Network cancels Charlie Sheen’s “Two and a Half Men”

CBS and Warner have jointly agreed to cease production of the four out of eight remaining episodes of Charlie Sheen’s comedy show, “Two and a Half Men”.

The decision to terminate any planned production beginning next week came hours after Sheen had unleashed tirades against his bosses at the CBS through a syndicated radio show.

Citing the joint statement issued by CBS and Warner, Lynn Elber of the Associated Press said that the pronouncement was built around the ‘totality of Charlie Sheen’s statements, conduct, and condition”.

The abrupt decision to pull the plug followed after Sheen called “The Alex Jones Show”, a syndicated radio show and made shocking rants against his CBS bosses.

The actor, said AP has repeatedly suggested ‘violent images and ideas’ during his interview with show’s host, Alex Jones.

"If you love with violence and you hate with violence, there's nothing that can be questioned," Sheen was quoted by AP as telling Jones.

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‘King’s Speech’ battles ‘Social Network’ at the 83rd Oscars

The Oscar battle Sunday pits the story of a king overcoming a speech impediment to lead his people through World War II against the saga of how a college student created Facebook, which is now credited helping citizens overthrow their leader.

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards will be presented Sunday night at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre.

"The King's Speech," a low-budget film that has earned $300 million worldwide, has a dozen Oscar nominations, including for best picture, best actor, best supporting actor, best supporting actress and best original screenplay.

"The Social Network" is nominated for eight Oscars, including best picture and Jesse Eisenberg's nomination for best actor.

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Beyond ‘Bourne’: Matt Damon’s Box-Office Powers Waning

Things used to be so good for the man who played Will Hunting. So how come they’re going so wrong for Matt Damon?

The latest box office disappointment for the leading man is likely to be “The Adjustment Bureau,” opening from Universal on March 4. While it may not be a disaster, on the heels of “Green Zone” and “Hereafter” it is hardly the home run Damon needs to secure his place among the industry’s top stars.

The commercial decline seems unexpected  for the well-regarded movie star whose action-man status seemed assured by the dominance of the "Bourne" series starting in 2002. Those three spy-thrillers took in over $950 million dollars.

The numbers, however, don't lie.

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Hans Zimmer & Mexican Guitar Duo Rodrigo Y Gabriela Teaming For ‘Pirates of Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ Score

Hans Zimmer has certainly never been any slouch, but lately, the composer seems to have been newly inspired in a way some of his other longstanding contemporaries haven’t been. His work forChristopher Nolan on “The Dark Knight” and the Oscar-nominated “Inception” have been brilliantly left-of-field, while his score for “Sherlock Holmes” was inventive in ways we didn’t imagine. And it looks like Zimmer is going to continue his unique approach heading into his next big gig.

According to a press release from Walt Disney Records, Zimmer is teaming with acclaimed Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo Y Gabriela for the score for the forthcoming “Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.” With four studio albums, and two live albums under their belts, Rodrigo Y Gabriela have become unlikely worldwide stars meeting with a strong fanbase in Europe, but they’ve also broken through in the United States, getting play on MTV, making appearances on late night television and even playing at the White House. Musically speaking, the duo’s vibrant and distinct style of playing should be breath of fresh air in the long-running franchise—of which Zimmer has scored every film except the first—and we’re curious to hear the results of the collaboration.

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Liam Neeson is the thinking man’s action hero

Liam Neeson is 58 years old, but that fact alone doesn’t render him unique as an action star. Bruce Willis, still pounding the catch phrases and leaping with a grin out of speeding vehicles, will be 56 in just a few weeks (his shaved head lends him a lean-and-mean aerodynamic appeal), and Sylvester Stallone, who anchored last summer’s the-’80s-are-back-and-they’re-still-schlocky-as-hell kick-ass hit The Expendables with his sleepy glower and still-ripply physique, is now 65.

But when you watch Bruce or Sly, at least in action films, you know on some level that they’re feeding off the fumes of their glory days. Movies like RED and The Expendables play up, with a wink, how long their heroes have been around. They have to makes jokes about it so that we don’t.

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Warner Bros launches Apple apps with DVD extras

Warner Bros Dark Knight app

You don't need the DVD now to get some of the on-disc bonus features that accompany your home video purchases. Warner Bros. today began offering "app editions" of two movies, The Dark Knightand Inception, in Apple's App Store.

The free downloads include the first 5 minutes of the movie, plus bonus features such as photos, games and trivia playable on the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. Some of the content was previously available on DVD or Blu-ray editions of the films, while other features are new.

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Brooklyn Decker’s Model-to-Actress Career Challenge

Brooklyn Decker may be one of the more famous models in the world, but she makes a point of not acting like one. She speaks quickly and straightforwardly in a voice filled with enthusiasm and calls herself out when she says something cheesy or cliched (like how she’s learning to “peel back the layers” of a character).

She dresses in a way that hides her figure — today it’s a draping flannel sweater over a plain white shirt and blue jeans — and makes the jarring claim that she’s “not a sexy person at all.” She doesn’t hesitate to talk through a mouthful of food at a table in front of Charlie’s at the Farmers Market in Los Angeles on a recent morning. Her self-deprecation has the whiff of the real.

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10 Best Action Drama Movies

The 10 best action drama movies include some of the most popular films and favorite films of many people that have ever been made. Covering both the action and drama categories helps with that, as they are both broad genres with many classic films included in them, with scenes that have moments of intense action as well as true emotion, making these scenes have more of an effect on the audience. What this 10 best list really proves at the end of the day is that some of the best stories on celluloid told have elements of both action and drama in them.

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King’s Speech predicted to win at the Oscars

"The King's Speech" won seven BAFTA awards on Sunday- a strong indicator of potential Oscars glory.

The movie took awards for best British film, original screenplay, original music, actor (Colin Firth), supporting actor (Geoffrey Rush) and supporting actress (Helena Bonham Carter).

The Tom Hooper-directed film continues to dominate with a total of 12 Oscar nominations, including ones for best picture, best actor, best supporting actor, best supporting actress and best director.

Perfectly timed with the upcoming royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, "The King's Speech" tells the story of King George VI (Firth), who was forced to rule after his elder brother abdicated the throne, and his struggle to overcome a stammer with the help of an unconventional speech therapist (Rush).

British-American screenwriter David Seidler himself has battled a childhood stammer. He said, "for a stutter... to be heard is a wonderful thing."

Although Seidler is shocked that this small film about "two men in a room" is popular around the world, he says, "I don't think it's the fascination with royalty. I don't think it's the ostrich plumes and the gold braid. I think it's the fact that it's a story about changing your destiny."

Last year, Iraq war drama "The Hurt Locker" won six BAFTAs, including best picture - then repeated the feat at the Oscars. Twelve of the 18 major BAFTA winners repeated with victories in their corresponding categories at the Oscars.

Most of the winners are selected by the votes of 6,000 academy members.

Lady Gaga wants to be in movies

Lady Gaga wants to be in the movies. The largely successful entertainer has been out talking up her latest album and sharing her dreams with the world. On the satellite radio program "The Morning Mash Up" on Sirius XM Radio Friday, Gaga was candid on where she sees her career going next and it appears acting in the movies is her next step.

"I think at some point, yes. I think I'm sort of destined for screen at some point," said Lady Gaga when asked about where she sees her career and if it included the movies.

If you are a monster, then you know Lady Gaga can act and dance already. The entertainer has the mini movie with Beyonce that incorporates their hit ‘Telephone.’ Watching other videos of Lady Gaga, there isn’t any doubt her confidence on film shines through as her poses and performances make the videos that much more entertaining.

The careers of successful music entertainers usually bleed into the movies naturally. Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, and Madonna all found great career moments on the silver screen. And even Justin Bieber wants to see his career turn more towards acting. An obvious progression as the musical talents of the entertainers dominate and they in turn want to be challenged further in the business.

If Lady Gaga finds the perfect role for her movie debut, you can bet her ‘Monsters’ will be there to support her one hundred percent.
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