I'm starting to sense a theme here: You guys really dig the stories about family troubles!
This week, the most read post in this blog was the one about Linda Hogan's appearance on the TODAY show. In an interview with host Matt Lauer about her new memoir, the ex-Mrs. Hulk said that while she was married to famed wrestler Hulk Hogan, she feared for her life. According to her, prescription drugs and steroids led to some serious rage issues in the Hulk.
The next story wasn't much of a surprise. Months after Charlie Sheen's major meltdown and fight with "Two and a Half Men" creator Chuck Lorre and CBS, readers still can't get enough of the mess. This time, the headline that captured eyeballs was the story that the actor had inked a deal with Lionsgate to do return to cable with a TV show -- likely on cable -- in which a character much like "Men" playboy Charlie Harper would be the focus. At the time, TBS was rumored to be the front-runner for the show, but the cable network has since denied that it is going to air any TV show starring Sheen.
And of course, possible good news (for some Sheen fans) had to be followed by something a bit darker (for the anti-Sheen crowd). Reports that Lorre was planning a rather violent end for Charlie Harper had readers clicking to find out how the main "Men" character would meet his demise. According to TMZ, one possible scenario could involve the playboy driving off a cliff.
Next up: "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit's" much beloved Chris Meloni. Or to be more accurate, the man replacing the irreplaceable star of the long-running procedural. I agree, readers, that Det. Eliot Stabler (anger issues and all) will be tough to replace, but replace him NBC must. And the network finally revealed the pick this past week. The big winner? "Cold Case's" Danny Pino, who is no stranger to police procedurals. (And also, not my first pick for the new cast member, which was "True Blood" Kevin Alejandro, who, as another reader noted, has just the right mix of tough-as-nails and big-heart for the show.)
Remember how I mentioned that you guys love the family woes? Gene Simmons made the list again. But there was no new spat with longtime love Shannon Tweed this time. Rather, the Kiss star revealed that his family's reality show, "Gene Simmons Family Jewels," gives him a butt-kicking every week by letting him see situations through Tweed's eyes, and helps him become "more reflective" of his behavior.
Want more details on any or all of these favorites? Read them in their entirety:
- Linda Hogan: I was afraid Hulk would kill me
- Report: Sheen inks deal for new show
- Sheen's Charlie Harper could face a grisly death on 'Men'
- Christopher Meloni's replacement on 'SVU' is ...
- Gene Simmons gets whipped on 'Family Jewels'
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