Charlie Sheen back in your home! Charlie Sheen
may soon be back on network TV. Or not. RadarOnline reports that the Two and a Half Men
star turned Absolute Ninja Warrior Vatican Assassin
has signed a deal with Lionsgate Television to star in a new sitcom in which he'll play a character not unlike Men
's Charlie Harper. An Anonymous Insider
says TBS is hot to pick up the show, which will supposedly be "raunchier and more outrageous" than Charlie's old show.
Oh, but a TBS rep tells Entertainment Weekly's EW.com that "TBS is not in discussions for a possible project with Charlie Sheen." Well? Which is it?
Charlie sans his Goddesses
In sad news, Charlie Sheen has lost the second of his once-devoted pair of so-called Goddess lovers
. TMZ says the Warlock's last angelic gf, marijuana bikini model Natalie "Natty Baby" Kenly
, has dumped the All-American hero. The first goddess, porn star Bree Olson
, left Chas in March. An Anonymous Source
tells TMZ that Charlie had a characteristically heroic reaction to the news, saying it's "not a common thing for the Masheen." To prove that fact, he reportedly partied with three women - from Mexico, Australia, and Colombia - the very night Natty left.
It was 'Sunny' in sunny Philly
If you got stuck in traffic in Center City East Monday morning, you should know it was for a good cause. A film crew took over 10th Street between Spruce and Locust to grab location shots for FX's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
, says Evan Turney
, chef and owner of Varga Bar at 941 Spruce St. Sadly, Turney didn't spot Glenn Howerton
, Rob McElhenney
, Danny DeVito
, or any of the show's other stars.
Barnett to talk on 'The Talk'
CBS3/CW Philly (KYW-TV/WPSG-TV) anchor Susan Barnett
will mix it up with the network big girls as a guest cohost on Friday's edition of CBS's The Talk
, joining gabshow regulars Sara Gilbert
, Sharon Osbourne
, Holly Robinson Peete
, and Leah Remini
Barnett, who coanchors CBS3's Eyewitness News with Chris May, is one of five regional news anchors from around the country who'll be flown - a different one each day this week - to Lalaland to sit in for vacationing Talk cohost Julie Chen, who will return next week.
Deminski & Doyle back in Jersey Jeff Deminski
and Bill Doyle
, who hosted the afternoon drive show The Deminski & Doyle Show
on New Jersey 101.5 (WKXW-FM) from '93 to '99, are coming back. The duo, who left Trenton in '99 for a gig in Detroit, will resume their old show starting July 5. Billed as "a radio version of the corner bar, where guys will come in and [chat]," the show will air weekdays from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
He flaked on the 'flake' question
Fox News Channel's Chris Wallace
says he should not have posed one question - which to some may be a most important question - to GOP presidential contender Michele Bachmann
: "Are you a flake?"
Wallace, son of 60 Minutes legend Mike Wallace, interviewed the Minnesota congresswoman on Fox News Sunday. He said he wanted to probe Bachmann's reputation for making odd statements. He noted that she called fellow members of Congress anti-American. Bachmann, who said she found the query "insulting," answered that she was a "serious person."
Wallace posted a vid after the show, saying "it's really all about the answers and not the questions, I messed up. I'm sorry. I didn't mean any disrespect."
Thanks, Chris, but no thanks!
For her part, Bachmann, 55, isn't happy with Wallace's mea culpa - she won't accept it, she said on Monday.
"I think that it's insulting to insinuate that a candidate for president is less than serious," she told ABC News' Jon Karl, after listing her many qualifications and accomplishments.
Tidbits 'n' pieces Kim Kardashian
, 30, and sis Kourtney
, 32, were spotted shopping for Kim's wedding dress at Vera Wang
's store in Manhattan on Monday. (How tacky! A real celeb would have Vera come to her
.) . . . Lindsay Lohan
will be on Vanity Fair's September cover, shot while LiLo was under house arrest. . . . Pippa Middleton
is not keeping time with Prince Harry
. "Pippa? Ha! No, I am not seeing anyone at the moment," Harry said over the weekend, according to London's Daily Mail. "I'm 100 percent single." . . . The Hollywood Reporter says Jeff Probst
has signed with CBS to develop a TV talk show for fall 2012.
The Keys to Broadway Alicia Keys
is set to produce her first Broadway play this fall, USAToday.com says. "I'm passionate about this play," Keys says of Lydia R. Diamond
's Stick Fly
. "It portrays Black America in a way that we don't often see in entertainment."
This article contains information from Inquirer wire services and websites. Contact "SideShow" at email@example.com.The new 'Spy Kids'? They'll smell
Robert Rodriguez, who wrapped up his hit children's movie trilogy with 2003's Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, will reprise the series with the Aug. 19 release of Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4-D.
The pic will star Rowan Blanchard and Mason Cook as a new young spy duo, but it'll also feature the original Spy Kids kids, Alexa Vega, 22, and Daryl Sabara, 19, as their spy mentors.
And yes, it'll be in 4-D.
In a nod to film pioneer John Waters, the 3-D film will be supplemented with Aroma-scope.
"We brought 3-D back the first time," Rodriguez tells us of Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, which anticipated the current 3-D craze. "We had to come up with a 4-D, and the obvious choice was smell."
Audiences will be given a smell card with eight scent strips. Onscreen cues will let them know which one to activate.
"You'll smell something that is story related," Rodriguez says, "so you'll feel as if you're right there with the characters."
But beware, the writer-director adds, "one of the characters is a smell prankster, so what you actually smell won't be what you're expecting."
Why did Rodriguez go back to the series after all these years?
Simple, he says. He made the first three films in part for his three kids, Rocket Valentino, Racer Maximiliano and Rebel Antonio, now in their teens.
"I had two more kids since then," says Rodriguez, referring to Rogue Joaquin, 7, and Rhiannon Elizabeth, 5, "and they never got to be involved with Spy Kids." (Rodriguez and Elizabeth Avellán, who gave birth to all five kids, divorced in 2006 after 16 years.)
Rodriguez says he's ready to make a sequel - if the new one does well.
"And yeah, I already have an idea how to make it in 5-D."