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TV network executives behind Charlie Sheen's hit comedy Two And A Half Men have a "high level of concern" about the actor's personal troubles - but continue to stand by the star because he is always "a professional" at work.
Sheen has been in and out of the headlines since his 2009 Christmas arrest in Aspen, Colorado following a heated altercation with his now-estranged wife Brooke Mueller.
He hit the headlines again in October when police were called to his suite at a New York hotel during a night of passion with actress/model Capri Anderson, after he allegedly lost his temper and trashed the room.
The incident is currently under investigation by cops and Anderson has lodged a second-degree harassment complaint against the actor.
Sheen's continued employment by CBS bosses has come under scrutiny in recent months and Nina Tassler, president of the network's entertainment division, faced a flurry of tough questions from the press during the Television Critics Association Winter 2011 Session in California on Friday.
Responding to a query about Sheen's off-set behaviour, Tassler admitted CBS chiefs were worried about the affect his actions would have on his family life.
She said, "We have a high level of concern and how could we not? On a very basic human level, concern, of course. This man is a father; he's got children; he has a family... but you can't look at it simplistically."
And she defended the company's decision to keep Two and a Half Men on air, insisting TV bosses had no qualms about his professionalism as the sitcom continues to prove a success: "Charlie is a professional. He comes to work, he does his job extremely well.
"He certainly knows how we feel... he knows the level of concern that we have. Right now, the show continues to be as successful as it always is. Everyone is doing their job and things are continuing as planned." »
CBS entertainment chief Nina Tassler has admitted that the network is concerned about the actor, states People. “This man is a father. He’s got children. He has a family. So obviously there’s concern on a personal level,” Tassler says about his recent alleged actions.
However, she also admits that Sheen has not been a problem at work: “He comes to work. He does his job extremely well.”
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- Molly Sullivan
While the folks behind Two And A Half Men would love for Charlie Sheen to spend more time with his kids and less time drinking with porn stars like Bree Olson, it doesn’t look they’re going to do anything unless Charlie’s wild ways actually affect the hit show. “Personally first, on a very basic human level, we have concern,” CBS prez Nina Tassler told journalists at the TV Critics Association press tour. “This man is a father, he’s got children, a family. But you can’t look at it simplistically. Charlie is a pro. He comes to work, he does his job extremely well. I have tremendous trust and respect with how the [producers] are managing the situation. On a professional level, he does his job, he does it well, the show is a hit. And that’s all I have to say.” As long as Charlie »
- Anthony Miccio
The first question CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler fielded Friday (Jan. 14) at the TV critics winter press tour was about "Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen. The query surprised no one -- including Tassler.
"Well, I really didn't expect that question this morning," she deadpanned.
Even though she had an answer at the ready, though, she didn't just dismiss it. Tassler acknowledges that she's concerned about the headline-grabbing nature of Sheen's off-camera life -- most recently a reported Las Vegas bender in the company of several porn actresses -- but also that it hasn't yet affected either his work on "Two and a Half Men" or the show's standing in the ratings.
"Look, obviously, we've thought, and I personally have thought, a lot about this, and we have a high level of concern. How could we not?" she says. "But I have to speak to this personally first. »
Have Charlie Sheen's bad boy ways finally caught up with him? CBS entertainment chief Nina Tassler says the network is worried about the Two and a Half Men star's personal life, though the network is so far happy with his professional performance. "We have a high level of concern. How could we not?" Tassler said at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena on Friday. "This man is a father. He's got children. He has a family. So obviously there's concern on a personal level." Sheen, 45, has been in the headlines frequently over the past year due to »
- Alla Byrne
"We have a high level of concern and how could we not?" Tassler told reporters on Friday at the Television Critics Association Winter 2011 Session on Friday. "On a very basic human level, concern, of course. This man is a father; he's got children; he has a family... but you can't look at it simplistically."
Sheen was reportedly recently partying with porn stars in Las Vegas. He was sent ...
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TV Fanatic readers aren't the only ones talking about Charlie Sheen.
At today's Television Critics Association panel, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler was asked about the troubled actor and didn't shy away from the topic of Sheen's behavior.
“We have a high level of concern – how could we not?" she said. "This man is a father, he’s got children... so obviously there’s concern on a personal level. But Charlie’s a professional, he comes to work, he does his job extremely well... It’s very complicated, but we have a very good relationship with Warner Bros., and tremendous trust and respect in the way they’re managing the situation.”
In Sheen's latest round of unruly actions, he partied the week away in Las Vegas, surrounded by alcohol and porn stars. CBS officials reportedly considered staging a quasi-intervention in order to force their star into rehab, but his lawyers stepped in. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Richenthal)
CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler has confessed that the network has a "high level of concern" about Charlie Sheen. Entertainment Weekly reports that while speaking to critics at a press conference earlier this week, the CEO expressed worry over the Two And A Half Men star's well-being and addressed rumours that CBS is considering halting production on the series. “I personally thought a lot about this. We have a high level of concern. How can we not? Let me speak personally first. On a very basic human level, I am concerned of course. This man is a father, he has children, (more) »
- By Jennifer Still
You’ve got to give CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler props. When facing the Television Critics Association on Friday, she said more about Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen and his bad boy behavior –- a current and sordid sticky wicket — than Kara DioGuardi offered the day prior about her months-old and comparatively vanilla American Idol exit.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Sheen partook in another weekend so wild that CBS and Men producer Warner Bros. TV were angling to leverage the high-paid star of TV’s most watched comedy into getting help that sticks. The »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
If you are not a country fan it’s too bad you can’t mute the sound at the movie theater. Gwyneth Paltrow: eye sweets for the men…Tim McGraw: eye candy for the ladies. If you are a country music fan Country Strong hit theaters last night and it was all about country music.
Country singing star Kelly Canter (Paltrow) is in rehab due to heavy drinking. During a concert in Dallas Kelly, she falls off stage. The singer is five months pregnant.
During her stay in rehab Kelly meets the charming, handsome singer Beau. Beau sings at a small club on the weekend. He sings for the love of singing, he has no higher ambitions. However, the former ‘Miss Dallas’, Chiles Stanton (Leighton Meester) wants the celebrity and everything that goes with her 10 minutes. Kelly’s husband who is also her manager gets Kelly released from rehabaholic early. »
- Nikola Mraovic
I found some good animated films in 2010, but I didn't find ten. And it's likely that only two of them are titles most moviegoers have had the chance to see. My list reflects a growing fact: Animation is no longer considered a form for children and families. In some cases it provides a way to tell stories that can scarcely be imagined in live action. The classic example is the Japanese "Grave of the Fireflies" (left), about two children growing up on their own after the Bomb fall.
The first of my best films, unlike some of the others, was primarily intended for children:
This one begins with the truth that villains are often more fascinating than heroes, and creates a villain named Gru who freeze-dries the people ahead of him in line at Starbucks, and pops children's balloons. Although he's inspired by many a James Bond bad guy, »
- Roger Ebert
11 items from 2011