Seth Meyers

The comedian, television personality, and writer is perhaps best known for hosting Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update sketch alongside his own show, Late Night with Seth Meyers and has been growing his fan base ever since he landed a spot on SNL in 2001. Seth Meyers is a highly-successful comedian and talk show host, and after getting casted for Saturday Night Live at the turn of the century, he soon became head writer and the anchor of the Weekend Update sketch, a spot he still holds today.

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Emmy-winner and the holder of several Writers Guild Awards,
Seth is considered one of the most established writers, comedians, and television personalities of his time. Just last year, his success led him to his own late night show on NBC, and Late Night with Seth Meyers took off in late February when he took over the slot from Jimmy Fallon when Jimmy moved to host The Tonight Show.

Born in the 70s in New Hampshire, Seth, or Seth Adam Meyers, graduated from Northwestern University in 1996. Alongside his brother Josh, Seth moved to Amsterdam after he aligned himself with the Improv Olympic Theatre.

While touring as a comedian, Seth soon caught the attention of the producers at Saturday Night Live. It wasn’t long before he successful auditioned for the series and was cast by producer Lorne Michaels. He began work in 2001, and soon moved up to both head write and star in the recurring segment “Weekend Update.” Seth focused more on writing and was often called a “subtle” on-air personality by viewers. Backstage, Seth was able to focus on perfecting his impersonations of people like John Kerry or other political figures and Hollywood actors.

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It was in 2006 that Seth was told to take over the Weekend Update segment where he joined Tina Fey and Andrew Steele. When Fey left the show, he became head writer and co-anchor where he worked with Amy Poehler. When Amy left the show in 2008, Seth took over as the only anchor of the segment. When Fey made her return to the show, Seth was given credit for co-writing her material for her much-loved impersonation of Sarah Palin.

Soon, Seth went on to win three Writers Guild of America awards and by 2012 his Emmy nomination count went to eight for his work on SNL. He took home one win during 2011 for his lyrical contributions to a Justin Timberlake song.

Alongside his work with writing and comedy, Seth had also made many appearances in various feature films. In 2006, he made an appearance in American Dreamz. In 2008, Seth was seen in Spring Breakdown and just a few years later (in 2011) with New Year’s Eve and I Don’t Know Howseth-meyers-reggie-bush-espy-1024x531

Seth has admitted that he has always been an avid comic-book reader, so when he got the opportunity to do some guest work as a writer for Marvel Comics’ Spider-man, he took the change and made a one-shot special issue. The issue was published in 2009, and the following year he was chosen to host the ESPY Awards on ESPN.

Seth’s brother Josh has also experienced much success with his own career and has earned roles on MADtv and That ’70s show. A couple of years ago, it was announced that Seth would be taking over Jimmy Fallon’s spot on Late Night. Jimmy replaced Jay Leno on another NBC show, The Tonight Show with much success. Before he took over the program, Seth said he didn’t want to make any promises regarding the series. Meyers said he didn’t know how much different the series would be, and the soon-to-be host experienced a lot of pressure from critics, with many saying he wasn’t ready to take it over.

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Despite the doubt coming from some viewers, Seth has since proven incredibly successful and he has maintained much of Jimmy’s fan base while gaining even more. Seth averaged about 2.7 million viewers during his debut week, giving him the second-best ratings for the series for the past seven years.  Alongside his success with Late Night, Seth has continued working on various other comedy projects and has expressed his interest for doing more movie work.

Since his start, Seth has experience a lot of success both on-screen and off. His incredibly writing work has led him to many awards and titles, and his current work on Late Night has led him to even more fans.

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Surprising Trivia about The Bold and the Beautiful

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The Bold and the Beautiful is one of the longest running American soap operas to remain on the air. The show first premiered on March 23rd, 1987, as a companion series to the young and the Restless but has since become an incredibly popular soap opera series in its own right.

The show has seen many changes over the years, from cast changes to new plots and even a switch to high definition. Fans of the show cannot get enough of The Bold and the Beautiful–but let’s take a look at some surprising trivia that even diehard fans may not know!

It has won a lot of awards

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People tend to dismiss soap operas as TV show for bored housewives or people stuck at home, but The Bold and the Beautiful is actually an award winning program. The show has won dozens of awards over its many decade run, including 31 Daytime Emmy Awards! The following are some of the more notable awards The Bold and the Beautiful has received:

  • 2009, 2010 and 2010 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series
  • 2000, 2002, and 2003 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Susan Flannery)
  • 1997 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Ian Buchanan)
  • 2001 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series (Justin Torkildsen)
  • 2010 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series (Drew Tyler Bell)
  • 2011 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series (Scott Clifton)
  • 1991, 1993, 1996, and 1997 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design for a Drama Series
  • 1992 and 1995 Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Serials-Daytime

The mansion were modeled off real-life mansions

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The two most notable mansions in the show–the ones owned by the Forresters and the Bel Air home owned by the Taylor family–are actually modeled from the mansion owned by William J. bell and Lee pHillip Bell, the creators of the series. The vast home owned by Brooke in the series is based on the couple’s son’s own estate.

The show only has a few original cast members left

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It’s not unusual for soap operas to have a rotating cast, but The Bold and the Beautiful only has 2 original stars left: John McCook, who has played Eric Forrester for decades, and Katherine Kelly Lang, who plays Brooke Logan. Although most of the original cast is now gone, many of the original crew members—from writers to lighting teams—are still working on the show.

It was a surprise when Ronn Moss quit the show

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Waves were made when Ross Moss suddenly left The Bold and the Beautiful in 2012, after playing Ridge Forrester for 25 years; Moss attributes his decision to quit to the show’s producers, who wanted to significantly cut his salary per episode. Moss was replaced by Thorsten Kaye, which Moss later said felt like a “betrayal” from the show’s creative team.

 

 

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Benson Was Right About Her Partnership with Stabler—Here’s Why

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Danny Pino made a memorable, emotional exit from Law and Order: SVU in the latest season finale that left many fans crying–and some fans up in cars. Pino, who played Nick Amaro on the show, was introduced as Olivia Benson’s new partner after the departure of her long-time partner, Elliot Stabler. Most fans quickly warmed up to Pino’s character, who was a refreshing contrast from the Stabler that fans loved—or hated—over the years.

But it was a conversation between Nick Amaro and Olivia Benson in the latest season finale that had fans crying foul. The conversation began after Amaro told Benson he would be retiring because of an injury that would keep him from working to the best of his ability. Amaro told Benson that he knew he wasn’t the same as her old partner. Benson agreed, and then gave the lines that had fans up in arms: “I grew more in my last 4 years with you than I did in the 12 years that I was with [Stabler.] That relationship, whatever it was, didn’t allow for anything else. But with you, with your support, I have a family.

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Fans may cry foul, but Benson was completely right. During Stabler’s 12 year tenure on the show, Olivia’s personal life did not really advance or change drastically, except as it related to Stabler. When Olivia was injured or assaulted, it was how Stabler came to her rescue, or how Stabler was affected, or how Stabler helped her through it that became the focus, not any character development on Olivia’s part. She did not develop any meaningful relationships and the few that she did develop always seemed to take a backseat to her partnership with Stabler. Stabler’s character may have been a loyal partner, but his type of partnership consumed Benson’s life, to the point where she simply was not able.

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By contrast, her partnership with Amaro saw her flourish. Amaro was her partner—not her life’s work. During the four years Amaro was on the show, Benson was able to find family members she didn’t know existed, and was even granted custody of a child. It was Amaro’s partnering style which enabled Benson to have this development, which would have been impossible—or extremely difficult—with Stabler.

It is understandable that fans would be upset by this statement, however. Benson and Stabler’s relationship was a staple of the show for more than a decade, and their partnership—however rocky, however potentially unhealthy it may have been—was one of the cornerstones of the series. However, ultimately Benson’s statements to Amaro during the season finale ring true. With Stabler, she was stuck in a rut that she couldn’t get out of. With Amaro, she was able to become her own person, with her own development, her own storyline, and she has come out of their four year partnership a more well-rounded character than she ever was during Stabler’s twelve year partnership.

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A Guide to the Ratings of Scandal

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Scandal is a policies drama TV show created by Shonda Rhimes; the show, which stars Kerry Washington, follows the drama, politics and thrills experienced by Olivia Pope, a former White House Communications Director who has retired from her post in order to create a crisis management firm for the country’s elite. Pope is often called in by politicians and other leaders to deal with scandals that threaten their careers—and sometimes even the country.

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The show has been very successful for Shonda Rhimes and the network, and is currently one of the most popular political dramas on television.  The show continues to get good ratings for ABC, who recently renewed Scandal for a fifth season. The following is a guide to the show’s ratings throughout its first and fourth seasons.

scandal-bellamy-young-1024x524Scandal first premiered on April 5th, 2012 with a total of 7.33 million viewers. The first season was only 7 episodes long, and ended on May 17th, 2012 with a total of 7.33 million viewers. The average viewers per episode was about 8.21 million viewers.

The second season of the show premiered on September 27th, 2012, marking the show’s move to a regular fall TV time slot. The second season premiere earned 6.74 million viewers, a drop from the first season finale. The finale of season 2, which aired on May 16th, 2013, saw an increase to 9.12 million viewers. Overall, the second season had about 8.46 million viewers per episode.

It was Scandal’s third season which marked the show’s upward spiral; it went from being the #44 ranked show on television to #16! The third season premiered on October 3rd, 2013 to a total of 10.52 million viewers–almost double the viewers from the second season premiere. The third season finished on April 17th, 2014 with a total of 10.57 million viewers, an increase from the final. Overall, the third season saw 9.11 million viewers per episode.

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Scandal’s fourth season premiered on September 24th, 2014, at a new time slot: 9:00 pm EST on Thursdays instead of 10:00 PM EST. The season 4 premiere earned an amazing 11.96 million viewers, a great increase from the previous season’s finale. However, the ratings had dropped by the time the fourth season ended on May 14th, 2015; the finale earned only 8.08 million viewers. The fourth season had an average 9.19 million viewers overall. Despite the drastic ratings drop from the premiere to the finale, the show only moved to the #18 overall spot on television.

Many fans attribute the drop in the show’s ratings from the season 4 opener to the season 4 finale to competing programs which aired at the earlier timeslot. Scandal was moved to an earlier timeslot in season 4 because a new Shonda Rhimes program—How to Get Away With Murder—was set to air during the 10:00 PM slot. Fans have speculated that How to Get Away With Murder had a more adult subject matter and required the later slot, whereas Scandal could get away with airing earlier.

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The Secrets of American Pickers

Untitled-24-1024x427American Pickers is one of The History Channels’ most popular shows. The show follows two “pickers,” two friends with an eye for unique items and treasures, who haggle to purchase them from owners in order to resell them for their personal shop. The show has featured a lot of unique memorabilia—such as vintage gas station pumps, old movie posters, vintage bicycles, and everything in between. Although the show is popular, there are many things that even diehard fans of the show don’t really know! Let’s take an intimate look at some of the secrets of the American Pickers.

The pickers usually don’t pick the locations

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Although the show makes it seem like they simply head on down the highway waiting for tips from Danielle about great locations or hoping to come across the perfect spot by chance, the pickers don’t usually pick the locations they film at themselves. The locations are often discovered by the History Channel production team, who make sure to get permission to film at each location, and then they are able to pass the location and other pertinent information along to the pickers. This isn’t a super surprising secret—it would be pretty impossible for the pickers to always find such great treasures by chance on the road!

Prices for certain items are hammered out before filming

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Many different items are sold during the show, but it isn’t always a spur of the moment sale. The prices for certain items—usually the rare and more expensive pieces, such as cars or certain types of memorabilia—are often hammered out before filming actually begins. Doing this will ensure that both parties, the pickers and the seller, are happy with the price and with actually selling the item before the tapes begin to role. This is essential to avoid any potential legal problems down the road, which would be a hassle for The History Channel!

 

Danielle isn’t a longtime employee of the shop

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The show may make it seem like Danielle is a longtime employee of the pickers’ resale relase shop happens to be on good terms with her employers, but this isn’t quite the truth! Danielle is actually a longtime friend of the pickers, and agreed to quit her regular job and take on the job working at their shop once the show got started because they needed someone to be in charge of things while they were on picks and for the show.

Some critics think items get planted

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This is more of a rumor than an outright secret, but some critics of the show believe that certain items actually get planted by History Channel producers before the show airs. The items that critics believe get planted are the exceptionally rare and expensive items, which they believe are unlikely to simply “randomly” be at almost every pick the guys go on. It’s unknown exactly how true this is—and since The History Channel probably won’t reveal which aspects of the show are totally scripted, we may never know!

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Will Person of Interest Be Cancelled Next Year?

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CBS’s Person of Interest may be walking on shaky ground. In the spring of 2015, it was announced that Person of Interest would be renewed for a fifth season; however, CBS executives recently revealed that Person of Interest was only renewed for a 13-episode season. All four seasons of the show so far have been full 22-episode seasons, which has led some fans and insiders to speculate that Person of Interest may be on the chopping block.

Will Person of Interest be cancelled next year? Let’s look a little closer at some of the reasons why it may be at risk–and why it could stick around for a full, regular season.

Why It Might Go: The ratings have dropped

The first season of Person of Interest earned a respectable 14.34 million viewers per episode, on average. The show received generally positive critical ratings in its first episode as well. The second season saw even higher ratings, with an average of 16.07 million viewers per episode. By the fourth season, however, ratings had dropped drastically–while a handful of episodes (including the season 4 premiere) earned between 10 and 11 million viewers, most of season 4’s episodes only earned between 8 and 9.6 million viewers.

This drastic drop in ratings could be the reason CBS may decide to cut ties with the show, which is no longer the ratings hit it used to be.

Why It Might Stay: The network isn’t financially invested

Most shows that get cancelled are cancelled because they aren’t considered profitable and the network doesn’t want to lose money. In the case of Person of Interest, CBS actually has no financial stakes in the series—meaning that its low ratings will not affect their overall profit.

This has worked out in series’ favor in the past, such as with NBC’s Hannibal, which saw low ratings but has remained on the network due to the extremely positive critical reviews.

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Why It Might Go: It has enough episodes to go into syndication

With the addition of the 13 episode fifth season, Person of Interest will have a total of 103 episodes—which is enough episodes for the average syndication package. CBS may decide to cut their losses with Person of Interest and sell it for syndication, which will bring them in some guaranteed profit.

Why It Might Stay: It could live on with another network

It’s really only in recent years that networks have begun actively picking up TV shows dropped by other stations. The addition of online streaming, such as Netflix—which has picked up cancelled shows like Longmire—have made it even more likely for shows to live on in some capacity after they are cancelled. If Person of Interest is cancelled by CBS, it could very well be picked up by another network; some insiders have noted that WGN is already in contract with CBS to pick up the syndication rights, and since that network has recently begun producing its own TV shows, it could decide to add Person of Interest to the lineup.

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Why You Should Be Watching Black Sails

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Black Sails is a quasi-historical adventure series created by Robert Levine and Jonathan E. Steinberg for the Starz network. The series is a prequel to the events of the famous Robert Louis Stevenson novel, Treasure Island; its acclaimed cast includes Toby Stephens, Luke Arnold, Hannah New, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Clara Paget, Sean Cameron Michael, and Tom Hopper.

The show has been a success for the Starz network, which renewed a third season before the second season had even begun airing! If you aren’t yet watching Black Sails, or are still debating about giving the series a try, consider the following reasons why you should definitely be watching Black Sails.

It combines history with Treasure Island

The series is essentially a prequel for Treasure Island–but that doesn’t mean the characters are all fictional characters! Black Sails does include the backstories for some famous characters who show up in Treasure Island, but the storyline also weaves in real-life figures like Ann Bonny, Charles Vane, Jack Rackham, and Ned Low, just to name a few. If you’re a big fan of pirate history, you will definitely love seeing some of the most famous—or, to be more accurate, notorious—pirates in maritime history brought to life in the series.

It doesn’t make pirates romantic

One of the criticisms often thrown at shows or films about piracy is the tendency to romanticize pirates, or to make pirates seem like they were swashbuckling rebel adventurers who lived a reckless, daring life of adventure on the high seas. The Pirates of the Caribbean film are a good example of this, particularly in how they portray (Captain) Jack Sparrow and to a certain extent, even the villainous but somewhat softhearted and humorous Captain Barbossa. If the pirates of the Disney film series–even the ‘hardened’ pirates who don’t have problems with killing people in the film–stepped on any of the ships of Black Sails, they wouldn’t last more than a few hours… at best.

Black Sails doesn’t ignore the fact that pirates were often violent, dangerous, and faced everything from being murdered by fellow pirates to developing diseases to losing all their teeth and more. And that aspect alone makes the show worth watching all on its own.

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The writing is amazing

The show would be nothing without its writing, which is—in a word—astounding. The writing is what takes Black Sails from being a “pirate TV show” into something far, far more developed, nuanced and acclaimed than most shows or films about piracy.

One of the highlights of the writing is its ability to take something potentially confusing and make it not only easy to understand, but compelling as well. For example: the pirate politics. In the wrong hands, this would be confusing and probably boring, at best. But in the capable hands of the
writers of Black Sails, pirate politics are intense, thrilling, and keep you on the edge of your seat waiting to find out what happens next.

 

 

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Why The Originals Is Better Than The Vampire Diaries

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It might be tempting to dismiss The Originals as a cash-in style spin-off of the successful The Vampire Diaries show on the CW, but The Originals is not only a quality show, it’s actually better in many ways than its original (no pun intended) predecessor.

But why, exactly, is The Originals better than the Vampire Diaries? Let’s take a closer look at what makes The Originals a quality and truly original—pun intended—show.

No more high school

The main characters in The Vampire Diaries didn’t graduate college until the very end of the fourth season—meaning viewers had to sit through almost 90 episodes where the characters dealt with high school problems alongside each supernatural crisis.

While being in high school isn’t necessarily a negative trait, it can become tedious—especially since the viewers themselves were likely already graduated from high school by the time the show’s characters got around to it. And now that the characters are in college, those similar subplots about fitting in, taking exams, getting homework done, etc., are still present. In the Originals, however, no characters are in high school or college, and the plot lines are subsequently more adult.

No more doppelgangers

Don’t get us wrong—the concept of the doppelganger in the Vampire Diaries series is interesting. But the idea of the doppelgangers went from Elena being “the” doppelganger to Elena being “a” doppelganger to Stefan and Elena both being doppelgangers—and so on. And the doppelgangers didn’t simply stay in their respective roles; Katherine frequently pretended to be Elena, Silas pretended to be Stefan, and so on.

In The Originals, what you see is what you get: Klaus is Klaus, and there’s no need to deal with “but who is the REAL Klaus?” moments.

The Originals doesn’t tease viewers with answers—as much

One of fan’s biggest frustrations regarding The Vampire Diaries was that it frequently teased answers while taking its sweet time—sometimes ten episodes or even entire seasons—before it actually gave them. In The Originals, however, things move at a much faster pace, and audiences are given answers in a more reasonable time frame. That doesn’t mean the series doesn’t keep its secrets and surprises! It still has plenty of things hidden in its sleeves, but it doesn’t constantly torment viewers by showing them a bit of a card before pulling it away.

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Less focus on love triangles

Yes, the love triangles are a big part of the original premise of The Vampire Diaries and it’s not a surprise that the show features them—however,  the show often focuses on them far too much at the expense of more interesting stories and characters. Even with Elena technically “gone” due to her 60-year sleep, the show has already introduced more characters to be in a triangle with the Salvatore brothers. While The Originals does have a bit of love triangle action going on, it’s not the sole focus of the story, and it never detracts from more compelling aspects of the show.

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Small But Important Facts about Criminal Minds (That The Writers Want You To Know)

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CBS’ Criminal Minds is one of the most popular police procedural TV shows currently on the air. The show, which premiered in 2005, focuses on a group of FBI profilers who are frequently called in to create profiles of suspects or criminals for investigators.

CBS’ Criminal Minds is an intricate show which deals with a complex subject; not surprisingly, the show’s writers often include subtle, easy-to-miss details which—despite their subtlety—can be very important for understanding the show’s story and characters. Let’s look at little closer at a few of these small facts that the show’s writers and executive producers want people to know.

There’s a reason the show’s characters have some serious emotional trauma

Every Character on the show has some kind of serious personal trauma—and there’s a reason for that. The show’s writers have revealed that because of how the show is set-up—in a procedural “case of the day” style—it would be impossible to have lighter storylines present on other shows. The character’s personal issues have to match the cases in “darkness” or in their “intensity.”

The writers invented “presenting the profile” for the sake of the show

When the agents in the show are giving the police the results of their profile investigations, they stand in a room and “present the profile” in a formal manner as the officers take notes. In reality, however, “presenting the profile” does not happen. The profiles are discussed while working in the field, or on the telephone, or informally as a dialogue–not given as a presentation.

The reason for this distinct difference is practical: the show focuses on the profilers, not the police officers, and having the profilers work alongside the officers as they do in real life would involve expanding the show’s characters and storylines.

Garcia is a theater actress because of Kirsten Vangsness

Kirsten Vangsness, who plays Garcia, is involved in theater–which is why the writers decided to make her character interested in the performing arts as well.

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The real reason for Haley Hotchner’s wig

When Haley Hotchner–Hotch’s wife–went into protective custody, she was shown wearing a dark bob wig which was a huge change from her normal longer, light blonde locks. The reason given in the show was that she was trying to disguise her identity; however, the real reason for the wig was that Haley’s actress had cut and dyed her hair for another role and it needed to be covered up.

The show’s jet is a point of contention with real BAU Agents

In the show, the profiler team has their own private jet that they use during their investigations. In real life, the FBI does not pay for BAU agents to fly—one former BAU agent who spoke about the show said that they paid for their own flights on public aircraft and that due to the number of flights they had to take, “we flew coach.”

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Charlie Sheen Bio

Charlie Sheen may be a well-known actor, but his recent meltdowns may be the real fuel behind his media attention. The actor, perhaps best known for his part on the long-running series Two and a Half Men, has been dealing with a lot of personal problems over the last couple years, and he’s making sure to handle them publicly.

Both on-screen and off, Charlie Sheen is recognized for his sarcasm, comedy, and attitude. Born in 1965 in New York City by the name of Carlos Irwin Estévez, Charlie went on to appear in a handful of TV shows and movies with multiple minor roles. Soon, Charlie got his breakthrough role in the movie Platoon.

Charlie has starred in everything from comedies and action films to serious drama flicks. Near the end of his role on Two and a Half Men, Charlie hit the headlines, but it wasn’t for his acting. His substance abuse problems, multiple arrests, and his interactions with multiple adult film stars gave him a surge of attention. Despite making millions on the show, Charlie’s antics soon got him fired from the series.

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Charlie’s dad was a veteran actor by the name of Martin Sheen. Charlie and his two siblings were encouraged by their father to get into acting. At the age of nine, Charlie followed in his dad’s footsteps when he made his debut as an extra in a film his dad was starring in called The Execution of Private Slovik in 1974. When he was a teenager, him and his friends made multiple low-budget movies. While producing and starring alongside Rob Lowe and Sean Penn, they would soon go their separate ways and pursue successful acting careers of their own.

Charlie didn’t do poorly in school, but he chose to focus more on his acting than anything else. He was only a few weeks away from earning his diploma when he got expelled from Santa Monica High School. Charlie put all of his attention on his acting career and soon landed a role in the horror film Grizzly II: The Predator in 1984. The movie was never released, but that same year, Charlie made his debut in the realm of adult cinematic acting with the thriller Red Dawn.

Throughout the mid-70s and 80s, Charlie scored many small roles in multiple series and movies, but it wasn’t until 1986 when he made his big breakthrough role with the drama film Platoon. His performance in the film was called “brutally realistic” and he earned a lot of praise. The film went on to win four Oscars, including that of Best Picture. Since, the movie has gotten many nominations and awards.

A couple years later, Charlie got another significant role with the movie Eight Men Out in 1988. He worked alongside John Cusack, D.B. Sweeney, and Christopher Lloyd. He soon went on to star in movies like The Rookie and Navy SEALS where he showcased his talent for action films. Soon, he appeared in the comedy Hot Shots during the early 90s, and two years later he returned to his character with the movie Hot Shots! Part Deux.

During the late 90s, Charlie formed a production company alongside former Poison singer Brett Michaels. Michaels directed the film and Sheen starred in it as they collaborated on the made-for-TV movie No Code of Conduct. At the turn of the century, Charlie replaced Michael J. Fox on the show Spin City as the deputy mayor, which got him another surge of attention. His brother, Emilio, was also making headlines, though as he worked on the controversial production Rated X.

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A few years later, Charlie’s success continued when he starred in the spoof Scary Movie 3 where he worked with director David Zucker. Soon, he got his most prized role as Charlie Harper on the hit sitcom Two and a Half Men. It was said that Charlie was paid nearly $2 million per episode at one point in his career. But, Charlie’s antics soon got him kicked off the show.

Along with his acting getting him attention, a few years ago Charlie began his public battle with drugs, alcohol, and the law. He would reportedly come to the set drunk and unable to recall his line, with many on the crew saying he never even looked at the script. It wasn’t long before Charlie was kicked off the show, and he went through a public meltdown, which may have overshined his acting.

While he’s making a comeback now, Charlie won’t be appearing on the series that highlighted his career any time in the future.

 

 

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