In the End Charlie Sheen Gets Richer; Larry David Goes to the Movies

Plus: Salon is no longer for sale

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  • Warner Bros. TV, Charlie Sheen, and Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre officially settled the lawsuit Sheen brought against the studio and Lorre following his firing last March. A statement issued by all three parties said the "parties have agreed to maintain confidentiality over the terms of the settlement," but Lorre hint at the possibility of a tell-all book in one of the ever-changing vanity cards he puts at the end of every show. Last night's after Two and a Half Men read:


Sometime last year I realized I had become the unwilling contestant in a reality show. I didn’t understand the rules, wasn’t sure if there even were any, and pretty much hated every second of it. For many months I kept hoping and praying that it would end. But it did not. Somewhere along the way, something inside me died. Anyway, now, suddenly, I’m being told that the reality show’s been cancelled. Apparently, it was just one of those things that somehow got out of control. Sorry. Whoops. Live and learn. Moving on. Game over. And that’s fine. I am so good with that. Yes, please, let’s all move on. There’s just one problem. That thing inside me that died? It walks at night. It’s angry. It’s hungry. And worst of all…it’s writing a tell-all book.


  • Say this for Mad Men actress January Jones: she knows how to keep a secret. Along with not revealing the identity of the father of her new baby in the media, she left his name off the birth certificate, according to papers files with the Los Angeles County Department of Health.  [Us Weekly]
  • Larry David went to see Moneyball by himself at the Kips Bay cinemas and went largely unnoticed, until someone screamed "Larry David!" when the movie was over. Then, according to a witness, the shouter-outer approached the Curb Your Enthusiasm star and said, "My mom’s boyfriend looks just like you." To which David responded, "Well he must be a very handsome man." Then presumably they got outside and Larry accused his new friend of being a pig parker. [Page Six]
  • Was Bristol Palin's recent barroom showdown, which culminated in her asking "Are you a homosexual?", staged for the cameras? Palin's reality show co-star Kyle Massey thinks so. According to sources close to Massey, he found the whole incident "too convenient" and thinks the show's producers set it up.  [TMZ via Gatecrasher
  • Salon is no longer up for sale, preferring to lead a revolution rather to say, merging with Newser. “Salon is initiating a call for an American spring,” Talbot said, “a national conversation to profoundly renew this country in the same spirit as people in Europe in the streets and throughout the Arab World.” [The Huffington Post]
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