'Eclipse,' of course) is Tim Burton's live-action take on Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.' Here's a look at the brand new full-length trailer.

The economy is slowing down for some, but apparently not for producer superstar Jerry Bruckheimer. Moviefone caught up with him to discuss guinea pigs, Nicolas Cage, and even a Rolling Stone.

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Hugh Grant's Bloody Christmas Memory on 'Letterman' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Dec 15th 2009 10:08AM
When actor Hugh Grant was a child, Christmastime meant a trip to Scotland to visit his grandparents ... and an opportunity to hone in on killing skills.

"My grandfather was a military man, and his big thing with children was he felt it was very important to teach them to kill. So, he would literally spend all year, all summer, making cardboard cutouts of human beings that he would stick round the farm ... He would then take us into the farm and we'd shoot these people," Grant said on 'The Late Show with David Letterman.'

Watch the video after the jump.

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What's Hot on Inside Movies: Quoting Megan Fox, Catching Up With Verne Troyer, and How to Survive an Apocalypse

by Daynah Burnett, posted Dec 3rd 2009 12:48AM
Time to put down the remote, dust the crumbs off our shirts and check in with our big screen brethren over at Inside Movies.

Have a burning question for Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker? Who doesn't? Find out how you can submit your question to be featured when the actors visit Moviefone's Unscripted set. ( Psst ... You can ask them anything!)

There's plenty of buzz surrounding Jason Reitman's new film 'Up in the Air," and so Inside Movies took some time to talk with Vera Farmiga about her and Geroge Clooney's electric on-set chemistry.

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Greatest 'Tonight Show' Moments

by AOL TV Staff, posted May 13th 2009 6:00AM
Hugh Grant The Tonight Show'The Tonight Show' has been a late-night institution for more than 50 years (yes, that's right -- half a century).

Jack Paar, who took over the reins from Steve Allen in '57, put the show on the map, with big-name guests and outspoken antics. Johnny Carson, who stepped in when Paar left, made the show appointment viewing for millions of fans and became one of the most beloved TV hosts of all time.

Now, with Jay Leno's last 'Tonight Show' airing Fri., May 29, and Conan O'Brien taking the desk while Leno makes the unprecedented move to prime time, to a 10 PM slot in the fall, we look back and count down the top 20 moments of 'The Tonight Show.'

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Saturday Night Live: Drew Barrymore/Lily Allen - VIDEOS

by Annie Wu, posted Feb 4th 2007 1:30PM
Drew Barrymore and Lily Allen(S32E12) Cold Open (American Idol auditions): The animals angle was cute, but I think the best parts were the split-second clips of the good singers, a beautiful example of how American Idol loves to focus on the painful auditions and push the better performances to the sidelines. Oh, and the shaggy dog family was also kind of nice.

Monologue: Drew Barrymore has only hosted five times? I mean, I know that's a lot, but I definitely feel like I've seen her more than five times. Maybe it's because of her occasional cameo appearances. Anyway, I thought this monologue was a great take on the typical romantic-comedy. The inclusion of Maroon 5 and Corinne Bailey Rae as the soundtrack was also hilarious.

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The Daily Show: April 19, 2006

by Annie Wu, posted Apr 21st 2006 7:20PM
Jon Stewart"Scott Free": The White House Chief of Staff, Josh Bolten, recently told his senior aides, "If you're thinking about leaving, now's the time." Ooh, ominous. Now, I must admit I got a little overexcited by the following news because the 19th was my birthday, and I considered this to be yet another reason to celebrate... Scott McClellan resigned from his position as the White House's Press Secretary. The Daily Show crowd and I burst into applause. I couldn't even correctly type "OMG" in my notes.

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