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Posted at 9:04 AM ET, 03/ 8/2011

Charlie Sheen responds to 'Two and a Half Men' firing by waving machete; Gwyneth Paltrow pursuing record deal

By Jen Chaney

Charlie Sheen reacts to being fired from "Two and a Half Men" by waving machete from the top of a tall building and invoking the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. Well, that and his lawyer threatens to sue Warner Bros. and "Two and Half Men" co-creator Chuck Lorre; Lorre, meanwhile, has hired his own attorney in preparation for the legal battle. (TMZ; The Hollywood Reporter)

In case anyone still cares, here's a portion of that Lindsay Lohan surveillance video footage we mentioned yesterday. Please contain your excitement.

Gwyneth Paltrow, who returns to "Glee" tonight, is in talks to get her own record deal. We all saw this coming, didn't we? (The Guardian)

More morning mix -- including news of a renowned filmmaker allegedly hit with a tax lien and a "True Blood" star who is expecting twins -- after the jump.

Martin Scorsese has been hit with a $2.85 million tax lien, possibly due to previous alleged mismanagement of his funds by Kenneth Starr. The Academy Award-winning filmmaker denies owing the money, according to the New York Post.

Amanda Seyfried admits to dating Ryan Phillippe in upcoming issue of Elle magazine. (Us)

"True Blood" star Sam Trammell and girlfriend Missy Yager are expecting twins. (Popeater)

Lady Gaga threatens to sue London ice cream parlor that used her name to hawk their frozen desserts derived from human breast milk. (Flavor name? Baby Gaga.) (Huffington Post)

With production wrapped, the "Harry Potter" sets in England will be open to the public for tours beginning next spring. (Joblo.com)

In sad news, "Last Comic Standing" finalist Mike DiStefano has died of a reported heart attack. (Entertainment Weekly)

Jim Parsons and Lee Pace have joined the cast of the Broadway production of "The Normal Heart." (Vulture)

And speaking of Broadway, "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" director Julie Taymor could be shown the door and leave the production. (New York Times)

By Jen Chaney  | March 8, 2011; 9:04 AM ET
Categories:  Celebrities, Charlie Sheen, Daily Mix, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lindsay Lohan, Pop Culture  
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Comments

Oh Gwenniegwenniegwennie, you have a nice voice & I'm actually enjoying you on Glee & enjoyed you on the Grammys w/CeeLo, but please, for the love of all that is good musically, please don't quit your day job of being an excellent yet insouciant actress & blogger.

It will end badly, like Don Johnson/Philip Michael Thomas/Bruce Willis/Eddie Murphy's recording career badly.

Posted by: wadejg | March 8, 2011 9:16 AM | Report abuse

A lot of happy lawyers in Hollywood tonight. There is a lot of litigation to go around.

Considering people have been saying "gaga, googoo" to babies long before Susan became Lady Gaga, I think this lawsuit will go the way of Spike Lee's against Spike TV. Ego much?

Gwynnie, autotune is your friend.

Posted by: epjd | March 8, 2011 9:45 AM | Report abuse

While Charlie Sheen's busy invoking the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the rest of us are invoking the words of any number of other doctors: "psychotic break."


ep, autotune may be Gwynnie's friend, but the tv remote is mine.


Phillfried: when one "admits" to dating someone, rather than singing or shouting it from the rooftops, you already know it's going to end soon.


Lady Gaga threatens to sue London ice cream parlor: I can't wait until she shows up in court dressed in a waffle cone.


"Julie Taymor could be shown the door and leave the production." On foot? Because her actors tend to be shown the aerial apparatus and then leave the production in ambulances.

Posted by: byoolin1 | March 8, 2011 10:42 AM | Report abuse

ep, does literal machete-waving (as opposed to the figurative kind) constitute sufficient cause for Charlie Sheen to be involuntarily committed, at long last?

Also, I'm ashamed to admit even knowing this, but Gaga's real first name is Stefani (not Susan).

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | March 8, 2011 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Nosy, I knew it started with an S. Do I get partial credit?

As for the machete waving, it was clearly done as a stunt. He was on a roof. No one was in immediate harm's way. As someone noted on this issue, it is darn hard to involuntarily commit someone. It is because you are depriving someone of their liberty without due process that there are very strict rules that must be followed.

At least their mother got the boys out of that house. But, from what I have seen of her, she is not much better. Both she and Denise have covered for him in the past and gone along with his bizarreness. I don't know if it is because of the domestic violence or because they honestly see nothing wrong with it. Either way, they need to get help so they can help their children.

Posted by: epjd | March 8, 2011 11:37 AM | Report abuse

I hope Gwyneth Paltrow has a future in music. She can exceed Taylor Swift's output from an artistic standpoint and not cut into insouciant blogging at all.

Posted by: HardyW | March 8, 2011 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Good mix, but is there any way to make the Entertainment Weekly clip not autoplay every time I open the page? Maybe put a link in instead?

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | March 8, 2011 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Jen, thank you for keeping us abreast of the Lady Gaga breast milk shake-up. Seems to me that Lady Gage is trying to pump the ice cream shop for extra publicity, and I anticipate that she will milk this opportunity for all it is worth. I don't want to be a nipplehead about this, but I think that the controversy is udderly ridiculous. It really sucks. I hope that someone puts the squeeze on Lady Gaga's attempt to shut down the ice cream shop.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | March 8, 2011 12:41 PM | Report abuse

What Bawlmer51 said re: link autoplay....

"Charlie Sheen ... waving machete from the top of a tall building" -- Better there than at the TSA security check, I suppose.

"Charlie Sheen ... invoking the words of Martin Luther King, Jr." -- I have a dream Charlie would just go away.

"Gwyneth Paltrow ... her own record deal." -- Somewhere Huey Lewis is laughing and very hard.

"Lady Gaga ... her name ... frozen desserts derived from human breast milk. (Flavor name? Baby Gaga.)" -- If they'd called it "Pablum Face" maybe she'd have a case. But if they sold it in an egg-shaped container, I'd still think of L'Eggs pantyhose before Lady Gaga.

"'Harry Potter' sets in England will be open to the public for tours" -- And thanks to the Pensieve shop, you'll be able to keep the memory of your visit forever.

"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" -- They should rename that show "Spider-Man: Put Us Out of Our Misery"

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | March 8, 2011 1:06 PM | Report abuse

"Somewhere Huey Lewis is laughing and very hard."

The grammatical ambiguity of that sentence reminds me of a certain urban legend about Mr. Lewis...

Posted by: byoolin1 | March 8, 2011 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Google offers few clues about the urban legend, Byoo'. Do tell...

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | March 8, 2011 2:00 PM | Report abuse

The Official Charlie Sheen Theme Song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZb0a6pwwvw

Posted by: stuckonstoopid1 | March 8, 2011 2:39 PM | Report abuse

byoolin, that wasn't what I meant!

(But now that you mention it, I do recall said legend. Why do we both know this?!)

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | March 8, 2011 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Sas, so you're saying that Lady G. is unfairly nursing a grudge against the ice cream shop?

Posted by: KevFromArlington | March 8, 2011 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Sas, so you're saying that Lady G. is unfairly nursing a grudge against the ice cream shop?

Posted by: KevFromArlington | March 8, 2011 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Indeed, Lady Gaga is nursing a grudge. She has let down her fans. She's a leche for publicity.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | March 8, 2011 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Sas, you just made me spit up.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | March 9, 2011 12:09 AM | Report abuse

At least our puns aren't formulaic.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | March 9, 2011 10:14 AM | Report abuse

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