This week, we discuss the most ridiculous law of 2013 (so far), Twitter launches a video service, Microsoft Office & YouTube go to paid subscriptions, Ashton Kutcher & JJ Abrams induce nerdgasm, and is the new Blackberry OS 10 & device Blackberry’s last stand, or is it already too late?
This week, The Drill Down team takes a look at April Fools’ Day on the web, Apple‘s upcoming revolutionary TV vs. existing console-based options, and further bad times for Yahoo, as Facebook strikes back, but first, this week’s hot tech headlines.
Instagram comes to Android, details on Sony‘s next-generation Playstation, Ashton Kutcher to play Steve Jobs, Apple addresses worker violations at Foxconn, an iPhone stalker app raises privacy concerns on Facebook, Amazon wins sales tax fight in Colorado, Google to sell tablets online, Google tests augmented reality goggles, and OMGPop‘s CEO gets catty.
It shouldn’t be all that surprising to see, but Charlie Sheen is prepared and ready to get roasted with the announcement of The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen.
The network announced that the roast will be filmed on September 10, and will air on September 19″”the very same night that Ashton Kutcher, who was chosen to replace Sheen on Two and a Half Men, makes his debut on the show. Kutcher’s first run on Two and a Half Men airs at 9pm EST, while Sheen’s roast will hit at 10pm.
It’s seemed for a while now that CBS would be replacing Charlie Sheen on their hit sitcom Two and a Half Men instead of working things out with him or canceling the show all together.
For a while there was a “mystery man” they wanted to bring on to replace Sheen, and it was just revealed that this mystery actor was actually Hugh Grant, who ultimately decided to turn down the job. But it appears that the network had a back-up plan well in place already as it’s being reported that Sheen’s replacement has in fact been chosen.
Multiple sources close to the show are saying that CBS and That ’70s Show star Ashton Kutcher are putting the “final touches” on a deal that would see Kutcher taking over for Sheen, who famously went off the deep end before being fired by the network recently, and is currently capitalizing on that highly publicized meltdown with his own tour.