Charlie Sheen fired from 'Two and a Half Men'
You knew it was going to happen, but the question was only when: CBS has fired Charlie Sheen from Two and a Half Men, according to TMZ. Great, now all we have left to watch on TV is Sheen's slow, inevitable self-immolation from all the publicity.
"After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen's services on Two and a Half Men, effective immediately," the network said in a statement. There was no indication whether the show was going to go back into production.
The AP says Sheen responded to the news agency in a text with an F-bomb and "They lose," followed by the word "Trolls." Asked if he planned to sue, Sheen wrote back, "Big." Sheen said his next move was "a big one."
The move comes after a few weeks of rapidly degrading behavior and erratic decision-making on Sheen's part, most recently for hosting a live webcast over the weekend on Ustream called Sheen's Korner following the removal from his home of his twin boys with estranged wife Brooke Mueller.
Sheen was due in court on Tuesday over custody arrangements for Bob and Max, who are almost 2 years old. The sticking point (besides threatening to kill the kids' mom back in 2009 and acting like a rampaging idiot) is that Charlie is living with his two "goddesses," 24-year-olds Rachel Oberlin (a porn actress) and Natalie Kenly, most famous for posing on the cover of a pro-marijuana magazine.
At least half that equation has been taken care of, of course, since Sheen told his 300,000-strong Internet audience on Saturday that Oberlin has left and is not coming back. So much for his plans to marry both of them.
There's also no word if this affects plans discussed by Sheen and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who revealed sunday on ESPN that he's been working with Sheen to develop programming for HDNet, which Cuban owns.
"You've got somebody that everybody has a whole lot of interest in who's doing some interesting things, to say the least, and we always look for interesting programming by featuring interesting people doing interesting things," Cuban said. "I reached out and we've had some conversations, and we're going to work on doing some things."
Hopefully it won't be more of Sheen's Korner, because that turned into a 50-minute disaster that finally showed everyone watching that self-destruction isn't quite as entertaining as they all thought it was.
Stick with us for updates on this one.
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