The producers of hit TV comedy Two And A Half Men have shot down rumours suggesting Charlie Sheen is heading back to the set. The actor, who was fired from the sitcom in 2011 following his public feud with show creator Chuck Lorre, recently told TV Guide magazine that he had reached out to his former bosses with an idea for the series finale, and he insisted the producers had "reached back".
But Warner Bros. Television executives have insisted that's not the case and Sheen, whose character has been killed off on the show, won't be returning.
Actor Charlie Sheen has reached out to Two And A Half Men bosses in an effort to land himself a return to the show for the series finale.
The Anger Management star was fired from the sitcom in 2011 following a public feud with executive producer Chuck Lorre, but Sheen has now presented an idea for a final appearance on the show - even though his character was killed off. He tells TV Guide Magazine, "I've reached out to them and they've reached back. "We're trying to figure out what makes the most sense. If they figure it out like I've presented it to them and they want to include me in some final send-off, I'm available and I'm showing up early. If not, it's on them."
Ashton Kutcher replaced Sheen on the hit comedy and he now stars on the show alongside Jon Cryer. Two and a Half Men will wrap for good after its current 12th season ends its run later this year (14).
Actor Anthony Anderson's son missed out on the chance to play his dad's kid on new TV sitcom Black-Ish, because of his skin colour. The Kangaroo Jack star, who is also the executive producer of the show, had to break the news to his son after another young star landed the role.
He says, "My son was too black. The show is Black-ish... I was rooting for him."
And the snub was made twice as difficult when Anderson was cast as his son Nathan's dad on Internet show Richie Rich.
The older Anderson explains, "I was hanging out on set with him one day and they (producers) just came and offered me the role of his father on his show... Later on, he tells me, 'You know dad, I'm bigger than you; I got you the job on my show'."
Joan Rivers was just days away from filming a role in Jerry Seinfeld's web-series Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee at the time of her death earlier this month (Sep14). The sitcom star has shared a screen-shot of a text conversation confirming Rivers' appearance on his acclaimed show and revealed the veteran comedienne's slot was postponed after she scheduled a medical procedure.
In a message posted on Facebook.com, he writes, "I just came across this heartbreaking text on my phone from August 19th. I had asked Joan Rivers to be our lead guest on the new season of Comedians in Cars, and she was thrilled. Then we got a call saying she was going in for a medical procedure and needed to postpone. I would have loved to have shown another side of her. I wanted to tell her how much I admire all she had accomplished, especially in the latter stages of her career. She was one of the greats. I'll miss her."
Rivers, 81, was placed in a medically-induced coma after suffering a cardiac arrest during a routine throat exam. She died a week later on 4 September (14).
"I think I would be afraid to do an impression of her because I just love her so much. I just went to Las Vegas just to see her in concert and I met her and it was very exciting. I asked her, 'Will you please pose with me like you're on an 1980s sitcom poster?' And she did!" Comedienne Kristen Wiig on meeting her idol Olivia Newton-John for the first time.
Anger Management star Noureen Dewulf is pregnant with her first child. The 30-year-old actress, who appears opposite Charlie Sheen in the sitcom, is expecting a baby with her hockey player husband, Ryan Miller.
DeWulf tells People.com, "After struggling with a bizarre compulsion to eat French fries and pickles every second of every day for the past 12 weeks, I'm thrilled to announce I'm pregnant with my first child. My husband, Ryan, and I couldn't be more excited."
She is expected to give birth in March (14). The couple has been married for three years.
U.S. TV veteran Katey Sagal reunited with her Married... With Children co-stars Christina Applegate, Ed O'Neill and David Faustino during the unveiling of her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday (09Sep14), 17 years after the sitcom finished. Sagal's Sons of Anarchy co-star Charlie Hunnam was also on hand to honour her at the ceremony.
U.S. comedian Jimmy Kimmel kicked off his late-night TV show on Thursday (28Aug14) by assuring Friends fans that his reunion skit the day before was planned and Jennifer Aniston was not forced into taking part. Devotees of the beloved sitcom flooded social media and YouTube.com after Kimmel brought Aniston, Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox together for a scene read in a stage replica of character Monica's kitchen.
Aniston, who was promoting her new film on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, appeared not to be happy about the idea, prompting many fans to criticise her.
But, at the top of his show on Thursday, Kimmel poked fun at the baffled fans as he read out their tweets, posts and emails.
He then explained that his pal Aniston was very much in on the joke - and she was just acting surprised and annoyed by the reunion.
He said, "She was acting, apparently very good too. She should probably get an Emmy for that acting...
"Ninety-nine per cent of the time when you put something on YouTube everyone jumps in to say it's fake, then we put something that is, I thought, obviously fake on and people think it's real."
Friends stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow reunited for a sketch based on the hit sitcom for U.S. talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday (27Aug14). The chat show host surprised viewers during an interview with Aniston when he unveiled a replica set of Monica's kitchen from the comedy, which ran for ten years until 2004.
Kimmel presented Aniston with a script and the pair read a fake scene between her character Rachel and Ross, played by Kimmel, about "making love". The audience then erupted with screams and cheers as Cox and Kudrow walked through the set door.
All four then took part in the sketch, reading from Kimmel's script as their respective characters and criticising his storyline before reciting lines from the show's theme song, I'll Be There For You by the Rembrandts.
The sketch marked the 20th anniversary of the comedy. A replica of the show's Central Perk cafe will be recreated in Manhattan to celebrate the milestone next month (Sept14).
Grey'S Anatomy and Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes is set to make her acting debut in an upcoming episode of U.S. sitcom The Mindy Project. Rhimes, a self-proclaimed fan of the comedy and its star Mindy Kaling, will be playing herself in the third season, and the episode is set to air in America this autumn (14).
A spoof of network television situation comedies as seen through the eyes of the Gooseberrys, a less-than-intelligent American family fraught with problems. The pilot episode depicts the efforts of the father, Bronco, to start up his own business -- making decoy ducks -- after he is laid off form his job.