Dirt: This Time Charlie’s Sheen-anigans May Have Cost Him His Job
CHARLIE'S SHEEN-ANIGANS MAY HAVE COST HIM HIS T.V. SHOW: "Two and a Half Men" has been shut down for the season -- and CHARLIE SHEEN has only his big mouth is to blame.
Charlie made a slew of controversial comments on the syndicated Alex Jones radio show yesterday, bashing the show's co-creator, Chuck Lorre, Alcoholics Anonymous, his ex-wives and his one-night stands.
He called Lorre a "clown" and a "turd" and said he had been turning the producer's "tin cans into pure gold." After the bizarre on-air railing, CBS and Warner Bros. released the following statement: "Based on the totality of Charlie Sheen's statements, conduct and condition, [we] have decided to discontinue production of Two and a Half Men for the remainder of the season."
Charlie fired back with an open letter, which reads in part: "What does this say about Haim Levine [Chuck Lorre] after he tried to use his words to judge and attempt to degrade me? I gracefully ignored this folly for 177 shows... I fire back once and this contaminated little maggot can't handle my power and can't handle the truth."
He later told TMZ, "I violently hate [him]. He's a stupid, stupid little man and a punk that I'd never want to be like." The Wrap reports Charlie won't be paid for the remaining salary left on his contract. (--He earns $1.8 million an episode. There were eight shows left on the season.)
LOHAN vs THE LAW: The prosecution's theft case against LINDSAY LOHAN seems to hinge on surveillance video from the jewelry store where she allegedly stole that $2,500 necklace. Yesterday a "law enforcement source" described what's on that video to RadarOnline.
It allegedly shows a male friend of Lindsay's intentionally distracting a store clerk while Lindsay puts on the necklace. Then it shows Lindsay and her friend leaving, with Lindsay still wearing the necklace. If true, it would call into question Lindsay's claim the store LOANED her the necklace and that all she's guilty of is forgetting to return it in a timely manner.
BABY NEWS: ALYSSA MILANO announced her pregnancy Tuesday, but she's obviously already pretty far along. Check out her well-developed baby bump, which was on full display at Wednesday's premiere of the movie "Hall Pass" ...
NEW PICTURES OF RIHANNA'S BRUTAL BEAT DOWN HAVE SURFACE: When CHRIS BROWN assaulted RIHANNA in February of '09, a shocking picture of her bruised face leaked online.
And now, two years later -- and just two days after a judge softened Rihanna's restraining order against Chris, allowing contact between the two of them for the first time since the attack -- the MediaTakeOut website has posted two more.
Media Take Out claims there's some kind of Rihanna / Chris Brown reconciliation in the works, and that's why they decided to publish the photos. You can see the two new pics here. But before you click, I must warn you, they are pretty brutal.
JLO'S IDOL MOMENT: JENNIFER LOPEZ "suffered" an on-screen "breakdown" Wednesday night after telling fan favorite CHRIS MEDINA he would NOT be in "American Idol's" Top 24 this season. (--Chris is the guy who's taking care of his fiancée, who suffered brain damage in a bad accident in '09, just two months before they were supposed to get married.)
On RYAN SEACREST'S radio show yesterday, J-Lo explained why ... "I just couldn't believe I had to deliver this news to this person who had been through a lot and is going through a lot. I felt like I didn't do it well enough to send him into where he needed to go in his life and be OK.
And I didn't want to be a part of that moment in his life. He handled it with such dignity and such class, that made it worse for me"
Now that we've had about a month to evaluate the SIMON COWELL-less judging panel, what are your thoughts? Better? Worse? Like it? Hate it? What about "Idol" in general?
DANCING WITH the STARS CAST REVEALED???: A super reliable-sounding site ( RumorFix)claims FAYE DUNAWAY has signed on to do "Dancing with the Stars"!!!
And yes, this is supposed to be exciting news. Faye turned 70 last month, which would make her this season's token old person, you know, like FLORENCE HENDERSON last season, and CLORIS LEACHMAN before her.
Unlike the last few seasons, however, there aren't many solid rumors out there this time, but we've heard these names: Brett Favre, talk show host Wendy Williams, WWE champ Chris Jericho, Portia De Rossi and Madonna's mid-'90s boyfriend Carlos Leon.
QUOTE/UNQUOTE: "Lady Gaga is Madonna with diarrhea." -- CHARO, in a satellite radio interview proving she's obviously not one of LADY GAGA'S "little monsters."
Added the '70s singer, actress, and MDA telethon staple, "I don't like it when somebody copies somebody and just adopts it...like, [it was] their own idea."
CHRISTINA CONTINUES WITH DOWNWARD SPIRAL: Reports have speculated that after CHRISTINA AGUILERA 'S divorce she started drinking heavily and partying like a rocks star. In a new report in "US Weekly", a friend claims it's getting worse. Christina supposedly "flipped out on her mother" recently.
The source continued, "Christina was so wasted before guests arrived that her mother told her to lie down and sober up. Christina yelled, 'Who do you think you are?' Then she called her brother's girlfriend a whore. It was crazy! Nobody can get through to her. They think she's trashy. And her ego is out of control. She's really spiraling . . . I would be shocked if she's not in rehab in the next month or two."