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Tuesday
Feb262013

Lindsay Lohan to Guest Star on Charlie Sheen's "Anger Management"

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- It appears Charlie Sheen really likes helping out Lindsay Lohan: she will make a guest appearance as herself in an upcoming episode of Sheen's FX sitcom, Anger Management, according to Entertainment Weekly.

On the show, Lohan reportedly becomes a patient of Sheen's anger management therapist character, and develops a romance with him.

The appearance can only boost Lohan's career, which has suffered setbacks from her ongoing legal woes, and from bruising reviews for her telefilm Liz & Dick.

Last year, Sheen reportedly gave Lohan $100,000 to help cover her tax debt, and just last week he reportedly offered to pay half for a glitzy gown the troubled star later reportedly ruined after a charity event.

The Mean Girls actress and Sheen co-star in Scary Movie 5, due out in April.

Away from the cameras, Lohan still has a couple of legal headaches to deal with.  She faces misdemeanor charges, including lying to police, in connection with a car crash on the Pacific Coast Highway in California last June.

TMZ.com is reporting that Lohan's lawyer has filed a motion to seek dismissal of the charges on the grounds that she wasn't read her Miranda rights when she was questioned by authorities after the accident.  However, the website argues it was not necessary for her to be Mirandized because she hadn't been placed in custody.

Lohan is accused of falsely claiming she wasn't behind the wheel of the car when it collided with a dump truck in Santa Monica.

According to E! News, the court documents also seek a "continuance" in Lohan's probation violation case, proposing that she participate in "certain activities" that will allow her to contribute to society, such as charitable endeavors.

A source says, "She's finally made a decision to turn her life around."

Lohan's probation stemming from a 2011 necklace theft case was revoked as a result of the charges related to the car crash.

Another case, involving Lohan's alleged physical altercation with a psychic at a New York City nightclub last November, is still pending.

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Tuesday
Nov272012

Cee Lo Green to Guest on Charlie Sheen's "Anger Management"

Roger Kisby/Getty Images for Range Rover Evoque(LOS ANGELES) -- Cee Lo Green has been lined up to guest star on season two of Charlie Sheen’s FX series, Anger Management. According to E! the singer will play himself in an episode called “Charlie and Cee Lo.”

The Voice coach will play "the nicest guy in show business" who is worried that the pressures of the entertainment world will make him lash out at people around him.  He enlists Charlie to help him control his anger issues.

Cee Lo has previously appeared as himself in NBC’s Parenthood and has been a featured voice on Fox’s animated series American Dad.

Anger Management premiered this past June.

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Thursday
Aug302012

Charlie Sheen's "Anger Management" Gets 90-Episode Order

ABC/RICHARD CARTWRIGHT(LOS ANGELES) -- FX has ordered an additional 90 episodes of Charlie Sheen's FX comedy Anger Management, Variety reports.

The cable network's original agreement with Anger Management producer Debmar-Mercury included a ratings threshold for the show's initial 10-episode run that, if reached, would trigger the 90-episode order.  That threshold has not been disclosed, but the series has averaged about 4.5 million viewers per episode.

TMZ.com reports Sheen stands to make more than $100 million from his work on the show, thanks to the episode order.

Anger Management, which represents Sheen's TV comeback after he was fired from Two and a Half Men, premiered in June.

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Monday
Jul302012

Charlie Sheen Talks "Anger Management," Says Dad Will Be Joining Show

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Charlie Sheen was front and center promoting his new comedy Anger Management at FX's presentation to the Television Critics Association gathering in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Sheen broke the news that his real-life father, actor Martin Sheen, will join the show in a regular role as Charlie's TV dad.

Not surprisingly, Sheen was also asked about his very public meltdown. 

When asked how his life was immediately after being fired from Two and a Half Men, Sheen said, "It was a crazy time, like a crazy dream, a runaway train I couldn’t get off of. I learned a lot from that time."

Charlie Sheen joked that a big lesson he learned from the experience was not to, "go on the road for 31 days in 23 cities with no act."  That was a reference to Sheen's 2011 madcap Torpedo of Truth tour.

"My life's different now that I'm not insane anymore.  I'm accountable most of the time," Sheen told the gathering.

Sheen also said he believes everything happens for a reason, explaining, "I can wish every minute for a very simple life, but I don't look at what happens in my life as chaos but challenges.  Things have to be dealt with in the moment.  My interpretation of fun is not always the right choice."

In the meantime, Sheen said he's having a great time on Anger Management

He noted, "I feel like we've just scratched the surface, barely" in terms of material. 

Sheen says he has more of a creative voice on this series, but the rapid production schedule allows very little time for rehearsals. 

Sheen admitted, "It's a whole different animal.  There's no time to overthink it.  Sometimes that's OK, sometimes it isn't."

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Wednesday
Jun272012

Charlie Sheen Picks Fave "Two and a Half Men" Episodes for Marathon

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- To help launch his new show Anger Management on Thursday, Charlie Sheen's new network, FX, has announced it will air a marathon of his favorite 24 episodes of Two and a Half Men, the show from which he was fired.

And while he famously went out in a frenetic, catchphrase-spewing tornado of truth, a newly-calmed Sheen seems to have nothing but nice things to say about his former show.

"As I culled through the mass of shows, eight-plus years, I was met with a theme of innocence," Sheen said in the statement.  "I felt younger, lighter.  I could still hear the jokes, and the stories we all told in place of rehearsals.  I can still see nine-year-old Angus [T. Jones] riding his Razor up and down the camera aisle; his self-appointed surrogate guardian Chuck Lorre watching with pride and also concern.  I can hear the echoes of Jon [Cryer]'s genius, Conchata [Ferrell]'s laugh, Holland [Taylor]'s leadership and Marin [Hinkle]’s quiet grace."

He adds, "And the crew, the amazing crew."

The actor reflects, "Who cares how it ended; when it was good, it was great. We were in the middle of something big, the return of the sitcom. We were hungry and we were winning."

The marathon starts at 9 a.m. ET Thursday.  Anger Management debuts that night at 9 p.m. ET.

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Tuesday
Jun262012

Charlie Sheen's "Anger Management" Is a Family Affair

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Charlie Sheen is focused on family following his well-documented meltdown last year.

The proof is in Sheen's new comedy, Anger Management, which premieres on FX this Thursday night.  His ex-wife, Denise Richards, and his father, Martin Sheen, are both scheduled to make guest appearances on the show.

Sheen tells ABC News Radio that his father plays his on-screen dad.

He continues, "He's fallen on some hard times and he has to come and he's trying to work an angle on me but it doesn't really work."

Sheen notes that his brother, sister and nephew work on the show behind the scenes.

Sheen says he's working with Richards away from the camera, too, as parents of two daughters.

He says, "Everything with them is great.  The girls feel like they have two parents back in their life again, which is really important, you know?"

Aside from Anger Management, Sheen has been named a "social media ambassador" for WWE's 1,000th episode of its flagship series, Monday Night Raw, airing live on USA on July 23.  He'll tweet commentary throughout the show.

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Monday
Jun252012

Charlie Sheen Still Drinks, Doesn’t Believe in Rehab

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Charlie Sheen has been to the edge and back in the past year after his public meltdown led to his being fired from his hit sitcom Two and a Half Men.

Now a calmer version of Sheen – once the highest-paid actor in television – is back with a new sitcom, Anger Management, debuting Thursday night on FX, in which he plays, not without irony, an anger management therapist.

“What do you think?” Sheen said today on ABC’s Good Morning America, when asked if his new role is much of a stretch.  “It’s nice to be in the chair and not the couch.”

The couch is where Sheen, 46, spent much of the past year in rehab after his career imploded in a string of headline-making incidents including a series of bizarre interviews in which he claimed to be a “warlock,” said he possessed “tiger blood and Adonis DNA,” and characterized his erratic behavior as “winning!”

When allegations arose that drugs were behind his erratic behavior he denied any substance abuse problems but claimed to be on the drug “called Charlie Sheen.”  Today the new Sheen, recently cast to play the president in Robert Rodriguez’s Machete sequel, says he is not on any drugs but hasn’t been able to kick his other habit, alcohol.

“We live in a country where it’s always Miller Time so what are you going to do?  It’s happy hour somewhere in the world,” Sheen said.

His time in rehab was not a first for Sheen, who has had several run-ins with the law for domestic abuse and drug allegations over the years, but it was possibly his last.

“I don’t believe in rehab anymore,” Sheen said today on GMA. “It’s not for me. It’s not for everyone. It’s not a one-size-fits-all and it didn’t fit me.”

“My biggest regret is going a little too far,” Sheen said. “The key for me would have been the advice I got when I was in anger management myself for a year and that is you can always leave the room.”

Sheen’s erratic behavior and firing led to a lawsuit with CBS and a very public feud with Men creator Chuck Lorre.  Reports from the Anger Management set have been nothing but positive which is how Sheen says he wants his TV legacy to end.

Like he did on Men and the sitcom Spin City before that, Sheen plays a version of himself, a character  again named Charlie, on Anger Management.  He has said his planned role in the upcoming Roman Coppola film, A Glimpse Into the Mind of Charles Swan III, in which he, again, plays a “Charlie” will be the last time audiences see that similarity.

Don’t put it past Sheen, however, to turn his year of turmoil into commercial success.

“It is odd to look at some of the clips and some of the stuff and think, ‘Wow that was me, that was me.  Wow,’” he said.  “It’s a crazy character study on some level that will hopefully be valuable in the future.”

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Thursday
Apr122012

Charlie Sheen Rises from Dead in "Anger Management" Teaser

ABC/RICHARD CARTWRIGHT(LOS ANGELES) -- Charlie Sheen's TV career has come back from the dead.

In a 15-second teaser for his new FX comedy Anger Management, Sheen is seen lying inside a coffin, with his eyes closed. With funeral music playing in the background, a voice-over says, “Charlie Sheen died…and went to FX.” Sheen pops open his eyes, makes a goofy face, and waves to the camera.

The teaser is an obvious spoof the killing off of Sheen’s “Two and a Half Men” character in the first episode of its current season, due to his summer firing.

Anger Management, premiering June 28, is an adaptation of the Adam Sandler-Jack Nicholson comedy of the same name. According to TVLine.com, Sheen’s ex-wife, Denise Richards, will guest star in an episode as a business partner of his onscreen ex.

Sheen and Richards previously worked together on Two and a Half Men and Spin City.

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Friday
Mar302012

Charlie Sheen Says Behavior Last Year Was a 'Little Cringeable'

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Charlie Sheen isn't proud of his behavior leading up to his firing from Two and a Half Men last year.

In an appearance on NBC's Today show on Thursday, Sheen said his actions, which included repeated rants against Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre, were "a little cringeable because I didn't recognize parts of who that guy was."

Sheen is now the star of the FX comedy Anger Management, premiering on June 28.  He told Today anchor Matt Lauer he discussed his recent past with the cast and crew on their first day on the set, and they had a good laugh about it.

Sheen added, "I couldn't have the Two and a Half thing be my television legacy.  I couldn't have it end on that note.  So if this is going to be the swan song, then it's got to be a beautiful experience.  And so far, eight days [on Anger Management] was more fun than eight years [at Two and a Half Men.]

Sheen, whose past recreational drug use is well-documented, says he's not required to take drug tests as part of his gig with Anger Management.

He said, "There's no testing unless something obvious happens -- I show up covered in blood, somebody else's."

Lauer asked Sheen about recent TMZ.com footage of the actor appearing drunk after a Guns N' Roses concert. 

After Lauer said he doesn't know one addiction specialist who would allow someone like Sheen to drink alcohol, Sheen replied, "Well if you do I should probably go to that guy....I have different theories about the whole thing.  One of them is park near the VIP exit."

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Friday
Mar022012

Mel Gibson Completes Court-Ordered Anger Management Requirement

Mike Marsland/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Mel Gibson has completed court-ordered anger management stemming from his domestic violence case involving former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.

According to TMZ.com, a lawyer for the Oscar winner provided evidence to a Los Angeles judge on Thursday that Gibson exceeded the required number of hours for anger management.  Gibson, 56, will complete his probation if he stays out of trouble for the next two years.

Gibson pleaded no contest last year to misdemeanor spousal battery in connection with an alleged altercation he had with Grigorieva, the mother of his young daughter Lucia.

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