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Jon Cryer responds to Charlie Sheen, admits to being troll

Jon Cryer has finally responded to Charlie Sheen's assertion that he is both a turncoat and a troll by appearing on television and admitting that he's actually a troll. Granted, Cryer did this on Thursday's episode of "Conan," so the seriousness of his response is obviously questionable. Nevertheless, the first step to overcoming trollness is admitting that one has a troll problem. So kudos to you, Mr. Cryer....

By Jen Chaney  | March 10, 2011; 11:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Charlie Sheen, TV, Viral Video  
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Felicia 'Snoop' Pearson of 'The Wire' arrested

Felicia 'Snoop' Pearson: back in trouble with the law in real life. (Marvin Joseph/Washington Post) Felicia "Snoop" Pearson -- the young woman who was plucked off the Baltimore streets and cast as the ruthless assassin Snoop on HBO's "The Wire" -- was arrested early this morning as part of a massive drug bust in Baltimore. Pearson was taken into custody on a state warrant, according to the Baltimore Sun. This is not the first time Pearson, 30, has been in trouble with the law. At 14, she was convicted of second degree murder and released from prison after serving a six-and-a-half year sentence. And, according to the Sun, she also was arrested recently for refusing to testify in a murder trial. Ironically, it's her street cred that led to her being discovered and cast on "The Wire." Michael K. Williams, who played Omar, spotted her at a Baltimore club...

By Jen Chaney  | March 10, 2011; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Celebrities, TV  
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Five things Julianne Moore won't do in her role as Sarah Palin

Julianne Moore, otherwise known as Sarah Palin. (PRNewsFoto/P&G/Bounty) As reported this week, Julianne Moore will play the role of Sarah Palin in HBO's upcoming adaptation of the book "Game Change," about the 2008 presidential election. It's a provocative bit of casting, first and foremost because Moore is a fine actress, and it will be interesting to see how she brings Palin to life in a way that diverges from the comedic,Tina Fey template. But it's also intriguing because, in their careers at least, Moore and Palin seem like wildly different people. To prove that point, here's a list of five things that Moore has done on film or television in the past that, presumably, she won't be doing in the role of Palin....

By Jen Chaney  | March 10, 2011; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Celebrities, Pop Culture, TV  
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'American Idol' contest: What would Simon say?

Surely you can say something as nasty as this guy. (Reuters) Some "American Idol" fans may be missing Simon Cowell this season. In fact, some may long for the acerbic British judge so much that they often find themselves talking like him just to compensate for his absence. If that's the case, you're in luck, because flinging Simon Cowell-esque commentary could make you a winner in the weekly Celebritology contest, "What Would Simon Say?" After watching Wednesday's and/or Thursday's episode of "Idol," airing at 8 EST on Fox, come back to this blog item and post a comment that assesses one of the contestants, using the sort of cutting, pithy phrases Cowell might have used. You have until midnight Friday to enter. (Read all the contest rules and regulations here.) Each week, I'll determine a winner, whose witty, judgmental and (most importantly) Simon Cowell-ish rhetoric will be featured in...

By Jen Chaney  | March 9, 2011; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Ginnifer Goodwin is Snow White

Ginnifer Goodwin finds her "Once Upon a Time." (File photo) Ginnifer Goodwin has been cast in the buzzy ABC pilot “Once Upon a Time,” a fairy tale-style drama written by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz of “Lost” fame. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Goodwin wil play Snow White/Sister Mary Margaret Blanchard, which suggests her character may have a dual identity: one in reality and one in the show’s “fantasy land.”Goodwin certainly looks the part and seems like a strong choice. It also seems like a smart move for her; if the pilot actually turns into a series, it will keep Goodwin steadily working on TV after “Big Love” ends. This bit of Snow White news serves as the latest in an ongoing parade of fairy tale-related developments in Hollywood. Kristen Stewart has been rumored as the actress most likely to play Snow White in Universal’s upcoming film “Snow White...

By Jen Chaney  | March 7, 2011; 7:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Charlie Sheen officially fired from 'Two and a Half Men'

Charlie Sheen: fired. (AP) | More Sheen photos Charlie Sheen is done. Warner Bros. has officially fired him from "Two and a Half Men," booting him off the puzzlingly lucrative sitcom for good in a statement issued today. "After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen’s services on Two and a Half Men effective immediately," the studio said in an e-mail, as reported by Vulture. TMZ also cites a letter sent by Warner Bros. to Sheen's lawyer, which states that Sheen's contract can be terminated because "There is ample evidence supporting Warner Bros. reasonable good faith opinion that Mr. Sheen has committed felony offenses involving moral turpitude (including but not limited to furnishing of cocaine to others as part of the self-destructive lifestyle he has described publicly) that have 'interfere[d] with his ability to fully and completely render all material services required' under the agreement." Vulture notes...

By Jen Chaney  | March 7, 2011; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
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