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CBS Shuts Down Two and A Half Men; 2.5 Men wrapped for the rest of this season
Topic Started: Feb 24 2011, 08:42 PM (2,347 Views)
Kenny
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'Rock Star from Mars' Charlie Sheen Wants CBS To Hike Pay, Apologize 'While Licking My Feet'

Taking a page from a negotiation strategy playbook that no one has seen before, Charlie Sheen is asking for a hefty pay raise to return to Two and a Half Men — this following a series of interviews during which he, among many colorful utterances, said he “vehemently” hates series boss Chuck Lorre.

Touting himself as a “man of my word” (as well as a “total rock star from Mars”), Sheen said he would oblige his contract to deliver a ninth — and even 10th — season of Two and a Half Men under one condition: that “because of psychological stress… what they’ve put me through,” his weekly paycheck is increased by some 50 percent. ”It’s three mil an episode,” Sheen told Today. “Take it or leave it.”

“Defeat is not an option,” the self-made motivational speaker added.

As part of his very special approach to sweetening the deal (?), Sheen says his bosses at CBS “owe me a big [apology] — publicly — while licking my feet.” (Though, doesn’t he have porn star pals who fulfll that service…?)

Defending his hardline stance — as he has argued, Lorre and CBS had no right to pull the plug on Men‘s current season, since Sheen declared himself ready to work weeks ago — the actor said, “They picked a fight with a warlock.”

If I recall my high-school D&D days right, that’s serious business.
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Matt
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More and more, Sheen is not just sounding like an alcoholic drug addict, but he's sounding truly mentally unbalanced.
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Mason


Can someone just 51/50 this guy already?

I'd love it if CBS called his bluff and canned his ass.
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Mason
Feb 28 2011, 04:08 PM
Can someone just 51/50 this guy already?

I'd love it if CBS called his bluff and canned his ass.
Chenbot: "Charlie Sheen, you have been evicted from the Warner Brothers lot."
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EXCLUSIVE: Charlie Sheen Banned From Warner Bros. Lot, 'I'll Fire Those Clowns,' He Says

Charlie Sheen is officially banned from the Warner Bros. studio lot, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

The edict came down Friday night, with the Burbank, CA lot's entire security department put on alert that Sheen is not allowed access to the facility.

As to be expected, Sheen didn't take the development lying down when RadarOnline.com broke the news to him.

Sheen has shot Two and a Half Men in one of the studio's giant sound stages since 2003. That's over, at least for the rest of the 2010-2011 season.

"The top people in the studio's security department were all called together Friday night, and the word was passed to all the guards: Charlie Sheen is officially banned," a well-placed source tells RadarOnline.com.

"If he and his driver show up on Monday -- as Charlie has said he would -- they are to be turned away," the source adds. "Charlie is not allowed on the lot under any circumstances."

The order is so strict, Sheen's car isn't even allowed inside the gates to turn around and go out. "Everyone was told not to even let him in far enough that he could make a U-turn and leave. If he approaches the gate, he'll have to back up to leave, no matter how many cars we may have to move behind him. It's that serious."

Sheen's response was every bit as serious.

"Wow, that's kind of strange given [Warner Bros. Television President] Peter Roth always said it was my show that kept the lights on. Doesn't matter too much because after Wednesday they'll have to rename Warner Bros. as Charlie's Bros. I will fire those clowns and bring in my own team."

The order to ban Sheen from the lot is in effect until further notice, our source tells us.
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"I am on a drug. It's called Charlie Sheen!" :lol:

"I'm tired of pretending I'm not special." :lol:
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Mitchapalooza
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Wow, just wow at ALL of this!

His ego just landed on the freaking moon...what a prick. Seriously...selfish prick!
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"If Sami can't find happiness with a Martian, then she can't find happiness with anyone."

Kenny
Feb 28 2011, 04:14 PM
"Wow, that's kind of strange given [Warner Bros. Television President] Peter Roth always said it was my show that kept the lights on. Doesn't matter too much because after Wednesday they'll have to rename Warner Bros. as Charlie's Bros. I will fire those clowns and bring in my own team."
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GET EM STEPH!!

Mitchapalooza
Feb 28 2011, 02:49 PM
juniorz1
Feb 28 2011, 03:33 AM
I get the "stupid viewer" comment- I don't believe Mitch was necessarily calling the people who watch the show stupid, but rather, the writing, which panders to the lowest common denominator, or "stupid viewer." Much in the same way that the old Adam Sandler movies were written for the "stupid movie-goer." It doesn't or didn't mean that everyone who ends up watching is stupid. Make sense?


Thank you for explaining what I clearly could not with my original post.

This is what the context of my post was about...the shitty, low standard pandering of the writing....sorry if anyone took it any other way...and sorry I was not able to convey that better originally. I thought the quotation marks around "stupid american viewer" gave away what i was trying to get at.

:smooch: to anyone I unintentionally offended


Mitch, I just want to say that I never really felt offended (at least not me personally). I was pretty sure you meant what juniorz felt you did so no worries. Your one of my favorite posters so I would always give you the benefit of the doubt.

I guess my disagreement with your post comes from just seeing the whole "lowest common denominator" thing tossed around alot. Yes, I don't want the bulk of what is produced in film/television/etc to be appealing to that audience but I do think some of what is produced HAS to. Sometimes you just want to sit down and watch something (be it a TV show or film) without thinking much, if at all. You just want to escape and just sit and have a good time losing yourself in something for a little bit. That is what Two and a Half Men does for many people and I think that is why that and shows like it often do well. I will acknowledge the show is not well written but shows like that are needed because there needs to be a balance. People have to deal with enough between work/school/whatever they may have to deal with. They don't want to have to deal with even more when they just want to sit back, relax, and just enjoy and be entertained. That's just where I'm coming from on this but I do not disagree at all on your assessment of the quality other than I do find the show funny.

Oh, and I think Sheen HAS to be fired. It just gets worse and worse. Get rid of him, get the show through the next few seasons, and then move on.
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He's slowly losing what little he has left of his mind,man needs a shrink and a straightjacket.
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Dreamlander

Charlie Sheen says he will sue CBS
by James Hibberd


Charlie Sheen has been hinting at this for days, but on Good Morning America, the actor came right out and declared he will sue CBS.

The actor has been going on the offensive against his employer since the network pulled the plug on Two and a Half Men following his hostile radio interviews.

“Wouldn’t you?” he said to ABC correspondent Andrea Canning. “I’m out of a job. I’ve got a whole family to support and love. People beyond myself are relying on that money.”

“What are you going to sue for?” she asked.

“Tons,” he said. “I’m here to collect. They’re going to lose. They’re going to lose in a courtroom, so I would recommend that they do an out-of-court settlement.”

Sheen did strike one conciliatory note. On ABC he offered an apology of sorts to Chuck Lorre, the Men showrunner he’s attacked for days.
“I’m sorry if I offended you,” Sheen said. “Didn’t know you were so sensitive. I thought after you wailing on me for eight years, that I could take a few shots back. I didn’t know you were going to take your ball and go home and punish everybody in the process.”

As for his “Chaim Levine” remark, which some say was anti-Semitic, Sheen said it was misinterpreted. “I feel terrible about [how that was interpreted]. There’s nothing about that in my history.”

Sheen had seemingly been laying the groundwork for a lawsuit for days — by agreeing to take a drug test, saying the network was in “breach,” and threatening to show up for work despite the production having been shut down. Basically suggesting: I’m doing my part, CBS isn’t doing theirs.

Sheen added to NBC’s Today that CBS owes him an apology, “publicly, while licking my feet.”

Sheen set a price for returning to the show: $3 million per episode, a massive raise from his current estimated $1.8 million salary that already has him ranked as TV’s highest paid actor.

“Look what they put me through,” Sheen said.
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“Wouldn’t you?” he said to ABC correspondent Andrea Canning. “I’m out of a job. I’ve got a whole family to support and love. People beyond myself are relying on that money.”

Perhaps you should think about that when you're shelling out for bricks of cocaine.
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Mason
Feb 28 2011, 04:08 PM
Can someone just 51/50 this guy already?

I'd love it if CBS called his bluff and canned his ass.
Don't think that isn't what he's trying to have happen.

He quits, he loses big. CBS fires him mid contract? JACKPOT!
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Killing myself slowly

PhoenixRising05
Feb 28 2011, 05:17 PM
Mitchapalooza
Feb 28 2011, 02:49 PM
juniorz1
Feb 28 2011, 03:33 AM
I get the "stupid viewer" comment- I don't believe Mitch was necessarily calling the people who watch the show stupid, but rather, the writing, which panders to the lowest common denominator, or "stupid viewer." Much in the same way that the old Adam Sandler movies were written for the "stupid movie-goer." It doesn't or didn't mean that everyone who ends up watching is stupid. Make sense?


Thank you for explaining what I clearly could not with my original post.

This is what the context of my post was about...the shitty, low standard pandering of the writing....sorry if anyone took it any other way...and sorry I was not able to convey that better originally. I thought the quotation marks around "stupid american viewer" gave away what i was trying to get at.

:smooch: to anyone I unintentionally offended


Mitch, I just want to say that I never really felt offended (at least not me personally). I was pretty sure you meant what juniorz felt you did so no worries. Your one of my favorite posters so I would always give you the benefit of the doubt.

I guess my disagreement with your post comes from just seeing the whole "lowest common denominator" thing tossed around alot. Yes, I don't want the bulk of what is produced in film/television/etc to be appealing to that audience but I do think some of what is produced HAS to. Sometimes you just want to sit down and watch something (be it a TV show or film) without thinking much, if at all. You just want to escape and just sit and have a good time losing yourself in something for a little bit. That is what Two and a Half Men does for many people and I think that is why that and shows like it often do well. I will acknowledge the show is not well written but shows like that are needed because there needs to be a balance. People have to deal with enough between work/school/whatever they may have to deal with. They don't want to have to deal with even more when they just want to sit back, relax, and just enjoy and be entertained. That's just where I'm coming from on this but I do not disagree at all on your assessment of the quality other than I do find the show funny.

Oh, and I think Sheen HAS to be fired. It just gets worse and worse. Get rid of him, get the show through the next few seasons, and then move on.
Yes, I guess I agree with you, perhaps it is a bit harsh to use a "lowest common denominator" but I still think the writing is low quality, crap (its just what I think, can't help it).

My disdain for it is more based on the fact that it is the #1 rated comedy, I don't feel it is anywhere deserving of that title.
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After all this, He is definitely not coming back!
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Mitchapalooza
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Well I got to give it to him...he is smart in the regard that CBS would owe him big if this DID end up in court, because he has not breached his contract in any way.
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Rick
Feb 28 2011, 05:46 PM
After all this, He is definitely not coming back!
Totally agree...CBS will cancel the show and pay him whatever they owe him and be done with this circus...not worth the bad publicity...plus they would look incredibly stupid if they allowed him to remain on this show after he so very publically trashed them, not to mention on their biggest rival networks airwaves (ABC & NBC)
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sungrey
Feb 25 2011, 02:31 PM
I think Two and a Half Men can be screamingly funny at times. That said, there are so many stories they can do off the other characters. Give Berta something meaningful. Jake's growing up and somehow attracts female attention. The mother...

This show could get along without Charlie.

God, the shit Chuck Lorre's had to put up with in Hollywood. If it isn't struggles with Roseanne or Brett Butler, it's Charlie.
I think it's clear Lorre's given as good as he's received, and is far from innocent in the whole affair.

To be airing things like the following at the end of episodes of 2.5 Men is beyond unprofessional:

http://www.chucklorre.com/index-2hm.php?p=329
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Put it this way... Lorre may have earned the right to be a little prick-ish at times. Ya, I do think the vanity card thing went a weeeee bit over the top, but considering what Chuck's put up with in his Hollywood career.... still, I don't think I'd air laundry like that in a one-second vanity card. People DO pause their TVs to read those cards.

I know if we read the behind the scenes story of the TV industry, almost everything would be much more interesting than what's actually put on the screen. :)

And Mitch, I knew you weren't directing anything at me. I'm a longtime Men viewer, I've watched it since the show came on, but I'm looking at Sheen now and going "Uh, Jon, Angus, Concetta, Holland, etc., you MIGHT want to look for other work..."
Edited by sungrey, Feb 28 2011, 06:03 PM.
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GET EM STEPH!!

Mitchapalooza
Feb 28 2011, 05:46 PM
PhoenixRising05
Feb 28 2011, 05:17 PM
Mitchapalooza
Feb 28 2011, 02:49 PM
juniorz1
Feb 28 2011, 03:33 AM
I get the "stupid viewer" comment- I don't believe Mitch was necessarily calling the people who watch the show stupid, but rather, the writing, which panders to the lowest common denominator, or "stupid viewer." Much in the same way that the old Adam Sandler movies were written for the "stupid movie-goer." It doesn't or didn't mean that everyone who ends up watching is stupid. Make sense?


Thank you for explaining what I clearly could not with my original post.

This is what the context of my post was about...the shitty, low standard pandering of the writing....sorry if anyone took it any other way...and sorry I was not able to convey that better originally. I thought the quotation marks around "stupid american viewer" gave away what i was trying to get at.

:smooch: to anyone I unintentionally offended


Mitch, I just want to say that I never really felt offended (at least not me personally). I was pretty sure you meant what juniorz felt you did so no worries. Your one of my favorite posters so I would always give you the benefit of the doubt.

I guess my disagreement with your post comes from just seeing the whole "lowest common denominator" thing tossed around alot. Yes, I don't want the bulk of what is produced in film/television/etc to be appealing to that audience but I do think some of what is produced HAS to. Sometimes you just want to sit down and watch something (be it a TV show or film) without thinking much, if at all. You just want to escape and just sit and have a good time losing yourself in something for a little bit. That is what Two and a Half Men does for many people and I think that is why that and shows like it often do well. I will acknowledge the show is not well written but shows like that are needed because there needs to be a balance. People have to deal with enough between work/school/whatever they may have to deal with. They don't want to have to deal with even more when they just want to sit back, relax, and just enjoy and be entertained. That's just where I'm coming from on this but I do not disagree at all on your assessment of the quality other than I do find the show funny.

Oh, and I think Sheen HAS to be fired. It just gets worse and worse. Get rid of him, get the show through the next few seasons, and then move on.
Yes, I guess I agree with you, perhaps it is a bit harsh to use a "lowest common denominator" but I still think the writing is low quality, crap (its just what I think, can't help it).

My disdain for it is more based on the fact that it is the #1 rated comedy, I don't feel it is anywhere deserving of that title.
Oh, I don't think it's harsh to use that. I just think it just gets tossed around a bit too much. That's all.

And I agree it should not be the #1 sitcom. Maybe before but Modern Family should have that title now and I hope it gets it. The writing is totally low quality. No question. But I think that is actually why people like it. Those that tune in don't expect a critical masterpiece. They just want to be entertained.

I think he's done for sure. I wouldn't cancel the show though. It deserves a finale for it's fans. I would just get rid of him and go on without him for a season or so.
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