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Caryn James

What Would It Take To Make You Watch "Two and a Half Men"? Ashton Kutcher?

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  • May 13, 2011 3:32 AM
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Ashton Kutcher will reportedly replace Charlie Sheen on Two and A Half Men, which has always been one of those lame CBS shows that are big hits for inexplicable reasons – or just because they’re so undemanding. Among the many sources glomming on to the "unofficial" news: CBS’s own Early Show. (A no-surprise update: it's now official.)

The "Game of Thrones" Sideshow: The Food, The Weather App, The Feud

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  • April 13, 2011 1:00 AM
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You can’t have a megaseries without tie-ins. And while I’m not a great fan of HBO’s Game of Thrones (here’s my review) I am amused by the hype and ancillary merchandise.

Pick Your Palin: Julianne Moore or Kathy Griffin?

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  • March 9, 2011 10:20 AM
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Sarah Palin manages to make news even on the rare occasions when she keeps her mouth shut. Today in the world of Palin media, it was announced that Julianne Moore will play her in the HBO film Game Change, based on Mark Halperin and John Heilbrun’s best seller about the 2008 election. So far Moore is the only actor officially cast in the film by Jay Roach, who also directed the HBO political film Recount (and more famously Meet the Parents).

Ratings Update: Shameless, Episodes Have Big Premieres

  • By Caryn James
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  • January 10, 2011 11:28 AM
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Shameless, Showtimes lively dark comedy with William H. Macy as a falling-down-drunk father of six, was the network's biggest drama premiere in seven years. Matt LeBlanc's meta-comedy Episodes also had a big debut. As The Hollywood Reporter story notes, those numbers only included subscribers, not viewers of the network's free weekend, so Macy and LeBlanc can settle in.

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