In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Cory and Topanga will join Girl Meets World and Chris Brown fans get a little out of hand on Twitter.
HIT: Cory and Topanga Officially Join Boy Meets World Spinoff
Ben Savage (a.k.a. Cory Matthews) and Danielle Fishel (Topanga) have officially confirmed that they will be involved in Girl Meets World. As a long time fan (my family has most of Boy Meets World on DVD), there are a couple things I would like to see: Mr. Feeny, the crazy version of Cory’s older brother Eric (circa the college years), and Mr. Feeny. Unfortunately for Shawn Hunter fans, Rider Strong confirmed on his website that he will not be part of the new series. (As of now, anyways. There’s still time!)
MISS: Twitter Death Threats Post-Chris Brown Twitter Account Deletion
Since I’ve already discussed my feelings towards Chris Brown here, I’d like to point out another thing that bothered me about the whole Chris Brown debacle: the resulting death threats from Team Breezy to comedian Jenny Johnson. While it’s not something that only plagues the Chris Brown fanbase, it is the most recent flurry of despicable internet behavior. Just because one’s favourite figure has done something (in this case, Brown quitting Twitter) doesn’t give anyone the right to be sending messages to whomever is being accused of causing that action (Johnson). We also must remember the difference between criticism and pure, unadulterated hatred. The internet can be wonderful with its cats but can turn very dark and vitriolic as we’ve seen countless of times in the case of online bully. So, dear internet readers, let’s try to think before we tweet death threats even if they’re supposedly “meaningless” because, let’s face it, they never are.
HIT: Liz and Dick Twitter Jokes
While one half of the Twitter population was going nuts over Chris Brown, the other half tried to stoically the Lifetime movie Liz and Dick starring Lindsay Lohan. Again, I did say try but it didn’t take long for a flurry of tweets to reach my phone alerting me to how bad Liz and Dick was. Between the tweets and this montage of the movie’s worst lines, it may just be 2012’s answer to The Room. Considering The Room’s cult success (there’s a movie theatre in Ottawa that plays it at least once a month), being bad isn’t a terrible thing. While Lohan may be further away from an Oscar than ever before, she is one step closer to being a phenomenon (if we don’t count her reoccurring tabloid roles, that is).
MISS: Angus T. Jones Calls his Show Two and a Half Men “Filth” Read more…
“Kutcher’s new character, Walden Schmidt, seems like a carefully drawn alternate universe caricature of Charlie Harper. Foremost that beard — something Charlie would never have had. The klutzy gentle persona. The utter cluelessness, about women or other people’s motives. He stumbles into good fortune without even knowing — his billion; the women at the bar who were charmed by his destitution and loyalty to his ex. Mostly, he appears loyal to one woman — the woman who ditched him (played a bit later by Judy Greer.)” — Verne Day, Newsday
“Kutcher’s performance was good, nearly as poker-faced fine as Sheen’s was. (Beware of the impending revisionism that Kutcher is superior to Sheen as a comic actor — Sheen really had a knack for this gig, and was a generous reactor to Cryer. Kutcher will probably prove just as skilled.)” — Ken Tucker, Entertainment Weekly
“Is there as much humor to be mined from a goofy, well-endowed billionaire as there was from a not-as-wealthy jingle writer who seemed to satisfy women just as easily? Early indicators suggest no, seeing as the sitcom already and quickly played the ‘Look, He Accidentally Bedded Two Hotties At Once While Alan Lay Weeping and [BLEEP]ing’ card.” — Matt Webb Mitovich, TVLine.com
The Final Word
“Kutcher showed for years on ‘That ’70s Show’ that the multi-camera sitcom format is an arena he can thrive in, and he seemed fine in his half of the episode. He’s not going to transform ‘Men’ into a show I want to watch, but he fit in very well.” — Alan Sepinwall, HitFix.com
TMZ reports the first $25 Million is for work already performed on the series and the profits that have already accrued.
However, the 180 episodes he did shoot are worth $100 million for the actor in syndication profits over the next 7-10 years.
Charlie – you are winning.
“Mostly I was worried that Charlie was going to die,” Cryer says. “That was the big fear for me.”
“And that…that did not occur and I’m thrilled about that,” Cryer says.
Ellen DeGeneres asks a question, “Now when he said bad things about you, you were so gracious. You were great. You didn’t say anything back. Since then, he has apologized. Have you spoken to him since?”
“We have not spoken,” Cryer replies. “And I will accept an apology both public and private. But again, it was in the heat of the moment I imagine when he said…So I did not put a whole lot of credence in it at the time.”
As you can see below, the song hasn’t changed and they have the standard red curtain. The only real difference of course is the addition of Kutcher.
The show officially comes back on September 19. Do you think Ashton will be able to fill Charlie’s shoes?
“There is no meat explosion, just so you know; it’s not some entrée that ends disastrously,” Cryer said.
And in regards to his new costar Ashton Kutcher? ”They’ve managed to bring in Ashton in a really terrific way,” the Emmy-winner said (via The Hollywood Reporter). “I mean, Ashton just did the show on Friday and just tore the roof off the joint. He was amazing.”
As you may have heard, Harper dies by “tripping” on a subway platform in Paris and getting run over by a train, and blows up in a massive “meat explosion.” However, Sheen told TMZ thinks it’s a great end to the character.
“I am honored that it took something as large and violent as an oncoming train to terminate my character.”
He adds, “Anything less would have been an insult!”
Okay – the secret might be out about Charlie Harper’s death on Two and a Half Men. The crew at TMZ are claiming they have been tipped off on how it goes down.
During the last season, Charlie goes to Paris with friendly neighborhood stalker Rose. However during the trip, Rose finds Charlie in the shower with another woman.
During the funeral scene taped yesterday, Rose recounts the next day following the shower incident, where she and Charlie were waiting for a subway, and Charlie “tripped” onto the tracks, and the subway literally blew him apart in a “meat explosion.”
Of course, what really happened is Rose pushed him onto the tracks.
If this is indeed the ending, it’s just okay. We think there are much funnier endings to Charlie’s life.
The episode is purposely being shot out of order to keep his death a secret, reports TMZ. However, rumors have it Charlie dies from some sort of “accident.”
The audience apparently liked Ashton in the show, and there is obvious chemistry between him and the rest of the cast.
And you may wonder how the cast is adjusting to its newest member?
“When everybody walked on the set . . . you could cut the air with a knife,” CBS programming chief Nina Tassler said. Jon Cryer was the first one to speak.
“He gave a little speech,” Tassler said. “I can’t even remember the words. It was just something very touching. Then, when you hear that first actor mutter that first line, you breathe a sigh of relief.”
Hopefully everyone plays nicely and the show can continue its strong run. You can assure they will at least have an audience with all the hype over the show for the past year.
Deadlline.com reports Harper’s funeral will take place on the September 19th debut of the season. The funeral will be attended by Charlie’s many girlfriends, and Charlie’s house is put up for sale, which attracts many real life celebrity buyers.
Ashton Kutcher’s character will likely buy the house and somehow Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones stay in the picture.
How do you think Charlie dies? We think it will be a massive orgy that somehow causes a heart attack.
CBS has released another promo picture for Two and a Half Men. In this one you will see a clothed Ashton Kutcher, compared to the earlier one released.
As you can clearly see, this picture looks eerily familiar to another Two and a Half Men promo picture we have seen in the past. Nevertheless, it is clear to see Ashton is trying to fill the alpha male position in the show.
Anyways, we still wonder how CBS is going to get rid of the Charlie character. Any theories???
The ad clearly shows the newly minted star Ashton Kutcher, and based on the expression of his co-star Jon Cryer, he seems well hung. Or perhaps the expression is because he has nothing at all?
This ad campaign is the show’s attempt to maintain its edgy appeal, while still maintaining its family “sensibilities.”
Anyways, we continue to wait with anticipation if the show will continue its strong track record, or if Charlie Sheen leaving is its ultimate demise.
The producers released a statement about the show saying, “a mild-mannered, non-confrontational man is ordered to attend group anger management sessions led by a therapist who could probably use some anger management himself.” Sheen will play the role of the therapist.
If you recall in the Anger Management movie, Jack Nicholson played the therapist and he was a psycho.
In the statement, Sheen explains, “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.”
The show has not yet been picked up by a network. Did you like Anger Management the movie? And do you think this show will work, or will it be a flop?
TMZ reports sources say Brooke has even implied there could be a reconciliation. Brooke says they started hanging out again after the last Goddess moved out. Charlie has been a virtual shut in since that occurred.
The couple do have a lot in common, like:
- A couple of kids
- Recreational drug use
- Crazy sex life
- Irrational behavior
It’s true love and its fate. Good luck to the lovely couple.
TMZ is reporting Charlie Sheen’s new TV show is Anger Management. Does that name sound familiar? It should as it was a 2003 movie starring Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson.
Charlie will play Jack Nicholson’s character, however there will be some differences. Charlie’s character will be an ex-jock who got his master’s degree in social work during the offseason. He becomes a counselor to defendants in the criminal justice system with anger management problems.
Of course the twist is Charlie’s character will have anger issues of his own. Ya – this sounds like a bomb. The movie was so so, and this concept seems ridiculous and the only reason people will watch is Charlie’s ridiculous behaviour. However that novelty will wear off. Remember Charlie’s standup tour? That was pretty short lived.
“I don’t want to piss Joe Roth off … it’s a movie he produced a few years ago. I don’t know if i was supposed to say anything,” sheen told TMZ.
Roth produced Major League, Alice in Wonderland, among others.
Sheen added, “Look through his films and you’ll see which one makes the most sense … and it’s not “Coup de Ville.”
Any guesses on what the show could be? Look at Roth’s Wikipedia page for some clues.
Now that we know the show will resume on September 19 without Charlie, we continue to ponder how they will deal with his character. Speculation is getting a little insane, and it feels like the last episode of Seinfeld all over again. Some people are suggesting Chuck Lorre will kill the character by having him drive his car off a cliff. To us, that’s too dramatic.
We think the ending will be Charlie having to flee the country, and only leaving a note saying goodbye. Why would he leave? Two possible scenarios:
1. Charlie finds out he has a love child and doesn’t want the responsibility of paying child support. So he fleas to Peru or something.
2. The IRS audits Charlie and they identify he hasn’t paid income tax in 20 years. So instead of facing jail time, he jumps on a plane and flees the country.
What do you think of these endings? We should be writing for Two and a Half Men.
Apparently Brooke Mueller doesn’t have confidence that Charlie will keep up with his payments. So according to TMZ, Brooke’s lawyers convinced a judge that the studio must pay Brooke directly.
So moving forward, Warner Bros. will be sending Brooke a cheque directly for $55,000 a month. Seems a little unfair considering Charlie hasn’t missed a payment, however we can see Charlie blowing all his money on some magic hookers. So it’s probably for the best.
With that being said Brooke is hardly an upstanding citizen, so it’s not inconceivable Brooke will blow the cash too.
Jon Cryer, star of ‘Two And A Half Men,’ spoke to David Letterman last night about former costar Charlie Sheen’s very public meltdown.
Cryer apparently never saw it coming that Sheen would be fired and embark on a crazy media frenzy.
Even though Sheen has publicly bashed him, calling him a “troll” to the media, Cryer also still considers the troubled actor a “good friend.”
As for Sheen’s new replacement, Ashton Kutcher, Cryer feels confident about the new direction of the show.
“We had a very quick meeting to see if we could deal with each other, and we could,” Cryer told Letterman.
“They threw everything together very quickly and they had to fly us to New York so they could parade us in front of advertisers. And they put us in the CBS corporate jet, which was very snazzy.”
Watch the appearance below!