Charlie Sheen says he’s interested in ‘Idol’
Could Charlie Sheen be a judge on “American Idol”? The actor said he’s game.
In an interview Tuesday on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show, Sheen said “Idol” producer Nigel Lythgoe publicly threw Sheen’s name out there as a possible judge, and the idea piqued people’s interest — including Sheen’s.
“Seriously … I’m genuinely interested,” he said. “It’s so different, it could be radical.”
Sheen told Jay Leno Monday night on “The Tonight Show” that his two demands would be that FX and his “Anger Management” team “would have to be into it,” and there would need to be a charitable component to his taking the job.
Arizona sheriff shocked by Lopez’s profanity
Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio said he was shocked by comedian George Lopez’s profanity-laced tirade against him. Lopez made the comments during the debut of his stand-up special, “George: It’s Not Me, It’s You,” which aired Saturday on HBO.
Arpaio said he had been watching the show but changed the channel before Lopez directed curse words at him. The sheriff known for his tough stance on illegal immigration said he was shocked that the comments weren’t part of a joke. Ina Treciokas, a publicist for Lopez, said the comedian had no comment.
Actor sought to play young Michael Jackson
Producers of a musical based on the life of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy are seeking an exceptionally talented young actor, one who can play a preteen Gordy, a young Michael Jackson and a precocious Stevie Wonder.
On Tuesday, Gordy launched an audition website — www.MotownTheMusical.com/Casting — to help find the young man between the ages of 8 and 11 who can sing, dance and act like the King of Pop in his Jackson 5 days and Wonder at about age 11.
“Motown” will open on Broadway next spring. Gordy said he is looking for someone who “can be themselves in the role” and give him “the same chills” he experienced when he first saw Jackson at age 10 in 1968.