11:18 AM EDT 02/21/2015
Originally posted 02/20/2015 01:30AM
Charlie Sheen had his chance.
But the actor, who infamously starred in – and flamed out of – Two And a Half Men, decided to skip Thursday night's finale.
As he typically does, Executive Producer Chuck Lorre got the last word, explaining in his end-of-show vanity card how the negotiations played out:
Originally posted 02/19/2015 11:20PM
Despite publicly saying he'd love to make a guest cameo on Two And a Half Men during its final season (not to mention promos teasing a return), Charlie Sheen didn't make it to Men's series finale on Thursday night. (However, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Christian Slater and John Stamos all made sweet cameos!)
The show kicked off by alluding to the fact that Charlie Harper (Sheen) never actually died four years ago – there was no death certificate! No one saw the body! Crazy Rose (Melanie Lynskey) was keeping someone alive in a pit in her basement!
And as it turned out, he didn't actually die. Rose admitted she'd been keeping him prisoner as punishment for cheating on her on their honeymoon in Paris with a French maid, a mime and a bisexual goat.
Originally posted 02/19/2015 09:50AM
It's Official: Charlie Sheen Will Have a Presence on the Two and a Half Men Finale – But There's a Catch
Originally posted 02/06/2015 07:30AM
Either it's a painful case of bait-and-switch, or CBS really wants us to think that Charlie Sheen will be back for the Two and a Half Men series finale.
What got our hopes up? The network released the title for the hour-long series finale that's set for Thursday, Feb. 19.
It's called "Of Course He's Dead – Part One and Part Two."
Originally posted 12/05/2014 05:10PM
After an astonishing 12 years on the air, CBS's Two and a Half Men is ending its run.
While its chances of survival were shaky following Charlie Sheen's explosive exit in 2011 in between Two and a Half Men's 8th and 9th seasons, Ashton Kutcher proved a worthy replacement. The show continued to garner an audience upwards of 10 million viewers per episode.
Even when the show lost its "half" at the end of its 10th season when Angus T. Jones decided to leave (but not before begging people to stop watching), Two and a Half Men still continued to perform spectacularly for CBS.
Originally posted 07/19/2014 06:10PM
Is Ashton Kutcher ready to become a dad?
Just ask Jon Cryer, his on-screen BFF on Two and a Half Men.
"Oh, it's going to be a disaster," Cryer, 49, joked of his costar at the TCA panels and party Thursday.
Originally posted 04/13/2014 08:30AM
Jimmy Fallon joked on Twitter that Stephen Colbert will need to change his first name to Jimmy when he joins the ranks of late-night talk show hosts next year, but he might not be smiling once the Colbert Report star settles into David Letterman's chair.
Originally posted 03/19/2014 12:45PM
Angus T. Jones grew up in front of America's eyes, but now the former Two and a Half Men star is finding a way to shine outside of Hollywood – from the pulpit.
"It was making light of topics in our world that are really problems for a lot of people. I was a paid hypocrite because I wasn't okay with it, but I was still doing it," Jones, who after 10 years left his role as Jake on the still-thriving CBS sitcom, says of the series – which, in 2012, he had publicly called "filth".
"I really want to be able to come into the light, because I know that's where genuine healing is," a bearded Jones, told KHOU in Houston, where the 20-year-old is now working with the World Harvest Outreach Church.
He also attends college in Colorado and is a close follower of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Originally posted 09/24/2012 08:35AM
For some reason I started Emmy night worrying that Hugh Bonneville of PBS Masterpiece's Downton Abbey would win best actor in a drama, or that there'd be a Downton sweep. He gives a perfectly lovely performance, but it's essentially like watching Piers Morgan mellowed by a life of having valets brush his evening jacket.
But Damian Lewis won for Homeland, allowing my head to clear and track what I thought the Emmys got right and got wrong.
Got right: Homeland, Showtime.
Mad Men and Breaking Bad both had tremendous seasons, but neither was as brilliantly focused right out of the gate as this new political thriller. It was fitting, too, that the acting awards went to both Lewis and Claire Danes: They're a sort of Janus head – two faces, terrorist and counter-terrorist, each collapsing under the pressure of a duty to protect (hers) and destroy (his).
Originally posted 09/22/2012 04:30PM
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Based on the number of "Likes" and the number of mentions on the social networking site, it seems Sofia Vergara is a fan favorite. The Modern Family star leads over Kristen Wiig, Mayim Bialik, Julie Bowen, Merritt Wever and Kathryn Joosten for the supporting comedy actress category.
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