Friday, April 19, 2024

Comedy Legend Carl Reiner Books “Two and a Half Men,” Tweets Love for “The Butler”


Keeping up with Carl Reiner isn’t easy– at 90, he’s a busy guy on Twitter. The creator of “The Dick van Dyke Show” (which launched a generation of pop culture on TV thanks to “Mary Tyler Moore” and its offspring) has some announcements and pronouncements. He’s just booked an episode of “Two and a Half Men,” which means we’ll see this comedy genius on the same screen as Ashton Kutcher. (Oh, how I wish Morey Amsterdam could be there with Reiner!)


Also, Reiner recently reported a short hospital stay: “No tweets for 1 wk due to food poison .Threw up 20 times- spent 5 days in hospital, Home now. Suggest U turn down tainted food if offered.” And he loved “The Butler”:


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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