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November 2, 2012 | By Scott Collins
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.
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January 9, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Kaley Cuoco is seriously sweet on her new husband, Ryan Sweeting, thanking him profusely in her People's Choice Awards acceptance speech. Upon receiving the award for comedic TV actress, "The Big Bang Theory" star, 28, kissed her groom before proceeding to the stage to accept the "second best thing" that happened to her this year. "Oh, my God! Wow! This is such an honor, you guys," the two-time People's Choice Awards host said gleefully. PHOTOS: People's Choice Awards 2014 red carpet arrivals "I cry at everything.
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March 11, 2011 | By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
Charlie Sheen's $100-million lawsuit against the studio that fired him from "Two and a Half Men" could take the public behind the scenes of the hit television show and beyond the nonstop airing of Hollywood's dirty laundry. The wrongful-termination suit, filed Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, threatens to pull the curtain from the financial secrets behind the show and provide a glimpse of Tinseltown's wheeling and dealing. "There is a lot that Charlie Sheen may believe is private and personal, and all that would come out as would the secret sauce of how Warner Bros.
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November 12, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Melissa McCarthy is having a nice film career, so how come her CBS sitcom, "Mike & Molly," isn't turning into a major TV hit? "Mike & Molly" returned for its fourth season last week with less-than-robust ratings: 9.2 million total viewers, according to Nielsen. It was the worst premiere showing for the series and a 16% tumble in the key adults ages 18 to 49 demographic compared with last year, according to Nielsen. And this week, the CBS sitcom slipped a bit more, to 8.6 million.
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September 10, 2012 | By Joe Flint
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.
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April 1, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Friday. Chuck Lorre admits that the Charlie Sheen debacle is getting him down. Dude needs some tiger blood. ( Los Angeles Times ) Last week, Casey Abrams got a save on "American Idol. " This week, two people went home instead of one. Did he survive again? ( Los Angeles Times ) Stand down, "Mad Men" fans: Matt Weiner is back on the show and all systems are go. ( Los Angeles Times ) The traditional tourist tours of the stars' homes is taking a TMZ turn.
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November 8, 2013 | By Scott Collins, This post has been corrected. See note below
Chuck Lorre of "The Big Bang Theory" and "Two and a Half Men" must be a demanding boss, if his sarcastic comments directed at Los Angeles workers on the 405 Freeway construction project are any indication. Lorre's "vanity cards" filled with random musings at the end of his shows have become an industry legend -- past examples were even collected into a book -- and on Thursday night's episode of "Big Bang," he outdid himself again, heaving gallons of bile toward the yellow-vested laborers on the long-lasting freeway rehab.
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November 12, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Charlie Sheen is apparently using the irresistible siren song of a People's Choice Award to mend his rift with "Two and a Half Men" Executive Producer Chuck Lorre. Also, he's got a great idea that Lorre needs to hear. On Sunday, the former "Two and a Half Men" star tweeted a photo of the People's Choice Award "Two and a Half Men" won for favorite TV comedy. Along with the photo, Sheen wrote: "hey Chuck. I have an idea that u need to hear after I make amends to you and yours. which I will do in person.
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June 16, 2011 | By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
Charlie Sheen suffered a legal setback in his fight against Warner Bros. and producer Chuck Lorre when his $100-million suit against the two was kicked to arbitration by a California Superior Court judge. Sheen, who was fired this year from his starring role on the CBS hit sitcom "Two and a Half Men," which is produced by the studio and Lorre, wanted to fight his termination in front of a jury. Warner and Lorre argued that a clause in Sheen's contract stipulates that an arbitrator be used to resolve contract disputes.
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September 27, 2011 | By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
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.
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November 12, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Charlie Sheen is apparently using the irresistible siren song of a People's Choice Award to mend his rift with "Two and a Half Men" Executive Producer Chuck Lorre. Also, he's got a great idea that Lorre needs to hear. On Sunday, the former "Two and a Half Men" star tweeted a photo of the People's Choice Award "Two and a Half Men" won for favorite TV comedy. Along with the photo, Sheen wrote: "hey Chuck. I have an idea that u need to hear after I make amends to you and yours. which I will do in person.
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November 8, 2013 | By Scott Collins, This post has been corrected. See note below
Chuck Lorre of "The Big Bang Theory" and "Two and a Half Men" must be a demanding boss, if his sarcastic comments directed at Los Angeles workers on the 405 Freeway construction project are any indication. Lorre's "vanity cards" filled with random musings at the end of his shows have become an industry legend -- past examples were even collected into a book -- and on Thursday night's episode of "Big Bang," he outdid himself again, heaving gallons of bile toward the yellow-vested laborers on the long-lasting freeway rehab.
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September 23, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
It does seem odd at first that the new TV season brings a series called "Dads" and another called "Mom. " But TV moves in waves and swarms, and this fall there is an emphasis on family (and on extended family), possibly reflecting the experience of writers who are old enough to have their own parents on their hands. In both the just-premiered "Dads" on Fox and the upcoming Will Arnett comedy, "The Millers," parents move in with their grown kids. "Mom," which premieres Monday on CBS, stars Anna Faris and Allison Janney as a daughter and mother whose relationship - strained, estranged - had been clouded on each side by alcohol, drugs and attendant forms of bad behavior.
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September 22, 2013 | By Ed Stockly
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 22 - 28, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     How I Met Your Mother Robin and Barney (Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris) make a startling discovery about a family matter as they head to Long Island for their wedding. Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan and Josh Radnor also star in the two-episode season premiere. 8 and 8:30 p.m. CBS The Voice The singing competition returns for a new season.
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May 30, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
First Charlie Sheen left, then Angus T. Jones, but Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher won't be facing an empty house as "Two and a Half Men" enters its 11th season. They'll be gaining a lady. According to Deadline, the new season will feature a new character, as yet uncast, who will play Charlie Harper's long-lost daughter. (That's Sheen's character). She'll show up at the house looking for her father and eventually move in with the two bachelors. With the complete departure of Jones from the cast (he appeared only sporadically in the last season)
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May 25, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Charlie Sheen is changing his name to Carlos Estevez in the upcoming film "Machete Kills," according to reports. The actor is going back to his birth name and Latino roots, using the moniker Carlos Estevez in the trailer for action film "Machete Kills," which was shown in theaters this weekend. A screen grab of the thiller's intro shows a crimson and black portrait of Sheen posing with a gun and says, "And introducing Carlos Estevez. " It is said to be the first time in his professional career that Sheen will be billed by his birth name.
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March 8, 2011 | By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
CBS is down to one and a half men. Charlie Sheen, star of the network's hit show "Two and a Half Men," was thrown off the show Monday afternoon by Warner Bros., the studio that produces the situation comedy. The move to fire Sheen follows several weeks of highly public and vituperative battling by the actor against CBS, Warner Bros. and "Two and a Half Men" co-creator Chuck Lorre. In a letter to Sheen's lawyer outlining its reasons for his dismissal, Warner Bros. charged that the actor's "erratic behavior" undermined production and said his tabloid lifestyle ?
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May 16, 2013 | By Randee Dawn
No wonder sitcom creators liken getting a series on the air to creating a child; months or years of development need to combine with patience, love and the willingness to modify and tweak a concept until it hurts. Here, we talk with some of TV's top sitcom (and one dramedy) heads about those first-show birthing pains and learn just what they were up to the night baby took its first steps on the airwaves. Robert Carlock ('30 Rock') In the beginning: "The whole first year we were dumb enough not to realize how hard it was to do what we were trying to do. We just walked blissfully like babies into it. " Needs fixing: Adjusting the Jack (Alec Baldwin)
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May 15, 2013 | By Meg James
Warner Bros. Chief Executive Kevin Tsujihara has begun building his own team at the Burbank entertainment company, distributing power among a handful of key executives who have long toiled in the trenches. On Wednesday, Tsujihara announced a new management structure for the company's television, home entertainment and video games unit. "This is all about redesigning the company and how we do what we do," Tsujihara said in an interview with The Times. "One of the key goals we want to accomplish is running this company as one. We all work for Warner Bros.
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