Excuse me. “Art.” Now that Charlie Sheen is being home-rehabbed, it’s time to check in with CBS’ Two and a Half Men. It’s the same as it ever was, but now that America’s favorite ladies man is halting production indefinitely, the self-aware jabs at Sheen’s real life seem extra poignant. Here’s 10 of ‘em from last night’s episode — and after the break, a bonus money shot entitled “The Least Accurate Depiction of the Charlie Sheen Financial Situation.” It’s so funny! READ FULL STORY »
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Two and a Half Men‘s Jon Cryer visited Conan O’Brien last night, and talked about his show, his Emmy, show-tunes… Hm, what else did he discuss? Oh, yeah — Charlie Sheen. Give bonus points to Conan for waiting at least 142 seconds before bringing up Cryer’s troubled co-star, but I don’t think Cryer has a future in public relations. Check out their exchange below. Be warned, sensitive souls: It starts with a car-wreck and turns into a tad of a pornographic trainwreck (which is now the new name of my imaginary heavy-metal band). READ FULL STORY »
Barring some miraculous last-minute legal reversal, Wesley Snipes is heading to jail tomorrow. It’s been a long, drawn-out fall from grace for the one-time box-office heavyweight. The man who once earned millions for kicking butt in the Blade movies was, in February of 2008, convicted by a Florida jury of three misdemeanor counts of willfully failing to file federal tax returns dating from 1999, 2000, and 2001. (He was acquitted of five, more serious charges). Now, Snipes is facing a maximum sentence of three years in a Pennsylvania jail. He’s been ordered to surrender on Thursday. And the saddest part of the whole soap opera is that the actor still doesn’t seem to get it.
In what CNN touted as his “last interview before prison,” Snipes appeared on last night’s Larry King Live. Looking calm (or as calm as a man heading to the pen for three years can) in a cream-colored turtleneck with his lawyer, Daniel R. Meachum, by his side, Snipes wasn’t apologetic or contrite. He was cool, defiant, and frankly a bit clueless, claiming that he was there “to set the record straight” and “to clear the air.” Of course, he only made the air murkier. READ FULL STORY »
The Hartford Courant. The state’s Attorney General Richard Blumenthal told the paper that users of the Kardashian Kard were charged with numerous and excessive fees not normally associated with legitimate debit cards. Though the sisters believe the card, which is issued by the University National Bank in Minnesota, has conformed to all laws and regulations, they have now withdrawn their endorsement of the card bearing their name due to the investigation. A statement from their lawyer reads, “The Kardashians have worked extremely long and hard to create a positive public persona that appeals to everyone, particularly young adults … Unfortunately, the negative spotlight turned on the Kardashians as a result of the Attorney General’s comments and actions threatens everything for which they have worked.”The State of Connecticut is investigating the prepaid debit card endorsed by the Kardashian sisters for its alleged “predatory fees,” according to
I feel for all the people who carry the K-Kard and feel blindsided by the excessive charges. Normally, when I sign up for a financial card associated with reality TV stars, I expect it to be as pure and straightforward as the Bailey Savings & Loan. If you’re a fan — or a Kard holder — will the investigation affect your positive opinion of the Kardashians? Vote below: READ FULL STORY »
Miley Cyrus turns 18 today, and to celebrate, PopWatch looked back at the EW archives to chart her career — both the highs and the controversies (remember when they were just about the prices scalpers were charging for concert tickets?).
April 2006: EW reviewed the new Disney series Hannah Montana, giving it a C+. “Turns out Saved by the Bell was subtle! Father-daughter team Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus star as a dad and daughter, but stop those achy-breaky hearts midflutter – Hannah Montana is Miley’s show,” Gillian Flynn wrote.
November 2006: EW reviewed the first Hannah Montana album, giving it a C-: “‘I’m individual/I’m not like anyone,’ sings Disney Channel heroine Hannah Montana, as played by Miley Cyrus…. By individualism, she means the ability to mimic Avril, Ashlee, and Britney simultaneously,” wrote Chris Willman. “The TV character leads a Superman-style double life: derivative pop star by night, undercover normal kid by day. Here, that duality results in tween-entitlement anthems about how totally awesome it is to be famous, yet go unrecognized at will — a nice fantasy for Brangelina, but a weird one to push on little girls.” It didn’t matter: It held the top spot on Billboard for two weeks, beating first-week sales of one-name acts like Fergie, Janet, and Diddy. READ FULL STORY »
The Randy and Evi Quaid saga just gets weirder and weirder. And the Oscar-nominated-actor-turned-fugitive-turned-conspiracy theorist isn’t exactly helping his case. In an interview with CBS’ Early Show this morning, Quaid, who has been on the run from authorities on felony trespassing and vandalism charges along with his wife Evi, said that he was being targeted by “star whackers.”
The Quaids say they are convinced that unnamed nefarious people are singling out celebrities to either steal their fortunes or kill them. They claim that David Carradine, who was found hanged in a Bangkok hotel room, and Heath Ledger, who died of an accidental drug overdose, were victims of the same conspiracy. Quaid has called this cabal: “star whackers.” The couple says they are currently seeking asylum and protection in Canada. Check out the entire interview below. READ FULL STORY »
I have some good news and some bad news. There is a poster for your movie! Yup, that’s really you, front and center. You’ve made it. You are a star. Congratulations! That’s the good news. The not-so-good news is the guy behind you. (I know, you didn’t even notice him there, right?) You remember him from making the movie … Exactly, Mel Gibson. Friendly guy, funny, soft and sensitive hands. Well, he’s in the midst of another PR hiccup … Yes, yes, I know director Jodie Foster assured you those issues were behind him, but something else came out and there are these ugly voice recordings and — Look, it doesn’t even really matter. In fact, this is good thing for you — a huge opportunity. You are now the face of this movie. We’re going to have you run the media gauntlet: Leno, Matt Lauer, Kimmel, Elmo, everyone … When? Well, when the film’s released, of course … Actually, um, that hasn’t been determined yet … Well, we were hoping to get a boost from The Hangover 2, but, uh, that’s not happening now … Yes, we have every intention of releasing the movie … eventually … Hey, hey, there’s no reason to use that language! … Oh, sorry. Yes, of course: go back to your dam house and we’ll keep you posted.
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At what point does an affair stop becoming tabloid fodder and start becoming a love story? Is it after a year and a half? That’s what LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian are hoping. The couple sat down for their first joint interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts for Wednesday’s In the Spotlight Nashville special. Rimes started off the conversation solo, and those tears we saw in the promo came when Roberts read back to her a passage from Rimes’ memoir in which she describes being a teen star who’d wake up not wanting to perform for anybody, just wanting “to be,” and was forced to do two shows a day. When she wasn’t onstage though, she had no idea what to do with herself or who she was without it. “That’s been my life,” Rimes said, trying to hold back tears and admitting she was extra emotional because she hadn’t been able to sleep the night before the interview. “I’m learning who I am without it.”
Who that is, is someone who has made up with the father she once sued for allegedly misappropriating her earnings, and who saw acting as another form of expression — not a way to end two marriages. She said she turned down the role in the Lifetime TV movie Nora Roberts’ Northern Lights three times because she was terrified to do it. Then, of course, ABC showed the scene in which her character asks Cibrian’s “Do you want to have sex?” Classy! Rimes said the tabloid story that hurt her the most was the one in which Cibrian’s wife at the time referred to her as a “stalker.” Roberts didn’t ask Rimes (or Cibrian) if there was a time when they tried to break off their affair. Instead, she asked Rimes how she would respond to people who considered her a homewrecker who didn’t think about those she would be hurting (her husband, and Cibrian’s wife and two children). “Well, I can’t change their minds. Nothing I’m going to say is gonna change it. I do know that, and I have accepted that,” she said. “It happens every day to so many people. And if I take away my album sales, my awards, and you have just another couple — you have two couples whose marriages didn’t work, who really stumbled upon each other and fell in love. And never ever was I thinking of hurting someone.” READ FULL STORY »
Sports have a statistical term for everything, and three, in particular, seems to be a magic number. A triple-double is when a basketball player scores double-digits in points, rebounds, and assists in a single game. The Triple Crown is when a baseball player leads the league in batting average, home runs, and runs batted in (or when a thoroughbred wins the Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont). And the Triple-Lindy, of course, is an impossibly dangerous dive last performed by Thornton Melon. So it only makes sense that there should be a similar term for when an athlete’s man-parts are featured in three of TV’s most creative comedies. Last night, South Park took their shot at Brett Favre, the star quarterback accused of romantically pursuing a former employee of the New York Jets with an embarrassing collection of texts, voicemails, and naked photographs. Captain Hindsight offered the Vikings’ star some belated advise on avoiding his current situation. READ FULL STORY »
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