Clear49° WeatherClear49° Weather

Charlie Sheen wants to be paid for 'Two and a Half Men'; Rob Lowe mentioned as replacement

8

March

tbd-charliesheen030811.jpg

You should know by now there's no way The Juice* can keep up with all of Charlie Sheen's rants and raves and awful career moves, mostly because we don't care enough to continue watching (and you shouldn't, either). With that said, it looks like CBS may have to keep paying Sheen even though he's been fired from Two and a Half Men. Or not.

TMZ says Sheen's camp is bragging that he has a "Michael J. Fox clause," so named because Fox had a deal with Spin City that he would be paid the whole time the show is in production, even if he isn't on it. How does Sheen know about that? Because he's the one who replaced Fox on the show after Michael J. left due to his Parkinson's disease. So he's getting the full $1.8 mil per episode, right? Hold up, Chuck.

Warner Bros. TV says they canned Sheen for cause, nullifying his contract. The cause? "Moral turpitude," according to a letter the company sent Sheen's lawyers when it fired him: "There is ample evidence supporting Warner Bros. reasonable good faith opinion that Mr. Sheen has committed felony offenses involving moral turpitude (including but not limited to furnishing of cocaine to others as part of the self-destructive lifestyle he has described publicly) that have 'interfere(d) with his ability to fully and completely render all material services required' under the agreement," the letter read. Sheen's attornet, Marty Singer, is still demanding payment for the eight unshot episodes from this season, though.

Meanwhile, the site says rumors are swirling that series creator Chuck Lorre is looking to ask Rob Lowe to replace Sheen, despite his childhood ties to Sheen's family and his current employment on Parks and Recreation. Careful, Rob, Charlie's been mouthing off a lot (Sheen's Korner returned to Ustream Monday night) and was waving a machete atop the Live Nation building in L.A., so we'd back away from this job.

[Photo: Getty Images]

Source and source and source and source

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 3:41pm]

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...