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Posted at 5:10 PM ET, 03/ 7/2011

Charlie Sheen officially fired from 'Two and a Half Men'

By Jen Chaney
Charlie Sheen: fired. (AP) | More Sheen photos

Charlie Sheen is done. Warner Bros. has officially fired him from "Two and a Half Men," booting him off the puzzlingly lucrative sitcom for good in a statement issued today.

"After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen’s services on Two and a Half Men effective immediately," the studio said in an e-mail, as reported by Vulture.

TMZ also cites a letter sent by Warner Bros. to Sheen's lawyer, which states that Sheen's contract can be terminated because "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."

Vulture notes that no decision has been made regarding the show's future. If the rumors about Stamos stepping in are true, it's entirely likely this could become the John Stamos/Jon Cryer show. Although if Warner Bros. and CBS were truly inspired, they'd cast Andrew McCarthy or James Spader opposite Cryer and start kickin' "Two and a Half Men" "Pretty in Pink"-style. Hey, I'd watch.

Naturally, Sheen responded by releasing a statement to TMZ that involved whales, warlocks and a word I can't use on the Washington Post website.

I'd conduct an online survey to see whether you readers think this firing is appropriate. But honestly, what's the point?

By Jen Chaney  | March 7, 2011; 5:10 PM ET
Categories:  Charlie Sheen, TV  
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Somewhere a gutter cowers in fear that Charlie Sheen will fall into it.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | March 7, 2011 5:35 PM | Report abuse

"Two and a Half Men" without Sheen is going to be like "American Idol" w/o Simon. They've just lost the star and the heart of the show. Rather than try to get a replacement,which isn't going to work, they should just pull the plug.

Posted by: lwilliamson1 | March 7, 2011 5:42 PM | Report abuse

He's doing the ol' Tony Stark "demon in a bottle" thing. First you start drinking and partying too much ... you give your best friend the suit. He takes over for a while. You become homeless and then enounter someone (again as when he was first wounded and invented the suit) who puts it all in perspective and the "right" path appears. Then you do therapy, you learn humility, you put yourself in the hands of the higher power. You build the suit while working for peanuts for a Video game company ... not the new gadget-ized suit but the old clunky gray suit. Then you use it to rescue an airliner in distress ... knock off a Godzilla wannabe ... and then suddenly you find that you're back.

I've got it! Sheen wants to play in Ironman III!!!! He's doing a great job trying out for the part!

Posted by: periculum | March 7, 2011 6:06 PM | Report abuse

He's doing the ol' Tony Stark "demon in a bottle" thing. First you start drinking and partying too much ... you give your best friend the suit. He takes over for a while. You become homeless and then enounter someone (again as when he was first wounded and invented the suit) who puts it all in perspective and the "right" path appears. Then you do therapy, you learn humility, you put yourself in the hands of the higher power. You build the suit while working for peanuts for a Video game company ... not the new gadget-ized suit but the old clunky gray suit. Then you use it to rescue an airliner in distress ... knock off a Godzilla wannabe ... and then suddenly you find that you're back.

I've got it! Sheen wants to play in Ironman III!!!! He's doing a great job trying out for the part!

Posted by: periculum | March 7, 2011 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Without Charlie Sheen, this show is over. Oh well, it lives in reruns.

Posted by: sunnyday1 | March 7, 2011 6:23 PM | Report abuse

Never cared for Charlie Sheen's show even with him on it so I don't really care. I bet his co-stars are pretty ticked off about it though.

lwilliamson1, I never thought I'd say it but American Idol is actually better without Simon. The focus is on the performers now, not on Simon.

Posted by: chi-town | March 7, 2011 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Screw CBS and the ugly Chuck Lorre family. Two and a Half Men was the only show we watched on CBS. Bye bye CBS! Hopefully HBO and/or Sirius will do a project with Charlie.

Posted by: Desertdiva1 | March 7, 2011 6:47 PM | Report abuse

Without Charlie Sheen, this show is over. Oh well, it lives in reruns.

Posted by: sunnyday1

******

Two bucks says Warner Brothers hires relatively unknown Sheen lookalike Ramon Estevez to take over his the role.

Posted by: byoolin1 | March 7, 2011 6:49 PM | Report abuse

Feel free to delete "his" or "the" as is your wont.

Posted by: byoolin1 | March 7, 2011 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, don't anyone ask me about crimes of moral turpitude. I always mess that up. It doesn't mean what you think it does. It really has little to do with morality.

Posted by: epjd | March 7, 2011 6:58 PM | Report abuse

I think Sheen may have some serious brain issues. His behavior goes beyond explanation by drug and alcohol abuse. Some type of organic problem can be the only explanation. I realize when you have millions already, it matters little but the man was making about $2 million per episode and purposely threw it all away. Any reports of his family attempting to help him?

Posted by: JLF03 | March 7, 2011 7:45 PM | Report abuse

Psychology analysises for Charlie Sheen
http://www.psychology-advice.net/tag/charlie-sheen

Posted by: fakedude2 | March 7, 2011 7:54 PM | Report abuse

Desertdiva1, HBO rumors completely untrue. I have a friend in HBO Legal... Just more Goodtime Charlie spouting off his whatever...

Posted by: TheNorthWing | March 7, 2011 7:54 PM | Report abuse

It's just getting tedious now. We have been exploring the fascination with Charlie Sheen's downward spiral on my blog at http://itsallabitponyandtrap.blogspot.com/2011/03/exclusive-interviews-with-charlie-sheen.html - please take a look.

Posted by: Jonesey83 | March 7, 2011 7:55 PM | Report abuse

TheNorthWing wrote: Desertdiva1, HBO rumors completely untrue. I have a friend in HBO Legal... Just more Goodtime Charlie spouting off his whatever...
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Thanks for the info. Sad to hear it though. I'll miss my Monday night laughs for the week.

Posted by: Desertdiva1 | March 7, 2011 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Well, considering how bad the writing is on the show, it's headed straight for the final episode. Possible endings: Charlie's mother sells the house to Libyian refugees. Charles' brother finally grows up and rents an apartment in Redondo Beach. The kid goes to college. The housekeeper wins the lottery.

Posted by: hodgesshari | March 7, 2011 8:41 PM | Report abuse

I've never talked personally to Sheen, so I can't render an opinion on him, as CBS has. I do know he never materially disrupted the show's production, and everyone was making more money and acclaim than ever, until CBS pull their plug.

Posted by: blasmaic | March 7, 2011 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Warner Brothers just killed the best TV show in the history of the Universe.

Posted by: John991 | March 7, 2011 9:23 PM | Report abuse

I finally relented and read something about this guy. But, the story is so terribly boring I had to click off after a few sentences.

Are peoples' lives so vacant, so lifeless that they are actually interested in what happens to Charlie Sheen? Can that be true?

And a columnist who spends her time writing about "celebrities?"

My God people, contemplate your navels, hug a tree, spit into the wind....anything but deaden you minds reading about some coked up fool who happens to be on TV.

Posted by: mttime | March 7, 2011 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Charlie No Sheen now has no job.

Posted by: wp318676 | March 7, 2011 11:48 PM | Report abuse

One day when Coco is scraping the remnants of a spilled vodka lime milkshake off his lapel he will suddenly catch a reflection of himself against the breezy ocean that will be making out with him and his vodka straw and wonder for every drop in the ocean, there was always another dollar he should have made.

http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2011/03/charlie-sheen-is-officially-dumped-from-2-and-half-men/

Posted by: zoezoe123 | March 8, 2011 12:03 AM | Report abuse

I like the idea of James Spader perhaps becoming Jon Cryer's partner in the chriropactric clinic. Definitely a different tack, but they would play well off of each other.

Posted by: changling | March 8, 2011 8:13 AM | Report abuse

byoolin1, you do know Ramon Estevez is Charlie's brother, right?

Posted by: sbainum | March 8, 2011 9:04 AM | Report abuse

OK, this is off topic, but in the A section, there is a headline that reads "Obama to choose Locke as ambassador to China."

The article goes on to say that new ambassador accepted the position on the condition that the President not tell him what he can't do.

Posted by: KevFromArlington | March 8, 2011 9:21 AM | Report abuse

mttime - we do this so you don't have to, so you can say bye-bye now.

Posted by: mat00 | March 8, 2011 9:26 AM | Report abuse

periculum, I like the way you think. Though I shudder at the idea of Charlie Sheen in a battle suit.

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | March 8, 2011 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Ah for the good old days when a felony *conviction* was the standard for dismissal...

Posted by: HardyW | March 8, 2011 11:53 AM | Report abuse

I like that mttime wrote in the same thing to the comments section of Lisa DeM's TV column on Sheen being firing. For someone who doesn't respect the work of TV and Celebrity bloggers he/she is sure spending a lot of time reading and commenting on them.

Posted by: sjcpeach | March 8, 2011 1:09 PM | Report abuse

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