Daily Archives : Feb 24, 2011

CBS and Warner Bros. Shut Down Production of ‘Two and a Half Men’ For Remainder of Season After Sheen Rant; Sheen Responds by Reportedly Calling Show Creator Chuck Lorre a ‘Maggot,’ Wishing Him ‘Nothing But Pain’

CBS and Warner Bros. have shut down production of "Two and a Half Men" for the rest of the season after star Charlie Sheen’s hateful rant on a radio show on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011.  The show had been scheduled to resume production the week…

OMG: After Charlie Sheen’s Latest Outrageous Radio Rant Today, Can CBS and Warner Bros. Possibly Keep Him…

In a radio rant that Entertainment Weekly called "stunning," Charlie Sheen attacked "Two and a Half Men" creator Chuck Lorre, Alcoholics Anonymous and Thomas Jefferson, to name just a few of his targets. Sheen was on the Alex Jones radio…

…Meanwhile, CBS Contemplates Life After Sheen for ‘Two and a Half Men’

All is far from quiet on the Charlie Sheen front, with the gossip mill working overtime and possibly even a little real news in the mix. Here’s a roundup of the latest available tidbits: Warner Bros. has ordered the crew…

NBC Looking for Record $210 Million From Ads for Super Bowl in 2012

NBC is already talking with advertisers and media agencies about ads for Super Bowl XLVI, set for Feb. 5, 2012, Advertising Age reports. And the network has been quiety testing the waters for what would amount to a hefty price…

Cable Net Pulls Plug on Comedy

A comedy series that has been running on a major cable network apparently isn’t going to make it past its first season, Deadline.com reports. The show is TBS’s hourlong “Glory Daze.” The network announced it will not bring back the…

Gervais’ Suggested Barbs for Oscar Hosts

With the memory of his stinging Golden Globes barbs still fresh in the minds of some of the people Ricky Gervais offended, Gervais set his sights on another awards ceremony–the Oscars. The actor wrote a blog entry offering suggestions to…

Animated Fox Sitcom Gets Renewal Through 2013

Fox announced that it has renewed one of its “animation domination” staples through the he 2012-2013 TV season, TV.com reports. The order will bring the Seth MacFarlane series “American Dad” to its seventh season as part of the Sunday comedy…

Another Studio Files Claim Against Bankrupt Blockbuster

Bankrupt video-rental chain Blockbuster is seeing its biggest DVD suppliers turn against it in court, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Company Town blog. The story says Universal Pictures on Wednesday became the third movie studio to submit a filing in…

Oprah Sets the Record Straight About Rumored Rift Between Her and Rosie O’Donnell

After reports surfaced that Oprah Winfrey and Rosie O’Donnell were at odds over the tone of O’Donnell’s upcoming talk show for Winfrey’s OWN cable network, Winfrey took to Twitter to put the rumors to rest, The Huffington Post reported. Popeater’s…

Super Bowl Ad Talks Already Under Way With NBC–Network Suggests Cost of 30-Second Spot Could Be as Much as $3.5 Million

By Brian SteinbergAdvertising Age NBC has been quietly testing whether it can command as much as $3.5 million for 30 seconds of commercial time during its broadcast of next year’s Super Bowl, which would be a record-setting price for advertising…