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Roseanne Barr Accuses TV Writer Chuck Lorre Of Stealing Her Material

October 6th, 2013 9:35am EDT
Roseanne Barr
Roseanne Barr has launched a vicious attack on TV mogul Chuck Lorre, accusing him of copying her material.

The 60 year-old comedienne was far from amused after learning of a recent joke uttered by Ashton Kutcher on Lorre's hit sitcom Two and a Half Men and she has taken to Twitter to let him know just how she feels.

Pointing out that she once hired the writer to work on her comedy show Roseanne, she tweets, "I wish I'd NEVER hired Chuck Lorre... he went frm (from) being a drunken bum2 an overbearing arrogant thief."

She adds, "Chuck Lorre has made MILLIONS-hundreds of millions-YET-he ...
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Charlie Sheen Blames Chuck Lorre For Angus T. Jones' 'Meltdown'

November 28th, 2012 2:07pm EST
Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen knows who is responsible for Angus T. Jones' sudden announcement of his religious beliefs and the "filth" that is Two and a Half Men: Producer Chuck Lorre.

After telling People "With Angus's Hale-Bopp-like meltdown [a reference to Heaven's Gate, a cult that committed mass suicide], it is radically clear to me that the show is cursed," Sheen told TMZ the culprit is the man who runs the popular show that made Jones famous.

"Obviously, not having been there for some time, the Angus T. Jones that I knew and still love is not the same guy I saw on YouTube yesterday.

"I dare anyo...
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Kaley Cuoco: 'I'm Not Engaged Anymore'

March 3rd, 2012 1:00pm EST
Kaley Cuoco
The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco has called off her engagement.

The actress accepted addiction specialist Josh 'Lazie' Resnik's proposal in October, but the couple has since scrapped its plans to wed.

Cuoco broke the news on Thursday night while attending the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame Induction, simply telling ETonline.com, "I'm not engaged anymore."

The beauty, who previously dated her TV co-star Johnny Galecki, was at the Hollywood event to honor sitcom creator and producer Chuck Lorre, who was inducted into the TV Hall of Fame in recognition of his h...
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Biggest Celebrity Scandals Of 2011

December 21st, 2011 8:00am EST
Arnold Schwarzenegger
There were a lot of celebrity scandals this year. From fathering a love child to cheating on a wedding anniversary and beating up a spouse, 2011 was chock full of philandering and criminal activities.

The year isn't over yet, and celebrities like to go out with a bang, so anything could happen in the next couple of weeks.

Check out the biggest scandals of the year...

Arnold Schwarzenegger's Secret Affair

Bad: Arnold Schwarzenegger had an affair during his marriage to Maria Shriver. Really bad: His mistress was his employee. Unforgivable: He fathered a son with the employee and kept it...
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Chuck Lorre Says Charlie Sheen Was Doing 'Big-Time Cocaine' While On 'Two And A Half Men'

December 13th, 2011 10:19pm EST
Chuck Lorre
TV mogul Chuck Lorre has broken his silence about his bust-up with former Two And A Half Men star Charlie Sheen, revealing he feared his old friend was going to die.

Lorre and the producers of the sitcom fired Sheen in March, following a messy feud, and he was replaced by Ashton Kutcher - and now the TV writer has gone public with the reasons behind his decisions and his war of words with his former leading man.

He tells TV Guide, "The (studio and the network) chose to make a moral decision as opposed to a financial one. This was not a game. This was drug addiction writ large. This was bi...
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Chuck Lorre To Be Inducted Into TV Hall Of Fame

November 30th, 2011 11:34am EST
Chuck Lorre
Two And A Half Men creator Chuck Lorre will bid farewell to a rocky 2011 when he is inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame next year.

Lorre was embroiled in a very public fall-out with his show's lead star Charlie Sheen, who was fired from the hit sitcom earlier this year.

The series made an impressive comeback with Ashton Kutcher in September, when its debut pulled in a record-breaking 28.7 million viewers.

Now it has been announced the writer, who also came up with hits The Big Bang Theory and Mike & Molly, will become an Academy of Television Arts & Sc...
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FX Picks Up Charlie Sheen's Sitcom 'Anger Management'

October 28th, 2011 9:01am EDT
Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen's comeback is almost complete - his new TV sitcom has been picked up.

"Anger Management," a spin-off from Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler's movie of the same name, will air on FX after executives beat out two other networks for the show.

Sheen was fired from hit sitcom "Two and a Half Men" earlier this year after falling out with creator Chuck Lorre. He was replaced by Ashton Kutcher.
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Charlie Sheen 'Extremely Disappointed' With 'Two And A Half Men'

October 23rd, 2011 10:00am EDT
Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen is "extremely disappointed" with the new season of "Two And A Half Men," insisting he's not surprised ratings are tumbling.

Sheen was fired from the hit sitcom earlier this year after publicly falling out with show creator Chuck Lorre, and Ashton Kutcher was hired to take his place.

Kutcher made his debut on the show last month, drawing in a record-breaking 28.7 million viewers. But, after the show's season premiere, ratings began to drop and Sheen insists he predicted such a decline, telling TMZ.com, "Well you know, people (viewers) aren't stupid."

And although Sheen is mo...
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Jobless Charlie Sheen Is The Highest Paid Man On TV (See Who Else Made Big Bucks)

October 14th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen has been named the highest paid actor on TV, despite losing his job on "Two And A Half Men."

The star had a public fall-out with the show's creator Chuck Lorre earlier this year following months of bizarre behavior and he was eventually fired in March.

Ashton Kutcher took over the lead role in the hit show, but Sheen still managed to top Forbes.com's recent rich list.

Sheen pulled in earnings of $40 million, making him the highest paid TV actor between May, 2010, and May, 2011.

He is followed by Ray Romano, who earned $20 million for his now axed "Men of A Certain Age."

S...
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'Two And A Half Men' Creator Chuck Lorre Writing 'Tell-All Book'

September 27th, 2011 11:31am EDT
Chuck Lorre
Two And A Half Men creator Chuck Lorre has hinted he is poised to tell all about his feud with Charlie Sheen in a revealing new book.

The troubled actor was fired from the hit sitcom earlier this year following months of bizarre antics including a highly-public war-of-words with Lorre, resulting in a legal battle over Sheen's dismissal.

The lawsuit, which also involved the Warner Bros. studio, was settled this week with Sheen reportedly set to land a $25 million payout and an estimated $100 million-plus in syndication profits.

Two and a Half Men has continued without Sheen, with Ashton...
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Charlie Sheen Settles With Warner Bros.; Reported To Get $100 Million

September 27th, 2011 8:19am EDT
Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen has settled his six-month dispute with Warner Brothers bosses, and will reportedly net upwards of $100 million from the deal.

The actor fell out with producers and TV network executives after he was sacked from hit sitcom "Two and a Half Men in March."

The dispute raged as Sheen toured America with a one-man comedy show, but now the feud appears to have been resolved.

A statement from Warner Bros. reads, "Warner Bros. Television, Chuck Lorre, and Charlie Sheen have resolved their dispute to the parties' mutual satisfaction."

Lorre is the creator of the show.

TMZ.com repor...
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Charlie Sheen May Get $25 Million From Warner Bros.

September 20th, 2011 10:03am EDT
Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen is reportedly on the verge of landing a $25 million windfall from his former "Two And A Half Men" bosses.

The Los Angeles Times reports the actor and producers at Warner Bros. are close to settling their six-month legal battle, which began when Sheen was fired from the show for attacking series creator Chuck Lorre in the media.

The actor has since been replaced by Ashton Kutcher.

Sheen shocked the Emmy Awards audience and viewers on Sunday when he wished his former bosses and castmates a future of "great television" just before handing out the prize for Outstanding Lead Act...
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Jon Cryer Thanks Charlie Sheen While Receiving Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star

September 20th, 2011 9:15am EDT
Jon Cryer
Jon Cryer capped off an amazing weekend by unveiling the 2,449th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday morning.

The star was joined by his "Two and a Half Men" co-stars Ashton Kutcher and Angus T. Jones and show creator Chuck Lorre as he accepted the honor just 24 hours after completing the Annual Nautical Malibu Triathlon and then attending the Emmy Awards, where he and Kutcher were among the presenters.

Accepting the Walk of Fame honor, Cryer took a moment to remember Charlie Sheen, who was fired earlier this year following a well-publicised fight with producers and Lorre.

He sa...
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'Two And A Half Men' – Life Without Charlie – Season Premiere Recap

September 20th, 2011 8:57am EDT
Two And A Half Men
If you tuned into the season premiere of "Two And A Half Men" last night expecting one last glimpse of Charlie Harper, you were sadly disappointed. Rather, you were treated to an array of guest stars, and Charlie’s replacement, Ashton Kutcher, as Walden Schmidt, a hairy, gangly innocent, who apparently is “hung like an elephant.” Oh dear. It’s never a good sign when a show chooses casual nudity over clever, biting repartee. By offering up Kutcher as a classic ‘himbo’ over Charlie Sheen’s cynical roué, the show has drawn a line in the sand. Sadly, there may not be many who wish to step over...
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Charlie Sheen: 'I Was Out Of Control'

September 17th, 2011 8:30am EDT
Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen has confessed he was like a "runaway train" at the height of his meltdown earlier this year, admitting he careered "absolutely" out of control.

Sheen's TV sitcom Two and a Half Men stalled in February following a series of bizarre antics, which began with the star trashing a hotel room in New York over a missing watch and ended with his hospitalization following an all-night party.

He was then fired from the show in March after publicly feuding with producers and series creator Chuck Lorre - and the incident sent the actor on a downward spiral in which he spent several wee...
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Charlie Sheen Wins First Round Of Legal Battle With Producer Chuck Lorre

August 31st, 2011 9:24pm EDT
Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen has won his latest legal battle with the producers of Two And A Half Men - a Los Angeles judge has denied show creator Chuck Lorre's request for a gag order, according to a report.

Sheen filed a $100 million lawsuit against Lorre in March, demanding the pay he would have earned from the eight episodes producers canceled at the end of February, citing the actor's erratic behavior.

Lorre and his Warner Bros. team later submitted a motion to keep the details of the case under wraps with a broad gag order, in order to ensure a smooth arbitration. However, according to The Hollyw...
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Charlie Sheen: 'Anything Less Would Have Been An Insult!'

August 16th, 2011 12:29pm EDT
Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen is not upset his character in Two And A Half Men is facing a grisly end, insisting he would have been insulted with a less-dramatic exit.

Sheen was fired from the program earlier this year following a dispute with producers, while Ashton Kutcher was brought in as his replacement for the new-look show's return in September.

Creator Chuck Lorre has reportedly killed off Sheen's Charlie Harper in a gruesome train smash following their public fall-out, but the troubled actor is adamant he's thrilled which such an explosive finale for his character.

He tells E! Online, "Liste...
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International Forgiveness Day: 3 Celebs We Should Forgive & 3 We Shouldn't

August 7th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Today is International Forgiveness Day. Here at Starpulse we thought it would be a good time to take a hard look at some of our most scandalous celebrities, and the troubles they’ve gotten into, and see if we can find it in our hearts to forgive them.

But as the Roman philosopher Seneca said, “To forgive all is as inhuman as to forgive none,” so it was impossible to be completely charitable.

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Forgivability Rating: 7/10

No, it’s never all right to cheat on your spouse. It’s a betrayal of love that earns most people a “I’m an untrustworthy person” forehead...
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Charlie Sheen To Be Roasted Same Night As 'Two And A Half Men' Premiere

July 5th, 2011 12:30pm EDT
Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen is set to make his return to American TV with a comedy roast on the same day Ashton Kutcher takes over as the leading man in Two And A Half Men.

Sheen was fired from the sitcom earlier this year after he hit headlines with a series of bizarre antics and a public feud with the show's creator Chuck Lorre. Kutcher was hired to replace him and his debut episode is set to air in the States on September 19th.

It has now emerged Sheen will also return to TV that evening in a roast for the Comedy Central network. The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen will be taped on September...
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Our Favorite Celebrity Feuds

May 31st, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Celebrity Feuds
Recently, it was reported that "The Situation" and Ronnie got into a major fist-fight while shooting the fourth season of the "Jersey Shore" in Italy. The two have long been frienemies and it looks like the tension between them finally reached a boiling point. The Sitch and Ronnie's feud is one of many celebrity feuds in Hollywood that have escalated. Here are some other celebrity conflicts and rivalries that have involved trash-talking, backstabbing, and at the same time, provided us with pure entertainment.

Rosie O'Donnell vs. Donald Trump

Donald Trump has been invol...
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Charlie Sheen Now Supports Ashton Kutcher For 'Two And A Half Men'

May 17th, 2011 9:09am EDT
Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen has had a change of heart and is now backing Ashton Kutcher as his replacement on TV show "Two And A Half Men."

Sheen was fired from the comedy in March following a dispute between himself and creator/executive producer Chuck Lorre, which became a very nasty public war of words.

After weeks of speculation over who would replace Sheen in the program, Kutcher was confirmed as the new star on Friday.

The announcement prompted Sheen to take aim at producers and Kutcher, insisting the sitcom would not work without him, telling TMZ.com in a statement, "Kutcher is a sweetheart and...
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'Entourage' Creator Wants Charlie Sheen Cameo

May 11th, 2011 1:24pm EDT
Entourage
Charlie Sheen has been given the chance to head back to the small screen with a cameo role in hit TV series Entourage.

The troubled actor was fired from his role in popular sitcom Two and a Half Men earlier this year after months of bizarre antics and a public feud with the show's creator, Chuck Lorre.

He has now been given the chance to grace TV screens once again with a part in Entourage, which stars Adrian Grenier as a pampered movie star.

Entourage creator Doug Ellin has confirmed he has approached Sheen, but is waiting for a response.

He tells TV Guide, "I called his manager and...
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Alice Cooper Defends Charlie Sheen

March 18th, 2011 10:38am EDT
Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper has spoken out in defense of actor Charlie Sheen after TV bosses fired the star from Two And A Half Men - the shock rocker insists the actor has not broken his contract.

Sheen was axed from the sitcom earlier this month after weeks of controversy, which included a public feud with the show's creator Chuck Lorre, hospitalizations, rehab and a number of headline-grabbing stunts. The star subsequently filed legal papers seeking more than $100 million in damages for his dismissal.
 
And now Cooper, who has previously battled booze addiction, has defended Sheen, insisting despite...
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Charlie Sheen's $100 Million Lawsuit Suffers A Setback

March 17th, 2011 9:02am EDT
Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen's plans to sue the producer and creators of his former TV sitcom Two And A Half Men have been dealt a blow after a private-resolution company determined the case should be dealt with in arbitration rather than a court of law.

The actor filed a $100 million lawsuit earlier this month after he was fired from the show and named Warner Bros. executives and show creator Chuck Lorre in court papers.

As well as demanding the cash he would have earned from the eight episodes producers cancelled at the end of last month - following Sheen's radio attack on Lorre - the actor is also a...
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Charlie Sheen Lashes Out At Jon Cryer, Says He's 'With The Trolls'

March 9th, 2011 8:28am EST
Jon Cryer
TV star Charlie Sheen has turned on his "Two And A Half Men" co-star Jon Cryer for not publicly backing him during his war of words with the producers of the sitcom.

The embattled star was fired by TV bosses on Monday following months of wild antics, a health emergency, rehab and his bitter media blitz - and now he is taking his anger out on Pretty in Pink star Cryer.

He tells E! News, "You're with me, or you're with the trolls. Obviously he's (Cryer) with the trolls.

"Jon has not called me. He's a turncoat, a traitor, a troll. Clearly he's a troll... Is it gonna take me calling him a tr...
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Rob Lowe In Talks To Replace Charlie Sheen?

March 8th, 2011 3:45pm EST
Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe is in talks to replace Charlie Sheen in Two And A Half Men.

Sheen was fired from the sitcom on Monday following a 10-day media blitz, during which he blasted show producers and show creator/writer Chuck Lorre for cancelling the remaining episodes of the current eighth season of the program.

And Lorre is already lining up the star's replacement following speculation TV veteran John Stamos would be the man for the job.

TMZ.com reports Lorre's team has been talking to Lowe, who is currently starring in sitcom Parks & Recreation after stints on dramas Brothers & Sisters and The W...
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Charlie Sheen To Sue TV Producers Over Firing

March 8th, 2011 10:11am EST
Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen's lawyer has vowed to sue TV bosses after the embattled actor was fired from hit show Two And A Half Men on Monday - insisting executives have no "basis to terminate" the star's contract.

Warner Bros. chiefs decided to kick Sheen off the show following weeks of bizarre behavior and public rants against producers and writer Chuck Lorre.

In the letter terminating the star's contract, Warner Bros' legal team points out all the clauses which have allegedly been violated, adding to Sheen's attorney, "Your client has been engaged in dangerously self-destructive conduct and appear...
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Charlie Sheen To Join Sean Penn In Haiti

March 4th, 2011 2:14pm EST
Charlie Sheen
Embattled TV star Charlie Sheen is set to leave his troubles behind and join pal Sean Penn in Haiti as part of an aid trip.

Penn has reached out to the actor amid his ongoing personal and professional battles in recent days and now Sheen is jetting off to Haiti to boost publicity for the Oscar winner's year-old mission to help the desperate and homeless survivors of last year's devastating earthquake.

The Two and a Half Men hopes to boost publicity for Penn's JP Haitian Relief Organization, which the movie star set up in the aftermath of last year's earthquake. In a call to news show Ac...
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Bret Michaels Advocates Charlie Sheen To 'Work Out Those Demons'

March 3rd, 2011 8:48am EST
Bret Michaels
Bret Michaels has urged his longtime friend Charlie Sheen to "work out those demons" amid his much-publicized personal problems, insisting: "We all need help."

Trouble is mounting in the actor's personal life and career - the Wall Street star lost custody of his two sons on Tuesday, just hours after his estranged wife Brooke Mueller won a restraining order against him. He was also hospitalized in January following a wild night of partying with hookers, before undergoing a rehab stint at his Los Angeles home.

Meanwhile, CBS chiefs have scrapped the remainder of the eighth season of his h...
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Lorne Michaels Says Charlie Sheen Will Be Back On 'SNL'

March 2nd, 2011 1:14pm EST
Lorne Michaels
Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels is confident Charlie Sheen will host the famous sketch show again - despite the troubled actor's ongoing war with Two And A Half Men bosses.

The remainder of the eighth season of the hit sitcom was called off by network chiefs after Sheen publicly criticized series creator Chuck Lorre last week.

However, Michaels admits Sheen is still welcome to make his TV comeback on the long-running comedy show.

Discussing the possibility of Sheen booking an SNL hosting gig, Michaels tells the New York Daily News, "Not anytime soon. But he's done it befor...
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