While we’re all still waiting patiently for our hoverboards, (just four more years, PopWatchers!) Michael J. Fox brought the next best thing to his visit to The Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday night: The new Nike MAGs, a line of Back to the Future Part II-inspired shoes. Fox showed off the kicks, which are almost an exact replica of the ones worn by Marty McFly himself in the 1989 movie. (Sadly there’s no power laces, but they do light up.) The actor explained that the limited edition shoes (there’s only 1,500 of them) will be auctioned off on Nike’s eBay site and that the proceeds will go to his Parkinson’s research foundation. As Fox put it, the coveted shoes will go to three groups of “people with major joneses”: Sneakerheads, Back to the Future fanatics (who Fox joked are, “Out of their minds… in a good way”), and the Parkinson’s community that want to help advance research. Better yet, Fox revealed that Google co-founder Sergey Brin will match up to $50 million. Watch the moment below: READ FULL STORY
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is going to be huge thanks to Charlie Sheen,” Letterman snarked. “I mean, he did all the heavy lifting on this one, boy.” Watch the video after the jump. READ FULL STORY
Ashton Kutcher dropped by Late Show with David Letterman Wednesday night (clip embedded below) and did his best not to reveal anything about his Two and a Half Men character, Walden Schmidt, a billionaire Internet entrepreneur going through a nasty divorce who ends up moving in with Alan (Jon Cryer) and Jake (Angus T. Jones). But David Letterman wouldn’t let him off the hook. He badgered him to reveal how Charlie Sheen’s character dies, and when Kutcher finally pleaded the fifth saying he didn’t know because he wasn’t in the scene, Letterman called bull. I hate it when actors try to use that line, too. Even if the scene is so secretive it’s not in everyone’s script, that’s something you hear about — especially when it’s a character you’re replacing and you’re a movie star coming back to sitcoms and need to know the show is funny.
Of course that’s a spoiler Kutcher shouldn’t reveal, but then come prepared with jokes to deflect from the fact that you’re not saying anything real. Letterman’s face after Kutcher responded with a vague, “I show up when Jon Cryer’s character needs me the most” when asked to describe how Walden enters the picture was classic. “Here’s my fear, next week you’ll go on Leno and spill your guts,” Dave said. Guilt does sometimes work: “I’m very heartbroken over this breakup that’s taken place….I may, in some way, shape, or form, be tryin’ to kill myself,” he finally coughed up. “I’m no genius, but what better way to kick off a new season of a sitcom than with a suicide,” Letterman cracked. “You already killed Charlie. You got a murder-suicide.” READ FULL STORY
Charlie Sheen admits taking steroids for 'Major League': Will this keep him out of the Hall of Fame?
Charlie Sheen is not one for baseball metaphors, so when he told Sports Illustrated that the script for Major League was amazing, he didn’t say it was a home run. No. Instead, the former Two and a Half Men actor said in an oral history about the quotable 1989 baseball movie that the script “was like crack.”
Interestingly enough, that’s not the drug the helped Sheen get ready to play flame-throwing ex-con Ricky Vaughn. “I was enhancing my performance a little bit,” Sheen told the magazine. “It was the only time I ever did steroids. I did them for like six or eight weeks. You can print this, I don’t give a f—. My fastball went from 79 to like 85.” READ FULL STORY
Jon Cryer talks Charlie Sheen on 'Letterman': 'None of us wanted to continue with the show if we felt like it was hurting him'
Jon Cryer opened up to David Letterman last night about the behind-the-scenes drama surrounding Charlie Sheen’s exit from Two and a Half Men and new co-star Ashton Kutcher. Simultaneously, he reminded us that despite everything that’s happened in the past year, he’s still a classy guy.
Cryer, who has remained pretty mum about the situation (sans his hilarious rebuttal to being called “a troll” by Sheen), was candid about the time when he believed he was out of a job because of Sheen. “None of us wanted to continue with the show if we felt like it was hurting him. And there was a point at which everybody felt like, ‘There is no control here.’”
But not soon after, he said, CBS had quickly assembled a plan B: Bring on Ashton Kutcher. He joked, however, he remains wary of his new co-star. On the way to the network’s Upfronts presentation, held last month in New York, “Ashton came on the plane and said, ‘You know what I love about private jets? You can bring knives on board.’”
Watch the clip below, PopWatchers. READ FULL STORY
You can’t say CBS isn’t creative: Just days after reports claimed that Hugh Grant was close to sealing a deal to replace Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men before backing out, the network confirmed that Ashton Kutcher is set to return to his That ’70s Show sitcom roots by starring in the hit CBS sitcom. (Kutcher himself encouraged chatter around the news, tweeting Thursday “what’s the square root of 6.25?” For those of you who are math-adverse, the answer is 2.5.)
At this point, Sheen’s violent torpedo has lost its explosive allure. But still, there’s no denying that Kutcher has some pretty big cargo shorts to fill on Men. READ FULL STORY
Law & Order: Criminal Intent begins its tenth and final season this Sunday with a double-blast of crazy. First, Vincent D’Onofrio returns as the adorably bananagrams Bobby Goren. But then, Goren and fellow returnee Eames investigate a murder in the world of high fashion. Jay Mohr plays the No. 1 suspect, a cocaine-’n-hooker loving train wreck specifically based by the producers on Charlie Sheen. Now, the show is a little bit hamstrung, since Sheen has already made moves to trademark his most memorable aphorisms, but with a little help from our handy online thesaurus, we’ve made 10 educated guesses about the best lines from the episode:
1.”We are high priests. We are papacy hitman wizards.”
2. “Duh, achieving!” READ FULL STORY
Denise Richards talks Charlie Sheen on 'Watch What Happens Live': 'I don't know if he's sober or not.'
As we know, Denise Richards life is (colon) complicated. Of course, the fact that she’s still associated with ex-husband Charlie Sheen — with whom she has two children — doesn’t help simplify matters. So it’s no surprise Andy Cohen asked Richards about Sheen during Thursday night’s episode of Watch What Happens Live. Among topics discussed, Cohen asked Richards about Sheen’s “Violent Torpedo of Truth” tour, during which Sheen has repeatedly insulted the actress. Said Richards, “I think for me it’s really sad to see him on this path … I’ve heard he’s chosen to use me in part of his tour, and that’s hurtful, but that’s his choice.” Indeed, Richards has remained quite diplomatic discussing Sheen (“This is his lifestyle, and I’ve accepted it”), even offering to care for his children with estranged wife Brooke Mueller. Cohen also asked Richards whether or not she thinks Sheen is sober. Her answer: “I’m not with him … I don’t know if he’s sober or not.” See the interview embedded after the jump. READ FULL STORY
Larry Solters, Charlie Sheen’s rep and “warlock-in-training” (his words), confirms to EW that the violent torpedo of an actor is seeking to trademark a total of 22 phrases he’s unleashed on the world since his public meltdown(?). Among the phrases that you may soon be able to wear
shamefully proudly on your chest: “Vatican Assassin,” “Tiger Blood,” “Rock Star From Mars,” “I’m Not Bi-Polar, I’m Bi-Winning,” and, of course, “Duh, Winning.”
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