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Pop Culture Daily: Lance Armstrong, Charlie Sheen, Johnny Depp & Ben-Hur

Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen tells David Letterman he wants a part in the “Two and a Half Men” finale. That’s bold. When reminded that his character was killed off at the beginning of season nine, Sheen quipped, “I am dead. But so is the show.” Way to win ’em over, Charlie.

Zack Snyder is developing a “Star Wars” spin-off. Or not. The news hit the web earlier today, and then Snyder immediately said no, he’s not. You make the call.

MGM is planning a “Ben-Hur” remake. Really? Do we need a “Ben-Hur” remake? Who could even come close to Charlton Heston and that awesomely non-CGI’d chariot race?

Oprah Winfrey says Lance Armstrong was just ready to confess. Um, ok, but I think that cat was out of the bag a long time ago, whether he confessed at the time or not.

Johnny Depp to net $60 million for “Pirates of the Caribbean 5.” Because he needs another island to call home.

This is sweet. A lost cat named Holly traveled nearly 200 miles home to her owners. How DO they do that?!

The final three “Downton Abbey” episodes will be available on iTunes before the PBS broadcast. It’s always been a little time-warped, because the episodes air in the UK before they air in the U.S. I’ll take them however I can get them — although I will say I’ll probably watch them on PBS so I can tweet with people as it airs. I have lots of opportunities to watch shows ahead of broadcast, but I usually watch in real time.

Anne Hathaway might be starring in a film adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew.” Abi Morgan, who helmed “The Iron Lady,” is piloting the modern-day version. I hope it’s a romantic comedy. I love her in those, and she needs a little break after breaking everyone’s heart as Fantine in “Les Miserables.


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