November 2, 2012 |
Chuck Lorre thinks that people are "crazy" to support Mitt Romney. And he's not too wild about "The Bachelor" either. The outspoken TV producer told viewers in one of his "vanity cards" at the end of Thursday's "The Big Bang Theory" on CBS that he had "crossed the line" with the text this time, so he just sent the offending words directly to his website. Those who went there found a typically profane, Lorre-esque screed against Romney, gay marriage foes, gun rights advocates and a few other targets.
September 10, 2012 |
Top television agent Bob Broder is going to work with his biggest client. Broder, a partner at ICM Partners, is going is joining producer Chuck Lorre's production company. Lorre is the creative force behind the CBS hits "Two and a Half Men," "The Big Bang Theory" and "Mike & Molly. " The move comes just a week after Lorre signed a new contract with Warner Bros. to continue developing TV shows and enter the movie business. Lorre has been associated with Warner Bros. for many years and his shows have generated hundreds of millions in rerun money for the studio.
July 28, 2012 |
Charlie Sheen was a swirl of outrageous behavior during the public meltdown that led to his ouster from CBS' "Two and a Half Men. " But in his appearance at FX's Television Critics' Assn. panel on Saturday, Sheen was more mild than wild. The most outrageous thing about him was his wardrobe. In what may have been a TCA press tour first, Sheen wore plaid shorts and no socks as he sat alongside his costars of "Anger Management" and the show's executive producer, Bruce Helford. And instead of brash and outlandish outbursts, Sheen seemed subdued and almost a bit shy and uncomfortable.
March 13, 2012 |
The courtroom battle between former "Desperate Housewives" costar Nicollette Sheridan and the show's creator, Marc Cherry, over the circumstances of her character's demise is another reminder that for an actor, the only thing worse than not getting a part on a show is getting killed off a show. "It's a one-way contract, they can drop you at any time," said Steve Schirripa, who spent seven years nervously pawing through the pages of scripts for "The Sopranos" wondering if this was the episode where his character would get whacked.
February 2, 2012 |
Johnny Galecki seeks to be average. The star of "The Big Bang Theory" is seated outside a small Hollywood restaurant, talking about his longing to play ordinary, run-of-the-mill figures rather than the larger-than-life characters that actors and audiences sometimes embrace. "Guys like Dustin Hoffman and Jack Lemmon have always been my leading men," said the 36-year-old, leather jacket-clad actor, who minutes before was crushing the butt of a luxury cigarette with his scuffed combat boot.
September 27, 2011 |
Charlie Sheen, Warner Bros. Television and "Two and a Half Men" co-creator Chuck Lorre have officially made peace and settled their legal differences. Sheen has been at odds with the studio and Lorre since early this year after Warner Bros. shut down production of the CBS sitcom to force Sheen to seek treatment for substance abuse issues. Warner Bros. later fired the actor after he publicly criticized the studio and Lorre. Although none of the parties would comment on the deal, last week the Los Angeles Times reported that Sheen would receive $25 million to settle the matter.