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Charlie Sheen, Chuck Lorre and Warner Bros. Settle Lawsuit

by Alex Moaba, posted Sep 26th 2011 7:25PM
In the latest act of Charlie Sheen's atonement tour, the former 'Two and a Half Men' star has reached a settlement with Chuck Lorre and Warner Bros., according to a report in Deadline. Sheen had been suing the parties for $100 million, claiming he was wrongfully terminated from the hit sitcom.

In a statement, Warner Bros. confirmed news of a settlement. "Warner Bros. Television, Chuck Lorre and Charlie Sheen have resolved their dispute to the parties' mutual satisfaction. The pending lawsuit and arbitration will be dismissed as to all parties. The parties have agreed to maintain confidentiality over the terms of the settlement."

Last week, the L.A. Times reported that a settlement was likely to pay Sheen somewhere in the neighborhood of $25 million.

While Sheen is looking to clean up his many messes as he attempts to sell his 'Anger Management' pilot, the Season 9 premiere of 'Two and a Half Men,' which killed off Sheen's Charlie Harper character, drew massive ratings.

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Jon Cryer Says No One Saw the Charlie Sheen Implosion Coming (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 9th 2011 4:58AM
Jon Cryer, 'Late Show with David Letterman'With Charlie Sheen's very public meltdown happening during the filming of the latest season of 'Two and a Half Men,' David Letterman was curious if co-star Jon Cryer or anyone else on the show saw any of this coming. On 'Late Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS), Cryer said nobody did.

"This has never happened before," Cryer said. There was no template for a star going what appeared to be crazy while starring in a popular show before.

"It wasn't like, 'Back in 1963 everybody remembers when Fred MacMurray went bats*** and started talking about freemason ninjas and stuff. He was crazy! And Vivian Vance started urinating on the set of 'Here's Lucy.''"

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When Shows Recast: A History of Disappeared and Replacement Sitcom Characters

by Ryan Simmons, posted Mar 9th 2011 4:00PM

Well, it finally happened. On Monday, Warner Brothers decided they'd had enough and sacked Charlie Sheen from 'Two and a Half Men.'

While Sheen is now free to move on and continue "winning" or doing whatever else an unemployed warlock does, the fate of the show itself remains in limbo. How can a popular sitcom survive without such a major character? We figure the show's producers and writers have three options: write him out of the show, bring in another actor to assume Sheen's role, or replace the character altogether.


Luckily, there's a storied precedent for this kind of situation. We've pulled together a list of nine other shows, from 'Bewitched' to 'Roseanne,' that also had to use one of these three tactics. Guess what? They all ended up just fine.

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The Complete Guide to the Charlie Sheen and 'Two and a Half Men' Saga

by Gary Susman, posted Mar 8th 2011 5:00PM
Charlie Sheen in 'Two and a Half Men'Now that Charlie Sheen has been fired from CBS' hit sitcom 'Two and a Half Men,' about the only thing that's certain is that the actor won't have to put on a vertical-striped shirt ever again (or, as he puts it, "for as long as this warlock exists in the terrestrial dimension"). But so much else remains up in the air.

Can TV's most popular comedy continue without TV's highest-paid star? Will John Stamos or Rob Lowe (or another player to be named later) replace him? What sort of financial consequences is CBS facing if the lucrative, eight-season hit grinds to a halt? On the other hand, would it still be profitable to keep an aging, Sheen-free show going for a ninth year?

Below, we'll try to answer these and other burning questions about what's next for a network suddenly drained of tiger blood.

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Charlie Sheen Says He Was Fired by Text Message, Claims 'Two and a Half Men' Bosses Still Have to Pay Him

by Catherine Lawson, posted Mar 8th 2011 7:05AM
Charlie SheenIt's been a busy 24 hours in the world of Charlie Sheen. Since being fired by Warner Bros. yesterday for alleged "moral turpitude," Sheen's gone on the offensive. And how.

He's unleashed some "Truth Torpedoes" online, he's downed a bottle of "tiger blood," wielded a machete whilst yelling "Free at last!", advertised for a "winning" intern (form an orderly line), said he was fired by text and claimed that his termination breaches the terms of his contract.

So what's going on? Why was he fired? How was he fired? And does he really have a "Michael J. Fox" clause in his contract?

All will be revealed after the jump ...

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Charlie Sheen Fired from 'Two and a Half Men'

by Jean Bentley, posted Mar 7th 2011 4:45PM
Charlie Sheen fired from 'Two and a Half Men.'Charlie Sheen is officially unemployed.

According to a Variety report, Warner Bros. has terminated Sheen's employment on 'Two and a Half Men.' The studio sent the outspoken star a letter today informing him of the decision.

Sheen had one season left on his contract for the show and has threatened to sue CBS and Warner Bros. for violating the agreement.

A studio representative told Variety that no decision has been made about whether 'Men' will continue next season without Sheen.

UPDATE: Sheen released the following statement to TMZ:

"This is very good news. They continue to be in breach, like so many whales. It is a big day of gladness at the Sober Valley Lodge because now I can take all of the bazillions, never have to look at whatshisc--k [Chuck Lorre] again and I never have to put on those silly shirts for as long as this warlock exists in the terrestrial dimension."

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