Chuck Lorre, Charlie Sheen
Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre (sort of) broke his silence about the ongoing Charlie Sheen fiasco, and once again, he did it via one of his show's vanity cards.
Chuck Lorre responds to Sheen with new vanity card
Although the message, which aired at the end of the Lorre-produced The Big Bang Theory Thursday, doesn't mention Sheen's name, Lorre's sentiments about the recent events are clear.
"Whenever I've gone through tough times, well-meaning people have told me that God/the universe does not give us more than we can handle," Lorre wrote. "Well, I've been going through a tough time recently, and sure enough, that old saying has been tossed my way on several morose occasions. After some careful consideration, I've decided it's bull$#*!."
Sheen sued Lorre....
Mad Men executive producer Matt Weiner says he's made up his mind: The critically acclaimed AMC drama will end its run after three more seasons.
"I think that's how long the story is," he tells TV Guide Magazine. "I'm not The Simpsons. They're amazing. I don't know how they do it. I look at TV shows that I admire, and I think this is the length that they should be. At a certain point you're driven to a desire not to repeat yourself. I want the show to end before the machinery has worn out."
Weiner, who struck a deal Thursday with AMC and production company Lionsgate that keeps him at the helm of a fifth and sixth season (with the option for that seventh), says he was ready to throw in the towel several times in recent weeks...
Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Our top moments of the week:
11. Worst Reminder: When Tamra and Vicki head South of the Border to Cabo San Lucas on The Real Housewives of Orange County, Tamra decides to "do as the Cabo-nians do" and do a body shot at the poolside bar. She urges her friend to do the same, but Vicki is far too mortified and reminds Tamra that she's the mother of four. Well, we guess someone has to teach them eventually, right?
10. Skating on Thin Ice Award: There's a time and a place to speak your mind, Bethenny, and your first practice session ...
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Even with a double elimination planned, there's no way that this Idol results show can match the intensity and craziness of last week's. But the intro package sure wants us to believe it can. After a record-setting 55 million votes were cast, the intro promises you won't believe who is going home. True? False? Let's find out...
Hugh Dancy, Parker Posey
British actor Hugh Dancy and indie film darling Parker Posey will guest-star on the second season of The Big C, Showtime announced Thursday.
Dancy will appear in at least six episodes, playing a cancer patient who befriends Cathy (Laura Linney). Posey will play Poppy, a woman who has a surprising relationship with Cathy's teenaged son Adam (Gabriel Basso).
Just two months after debuting the controversial teen drama Skins, MTV is once again green-lighting an adaptation of another popular British show, The Inbetweeners, along with four other new shows, EW reports.
Inbetweeners follows the exploits of four friends as they grow from their late teens into adults. MTV has ordered 12 episodes, which will likely premiere in 2012. Brad Copeland, Aaron Kaplan and original series creators Damon Beesly and Iain Morris will executive produce.