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Has Charlie Sheen ruined Charlie Harper?

Sheen-SplitImage Credit: Greg Gayne/CBS; PacificCoastNews.comCharlie Sheen is well aware of how much Two and a Half Men fans have always loved his performance as playboy Charlie Harper, which has earned him four Emmy nominations. Personally, I haven’t watched first-run episodes in a couple of seasons, but as recently as a few weeks ago, I found myself watching a repeat in syndication and laughing out loud. Yes, Sheen’s problems were in the news, but to me, he was still Charlie Harper — the lovable cad. It wasn’t until his most recent rants that I started hearing Charlie Sheen‘s voice instead of Charlie Harper’s; the actor and the character have finally become separate.  READ FULL STORY

Charlie Sheen's worldview brought to visual life

charlie-sheen-fistsImage Credit: Jef Castro

All day, I’d been having trouble visualizing Charlie Sheen’s unique interpretation of reality, in which he is a “Vatican assassin warlock” with fire-breathing fists, standing in an octagon and preparing to fight against some kind of maggot/earthworm/clown hybrid that would not be able to handle his power and truth. I need pictures, people, else I cannot see! Luckily, EW.com’s very own imaging wizard assassin was on hand to help me out.

You guys. Look at the Google image search results for “vatican assassin.” Look at them!

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Lindsay Lohan wears fancy pants to court. Who decides her attire?

lindsay-lohan-courtroom-dressImage Credit: Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage.com; David Buchan/WireImage.com; Toby Canham/Getty Images; Toby Canham/Getty ImagesOn Feb. 9, Egyptian civilians were still in the throes of protest and South Korea agreed to resume discussions with North Korea over humanitarian issues, but all Hollywood could talk about that day was The. White. Dress. (Idiocracy, guys. It’s coming! Yay humanity!) You know, the Kimberly Ovitz-designed dress Lindsay Lohan wore to her arraignment, during which she pleaded not guilty to felony grand theft charges, filed after the actress was accused of stealing a $2,500 necklace in Venice, Calif. Supporters felt the white was wise to enforce her innocent claims; detractors felt an outfit that confined her curves was too revealing for a court appearance that could lead to the confines of a jail cell.

Today, however, Lohan showed up to her grand theft hearing wearing a much more conservative outfit (reportedly made up of Chanel, Lanvin, YSL, and Tres Glam jewelry), despite a low-cut shirt, prompting many to wonder whether she intentionally covered up after her last dress incited anger in some observers. READ FULL STORY

Denise Richards on 'The View': 'This is Charlie's lifestyle. He makes no bones about it. It is what it is.'

view-denise-richardsImage Credit: Heidi Gutman/ABCDenise Richards was a guest host on The View this morning, so there wasn’t a prayer she would escape un-Sheened. When Barbara Walters broke the ice, asking about the recent difficulties of her ex-husband, Richards admitted that she wasn’t surprised by Charlie Sheen’s troubles, saying, “This is Charlie’s lifestyle. He makes no bones about it. It is what it is.” When she declined to speculate on the root cause of Sheen’s issues — suggesting politely that the ladies invite him to their show and ask him themselves — Walters attempted a different tact: What do you tell the children?

“What can you say?” Richards replied. “It’s a very difficult situation. This is something I’ve dealt with for years; this is not a new situation. There are times where his life is more colorful than others, more public than others, and as the kids get older, it’s a difficult thing. I’m learning as I go too. I have never had to deal with this, and this was a subject I had hoped to talk with my children about as they got older. But it’s hard.”

Check the clip out below. READ FULL STORY

'Two and a Half Men': Art reflects Charlie Sheen's life

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

Jon Cryer on 'Conan': 'Two and a Half Men' star talks La Vida Sheen

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

Wesley Snipes plays the role of victim on 'Larry King'

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

Keeping up with the Kardashian Kard investigation: E! stars disavow debit card

KardashiansImage Credit: Denise Truscello/WireImage.comThe State of Connecticut is investigating the prepaid debit card endorsed by the Kardashian sisters for its alleged “predatory fees,” according to 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.”

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: A birthday stroll through the EW archives

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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

Capri Anderson's lawyer on 'GMA': Charlie Sheen 'threatened to kill her'


Capri Anderson, the adult film actress who was with Charlie Sheen last month during a disturbance at New York’s Plaza Hotel, is planning to file a criminal and civil complaint against Sheen for assault and false imprisonment. She told George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America that the Two and a Half Men star gripped her roughly around the neck while in his hotel room. A clip of the interview can be seen after the jump, as well as links to her upcoming Nightline interview with Ashleigh Banfield.

Anderson, who was to be paid $3,500 to appear at Sheen’s dinner party that night, also accused Sheen of using racial slurs and snorting a “white powdery substance.” She tells Nightline that Sheen had texted her an apology, offering her $20,000 for her silence on the events of that evening. READ FULL STORY

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