PopWatch Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch Blog

Tag: Two and a Half Men (1-10 of 52)

'Veep' and other TV shows that outgrew their titles

One thing that makes television so great (and different from film) is the luxury of multiple years and seasons to explore different moments and experiences in a character’s life as they naturally progress. Because of that, TV shows frequently evolve drastically from their tidy season 1 concepts, which can make their original titles a bit confusing.

With some minor spoilers ahead, here are six TV shows that might have benefited from a name change during their runs: READ FULL STORY

Four things that prove Amber Tamblyn is exactly like you think she'd be -- VIDEO

Amber-Tamblyn.jpg

You may still be surprised that Amber Tamblyn joined the cast of CBS’ Two and a Half Men this season, but when the actress stopped by EW to take our Pop Culture Personality Test, her answers were exactly what you’d predict: hilarious with a bit of bite. Watch the video below to find out what movie she (mistakenly) thought was appropriate for a childhood sleepover, the identity of her first celebrity crush, the two very different kind of letters she wrote when she was young, and what she’ll be thinking if she ever sees you karaoke.  READ FULL STORY

Ex-'Two and a Half Men' star Angus T. Jones resurfaces (with a beard!) -- VIDEO

angus-t-jones.jpg

Two and a Half Men‘s Angus T. Jones is back, with more hair than ever before!

A brief refresher: In 2012, a video surfaced in which Jones told viewers not to watch the show Chuck Lorre created (which he had starred on for 10 years). In the wake of the drama, the half-man was downgraded to “recurring” status just before he seemingly disappeared off the face of the Hollywood hills. But now, he’s reemerging… though not in California.

This weekend, Jones sat down with Houston TV station KHOU to talk about what he’s up to now (besides not shaving). Jones, who once played Jake on the hit comedy, is now going to school in Colorado and speaking at Houston church, where he shares his story with other churchgoers. From here on out, he says, the church will remain his focus.

Jones does claim to be “apologetic” about insulting Chuck Lorre’s “baby.” Still, he stands by his earlier statements — and claims he was a “paid hypocrite” while acting on Men. “I don’t regret saying what I said,” he tells KHOU. And when asked if there’s any chance he might return to acting, Jones answers that he’s keeping his mind open to Bible-based stories.

Watch the interview below:

READ FULL STORY

Ashton Kutcher wants Charlie Sheen to shut up -- VIDEO

Apparently we’re not the only ones tired of Charlie Sheen. In an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday night, Ashton Kutcher issued a public plea to Sheen: “Dude, shut the f*** up,” Kutcher said as he looked straight into the camera. “Like, enough already. Like it’s three years later and you’re still blowing me up on Twitter. Come on, dude! Really?”

By “three years later,” he means it’s been about three years since Sheen was fired from Two and a Half Men and replaced by Kutcher. Turns out Kutcher wasn’t kidding about the tweets — Sheen posted this gem Jan. 6:
READ FULL STORY

'Two and a Half Men' season finale: A quiet defense of a decently bad show

I’ve never liked Two and a Half Men, but I’ve never hated it. Among the elitist TV blogerati, the show has become a defining example of ridiculously popular claptrap: A show built on a thin all-there-in-the-title premise which has been reheating more or less the same jokes for a decade of high ratings. But watching the finale of the show’s tenth season, I found myself admiring certain elements of the Chuck Lorre man-com. I can’t think of too many shows on TV which could survive the departure of its most interesting character, but Two and a Half Men replaced Charlie Sheen (who, say what you will, has charisma) with Ashton Kutcher (who, say what you will, does not), and it keeps on chugging along. READ FULL STORY

Charlie Sheen wants to return to '2.5 Men': 'I am dead, but so's the show' -- VIDEO

The craziest thing about Charlie Sheen’s tiger-blood-soaked, “WINNING!” meltdown — er, “melt-forward”? Now that the crazy is nearly two years in the past, the ex-Two and a Half Men star is actually ashamed of his behavior. (Well, some of it, anyway.) When David Letterman asked last night if Sheen ever feels embarrassed when he thinks back on the spring of 2011, the actor answered the question quickly and matter-of-factly: “Of course. Have you seen some of those interviews? That stuff’s out there forever, man.”

That said, Sheen still seems proud of his very public crackup’s sheer audacity. “I booked a 21 city tour in 33 days with no act!” he crowed at one point during the Letterman interview, sounding equally incredulous and boastful. He also didn’t miss a chance to take a swipe at his old sitcom, even as he revealed that he’d like to return to the show for its last episode: “I am dead,” Sheen said, referring to the convenient subway accident that killed off his character at the beginning of season 9, “but so’s the show.” How’s that for a violent torpedo of truth?

READ FULL STORY

'Two and a Half Men' react: Miley Cyrus brings sexy back

Miley Cyrus made a seductive guest appearance on tonight’s episode of Two and a Half Men. While the story line centered around her character’s young age, the episode ultimately showcased how far the actress has come since her Disney days. Sporting a bikini and beach blonde pixie cut, it was clear that the 19-year-old is more of a fox now than a mouse. READ FULL STORY

Ashton Kutcher is highest-paid TV actor, followed by Hugh Laurie and Ray Romano

Ashton Kutcher owes Charlie Sheen big time. Since replacing Sheen on Two and a Half Men, Kutcher has rocketed to the No. 1 spot on Forbes’ list of highest paid TV actors. The business magazine unveiled the list on Wednesday, following the July announcement of TV’s highest paid actresses.

Between May 2011 and May 2012, Ashton Kutcher earned $24 million, Forbes estimates. Last year, Sheen was in the top spot with $40 million, but this year he didn’t even make the list. Kutcher’s earnings are also boosted by his appearances in Nikon camera commercials and his continued investments in Silicon Valley. He got in early on Skype, Spotify and Airbnb.

Kutcher’s Two and a Half Men co-star Jon Cryer also made Forbes’ top 10, moving down from spot No. 4 to No. 7 but earning $2 million more than he did from May 2010 to May 2011.

Others who made the list for a second consecutive year are Ray Romano, Mark Harmon, Patrick Dempsey and Hugh Laurie. Check out the full list below: READ FULL STORY

Miley Cyrus on 'Two and a Half Men': PHOTOS

CBS has released photos of Miley Cyrus’ guest appearance on the Oct. 18 episode of Two and a Half Men called “You Know What the Lollipop Is For.” Does that make anyone else nervous? Cyrus plays Missi, the daughter of one of Walden’s (Ashton Kutcher) friends. He “starts to feel his age” when she visits, according to the network caption. Missi spends some time sunbathing in a bikini top (and sitting in Walden’s bed — see that photo here). But she also grows close with Jake (Angus T. Jones), who’s on leave from the Army to visit his father (Jon Cryer) at the same time. Check out three photos below. READ FULL STORY

Holland Taylor takes her play 'Ann' to Broadway

Ann, a new play written and performed by Emmy-award winning Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men) will come to Lincoln Center Theater’s Vivian Beaumont Theater on March 7,2013.

The show is based on the life of Ann Richards, the “tough as nails, funny as hell” former Democratic governor of Texas, who passed away in 2006.

“My artistic journey with Ann has been the soulful ride of a lifetime,” said Taylor in a press release. “Ann’s friends felt she was ‘born under a special star,’ and how can I not feel that light has shone on our path all the way here.”

Previously, Ann played to sold-out audiences at “Galveston’s Grand 1894 Opera House in the summer of 2010, San Antonio’s Empire Theatre in the fall of 2010, and Austin’s Paramount Theatre in the spring of 2011.  In the fall of 2011 the new play opened to critical acclaim at Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre, and went on to have a run at Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center in winter of 2011/2012,” according to the release. READ FULL STORY

Latest Videos

Advertisement

From Our Partners

TV Recaps

Powered by WordPress.com VIP