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Sheen gets sitcom, Ja Rule sentenced to prison

posted 18 Jul 2011, 13:20 by Mpelembe   [ updated 18 Jul 2011, 13:23 ]
The day's top showbiz news and headlines including Charlie Sheen gets a new sitcom, Ja Rule is sentenced to prison, and Betty White gets a Marine Corps invite.

Charlie Sheen will return to TV. Sheen has signed on to a new sitcom called "Anger Management," based on the 2003 film of the same name. No network is attached to the series as of yet, but Sheen will have a significant ownership stake in the production. He released a statement saying, "I chose 'Anger Management' because, while it might be a big stretch for me to play a guy with serious anger management issues, I think it's a great concept."

The global box office numbers are in and the final "Harry Potter" film shattered international records. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2" took in a whopping 476 million dollars globally - 307 million of that outside North America.

Ja Rule has been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison for failing to file income tax returns. The rapper and actor didn't pay taxes on more than 3 million dollars that he earned between 2004 and 2006.

Finally, Betty White continues to prove that she's in more demand now than ever. The 89-year-old actress is the latest star to be invited to a Marine Corps Ball via YouTube. A Marine sergeant, who has served in Afghanistan and Iraq, promised to show the Hollywood legend "a good time" if she accepted his invite. Last week, Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake also received - and accepted - invites to the ball.

Bob Mezan, Reuters.