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Warner Bros. gears up for a legal battle with Charlie Sheen

Sheen It's been more than a week since Charlie Sheen let loose with a series of vitriolic rants aimed partially at his employers, and since CBS and Warner Bros. canceled the rest of this season of "Two and a Half Men." Earlier this week, Sheen and his lawyer, Martin Singer of Lavely & Singer, warned that a suit could follow if Sheen was not paid for the eight episodes of "Two and a Half Men" that were suspended this season. 

Now Warner Bros., which produces the sitcom, is said to have retained the law firm Munger, Tolles & Olsen in preparation for a possible legal battle with the actor. There's more over at our sister blog Company Town.


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Sirius XM Satellite Radio will have an all-Charlie all the time extraveganza tomorrow for one day. It's called "Tiger Blood Radio" on Sirius 108 and XM 139.

They will explore the breaking news, facts, fallout and career implications of the Charlie Sheen controversy, including interviews with sig others in Charlie's life, including interviews with the goddesses.

There will be interviews with current live-in girlfriend Bree Olson, a Playboy Radio contributor. In addition, Sheen's ex-fiancée/Spice Radio host Ginger Lynn shares stories of her relationship with him on Tiffany Granath's Playboy Radio show; and adult film star Kacey Jordan talks to Playboy Radio's Night Calls about her times with Sheen.

All Charlie's antics have been as absorbing to watch as a train wreck - but the residual effect is a disdain for him - He's jumped the shark - In effect he has made the character he played on Two and a Half Men unbelieveable now - His own actions and words have destroyed the comedic value of the show - He's poisoned the well.

Frankly the less seen of him in the coming years the better!

When Charlie Sheen was hired those who hired him knew exactly who he was and what kind of life he lived. They embraced it and even modeled his role as Charlie Harper after it. He showed up for work everyday for years and they seemed to turn a blind eye to his personal problems because the money was coming in and ratings were climbing. Then the media started pressuring the creators and producers of Two and a Half Men to do something about Charlie Sheen because he's going crazy with his partying. People all over crying that Charlie Sheen needs help. Chuck Lorre's response was to mock him in front of the nation with vanity cards. Most employers would act professionally and not speak about someone's personal life-maybe try to stage a private intervention or suggest a vacation. I would be horrified if my boss mocked me during a hard time in my personal life. We are all human. And if Charlie Sheen is in need of help, why are you kicking someone when they are down when they helped to make millions of dollars for you. Even if Chuck didn't like him he still should have respected him simply because he had no problem using him to gain ratings. Chuck Lorre squeezed everything he could from Charlie Sheen and then threw him away because his ego was bruised when Charlie said something back to him.


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