Two and a Half Men cancelled over Charlie Sheen's rant
Bad news for fans of Two and a Half Men sitcom.
Warner Bros has cancelled the show citing the behaviour and remarks of series star Charlie Sheen.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the move comes after Sheen ranted about the show's creator Chuck Lorre in a radio podcast.
Sheen said of Lorre on the Alex Jones Show: 'I embarrassed him in front of his children and the world by healing at a pace that this un-evolved mind cannot process. I've spent, I think, close to the last decade I don't know effortlessly and magically converted your tin can into pure gold. And the gratitude I get is this charlatan chose not to do his job, which is to write.'
Hours after the actor's rant, CBS and Warner Brost issued this joint statement cancelling the show: "Based on the totality of Charlie Sheen's statements, conduct and condition, CBS and Warner Bros. Television have decided to discontinue production of Two and a Half Men for the remainder of the season."
As for Sheen's response to the show's cancellation, this was what he said in an open letter to the show which was printed by TMZ: "What does this say about Haim Levine (Chuck Lorrel) after he tried to use his words to judge and attempt to degrade me."
"I gracefully ignored this folly for 177 shows ... I fire back once and this contaminated little maggot can't handle my power and can't handle the truth."
"I wish him nothing but pain in his silly travels especially if they wind up in my octagon. Clearly I have defeated this earthworm with my words -- imagine what I would have done with my fire breathing fists."
Production on Two and a Half Men was put on hold by network CBS after Sheen's hospitalisation in January. The troubled actor was rushed to hospital with severe stomach pains after allegedly partying for 36 hours straight during which time Sheen had a "briefcase full of cocaine" delivered to his home, TMZ reported.
While Sheen appears unrepentant, the ones to suffer his actions will be his co-stars and fans.
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Shocking new pictures of bruised Rihanna emerge
Shocking new pictures of singer Rihanna following her beating at the hands of ex-beau, Chris Brown, have emerged.
In the images, the pop star has multiple lacerations on her lips, huge bruises on her eyes, around her cheeks and forehead, reports the Daily Telegraph.
Brown was forced to speak out after MediaTakeOut released pictures showing the results of physical abuse he inflicted on the ''Umbrella'' hitmaker after a 2009 fight.
Brown was convicted of assaulting his then girlfriend back in 2009. He was sentenced to five years probation, 180 days of community labour and ordered not to contact Rihanna.
The leak of these latest images come just a day after a Los Angeles judge revised a protective order which now allows Brown and Rihanna to communicate.
Brown took to Twitter to address the release of the horrific images:
"The Devil is always busy!! But when u have a destiny, nothing or no one can stop what god has planned!"
Pamela Anderson's monkey love
Hindus have supported Hollywood diva Pamela Anderson's reported demand of "humane" research methods in India's prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.
Anderson wants AIIMS to retire the aging monkeys of its animal facility. In a letter to AIIMS director Professor R.C. Deka, she asked him to send these monkeys to a sanctuary and switch to modern and humane non-animal research and training methods. She pointed out that many of these monkeys had been languishing in cramped and rusty cages for up to 20 years. She also enclosed secretly taped video footage of the facility.
"It broke my heart to see the suffering," Anderson wrote.
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Franco, Hathaway to perform Grease number at Oscars
Actor James Franco and actress Anne Hathaway are reportedly set to perform a number from hit film Grease at the upcoming Oscar ceremony.
Franco let out a hint about performing the track 'You're the one that I want' Sunday's gala, after posting a 19-second clip of what appears to be rehearsals for the big number on YouTube, reported Contactmusic.
The two stars will team up to co-host the Academy Awards and their routine has been a closely guarded secret. But the new online footage features Franco and Hathaway, as John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, performing the movie musical number.
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Robert Pattinson adopts a rescue dog
Actor Robert Pattinson has adopted a stray dog to keep him company when his work keeps him away from friends and relatives.
The 24-year-old actor took home the pup after visiting a shelter in Louisiana, where he has been filming The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. And Pattinson said he is counting on his pet to keep him company, because friends refuse to visit him while he's staying in remote locations, reported Daily Record.
"I know it's sad. A lot of actors have a bunch of people who kind of just go up and stay with them for like two months, like an entourage. But my friends, their egos are too big. They'd be like, 'I'm not part of your entourage. I'll stay in a free hotel for a bit if it's in New York or LA but I'm not going to come out to some random town in the sticks.' "But that's kind of why I adopted the puppy. It's from a shelter and he was going to be put down. I only got him two or three days ago and they only keep them for 10 days," said Pattinson.
The British actor said he has already begun spoiling his canine companion, adding, "He's been freaked out. It's funny. I got a private plane here (to Los Angeles) from Louisiana, where I was filming Twilight, so he came out of the shelter and the next day he's on a private plane. A bit like Lady And The Tramp."
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Jennifer Lopez to premiere new music video on American Idol
Pop diva and actress Jennifer Lopez is all set to premiere the video for her new single 'On The Floor' on an episode of American Idol.
The 'Waiting for Tonight' hitmaker, who is also a judge on the US reality talent show alongside Randy Jackson and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, will appear in her 'On The Floor' video during the broadcast on March 3.
The 41-year-old beauty said she is "wild and crazy" but "sexy and sweet too" in her latest pop offering, reported MTV News. "I play one character where she kind of runs this party, acts like she's kind of over it, but at the same time loves it and loves this kind of underground kind of party dance culture. So I got to be wild and crazy, and at the same time I got to be sexy and sweet too," she said.
Lopez also explained what the song means to her, saying she loves it because it reminds her of her younger self striving for success. "I really feel like, emotionally, I connected to it, but also because of how much I love to dance and how much that's always been such a big part of who I am since I started. Since I was a little girl, I just totally connected with the idea of getting out there."
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Catherine Zeta-Jones gets knighted!
Wales-born Hollywood star Catherine Zeta-Jones has been knighted by Prince Charles for her contribution to cinema and was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in a ceremony in London.
The 41-year-old actress and her husband Michael Douglas arrived at the Buckingham palace with their children Dylan and Carys for the ceremony, reported Daily Mail online.
The Mask of Zorro star dressed for the occasion in a taupe skirt suit and a full hat complete with feathers. Her 66-year-old husband, who recently overcame a cancer battle, was also suited and booted for the event. The family posed together after the ceremony, with their eight-year-old daughter Carys and 11-year-old son Dylan also dressed formally for the occasion.
The Swansea-born actress, who won an Oscar for her role as Velma Kelly in the 2002 film Chicago, received her award from the Prince of Wales during which they had a quick chat.
When the announcement of the award was made last summer she said, "I am absolutely thrilled with this honour. As a British subject, I feel incredibly proud, at the same time it is overwhelming and humbling."
Image: Catherine Zeta-Jones shows off her CBE award
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