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Prince Is “Crazy” Funny in ‘New Girl’

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, FOX, Features, News,

Zooey Deschanel, Prince, and 'New Girl' actor Jake Johnson

Prince has "crazy comic instincts."

The "Purple Rain" hitmaker has filmed a guest role in New Girl alongside Zooey Deschanel and Jake Johnson - who plays Jess and Nick - and impressed everyone working on the show with his "incredible" performance. "He's genuinely funny. He's got a very quiet, wry sense of humor but he kills. There's a moment in the episode where he's sitting in between Zooey and Jake on a bench. And it's a silent beef and he's just looking between them trying to figure them out. And it's hilarious. He has crazy comic instincts," executive producer Dave Finkel said.

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Selma Blair Threatens Charlie Sheen with Lawsuit?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, FX, Gossip, Rumors,

Charlie Sheen and Selma BlairSelma Blair has reportedly threatened Charlie Sheen with a retaliation lawsuit.

The pair were co-stars on Anger Management before the 41-year-old actress was kicked off the show - and it is said she will take legal action if she isn't paid the $1.2 million she believes she is owed. According to reports on TMZ, Selma is demanding the payout to cover the episodes she would have made is she hadn't have been fired fro the show.

It has been said she was kicked off the sitcom after she complained about the Two and a Half Men star, claiming the crew had to wait while he was in his trailer learning lines. However, an insider defended Charlie's actions because - whereas Selma was in less than half of the scenes for each episode - he would have to learn over 44 pages of dialogue. "When you work 12 hours a day and have 3 girlfriends at home, it's hard to memorize all the lines for tomorrow," the insider said.

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Channing Tatum to Produce TV Sitcom

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Channing TatumChanning Tatum will produce new sitcom Nicky.

The White House Down actor and his producing partner Reid Carolin worked with their close friend, Happy Endings actor Nick Zano, to put together the half-hour comedy co-written by and starring Nick, which is being developed at Warner Bros TV.

"We've spent many nights laughing our asses off with our pal Nick Zano and his tales of being raised in a multi-generational house of seven women in New Jersey. And now we're so proud to announce that we're bringing those stories to your home! Look out for NICKY, a new sitcom from Warner Bros. TV, starring Nick and produced by us, next year!" Channing wrote on Facebook.

All three will serve as executive producers for the venture.

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Charlie Sheen and Selma Blair at War on ‘Anger Management’

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Selma Blair and Charlie Sheen on 'Anger Management'

Charlie Sheen reportedly wants Selma Blair to be fired from Anger Management.

The actor - who plays therapist Charlie Goodson in the comedy series - is furious with his co-star for allegedly complaining to executive producers that Charlie is too difficult to work with and is constantly late. According to TMZ, after Charlie discovered Selma - who portrays Dr. Kate Wales in the show - had made a complaint about him he spoke to bosses about his huge workload compared to the actress' and told them if she shows up for work today he will refuse to shoot.

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LeAnn Rimes to Star in Sitcom About Her Life

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LeAnn Rimes and Eddie CibrianLeAnn Rimes wants to star in a sitcom. The 30-year-old singer is reportedly shopping around a comedy series based on her real life and hopes to star in the show alongside her actor husband of two years Eddie Cibrian, 39.

"[They] have been shopping around a scripted comedy based on their lives together. They would play versions of themselves, kind of like on Curb Your Enthusiasm," a source said.

The insider also revealed that the couple plan to include a "crazy ex-wife" in the show that will be inspired by Eddie's ex-wife Brandi Glanville, 40, who has had numerous public spats with LeAnn.

But LeAnn and Eddie have decided not to feature his sons with Brandi, Mason, nine, and Jake, six, on the show. "Mason and Jake are not involved. If kids end up being on it, they would be played by actors -- not Eddie's children," the insider added.

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Emily Deschanel Wants New Girl Cameo with Sister Zooey

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Emily and Zooey DeschanelEmily Deschanel wants to star with her sister Zooey in New Girl. The Bones actress has revealed she is planning to make a cameo appearance in her sibling's hit sitcom about hapless 20-something Jess Day, and would jump at the chance to join her on set as soon as she has some time off.

"Zooey played my cousin on an episode of Bones a couple of seasons ago and we've talked about me coming in to do New Girl. We shoot on the same lot, so if we weren't so busy it might be really easy to swing on by and play a part. It's hard to get a few hours off, let alone a couple of days to do her show. I watch every episode as soon as I can when I'm not working," she said.

Because the pair play polar opposite characters in their respective shows - Emily plays serious-minded forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennen - people assume they are different in real life, but the 36-year-old star thinks they share the same core values from growing up in the same family.

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Kim Kardashian Wants a Sitcom

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Kim KardashianIt looks like Britney Spears isn't the only one with dreams of her own sitcom - Kim Kardashian wants in on the comedy business, too.

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star enjoyed filming scenes as a marriage counselor in forthcoming movie Temptation and is now keen to branch out further away from reality TV.

"My character is pretty light throughout the film, so it's fun. It was interesting to work with people that I've liked for so long, and just to work with Tyler Perry was amazing and such a good experience. I definitely do see myself branching off and maybe doing a sitcom or something other than reality. I've been in talks [but it] is nothing serious yet," she said.

Despite appearing in several reality TV shows with her family, Kim is keen to keep her baby off the television and will do everything she can to keep the child out of the public eye, though she knows it won't be easy: "When you go places, there are paparazzi and cameras; you can only do so much to avoid it. But I can do what I can to just not have my child on TV."

Britney Spears Wants Her Own Sitcom

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Britney SpearsBritney Spears wants to secure more TV work.

The 31-year-old "Till The World Ends" singer - whose contract with The X Factor reportedly won't be renewed - is said to have instructed her management team to find her a recurring role on a sitcom.

"Britney's manager, Larry Rudolph, is reading television scripts that the singer could accept. Britney's dad, Jamie feels that having his daughter on a sitcom would be a good fit for her. Britney needs to be kept busy, and a structured environment such as a television sitcom would be a natural fit for her. There is also a possibility that Britney could get her own television sitcom, but that appears to be more of a long shot. She actually has very natural comedic talents and is very funny, in an airhead sort of way," a source close to the singer said.

Sources previously revealed that the blonde beauty would not be returning to The X Factor after recently completing her one-year contract as a judge alongside Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato and L.A. Reid.

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Miley Cyrus “Shocked” by ‘Two And A Half’ Star’s Rant

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Miley Cyrus and Angus JonesMiley Cyrus was "shocked" by Two And A Half Men's Angus T. Jones' rant about the show. The 19-year-old actor - who makes $350,000 for playing Jake Harper in the sitcom - called the show "filth" and begged viewers to stop watching and guest star Miley was surprised by her on-screen love interest's comments.

"Miley was shocked just like everyone else who saw the video. But Miley doesn't judge anyone and she of course wants Angus and everyone who works on the show to be happy and continue doing the show because she's a huge fan and she likes guest appearing. She had the time of her life when she worked with Angus and she even thinks he's hot and incredibly sweet. She even had fun hanging on set and filming with Ashton [Kutcher] and Jon [Cryer]," a source said.

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Ben Savage Confirms ‘Boy Meets World’ Spin-Off

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Comedy, ABC, Cable, Announcements, News,

Danielle Fishel and Ben SavageFormer Boy Meets World star Ben Savage confirmed that not only did the Disney spin-off get greenlit, but he and co-star Danielle Fishel will be returning to star in it.

"I’m going to be a father! Well, on TV at least. The Boy Meets World sequel is officially happening!" the 32 year-old wrote on his Twitter.

The spin-off, titled Girl Meets World will see Savage's and Fishel's characters Corey and Topanga as parents to Riley, who will face challenges and the experiences of growing up - much like the original show. "[They will reprise their roles] this time as a happily married couple and parents to 13-year-old Riley," a Disney representative further confirmed.

There's no word yet as to whether any of the other original cast members - Rider Strong, Will Friedle, and Bill Daniels - will also return.

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