Apr 14 - The latest celebrity news including talk of Charlie Sheen returning to his hit television show and a bigger and better Cannes Film Festival. John Russell reports.
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Charlie Sheen says he may be reunited with "Two and a Half Men." In an interview with a Boston radio station Tuesday, Sheen said there have been discussions about bringing him back to the hit CBS sitcom he was fired from last month.
Sheen put the chances of him returning at "85 percent."
The online celebrity site TMZ.com said Warner Bros. fired off a letter to Sheen's attorney saying there have never been any discussions about Charlie returning and never will be.
Teen idol Justin Bieber performed in Tel Aviv on Thursday night (April 14), after his Israeli visit was marred by incidents with paparazzi. The singer's mood was not helped by a newspaper report that a proposed meeting with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu fell through after Bieber allegedly refused to meet with invited children from a region affected by enemy rockets. Bieber's camp denied the report.
Heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne and his wife have quickly paid off their 1.7 million dollars U.S. tax debts, a week after learning about their financial troubles from the news media.
The Osbourne's shared some of the blame for the oversight along with pointing a finger at their financial advisers.
Bigger stars on the carpet, a stronger film industry are set to give this year's Cannes Film Festival a boost after a subdued 2010.
Among the most hotly anticipated titles in competition at Cannes this year is "The Tree of Life," a period drama starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn and directed by Terrence Malick, who makes a comeback at Cannes after failing to finish his movie on time last year.
The 64th edition of the festival will kick off on May 11.
John Russell, Reuters.
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