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Monday, March 7, 2011

Charlie Sheen's Bargaining Power

My co-bloggers have ably and fully discussed Charlie Sheen and his lack of morals a morality clause in his contract for Two and Half Men.  The absence of the morality clause turns out to be explained by Sheen's adonis DNA tiger blood sheer bargaining power as a cash cow.  The New York Times reports:

It was not the first time that the show’s managers had tried to intercede, but they had limited options: Mr. Sheen’s contract does not include any kind of morals provision that would have allowed him to be fired or replaced. According to one longtime Hollywood agent (who, like many people quoted in this article, spoke on the condition of anonymity so as not to create any conflicts in their business), the show’s success had provided him with the leverage he needed to keep any such clause out.

“He’s money,” this agent said. “He makes the cash register ring.”

[Meredith R. Miller h/t Fabrice Charles]

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