News Netflix HQ in California

The video streaming company say they are planning “substantial European expansion” later this year

Charlie Sheen announces TV return

Charlie Sheen will return to acting in new sitcom 'Anger Management'.

Charlie Sheen set for Anger Management

Charlie Sheen is to star in a new comedy series.

Film parodies that fail to raise a smile

A lamentable slew of recent spoof movies has done untold damage to a once proud – and hilarious – genre, says Ben Walsh

Kutcher to replace Sheen in Two and a Half Men

One of the most lucrative franchises in American television once more revolves around Two and a Half Men, after Ashton Kutcher was hired to replace Charlie Sheen in the sitcom he was fired from in spectacular fashion almost three months ago.

Inquiry into Charlie Sheen police escort

Police are investigating why the actor Charlie Sheen was given a police escort from an airport to his show in Washington DC this week.

Justin Bieber makes TIME's influential list

Justin Bieber has been included on TIME magazine's annual 100 most influential people list.

Cooper Brown: The movie

Back in London, thank God. I get stir crazy if I’m in the country for too long – I need proper coffee and the smell of car exhausts to keep sane.

Doug Stanhope, Hammersmith Apollo, London

Just hours after Doug Stanhope left the stage of the Hammersmith Apollo, completing what could be considered a breakthrough gig, the man he tonight described as his only ever "hero", Charlie Sheen, was to play the first date of his ludicrously titled tour, My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Death Is Not an Option, at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. Sheen's evening would turn out to be a disaster, Stanhope's had ended a triumph.

Crowd boos Sheen as actor's rambling stage debut bombs

It took about 25 minutes for the audience to really turn on Charlie Sheen. Tickets for the first night of the imploding star's Violent Torpedo of Truth tour in Detroit had sold out within minutes of going on sale and some were changing hands at more than $1,000 (£621) ahead of the event.

Charlie Sheen stage show slammed by audience and critics

Charlie Sheen was heckled, booed and eventually abandoned by the crowd at his inaugural stage show, with many of the audience members chanting "refund" and heading for the exits even before the show abruptly ended.

Charlie Sheen addiction 'as dangerous as cancer' says father Martin

Hollywood star Martin Sheen has described his troubled son Charlie's struggle with addiction as a disease "as dangerous as cancer".

Charlie Sheen sued for $20m over reality show

Charlie Sheen is being sued for $20 million.

Sloane Crosley: 'I want to know what brand of shampoo Charlie Sheen uses'

There are always a handful of news stories that one sees out of the corner of one's eye. Of the major ones – say, Mubarak being overthrown in Egypt – one knows every detail. As one should. But it's the pure entertainment stories I find I'm happy to let sit on the periphery of my brain, until and unless it becomes absolutely necessary to bring them to the forefront.

Stephen Foley: This spicy feud between HuffPo and The New York Times will keep on running

US Outlook: Who knew that Bill Keller, editor of the prim and proper New York Times, could zing?

Sheen in the clear after gun search

Police have searched the home of the actor Charlie Sheen to see if he possessed guns in violation of a court order against him, but they found only bullets and an antique rifle, a lawyer for the actor said.

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