TV Fact #130 – February 19th, 2015:

Actor Charlie Sheen, who played the character Charlie Harper for the first eight seasons of “Two and a Half Men” (2003-2015), did not play the piano on the show. He actually was dubbed by composer Grant Geissman, who plays offstage while Sheen fakes it on a dead keyboard. Geissman also, composer Dennis C. Brown, wrote the music for the jingles Sheen’s character created.
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Movie Fact #769 – February 19th, 2015:

The building that housed the phone answering service in 1960’s “Bells Are Ringing” was a unique old building that was the only one on the block. Executive producer Steven Spielberg used it 25 years later for the setting of 1987’s “*batteries not included” which was supposedly owned by the only holdout in the middle of a construction project.

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Quote #769 – February 19th, 2015:

“Life all comes down to a few moments. This is one of them.”

– Charlie Sheen, “Wall Street”

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TV Fact #129 – February 18th, 2015:

Part of “The Wonder Years” (1988-1993) running storyline is a falling-out between Kevin Arnold (Played by Fred Savage) and Gwendolyn “Winnie” Cooper (Played by Danica McKellar), who becomes a background character for several months, until she and Kevin reconcile. The main reason for this part of the storyline was actually because, in real life, actress McKellar had had a growth spurt. Her and Savage, who was already shorter than McKellar, didn’t look right standing together so the characters reconciled after Savage began to catch up in height.

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Movie Fact #768 – February 18th, 2015:

On his episode of “Inside the Actors Studio” in 1994, actor Chris Rock claimed that for several years following his acclaimed performance as  crack addict “Pookie” Benny Robinson in 1991’s “New Jack City”, drug dealers would approach him and put crack and cocaine in his pocket; joking that “they thought it was a documentary.” He also stated that, although he knew people who used crack at the time, he never did and, in his 1997 memoir “Rock This” had only smoked marijuana twice.

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