Charlie Sheen, who was fired from "Two and a Half Men" in March, aims to launch another hit sitcom — this time on his own terms.
The tempestuous star is planning to return to series television in the hopefully titled "Anger Management," based on the 2003 film.
With no network currently in place, the series will be produced by Lionsgate Television and shopped to prospective broadcast and cable networks by subsidiary Debmar-Mercury, the company announced Monday.
The 45-year-old actor will have a "significant ownership stake" in the series, Lionsgate said. He will also gain "a certain amount of creative control."
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"I chose 'Anger Management' because, while it might be a big stretch for me to play a guy with serious anger management issues, I think it is a great concept," Sheen said.
Ja Rule sentenced on tax charges
Rapper and actor Ja Rule was sentenced Monday to more than two years in federal prison for failing to file income tax returns, and said a combination of youthful inexperience, bad advice and an inability to manage fame and fortune lead to his financial troubles.
"I in no way attempted to deceive the government or do anything illegal," he said, minutes before being sentenced in a New Jersey federal court. "I was a young man who made a lot of money — I'm getting a little choked up — I didn't know how to deal with these finances, and I didn't have people to guide me, so I made mistakes."
The multiplatinum-selling artist, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, admitted in March that he failed to pay taxes on more than $3 million that he earned between 2004 and 2006.
Ja Rule was sentenced in New York last month to up to two years in prison after he pleaded guilty to attempted criminal weapon possession. The case stemmed from a gun found in his car in 2007.
Baby girl for Ivanka Trump
She's been a model, a jewelry designer and a judge on her father's TV show "The Apprentice." Now add mother to the list of Ivanka Trump's job titles.
Trump announced the birth of her first child Sunday in New York City via Twitter.
She says she and husband Jared Kushner "welcomed a beautiful and healthy little girl into the world." No name was announced.
Another year older
Today's birthdays: Former Sen. George McGovern, 89 ... singer Vikki Carr, 71 ... country singer-musician Commander Cody , 67 ... actor George Dzundza , 66 ... rock musician Bernie Leadon , 64 ... actor Campbell Scott , 50 ... actor Anthony Edwards , 49 ... actor Steven Anthony Lawrence , 21