Charlie Sheen still getting more than $100 million from 'Two and a Half Men'
Chuck Lorre and the gang at Two and a Half Men may have burned Charlie Sheen good on Monday night, but Chuck's getting the last laugh by cashing in on more than nine figures in payments, even though he hasn't been on the show since what would have been the middle of last season. It's good work if you can get it.
Sheen will get $25 million immediately in a settlement with Warner Bros., TMZ says, which he'll receive in about two weeks as a result of the time he put in last season. But the real cash is in syndication, where Charlie will earn something like $100 million for the 180 or so episodes circulating on networks across the globe.
Sheen apologized at the Emmys on Sunday and made nice with Ashton Kutcher, but the series showed 28 million viewers what they think of Chuck on Monday, when they had his character Charlie Harper get hit by a train in Paris and killed. We knew Uncle Charlie liked to get smashed, but that was taking things a little too literally.
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