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Charlie Sheen fired from 'Two and a Half Men'

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Warner Bros. has fired Charlie Sheen from the hit CBS show "Two and a Half Men."

The move comes after several weeks of very public battling between the actor and CBS, Warner Bros. and "Two and a Half Men" co-creator Chuck Lorre.

In a statement, the studio said, “After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen’s services on 'Two and a Half Men' effective immediately.”

Production on the show was stopped in late January after top executives from CBS and Warner Bros. confronted Sheen about his private life. Sheen has made no secret of embracing a sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle. Messy divorces, accusations of violence toward women and trips to rehab have been staples of his life for over two decades.

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None of his personal life seemed to have any impact on his career. He is the highest paid actor in television, with a salary that reaches $2 million per episode when his portion of rerun money is included. Although production was also shut down last year because of Sheen's personal issues, CBS and Warner Bros. never publicly came out against that star.

That all changed last month when Sheen suddenly became very critical of Lorre, Warner Bros. and CBS. He made fun of Lorre, and CBS and Warner Bros. announced they were suspending production of the show for the rest of the season.

Sheen then retained Hollywood lawyer Marty Singer, who threatened to sue Warner Bros. if Sheen was not paid for the rest of his contract, which runs through next season.

Warner Bros. and CBS did not say if they would try to keep the show alive without Sheen. The deal CBS has for the program runs through next season and costs about $4 million per episode.

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Photo: Jon Cryer, left, and Charlie Sheen on "Two and a Half Men." Credit: Greg Gayne / CBS

 
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This must mean that Charlie won!!!

Losing!

Warner Bros execs are fools and trolls. See all of the winning Sheen quotes at www.livingthesheen.com

Alan & the kid could pull it off and maybe have a cousin move in, or better yet. Have Judith and her husband split up, and he moves in. Charlie and Rose run off to Europe. They could do it easily

now we can watch his meltdown in realtime on ustream. but he has enough bank for the rest of his life, all two years.

Winning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Its about time.

it's about time,he way stepped over the line,it's sad cause it was a funny show, if he doesn't get help soon, were going to read about his death very soon.

Sheen needs a psychiatrist.

BFD

Chuck Lorre and Warner Bros are scum who don't live up to their word. I hope Sheen successfully sues them for millions.

Great. Can we be done with this now?

Great news from Warner Bros. and CBS, they should have done this months ago. Happy to say I can now I can start watching CBS again!

charlie who? i live in baja. i have no tv. wasn't he in some baseball movie about 25 years ago?

Good riddance.

Good grief. Enough about this self absored, egocentric little boy.

Put the REAL news in your publication.

Finally! There are too many talented people who should make it but never get a break in Hollywood.

Someone out there is about to hit pay dirt because of this poor, misguided sap.

I feel bad for his Dad, though. Martin Sheen is a class act.

Waaah Pickles!

Instead of giving him a TV show, maybe Mark Cuban can find something crazy for Chaz to do during Spurs games.

Better watch out, he's an F-18 bro!

WE ARE ALL CHARLIE SHEEN!!!! STAY STRONG!!!!

How much coke did Charlie Sheen do? Enough to kill two and a half men

@Pat Houser:

You forgot about the part when Godzilla moves in next door. Go outside for once, Lonely Boy. There's a whole new world just waiting for you....

His character should be killed off driving while he was under the influence.
Have a funeral for his character and introduce a new relative to fill his spot.

Easy, they should have done this the first time this happened.

Sad that an individual so very ill has to have his melt down in public. I hope his dad and brother can help him.

This egotistical jackass had it all, blew it and now has found out the hard way that the world...and Hollywood...moves on without him and his Adonis DNA. I guess he isn't so special after all.

Most actors in Hollywood would have given their right arms, their first born and their mothers (some of them) to have what he threw away. I say good riddance.

Fool!

 
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