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Charlie Sheen fired from 'Two and a Half Men'


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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Thank god CBS came to their senses. The guy needs serious intervention and psychiatric help! No one in their right mind should hire him for anything in the near future-he has become a media and internet train wreck with his delusional rantings and ravings.

Has Charlie hit Less Than Zero yet? Only time will tell....

Stay tune for the continue melt down of Charlie Sheen. Winner!!!!!

I think it's laughable that Sheen thinks all of the people following him on twitter are doing so because they love him. Wake up, dude, they are all following you because you're a freakin train wreck! And good riddance to 2 1/2 Men, that show sucked! I seriously can't believe CBS paid this crackhead 2 mil and episode. Talk about an epic failure! #LOSING!

Its not an official firing until you get the "pink slip".

charlie sheen thinks hes SPECIAL..well hes just another one of hollyweirds spoiled enabled selfish crazed manic so called celebrity...guess what charlie the train ride your on is going off the tracks soon....and when it does everyone of your partners in crime will sit there and say" we had no idea it was this bad" boo-hoo.i for one will be happy when you finally just go away!!!!!!!

Charlie is a a very smart man hope he could pull this one out.


glad he got fired

I want to take a minute and remind every one that while yes it is sad that the cast of the show are all with out jobs Charlie is in need of help and that is what the people should be talking about. Is he or isn't he. Remember he has a father who is an actor and a brother and by consistantly invading Charlie's life, you are inposing on his family as well and that is not fair to them. I think that this nasty thing we call the media needs to back off of Charlie and let he and his family deal with his issues quietly and not so publicly. There are more important things to be talking about.

Finally... is this what it took to get this absolutely awful show off the air? If so the Sheen meltdown was worth it!

this is bullcrap he should sue them. whats going to happen to two and a half men.

Good he is an idiot

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