Hugh Grant Almost Replaced Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men

hughgrant-300.jpg· Who better than an internationally renowned movie star to replace Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men. Deadline reports that Hugh Grant almost signed on for the hit CBS comedy -- a deal that would have paid him $1 million per episode for 25 episodes -- but decided against it at the last minute because of "creative differences." What might have been! Speculate on the next big name movie star CBS should look at ahead, then stick around for more Buzz Break.

[via Deadline]

· Woody Allen has gotten rave reviews for his latest film Midnight in Paris (check out Stephanie Zacharek's Cannes filing right here), and his next film sounds like one to keep an eye on. The Rome-set comedy is going under the working title of Bop Decameron, and will feature four non-intersecting vignettes, two of which may be in Italian. Buona sera! [Variety]

· Here's the only hilarious Star Wars/New York Times parody you'll need to see today. Headline: "Obi-Wan Kenobi Is Dead, Vader Says." [Galatic Empire Times]

· Fox has picked up the Rob Thomas sitcom Little in Common, with Rob Corrdry. [Variety]


  • snarkymark says:

    I worry how all this is going to impact 2.5 Men. Probably best that CBS just let it go and start production on some other Chuck Lorre sitcom. Having Hugh Grant or Jim Carrey step in for a million an ep for 25 shows is just going to be...what? "Here's your uncle Larry who we've never heard of" or "Alan needed to rent out the house which Evelyn got when Charlie died in that boating accident...blah, blah, blah..." I don't smell it. Let it go, Les, just...let...go...

  • happygolucky says:

    Perhaps a fresh perspective on replacing Sheen: Place a grandpa or great uncle in the house. Shatner for instance would be hilarious - probably too expensive, but there are others. . .