The Charlie Sheen saga just gets weirder and weirder. What do we know so far?
Charlie tells “Two and a Half Men” to take this job and shove it.
“Two and a Half Men” halts production in the wake of Charlie’s behavior.
Charlie writes a letter to TMZ saying he wishes “Men” creator Chuck Lorre “nothing but pain.”
Chuck Lorre, “Men” creator, is no longer going to write vanity cards at the end of his shows because after he wrote one directed at Charlie, people started scrutinizing the vanity cards. Well, duh.
So what is Charlie doing in the wake of all this crazypants controversy? Well, as we reported yesterday, he has a new girlfriend, 24-year-old Natalie Kenly. And now, according to Entertainment Tonight, he has flown the coop in the form of jetting off to the Bahamas with said girlfriend, porn star Bree Olson and his estranged wife Brooke Mueller. Just what is going on with those three nobody can really say.
But at least ex-wife Denise Richards has the good sense to say no. Apparently she was invited along. She also has the good sense to decline his invitation that the four ladies live together in Hollywood when they return from their trip. Oh, and don’t forget that Brooke is the wife with whom Charlie had the big Christmas Day blowout a year ago.
Apparently it is Charlie Sheen’s world and we all just live in it.
An Essay on the Cultural Significance of Family Guy.
There is no cultural significance of Family Guy. But it’s the funniest show out there. Well, okay, sure it pushes a certain kind of envelop, yes…when a dog develops a cocaine problem and a baby with a football-like head is clearly sophisticated…and by sophisticated here I mean gay…you ARE pushing things forward a bit, so sure…Family Guy is rolling along with some sort of cultural significance. The problem…they put it on like 4 hours in a row and you can REALLY find yourself wasting a lot of time, STEWEY. So…I’m proposing a 12 step Family Guy recovery fellowship….where we meet and talk about episodes but count the days from when we last stopped actually watching them…and then have dinner afterwards. More on this compelling essay to follow.
Originally made for television for the BNN…The God Debate, the first great debate on the existence of God between Christopher Hitchens and Shmuley Boteach, is a must for any one interested in, um, the existence of God. For more information click here.
President Obama and Michelle and Malia swim in Gulf of Mexico and play mini Golf on this weeks West Wing Week.
Well the reason this fabulous show is here at Glamwire Television is that famous Emmy winning Tv Writer Bruce Villanch wrote the book for this along with Tony award Nominee Will Holt with music By Tony Nominee Gary William Friedman, who composed the theme music for television’s legendary show “The Electric Company” and lyrics by Mr. Holt. This new version features revisions and direction by Ben West (How Now, Dow Jones).
An electrifying story of ambition and survival, Platinum follows Lila Halliday (Donna Bullock), a dazzling Hollywood legend trying to make a comeback in the explosive music industry of the 1970s. Determined to reignite her career, she turns to rock star Dan Riley and finds herself falling for him as they both fight to stay in the game.
This new one-act version of Platinum will be performed by a cast of five and feature two new songs (“This One’s for Me”, “Moments”), with four other musical numbers and eight characters having been eliminated. The production is choreographed by Rommy Sandhu (How Now, Dow Jones, Mary Poppins) with musical arrangements by Mr. Friedman (“The Electric Company”) and musical direction by Fran Minarik (Sessions, The J.A.P. Show).
Said director Ben West: “Platinum is an extraordinary project on which I began working four years ago. In addition to focusing the story, we have redefined the musical language of the show by eliminating four songs and adding two new numbers, one which was cut prior to and another which was written after the original run. The time has also shifted to 1976, the year in which the Recording Industry began issuing platinum certifications. With its unique concept and its exhilarating original material, I am thrilled to be further developing this project as part of the New York International Fringe Festival and look forward to returning Platinum to the stage.”
Theatre, dates and additional casting for this FringeNYC developmental production will be announced shortly. Tickets are available starting July 23 by visiting www.FringeNYC.org or calling 866-468-7619. For more information, visit: www.PlatinumTheMusical.com. FringeNYC 2010 runs August 13 – 29.
The original Broadway production of Platinum opened at the Mark Hellinger Theatre on November 12, 1978 starring Alexis Smith under the direction of Joe Layton. The production played 33 performances and received two Tony Award nominations for Smith and co-star Richard Cox. It has not been seen since. An earlier version titled Sunset was directed and choreographed by Tommy Tune at the Studio Arena Theatre in 1977. The authors, Holt and Friedman, revisited their original Sunset in 1983 at the Village Gate. The cabaret production starred Tammy Grimes.
DONNA BULLOCK Broadway:A Class Act [Original, Musical] Ragtime [Original, Musical, Drama] City of Angels [Original, Musical, Comedy Series Maggie Clemons,Against the Grain,NBC, 1993-9 Also appeared as Kim McGuire,All My Children,ABC Major ToursJenny,The Umbrellas of Cherbourg,West coast cities, 1980 A Christmas Carol,U.S. cities, including Baltimore, MD, and New Orleans, LA, 1981-82, Sally Smith,Me and My Girl,U.S. cities, 1988-89
SARAH LITZSINGER is Broadway’s longest running Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Other Broadway credits include Marilyn: An American Fable, Oliver!, Les Miserables and Amour. Sarah also played Eva Peron in the 25th anniversary tour of Evita and starred as the Narrator opposite Donny Osmond in Joseph…. Some of her other favorite roles are: Cathy in The Last 5 Years, Susan in Tick, Tick…Boom! and Cordelia in Falsettos (George Street Playhouse). Sarah is also the recipient of the 2007 Breakout Award at the HBO Aspen comedy Festival (for her comedy act she wrote and starred in with partner, Kate Reinders). She also performed this act at the TBS Comedy Festival at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas in 2008.
WILL HOLT Broadway: Come Summer (Agnes de Mille, Ray Bolger), The Me Nobody Knows (Gary William Friedman; Tony nomination, Drama Desk and Obie Awards), Over Here! (The Andrews Sisters; Tony nomination, Best Musical), Me and Bessie (Linda Hopkins), Music Is (George Abbott), Platinum (Alexis Smith). Off-Broadway: Taking My Turn (Outer Critics’ Circle Award; PBS Great Performances Series), Signs Along the Cynic Route, That Five A.M. Jazz, A Kurt Weill Cabaret. Other work: A Walk on the Wild Side (L.A. Dramalogue Award), Jack (Goodspeed Theater). Mr. Holt is a member of ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild.
BRUCE VILANCH has written for the Oscars, the Emmys, the Tonys and the Grammys, winning six Emmy Awards in the process. He has starred on Broadway in Hairspray and has graced the cover of his book, Bruce! My Adventures in the Skin Trade and Other Essays, and his documentary, Get Bruce! He is also appeared on “Hollywood Squares” for four seasons and in his one-man show as well as “It Nearly Wasn’t Christmas”, “The Morning After”, “Bosom Buddies”, “The Ice Pirates” and “Call Me Claus”. He devotes endless hours working with such charitable organizations as the Anti-Defamation League, National Foundation for Jewish Culture and numerous AIDS organizations.
Read more: http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/PLATINUM_To_Debut_at_FRINGE_NYC_20010101#ixzz0wqJu5P5M
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About the film: “Notorious #9” opens on a father having breakfast with his son in 2009, at which he is showing the boy scenes from his life when he was about 20 years old, in 1984. They are in a cafe in “North Frampton ” Vermont…where the father attended buccolic Frampton College.
On a computer in the “Miss Florence” Cafe in North Frampton, the father shows his son images of himself and his friends 25 years earlier, as they are endeavoring to work together on a “cross cultural masterpiece” a cinematic piece they call… “Three (Culturally Diverse) Mens/Six Guns. ” Instead, they pretty much party 24 hours a day, descending into in cloud of confusion, backbiting, and what seems to be an extreme amount of fake movie beer and frieze dried food.
So as the son approaches the very young age in which most American kids begin to experiment with drugs and alcohol…he is being shown an unromantic view of, at least, over doing it, by his father…with images of a younger version of that dad and his friends up to their necks in over doing it. The film is sometimes called “The Notorious North American Pothead #9” There is obvious talk of a South American Sequel that sounds very exciting.
David Wike plays “Steve Almond” The Kung Fu Maestro/ Choreographer who always almost wears loose fitting Eastern themed clothing, and can kick a fake movie beer can off the top of your head like you can open a magazine.
Milon Henry Levine is “Martin Balaban,” brought out to LA to help craft a script, and apparently, more notably, to roll joints, and also to act and do script supervision. Mr. Balaban is the father showing his son these images from his past.
Arlo Siegal is “Chip Balaban” Martin’s son.
Olivia Maxwell plays “Joanne Depardont,” an upcoming French student martial artist and general cinematic technical expert.
Jennifer Mcdonald plays “Maureen Becall,” who is supposed to literally be kidnapped by a culturally diverse band of villains in “Three Men Six Guns, “and basically winds up “Somewhere in the West.”
Tamerlane Phillips plays “Rhet Bilure,” a very young popular novelist, whose debut novel “I’m Totally Bored, Dude” has just become a surprise international best seller, giving him a rush of serious money….the one thing he needs like a hole in the head.
Chis Barron Plays “Eric” a newly practicing orthopedist, who within the course of the movie, grows a beard and forms and begins touring with the band “Four Doctors and a Receptionist.”
Matthew Weiss plays “Lenny” a very successful young real estate magnate.
Michael Panes plays “Bruce” Brooklyn pioneer, and someone with a very strong and wildly creative stand-up act.
Leroy Logan is The Scottish King….making a special appearance in Cheviot Hills, Calfiornia.
Shane McGraph is “Jed Ravalini” called in to do music and kick ass.
Arnold Charitan is “Spiros.”
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