Charlie Sheen "Dragged" to Rehab

By Tim Surette

Feb 24, 2010

... Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen is in the news for the wrong reason again. Television's highest-paid sitcom star is grudgingly off to rehab, where he'll stay for a few weeks. Reps are calling it "a preventative measure," and the production of Men has been on put on hold until he returns. Sheen's contract expires at the end of the season, and the big question now is whether or not CBS will want him back. [LA Times]

... David Anders is going to get familiar with the teenage girl crowd. The former Alias, 24, and Heroes star is joining the cast of The Vampire Diaries as uncle to Elena and Jeremy. [EW]

... Caroline Dhavernas, the fetching Wonderfalls star from the Great White North, is returning to American television with a bang. She's grabbed one of the leads on Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes' new medical drama Off the Map, which is basically just like every other show Rhimes makes but set on a tropical island. [TV Guide]

... Randy nerds, this one's for you. Gaming-culture floozy Olivia Munn is leaving the basement and will no longer have to rely on you lot for validation. The Attack of the Show hostess is headed for NBC's pilot Perfect Couples, a Friends-y couples-y relationship-y show thingy. [Just Jared]

... Why has Dan Lebatard been stinking up ESPN's Pardon the Interruption and annoying the crap out of me over the last few days? Because MY BOY Tony Kornheiser was suspended... again. The outspoken sports columnist made comments on his radio show about colleague Hannah Storm's choice of attire, saying "she looks like she has sausage casing wrapped around her upper body." He's been suspended for two weeks, and that's completely insane and stupid of ESPN. All the SportsCenter guys wear suits and she's wearing go-go boots and accessorized by Forever 21? Put me on team KoKo. [The Big Lead]

... Ridiculously talented Zeljko Ivanek, who I would gladly watch read the phone book, has been cast in NBC's thriller pilot The Event. The former Damages (Emmy!) and Heroes star will play the CIA director in a story revolving around a plot to assassinate the president of the U.S. This makes me happy. [THR]

... Romany Malco, Leah Remini, and Adam Arkin also have new pilot roles. Malco, known for Weeds and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, is set for ABC's No Ordinary Family. Remini, from King of Queens, is headlining the ABC comedy It Takes a Village. Arkin, fresh off being badass in Sons of Anarchy, is signed on for ABC's Who Gets the Parents. Way too much casting news today, guys. [THR]

... MTV is breaking up with Generation X. "We're pushing Generation X out," said an exec. "We're slaves to our different audiences, for MTV that's millennials, who are vastly different than Generation X; they're definitely less cynical, they're more civic minded." Whatever, jerk. He then went on to point out Jersey Shore as evidence of the network's turn toward camaraderie and familial elements. Seriously. [The Live Feed]

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  • MightyMad Feb 25, 2010

    You're Gen Y, Madelynn. But it doesn't change anything - by not watching MTV for awhile now, you still have taste.

  • OrSoIThought Feb 25, 2010

    Jersey shore? Lol. That and familial elements do NOT go together. That dude is messed up. I

  • Madelynn1984 Feb 25, 2010

    Screw you MTV, though as a Generation Xer, I've been over MTV for a while. (Or am I generation Y?) Born 1984. :)

  • Starprincess13 Feb 24, 2010

    I can't see Two and a Half Men being that successful if Charlie Sheen leaves.

  • historyseeker22 Feb 24, 2010

    Ditto what Dirk13 said!:D Yay for Gen Y.^_^

  • Dirk13 Feb 24, 2010

    I'm not Gen X or a Millenial. I'm Gen Y. What has MTV ever done for me? Up yours MTV, you don't care about anybody, you owe me a solid block of programming, because there are plenty of other people aside from Gen Xers that care about you actually playing music like you're supposed to.

  • Coby911 Feb 24, 2010

    Zeljko Ivanek rocks, but NBC? Why the hell NBC? I would stick to cable, they don cancerl shows due to the bad ratings.

  • marylnsky61 Feb 24, 2010

    Interesting

  • Spoontown Feb 24, 2010

    So Sheen is out of contract this year BUT Two and A Half Men is already signed up for 2 more series after this one. How does that work? They can't continue the show if Sheen leaves, the show is nothing without Charlie Harper. I guess it's a pity that Sheen is closer to the character he plays than is healthy!!!!!!