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POPCHIPS YANKS KUTCHER AD

May 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Popchips has yanked an online ad featuring Ashton Kutcher dressed like a Bollywood actor in brown makeup after receiving complaints that the ad is racist. It received the back-of-the-hand from Anil Dash, a veteran technology consultant and blogger, who wrote that the ad “revealed a much larger, more complex problem with [Popchips] and with the […]

TWO AND A HALF MEN CAUGHT IN SQUEEZE

April 10, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

The competition on Monday night between the two popular talent contests Dancing with the Stars on ABC and The Voice on NBC, has claimed a victim — and its none of the contestants on either show. Rather, it’s CBS’s Two and a Half Men, which saw its ratings fall to their lowest level in the […]

AT 90, BETTY WHITE TRIUMPHS IN NBC SPECIAL

January 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A two-hour NBC special celebrating Betty White’s 90th birthday managed to beat everything else on television Monday night, including a highly touted episode of Two and a Half Men in which star Ashton Kutcher shaved his beard and trimmed his hair. Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America’s Golden Girl averaged 13.6 million viewers […]

SANDLER COMEDY MOST RENTED ON REDBOX IN 2011

December 29, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Just Go with It, the first of two Adam Sandler movies released this year — the other was Jack and Jill — just barely kept Sandler’s streak of $100-million hits going (it wound up with $103 million; Jack and Jill only made it to $71 million), but it was the biggest hit of the year […]

ANALYST: HYPE DOESN’T HELP LOUSY TV SHOWS

December 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Appraising the new shows of 2011-12 at midseason, veteran media analyst Brad Adgate of Horizon Media has found that some of the shows that were the most heavily hyped prior to their debut flopped while other little-noticed entries became hits. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Adgate singled out NBC’s The Playboy Club […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: NEW YEAR’S EVE

December 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

New Year’s Eve boasts a skillful comedy director, Garry Marshal, and an imposing cluster of stars, including Halle Berry, Hilary Swank, Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Cary Elwes, James Belushi, Penny Marshall, Matthew BroderickBon Jovi, Zac Efron, Ludacris, Abigail Breslin, Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Ryan Seacrest, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ashton Kutcher, and more. (Oh, and […]

RATINGS STRENGTHEN FOR TWO AND A HALF MEN

November 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Ratings for CBS’s Two and a Half Men jumped back to where they were after Ashton Kutcher took over from Charlie Sheen at the beginning of the season. Monday’s episode drew the best ratings of any show of the night as 15.7 million viewers tuned in. It was the best performance for the sitcom since […]

KUTCHER REPLACING SHEEN IN TABLOIDS, TOO

November 18, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Not only has Ashton Kutcher replaced Charlie Sheen on CBS’s Two and a Half Men, he now appears to be getting Sheen-like coverage in the tabloids and Internet gossip sites. On Thursday, about three weeks after a woman claimed that she had sex with Kutcher, Demi Moore announced that she was divorcing him. “There are […]

THE DEVIL COMMENTS ON PENN STATE SCANDAL

November 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Saturday Night Live didn’t hesitate to take up the Penn State child sex scandal over the weekend, with Jason Sudeikis, playing the Devil. Clearly unaware at the beginning of the sketch of what had occurred, the Devil was asked where he got his news. “I follow Kutcher on Twitter,” he replied. But, give the Devil […]

CBS IMPROVES RATINGS ON MONDAY, TUESDAY

November 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS’s Two and a Half Men, which had seen its ratings erode slightly each week since it opened the season as the No. 1 show on television, saw them rise again on Monday as the sitcom starring Ashton Kutcher drew 14.5 million viewers, making it the top-rated show of the night among total adults and […]

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