11:14 PM EDT 10/16/2013
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
Only the accountants at Ernst & Young – the official vote-counters for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – know who will take home an Emmy during Sunday's ceremony.
Until then it's anyone's guess. But we can tell you which Emmy nominees are getting the most buzz among 170.89 million Facebook users in the U.S.
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.
Originally posted 02/08/2012 09:20AM
As office birthday cakes go, Ashton Kutcher sure got a nice one!
The actor, who turned 34 on Tuesday, Tweeted out a photo of the cake his colleagues gave him on the set of Two and a Half Men – featuring an image from the opening sequence of the show.
"Love my coworkers!" Kutcher wrote.
With his estranged wife Demi Moore recovering in rehab following her recent hospitalization, Kutcher returned to the set of his CBS sitcom on Jan. 31 after a trip to Brazil.
"Ashton was in a great mood and seemed to be excited to be back at work," an eyewitness told PEOPLE at the time.
– Tim Nudd
Originally posted 10/25/2011 09:20AM
Originally posted 09/20/2011 07:30AM
CBS's Two and a Half Men is now actually one man, played by Jon Cryer, one near-man, played by Angus T. Jones, and one manchild.
That would be Ashton Kutcher, who made his debut Monday night on the de-Sheened sitcom as Walden Schmidt. Walden is nearly the opposite of Charlie Sheen's now-dead sleaze king Charlie Harper: Sweet, unsarcastic but – here we stay true to the show's gawping bawdiness – possessed of an astounding anatomical endowment that he soon puts to use.
The instant verdict: Kutcher was not at all bad. He was quite likable.
Originally posted 07/19/2011 05:00PM
No bowling shirt, no problem.
In the first peek at Ashton Kutcher's debut on Two and a Half Men, Charlie Sheen's replacement leaves little to the imagination.
"All will be revealed," the sign held by nearly nude Kutcher, 33, along with equally underdressed cast mates Jon Cryer and Angus Jones, reads.
And for those wondering how Kutcher will fill Sheen shoes, producers say he won't be playing the bowling shirt-sporting, womanizing Charlie Harper.
Originally posted 05/13/2011 06:55PM
Charlie Sheen called him a "turncoat, a traitor, a troll", but Two and a Half Men's Jon Cryer had only nice things to say about his former costar after news broke that Ashton Kutcher is joining the sitcom.
"I want to express my enormous gratitude to Charlie Sheen for eight great seasons. I'm extremely proud of the work we've done together, and I will miss him," the actor, 46, says in a statement. "But I'm also looking forward to this new beginning."
Originally posted 04/08/2011 02:40PM
Charlie Sheen's tour is rolling on – and Friday night the actor is making the first of two sold-out stops at New York's Radio City Music Hall. But will the audience be filled with celebrity fans?
Lindsay Lohan, who has been spending time in New York City with her family, will have to cheer from California: The actress just arrived back in Los Angeles, but has recently professed her love of Sheen. On Thursday, she Tweeted how the former Two and a Half Men star cracks her up.
"Youre with a winner, you wont regret this"-charlie sheen as bud fox in Wall Street (winner-winning!) made me laugh lol," Lohan wrote.
Originally posted 03/11/2011 07:10AM
Originally posted 03/09/2011 08:05PM
Charlie Sheen still continues to bash his former Two and a Half Men boss Chuck Lorre – but when it comes to costar Jon Cryer, Sheen is rethinking his negative comments.
"I'll apologize to Jon right now," Sheen, 45, said Wednesday morning on K-EARTH 101 radio station. "I was in a mood and I threw that out to somebody. I didn't know they – well I kinda knew they were gonna print it. Yeah, I knew they were gonna print it. I confuse myself."
But to avoid any confusion, Sheen clarifies, "It's a little bit of a half-apology. An apol."
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