Charlie Sheen reportedly wants out of 2.5 Men

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  1. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    There is an interesting article in this week's Entertainment Weekly, about Charlie Sheen and his problems, and the show. I can't find an online link or article, maybe I can scan it.

    One factoid: CBS knew he had a problem, and wanted to do something about it (so they say:rolleyes:). But when he showed up on set, he was 100% absolutely the professional. Never messed up, never gave them a reason to call halt or say something to him.
     
  2. mcb08

    mcb08 Hoya for life!!

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    Just heard him on a radio show today. He said he's ready to go back to work.
     
  3. LoadStar

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    Except he also claimed that he was hoarse, because he supposedly showed up at the studio (unannounced), screaming his voice raw and banging on the door to be let in.

    As I posted elsewhere: Um, Charlie? If your anecdote is true and you've lowered yourself to showing up unannounced to what you know very well is a studio on hiatus, banging on the door and screaming, hoping that will make a difference - you're NOT ready to come back. Come back when you're clean and you can act like a mature adult professional. (Here's a hint: professional stars have representatives for this reason, Have your people call their people, as they say.)
     
  4. MikeCC

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    Why shouldn't he be dealing with it? He has managers and accountants and agents to help resolve other issues, why not this one? The producers and the network are the ones who have put out the money up until now, for production costs of all kinds, including Sheen's reported two million per ep. Does it seem logical that they should be the parties to bear the burden of these delays?

    What could a producer or the network have done to avoid this situation? If they are the folks that supplied the suitcase of cocaine for Charlie, then you are right, they should bear legal costs and other ramifications.


    Here we agree. I'm sure that possibility is spelled out in the Sheen contract. But unless Sheen's contract also spells out that the producers and or other parties would handle the costs and other consequences of this particular situation, I think Sheen should be on the hook right now.
     
  5. MikeCC

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    Thank goodness. I am so glad because I'm sure he was able to get the counseling and intense therapy his emotional turmoil demanded... while being confined to his own estate, and being forced to sleep in his own bed.:rolleyes:

    The horror of living with the results of your own depravity. In silk sheets.
     
  6. retrodog

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    They need to let Charlie move away to Japan for work. Then Allen can have Jake's little cousin (Oscar) come to live with them. So we'll be back to 2 & 1/2 Men.

    Yeah, I got that idea from Brady Bunch.
     
  7. IJustLikeTivo

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    This weeks vanity card is awesome

    "I exercise regularly. I eat moderate amounts of healthy good. I make sure to get plenty of rest. I see my doctor once a year and my dentist twice a year. I floss every night. I've had chest x-rays, cardio stress tests, EKG's and colonoscopies. I see a psychologist and have a variety of hobbies to reduce stress. I don't drink. I don't smoke and I don't do drugs. I don't have crazy reckless sex with strangers.

    If Charlie Sheen outlives me, I'm gonna be really pissed."
     
  8. dilbert27

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  9. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    I don't really care about Charlie Sheen but why weren't the cops banging on his door fifteen minutes after it was revealed he had a briefcase full of coke? I bet people would be a lot less "Ho-ho, that Charlie Sheen!" if he were a pro athlete.
     
  10. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    I don't really care about Charlie Sheen but why weren't the cops banging on his door fifteen minutes after it was revealed he had a briefcase full of coke? I bet people would be a lot less "Ho-ho, that Charlie Sheen!" if he were a pro athlete.
     
  11. JYoung

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    Production resumes on February 28.

    The interesting thing is they've cut the number of episodes this season from 24 to 20.

    I wonder if the grips, camera operators, lighting crew, etc get paid by the episode.
    (I thiiiiiink they do.)
     
  12. Alfer

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    You can bet most of those workers are gonna be majorly ticked watching Mr. Drug addict waltz in and get pampered and tossed a ton of money (1.2 million an ep?)..bet they will be doing everything in their powers not to read him the riot act or at least create some grief on set for him.
     
  13. mcb08

    mcb08 Hoya for life!!

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    (Sadly), without Sheen their is no show. The rest of the staff should just be grateful to have had this gig as long as they have.
     
  14. GoHalos

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    I was going to post this almost word for word. It's because of him that the show has lasted as long as it has.

    On the other hand, unfortunately, many of them might have budgeted their year to include income for 24 shows.
     
  15. Bettamojo5

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    'Two and a Half Men' shuts down for the season

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    Uh oh. Looks like Charlie Sheen's wild radio rant on "The Alex Jones Show" Thursday is having a really negative impact.

    The hit CBS show is immediately stopping production for the rest of the season, even though Sheen was originally scheduled to return to the set next week.

    "Based on the totality of Charlie Sheen's statements, conduct and condition, CBS and Warner Bros. Television have decided to discontinue production of 'Two and a Half Men' for the remainder of the season," the network said in a statement.

    In case you missed it, the troubled actor said some pretty nasty things on Jones' show. He called "Two and a Half Men" creator Chuck Lorre a "turd" and made it clear that he didn't think the wildly popular show could survive without him. "Do what you're gonna do -- I'll go make movies," he said in the interview.

    But that's not all. Sheen continued his rant by making a few comments to TMZ: "I violently hate (Lorre)," the actor said. "He's a stupid, stupid little man and a (expletive) punk that I'd never want to be like. That's me being polite."
     
  16. marksman

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    Yeah I really thought the show was bullet proof, but after I read what Charlie said, I figured things might have gone too far... He has lost his lid for sure.

    good luck with movies Charlie. You used to be a movie star, but you blew that.... Little chance of you ever being able to do that successfully again.
     
  17. LoadStar

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    Fire the loser. I don't care how much it'll cost. It's just not worth it to keep this insanity going. Replace him on the show, or cancel the show. Either way, if he never works another day on television, it'll still be too soon.
     
  18. IJustLikeTivo

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    It's a good show and he was great in it but he's gone too far. I think they could probably replace him if they want to. It's not just his delivery, it's the jokes written by the stupid stupid little man.
     
  19. mattack

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    Bummer.. I think he's a horrible person, but yeah, he is the show.. Though I could almost see them limp along halfways-decently for a year with the rest of the cast.
     
  20. DavidTigerFan

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    With the success of TBBT and 2 1/2 men I think Chuck Lorre can pretty much squash anything charlie thinks he'll be able to do. It's gonna take a complete turn around a la Robert Downey Jr. for him to actually get another job.
     

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