'Two and a Half Men' Creator To Publish Book On Vanity Cards: [ send to a friend ]
Vanity cards have been a feature of Chuck Lorre's TV shows since 1997, with the blurbs being broadcast for a few seconds directly after the end of the shows.
Now, instead of having to hit pause to catch the quick vanity cards, viewers will be able to purchase Lorre's upcoming coffee table book, published by Simon & Schuster, a division of the larger CBS Corporation.
The creator of shows like 'Two and a Half Men', 'Mike & Molly' and 'The Big Bang Theory', briefly discontinued his famous vanity cards after he used one of them to take a shot at Charlie Sheen, following their falling out in 2011 that led to the actor being fired.
"If Charlie Sheen outlives me, I'm gonna be really pissed," read a part of the card's message.
He later used another card to rant about false assurances in tough times.
"Whenever I've gone through tough times, well-meaning people have told me that God/the universe does not give us more than we can handle," said Lorre. "Well, I've been going through a tough time recently, and sure enough, that old saying has been tossed my way on several morose occasions. After some careful consideration, I've decided it's bullsh-t."
The new book entitled 'What Doesn't Kill Us, Makes Us Bitter', set for release in October, will feature all aired vanity cards as well as some which CBS did not allow at the time. It will cost $100, with all proceeds going towards the Dharma-Grace Foundation, set up in 1999 by Lorre to help offer free medical care.