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Charlie Sheen roast set for Comedy Central

There should be no shortage of material.

According to the Associated Press, Comedy Central said Tuesday that Charlie Sheen has agreed to be the subject of its next celebrity roast. It will be taped in Los Angeles and air on Sept. 19.

That also happens to be the same night Ashton Kutcher debuts as Mr. Sheen’s replacement in the CBS comedy “Two and a Half Men.” Mr. Sheen was thrown off the show after his hard partying forced a production shutdown.

The two programs won’t compete directly. The Comedy Central roast is scheduled for 10 p.m., an hour after “Two and a Half Men” airs.

Mr. Sheen said: “You could say I’ve been providing kindling for this roast for a while. It’s time to light it up. It’s going to be epic.”

Mariah Carey may have larger role on ‘X Factor’

We’ve already heard word that Mariah Carey is expected to participate in the U.S. premiere season of Simon Cowell’s “The X Factor” in some capacity. Now, sources are saying that Miss Carey might stay on to mentor the contestants throughout the season, according to Entertainment Weekly.

A show insider told EW, “Mariah and Simon are great friends, and now [that] she has had her babies, it’s very possible that she will be involved [in] some way in the later stages of the show. She has always said she wanted to work with the show, so it’s something they will certainly be discussing ideas for soon.”

Mr. Cowell continues to express his desire for Miss Carey to join the show, telling press, “I think Mariah will have a role on the TV live shows. I met her recently and she was in great form. And her idea was to be the judge of the judges, which only Mariah could come up with.”

He added, “She’ll be involved in some form. I literally adore her. I love her to bits.”

Already on board to judge the talent competition is Pussycat Dolls front-woman Nicole Scherzinger, music mogul L.A. Reid, and Mr. Cowell’s former “American Idol” cohort Paula Abdul.

The show premieres Sept. 21 on Fox.

Chelsea Handler sitcom axes three cast members

“Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea,” the much buzzed about NBC sitcom inspired by E!’s late-night talk show host, comedian Chelsea Handler, is undergoing a cast shakeup.

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