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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.

59 COMMENTS

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46.

R    

Look, just waking up in the morning brings back bad memories for Charlie Sheen. The show has nothing to do with it.

1537 days ago
47.

Darlene    

Damn!! Thats ALOT of money!!!!!

1537 days ago
48.

kazza    

Hmmmm....dump charlie and move Allen's ex wifes second husband in.

1537 days ago
49.

norcal1960    

Charlie Sheen is a douche bag...always has been and always will be. Before this show what was he doing...nothing! Jon Cryer is totally underrated and the ONLY reason I would have watched the show if I didn't HATE Sheen so much. Dump him!

1537 days ago
50.

Big Mamma Cornbread    

TAKE A BREAK WITHOUT KILLING YOURSELF OR ONE OFYOUR WIVES..YOU SHOULD HAVE MARRIED SOMEONE THAT WANTED YOU INSTEAD OF WHO YOU WANTED..TAKE YOUR TAX WRITE OFFS WHILE YOUR OUT OF PRISON AND LIVE THE REST /ARRESTED OF YOUR LIFE...NOW STOP ALL OF THE SHINA****NS

1537 days ago
51.

Mindy    

He could always play POPEYE

1537 days ago
52.

Get a Nose Job, please!!!    

I've heard that Jon Cryer is as big of a cheap dipstick as his character on Two and a Half Men. He always makes me want to sock him in the nose. Berta and Charlie's mother are the best, anyway. How does that show get away with all the dirty dialog? Don't they have censors on TV, any more?

1537 days ago
53.

tomm    

Good to finally see a pic of Sheen without makeup, to see him look his real age!!! It is sweet revenge seeing stars age "just like us!!"

1537 days ago
54.

Greg    

Just recast the part of Charlie. There were two Darrens and nobody cared.

1537 days ago
55.

nicole_keewatin    

I don’t know what it would be like to be with that much stress and people are almost embracing or waiting to pounce , he must be used to anything thrown at him,, little amazed that mister sheen would walk away from an offer like this, and then again if he really wanted to sort himself without being on a show then it's really his own choice, I hope it works out better for him with his family and his wife, I didn’t want to assume anything about someone I never met let alone have idea about his back ground because quite litterly I never did it myself, and I don't even think if I went anywhere in anything that it would bring into any guessing I knew something that I didn't or shouldn't have said to much about.

1536 days ago
56.

Lisa    

Great opinion there, Nicole. Good idea to quit your job to try to get your wife back and show your kids what a good dad does. He might be concerned about the last ones he decided to bring in the world. Maybe Denise Richards wasn't as much of a jerk as we all thought. There seems to be a pattern. Funny that there are all sorts of people with little stress or tons of stress that don't act like this man-child. He needs to stop bringing innocent children into this world and that wife needs to get on with her life. Who really cares if he is on TV. The best stress for him would be no one letting him on TV or movies and he has to get a crappy 9 to 5 like the rest of us. Talk about stress there. How to pay the mortgage and put food on the table. That is what a lot of stress is like for some people. Working hard is just that, working hard!!!
Lisa

1536 days ago
57.

deren    

godd....
2 and a half men is so funny atleast end it in a proper manner

1536 days ago
58.

msroncon    

He's not going anywhere.....easy money for someone with child support on 4 little kids....



Although would serve him right if his ploy didn't work.



The show is still in the top 10 so the network will bend and Charlie who was re-signing anyway will have got his demands met.

1535 days ago
59.

UpYours    

Really? You think Charlie Sheen is an AWFUL person and parent for "giving away" his little girls? Try thinking about it from a parent perspective - this is the best parenting decision he's made in a long time. He's obviously not at a place in his life where he can have a healthy relationship with his kids and be a good role model, so he's taking a step back so those little girls don't grow up with the wrong idea about how men are suppose to behave. And with all the media attention on him, those little girls don't need to be any part of it. I don't condone his behavior, but taking himself out of the picture while he struggles with sobriety is a GOOD thing, not an irresponsible, or selfish one.

1533 days ago
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