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Gary Busey Books 'Two and a Half Men' Gig, 'New Girl' Adds an Ex and More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 4th 2011 8:40PM
Gary BuseyGary Busey is checking into 'Two and a Half Men.' The eccentric 'Celebrity Apprentice' star will play himself in an upcoming episode.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Busey will share a room with Alan (Jon Cryer) in a mental institution. What drives Alan to the facility? Walden (Ashton Kutcher) will donate Charlie Harper's (Charlie Sheen) piano to under-privileged kids. Alan begins to unravel, unable to deal with his brother's death.

Alan will start to believe that he is Charlie in the Mon., Nov. 14 episode of the CBS sitcom.

In other casting news ...

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The Top 10 Highest Paid Actors on TV

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 12th 2011 5:15PM
The Top 10 Highest Paid Actors on TVIt's no secret that being on TV can be a very well-paying gig, but do you know just how much some of your favorite actors are making?

Forbes has released its annual list of the Top 10 highest paid actors on TV and the usual suspects -- Charlie Sheen, Hugh Laurie, Ray Romano -- are still present. However, some of these actors have already left their TV homes, and others might not have shows to pay them after this year.

Sheen's off 'Two and a Half Men' and production on his new sitcom has yet to begin, Romano's 'Men of a Certain Age' was canceled and it's looking like this could possibly be the last seasons for 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'House.'

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'Two and a Half Men' Stars Talk Returning Faces, Dream Guests & Ashton's Trailer (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Sep 19th 2011 9:00AM
'Two and a Half Men' star Angus T. Jones, Ashton Kutcher & Jon Cryer 'Two and a Half Men,' the reboot, premieres tonight (Mon., Sept. 19, 9PM ET on CBS), and I've got details on returning faces and dream guest stars, straight from the cast.

I sat down with stars Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones and new addition Ashton Kutcher on the show's set -- see part one of my interview with them here -- to try to get some scoop on the new season. We know Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen) is obviously out, we keep hearing about a funeral for his dearly departed character and we've seen some photos of his old flames making a return, including Jenny McCarthy.

But what other familiar faces are stopping by the show again this season? "Welcome back, Judy Greer," Cryer said, about the multi-talented actress' return to the show in an entirely new role. "She was too good to only use as one person on this show."

"She's brilliant, and I think she's fantastic," Kutcher gushed about his old pal, who'll be playing his ex. "We've been having a lot of fun ... she's really funny."

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Jon Cryer Doesn't Seem To Miss Charlie Sheen (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Sep 15th 2011 5:45PM
Jon Cryer compares Charlie Sheen and Ashton Kutcher on 'Good Day LA'Since the Charlie Sheen meltdown and his eventual split from 'Two and A Half Men,' he and Jon Cryer haven't really been in touch. With the season premiere next week, the subject is coming up more and more, and Cryer again answered questions about Sheen and his replacement, Ashton Kutcher, Thursday on 'Good Day LA' (weekdays, 9AM PT on Fox).

Cryer was asked again if he and Sheen had been in touch, and his answer hasn't changed. "God bless him, I wish him all the best," said Cryer. "But this question has come up so many times where people are like, 'Hey, is he calling you?' It's like, 'No.'"

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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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Jon Cryer, Claire Danes Among Six New Presenters Named for the Emmys

by Catherine Lawson, posted Sep 14th 2011 7:20AM
Emmys logoThis year's Emmys are just a few days away, and to whet our appetite ahead of Sunday night's ceremony, organizers have announced the names of six new presenters.

'Two and a Half Men' star Jon Cryer, who is up for a Best Supporting Actor award this year, will be joined on the presenting roster by actors from both established shows and upcoming new ones.

The other five presenters announced Wednesday are: Bryan Cranston ('Breaking Bad'), Scott Caan ('Hawaii Five-0'), Claire Danes ('Homeland'), Kerry Washington ('Scandal') and Jason O'Mara ('Terra Nova').

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Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher & Angus T. Jones Talk 'Two and a Half Men' Season 9 (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Sep 12th 2011 9:00AM
'Two and a Half Men' star Angus T. Jones, Ashton Kutcher & Jon CryerAOL TV got a very stealth, top secret, exclusive invitation a few weeks back: We were invited to interview the stars of 'Two and a Half Men' -- Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones and new addition Ashton Kutcher -- on the show's set. We talked all about the series reboot, the show's life after Charlie Sheen and welcoming Kutcher into the fold.

I've split the interview into two parts, with more talk about returning faces, dream guest stars and Kutcher's giant trailer coming next week before the Season 9 premiere (Mon., Sept. 19, 9PM ET on CBS), but for now, watch to hear more about Kutcher's character Walden Schmidt and to see the guys talk about shirtlessness, underwater episodes and foxholes, cracking jokes together like they've been at this for years.

They also discuss how Alan and Jake Harper are feeling after the death of their relative and wise-cracking roommate Charlie Harper (Sheen). "I think Jake doesn't really care at all," Jones admitted with a laugh. "So far. So far he has a wall and I don't know if he's ever gonna break down and just cry for a minute." "We tuck it away," Cryer confirmed, after Kutcher pointed out that the show is called 'Two and a Half Men,' and men don't share their feelings the same way women do.

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Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones Present the 'Two and a Half Men' Top Ten (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Sep 9th 2011 7:37AM
'Two and a Half Men' Top TenSince production on Season 9 got underway the 'Two and a Half Men' set has been shrouded in secrecy. Promos have teased that all will be revealed in the premiere episode.

Last night, however, we got a sneak peek at the new Sheen-less 'Men' courtesy of David Letterman and 'Late Show.' And there was not a bowling shirt in sight.

Series stars Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones presented last night's Top Ten list on 'Late Show,' which, fittingly enough, was The Top Ten Reasons to Watch the New Season of 'Two and a Half Men.'

Watch highlights from the Top Ten after the jump.

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Jon Cryer Dishes On Charlie Sheen-less 'Two and a Half Men'

by Jean Bentley, posted Aug 29th 2011 11:40AM
Two and a Half MenAlthough Chuck Lorre would probably love to leave Charlie Sheen behind as quickly as possible once 'Two and a Half Men' returns, remaining star Jon Cryer says the death of Sheen's character, Charlie Harper, is something the show will address all season long.

Cryer told Entertainment Weekly in an interview, "The history of the show does not go away at all," despite Sheen's absence. "It will be dealt with all through the first season. It's not, 'Oh, that character's gone, let's forget completely about him.' There will be ramifications all through the season. We're not taking this into a new universe where the first show didn't exist."

'Two and a Half Men' is a lot more secretive than it has been in the past, but Cryer said he is taking it in stride. "It's funny because everybody is signing nondisclosure agreements," he said to EW. "The scripts go out with watermarks and every script gets handed to you personally by somebody from the show. They're being super secretive. And that's all new, the show has never functioned like that before."

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Jon Cryer Says No One Saw the Charlie Sheen Implosion Coming (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 9th 2011 4:58AM
Jon Cryer, 'Late Show with David Letterman'With Charlie Sheen's very public meltdown happening during the filming of the latest season of 'Two and a Half Men,' David Letterman was curious if co-star Jon Cryer or anyone else on the show saw any of this coming. On 'Late Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS), Cryer said nobody did.

"This has never happened before," Cryer said. There was no template for a star going what appeared to be crazy while starring in a popular show before.

"It wasn't like, 'Back in 1963 everybody remembers when Fred MacMurray went bats*** and started talking about freemason ninjas and stuff. He was crazy! And Vivian Vance started urinating on the set of 'Here's Lucy.''"

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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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Jon Cryer Previews His Hardcore Rap Album on 'The Comedy Awards' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 11th 2011 2:21AM
Jon Cryer, 'The Comedy Awards'"Lately I've had some free time," Jon Cryer admitted to laughter on 'The Comedy Awards' (Sun., 9PM ET on Comedy Central). "Maybe as a reaction to some of the recent events in my life, I've been looking for a way to express myself."

The 'Two and a Half Men' actor then revealed that he'd been working on a new album and gave the crowd a sneak peek. What followed was a hardcore rap song based on the idea that "Jon Cryer will f*** you up!"

The lyrics suggested Cryer may have dipped into Charlie Sheen's tiger blood to channel his own inner crazy, but the performance was hilarious.

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Preview: 'The Comedy Awards' on Comedy Central

by Joel Keller, posted Apr 10th 2011 10:30AM
Stpehen Colbert and Jon Stewart on 'The Comedy Awards'
People in the entertainment industry love to give each other awards... except for the folks in the world of comedy.

There could be a couple of reasons for it: Most comedians would rather make fun of awards shows than be a part of one. And with comedians being a generally self-deprecating group, self-back-patting has never been in their DNA. It's probably why there hasn't been any major comedy awards show since 2001, when the American Comedy Awards went kaput after 14 years.

But Comedy Central knows comedy should be rewarded, which is why it's giving out the first annual Comedy Awards tonight at 9PM ET (it airs on Comedy Central, Spike TV, CMT, Logo, TV Land, VH1 and Nick at Nite). Because the ceremony was taped on March 26, there are plenty of live blogs out there to tell you what to expect. Some highlights, and preview clips, after the jump.

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Casting the Inevitable Charlie Sheen / 'Two and a Half Men' TV Movie

by Danny Gallagher, posted Mar 12th 2011 2:00PM
Charlie Sheen on his uStream videoBetween the nonstop interviews and webcasts, Tweets, celebrity reactions and online parodies, the seemingly neverending Charlie Sheen saga is rife with material for a dramatic made-for-TV movie.

Clearly this whole 'Two and a Half Men' tragedy (I mean the fallout from Sheen's departure, not the actual show) is bound to get a seedy tell-all deal when the dust settles and a rehab doctor finally gets all of the tiger blood out of Sheen's system. See: the TV movies surrounding the 'Charlie's Angels' and 'Dynasty' scandals.

Because we're here to help, here are TV Squad's casting picks for the sure-to-be "winning" movie.

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Charlie Sheen Update: Live Show, Police Raid and Jon Cryer Admits He's a Troll

by Jean Bentley, posted Mar 11th 2011 12:00PM
Charlie SheenNot content to confine his public ramblings to radio interviews, news programs and webcasts, Charlie Sheen is taking his tiger-blood-fueled speeches on the road for shows in Detroit and Chicago.

Why those cities? No idea. But if you're in the Midwest, you can catch the all-powerful warlock's live show, 'Charlie Sheen LIVE: My Violent Torpedo of Truth,' on April 2 and 3. Tickets go on sale this Saturday. Sheen announced the news via his ever-popular Twitter account, which now boasts more than 2.5 million followers.

Elsewhere in the Sheen-iverse, the police inspected his home and Jon Cryer finally spoke out to admit that he is, in fact a troll.

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