CBS cancels comedy 'We Are Men'
LOS ANGELES — CBS is yanking the freshman sitcom “We Are Men” from its schedule.
The Monday night comedy about four bachelors starred Tony Shalhoub, Jerry O’Connell, Kal Penn and Chris Smith. But it failed to gain traction with viewers and is now among the new season’s early ratings casualties.
Starting next Monday, “2 Broke Girls” will replace “We Are Men” in the 8:30 p.m. time slot, with repeats of “The Big Bang Theory” airing at 9 p.m. for two weeks.
On Monday, Nov. 4, the sitcom “Mike & Molly” will return for its fourth-season premiere at 9 p.m. The series stars Melissa McCarthy and Pittsburgh comedian Billy Gardell.
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NEW YORK — Comedian and condo board president Joan Rivers is being sued for $15 million in a dispute involving a former downstairs neighbor in her luxury New York City building.
The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in state Supreme Court in Manhattan.
The New York Daily News reported former neighbor Elizabeth Hazan signed ownership of the $2 million two-bedroom unit to Real Estate Holdings Group in July.
The company contends Rivers and others ripped wires from the unit’s cable box and squirted glue in its locks. It says building officials recently denied Hazan access to the apartment.
The paper says Hazan has a long-running battle with Rivers over unpaid condo fees.
A lawyer for Rivers says he’s preparing a response to the suit. Rivers lives in the building’s $30 million upstairs penthouse.
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NEW YORK — The Jonas Brothers have canceled their upcoming tour over creative differences.
Brothers Joe, Kevin and Nick were scheduled to begin their 19-date tour Friday in Upper Darby. Spokesman Jesse Derris confirmed the cancellation and said fans can get a refund at the point of purchase. The group tweeted about the tour as recently as Tuesday, posting a picture of a poster for the Pennsylvania stop.
The New Jersey trio shot to fame in 2007 with the release of their self-titled debut.
They had been scheduled to release their first album since 2009 soon, but the future of that project is unclear.
People magazine first reported the cancellation.
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NASSAU, Bahamas — Comic actor Craig Robinson, 41, was detained Wednesday for drug possession as he tried to leave the Bahamas and was ordered to pay a fine, authorities said.
The actor best known for his role as Darryl Philbin on NBC’s “The Office” was stopped as he tried to board a plane in the capital, Nassau, and head back to the United States. Customs agents found a small amount of marijuana and pills deemed suspicious, said Supt. Stephen Dean of the Royal Bahamas Police Force.
“It was nothing major,” Dean said.
Robinson, who was in the Bahamas for a comedy show, was taken into custody and appeared before a magistrate, where he pleaded guilty to two counts of drug possession. Prosecutor Ercel Dorsett told the court that Robinson had a half gram of marijuana and 18 ecstasy pills.
The actor, who appeared calm in a shorts and T-shirt and was not accompanied by a lawyer, told the court he brought the drugs from the United States and did not know they were illegal in the Bahamas.