“I’m tired of pretending Ashton doesn’t suck. I’m tired of lying … I’m tired of pretending the show doesn’t suck … I’m tired of pretending Ashton doesn’t suck. It’s nothing personal … I just feel bad for him … he’s saddled with such bad writing.”
Oh Charlie Sheen! You’re doing something I can finally get behind! Bashing Ashton Kutcher in a back-handed sort of way? Yes, thank you! … But wait – did you guys know that Charlie’s going to be starring in his own series on FX, Anger Management? Because he is! Yeah, it’s old news, but the hype is really starting to generate, and I’m sure that his above comments regarding Ashton have a lot to do with stirring up some publicity for the show, which just cast Selma Blair and Shawnee Smith. From Hollywood Reporter:
[Shawnee] Smith will play Charlie’s ex-wife Jennifer, a role billed as a sexy woman who doesn’t exactly have it together. Married young, she never found an identity outside of Charlie. They divorced after he spent years cheating on her, but they remain close and are raising their teen daughter together.
The other woman in Charlie’s life belongs to [Selma] Blair, who has been cast to play his therapist, Kate, a character described as beautiful, if a bit neurotic. As his former team psychologist, she helped Sheen’s Charlie control his anger. Now, she is both his friend and his therapist with benefits.
The series is loosely based on the same-named feature film, which starred Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler. Charlie Sheen will, obviously, be playing the role that Nicholson took in the movie. Anger Management will also be Charlie’s first real television endeavor since being fired from Two and a Half Men last year.
Funnily enough, there’s also a rumor going around that Charlie Sheen had previously “reached out” to Demi Moore to help him further the show’s popularity. Entertainmentwise claims that Charlie approached Demi to guest star in the sitcom prior to her hospitalization (presumably as another blow to the Two and a Half Men franchise), but there’s been no word to confirm one way or the other.
So, what do you guys think – will Anger Management blow Two and a Half Men out of the water when it debuts in June, or will this be another Charlie Sheen fail?