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Friday, February 25, 2011

CBS, WB Halt Two and Half Men Season Prematurely, Won't Pay Sheen For Cancelled Episodes

Things have boiled over once again at Two and a Half Men. Charlie Sheen called in to the Alex Jones radio show and launched personal attacks against TAHM creator Chuck Lorre, alleging that Mr. Lorre owes his success to Mr. Sheen himself, which caused CBS and Warner Brothers to cancel the rest of the show's current season. Mr. Sheen will not receive his $1.2 million per episode for the 4 episodes that were to be filmed. It's not clear if the rest of the cast and crew will be paid. Mr. Lorre, meanwhile, says he is taking a break from those vanity cards he is so famous for--he'll put up pictures instead. CBS, however, didn't like the first one (what Mr. Lorre said was his knuckle) and censored it.

Read Mr. Sheen's letter to TMZ in which he repeats the claim that he is responsible for Mr. Lorre's success (as well as his personal attacks on Mr. Lorre) here.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/2011/02/cbs-wb-halt-two-and-half-men-season-prematurely-wont-pay-sheen-for-missed-episodes.html

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