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Charlie Sheen

It's Easy to Say Goodbye

5/11/2010 1:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Suddenly it's looking like Charlie Sheen may not re-sign with "Two and a Half Men" -- sources tell TMZ.

Charlie Sheen and jon cryer
Several sources familiar with the situation say Sheen likes playing Charlie Harper but he's thinking about "the next thing" -- though no one would be specific.

"Charlie is really into his sobriety now," one source said, adding, "He likes the show but it brings back bad memories." 

Here's what's crazy ... with all the add-ons, Charlie stands to make between $60 - $100 mil for the next two years ... depending on how the negotiations go.  We're told he's letting his people pursue negotiations for a new contract but, as one source says, "If it doesn't happen it literally wouldn't faze him."

On the other hand, sources say Jon Cryer's people are all working behind the scenes trying to goose a deal.  Cryer, we're told, stands to make $20 mil over the next 2 years if the show comes back.

Several sources say, as of this AM, the parties have not tried negotiating their differences ... and they are far apart. 

The clock is ticking.  CBS announces its fall schedule on May 19.

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16.

Knockers De Clown    

Say good bye to Charlie and the unfunny kid. Keep Jon Cryer, the exwife, the maid and the mother..

1572 days ago
17.

Big Mamma Cornbread    

TAKE A LONG BREAK AND RETIRE..YOU ARE GOING CRAZY..TRYING TO MAKE TAX WRITE OFFS....I NEED SOME MONEY..YOU WILL FEEL LESS GUILTY AND HAVE A TAX WRITE OFF OR HEIR THAT WILL APPRECIATE THE HELP...LORD KNOWS I NEED IT...BROKE N TIRED ..I DON'T DESERVE IT.. WHERE IS MY BIG BREAK..CALM DOWN....IT'S O.K.

1572 days ago
18.

Big Mamma Cornbread    

GOOD BYE OLD GUY ...RETIRE...SAVE WHAT'S LEFT OF YOURSELF.....

1572 days ago
19.

Criss    

I think this show has overstayed its welcome.

1572 days ago
20.

Chuck    

Charlie Sheen is one of the most disgusting, egotistical, self-centered, obnoxious humans to ever walk the surface of the earth.
I wouldn't watch him if I were paid big bucks per hour. Good riddance.

1572 days ago
21.

InformationTrafficker    

The team on that show compliment each other perfectly. If any of them quits, then they might as well kill the show.



Simple.

1572 days ago
22.

Irene    

Is there a worse photo of Charlie anywhere or has his life just caught up to his face?? The show has really gone downhill of late and may be time for its end..the story lines are bad and although Jake was adorable as a child...not so cute as an adult or as funny so maybe now would be a good time to quit and start something else.

1572 days ago
23.

Machelle    


Not surprising,
along with addiction issues
and propensity for violence,
comes greed.
What a shame, he's a good actor.

1572 days ago
24.

sonicice    

i hope this happens to the rest of CBS' unfunny sitcoms too. i am so over laugh tracks.

1572 days ago
25.

Gunnergirl    

Both Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer have little to no regard for women.
Especially ones they have children with.
I will not watch any shows these low life s*** buckets are in....

1572 days ago
26.

Mandy    

To Sonice #30: Two And A Half Men is filmed before a LIVE audience. No laugh track. Haven't you been paying attention to all the stories, especially the one about the last show being taped for the season?



If you have watched the show from the beginning, Charlie Harper wasn't as bad as he had become in the last few seasons - a totally obnoxious disrespectful drunk manwhore who slept with anything. He was a very caring uncle and his escapades weren't as noticeable. Rose was in a lot of those episodes.



As much as I love the show, I am becoming tired of that Charlie that just has to have sex all the time. It was nice when he became engaged because the "old" v. the "new" Charlie Harper was funny. And a character development, but maybe the show has run it's course already. They still write Jake as some dufus when he really isn't. And Alan - let the man come out of the closet already!!! But as someone said - keep Alan, Jake, Evelyn and Berta. These four can handle the show. Let Charlie just guest on it once in awhile.

1572 days ago
27.

REBECCA    

Don't care about Charlie's personal life,..this is the funniest show on television!! I will freak out if they kill the show! Charlie and John bounce off each other...and the rest of the cast fits right in. The writers are superb!! Hang in there Charlie...your TV time is not up yet!
And John, you are a superb actor!!

1572 days ago
28.

Ur Gay    

Sober ehh?



Who walks away from 60-100 million in this day and time?



I'm not buying it-besides he will have to pay child support for 4 minor children soon!



Just plain doped up or greedy!

1572 days ago
29.

Shannon Golden    

Best sitcom on TV. The entire cast makes the show funny will not be the same without charlie. Love Berta

1572 days ago
30.

Big Richard    

"Several sources familiar with the situation say Sheen likes playing Charlie Harper"



This is probably the most obvious statement ever. What straight man wouldn't want to get paid millions of dollars to fondle and make out with extremely hot women?

1572 days ago
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