Day: March 8, 2011

Roseanne Barr weighs in on Charlie Sheen and Chuck Lorre

Roseanne Barr worked with, and fought with, Chuck Lorre decades ago on her own sitcom, Roseanne, and early this morning, she hacked into her own computer to weigh in on Charlie Sheen's mania. What she wrote: me cybil s. brett butler charlie sheen ( stars who lost big when working with Chuck)     I was going to guest on 2 and a half men once, but when i got the script, it was putrid, so they got cam manheim to do it. Chuck got pissed off at me for refusing to be part of his brilliance, and insulted me in the nyt, saying that I "beat the wit out of him."  Then, right after he did that, he asked me to make a videotaped presentation honoring him at a vanity dinner.  I never really worked with him, as he was mostly drunk when he was on my show, and too busy making deals with my producers for shows that copied mine (grace under fire, and Cybil's show that copied AB FAB, which I once owned, and therefore sunk my hopes of producing) to turn in too many good scripts.     I feel sorry for Charlie Sheen, (and brett and cybil, both of whom were often out in the parking lot screaming at Chuck and crying) who has to not only be the bi-polar wizard Charlie Sheen, but had to toil...

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Give It Up For Greg Giraldo, a Comedy Central special

Noticed Comedy Central had altered its schedule recently, and this press release today confirms it: Comedy Central is ready to air a special tribute to the late Greg Giraldo called Give It Up For Greg Giraldo, to air March 18 (and also the 19th). The special will blend never-before-aired footage with Giraldo himself, plus highlights of his career, combined with interviews with Jon Stewart, Jim Gaffigan, Conan O'Brien, Dave Attell, Lewis Black, Sarah Silverman, Colin Quinn and Nick Swardson. Please set your DVRs and mark your calendars to watch this....

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