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Charlie Sheen: 'I'll Pay the Crew'

2/9/2011 5:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Charlie Sheen has notified members of the "Two and a Half Men" crew that he will pay a portion of their salaries for the two weeks the show has been down ... if CBS and Warner Bros. agree to pay the remaining portion.

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TMZ has confirmed ... Charlie is saying he is ready to come back to work next week to complete the season.  We're told Charlie is upset that Warner Bros. and show creator Chuck Lorre have not offered to pay the crew for the downtime, so he's made an offer to pay 1/3 of the crew salaries if Warner Bros. and CBS each pay 1/3 as well.

A CBS exec tells TMZ ... no one on the show is ready to go back to work on Monday.  We're told under the best of circumstances the show will come back at the end of the month, assuming Charlie can handle it.

And the CBS exec adds, no one has asked the network to pay 1/3 of the crew salaries for the downtime.

A Warner Bros. exec would not address Charlie's financial offer but  told us ... "We sincerely hope that Charlie's rehab is going well.  We hope that he is healthy in the very near future and we look forward to the return of production of 'Two and a Half Men.'"



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76.

Tom C    

He is making an offer he knows he won't have to follow through with. No way is WB or CBS going to pay the cast and crew if they aren't working. No workie no payee.

Charlie is 100% responsible for this fiasco. He should pay all their salaries!

1268 days ago
77.

joniashley    

I think that was a great decision on his part. (good for him)
A lot of people are acting like he should pay it all because it was his problem that caused it however, the amount of money CBS and WB are making from him has to be taken into consideration. It's in the networks best interest to keep him happy.

1268 days ago
78.

jmag    

this guy is fine...I really am sick of all this media bullS#it being said...I would bet 75% of it, is not even true..So what he has ALOT of money and he likes to go to Vegas and spend money on hookers, that's his business. All of these porn stars or whatever they are, just want their names in the main stream. And by the way, the show is still hilarious and the more viewers watched on Monday than previous weeks......explain that.

1268 days ago
79.

Keiths Wife    

Old has been. You hear me Charlie? You are one lousy old pervert that looks over 60 years old! I bet your kids will go to school embarrassed to even acknowledge who their father is! You hear me Charlie? Embarrassed! You greedy, smelly, nasty pervert! If I was your Mom, I would tell you to get the hell out of MY house. You nasty, smelly pervert! You hear me Charlie? I shudder to think what woman would want to kiss you; especially knowing where your mouth has been and what your mouth has been doing! You are one nasty man Charlie, do you hear me?

1268 days ago
80.

DWSR    

All you people who are so quick to judge this guy be pround of yourselves.

A friends 44 yr old daughter in law had a similiar problem and she died 4 wks ago. Thanks to all the people who were quick to judge.

Give him a break and let him try to make things right without your negative comments.

Hang in there Charlie and keep working on it till you win.

1268 days ago
81.

Mertz    

Charlie still got $1.5 mil in residuals for the first the the show is in re-runs. The crew gets unemployment check!. Boy that sure seems fair--NOT. Out of his $1.5mil PER SHOW he got for doing nothing but sitting on his drugged out ass, he can certainly afford to pay the crew 100% himself. I agree with other posts--he caused the problems--all on his lonesome. The network and WB had nothing to do with it. It is a total cop out to offer to pay a third. C-L-U-E-LESS.
Remember, the crew was essentially told to be on hold for when/if charlie comes back so they can't reasonably even go out and look for another job...they are basically told to sit on their hands and wait...and be happy with unemployment. Come on!!

1268 days ago
82.

Ashford    

This guy has too much money (like a little kid with too much candy). Big deal he's giving up; hookers, drinking and coke...try living on $200.00 dollars a week on CA.

1268 days ago
83.

tyla    

Charlie makes 2.3 mil per episode....HOW MUCH DOES CBS MAKE? CBS should pay the whole damn thing....CBS wouldn't have made a dime without Charlie....They should in fact pay for his rehab too. Love ya Charlie....Be well:)

1268 days ago
84.

melissa    

I think Charlie is human just like the rest of us. Who hasnt went on a bender before? the only difference is he can keep his going longer because of his money supply. He is being honest about it and trying to do the right thing. He just needs a down to earth girl out of the spotlight to keep him in line lol. maybe even in a different state!

1268 days ago
85.

jack    

The guy efs up the entire show and now he wants cbs and warner to underwrite 2/3 of the mess he made. What a self centered cheap f**k.
Hey Charlie you made the mess, you make almost $2mil an episode. You make me want to puke you ass napkin.

1268 days ago
86.

Becky    

Good for Charlie, Keep your head up! I love your show and am a huge fan of yours!!

1268 days ago
87.

terry j vey    

Ok the reason Charlie is paid $2 millon per episode is because the show is makeing much more then that!Without Charlie the show is cancelled!If he wants he can say I am an employee the hell with it.These people are eligible for unemployment!DOn't like it quit your job.Find another one.
The fact that he is offering something shows that he isn't all bad.To pretend he should pay all these people is rediculas.He is not their employer.He may be at fault for production time lost.Yet he is also the reason these people have the job on this show.

1268 days ago
88.

6one9    

opppppppppppps`` Sorry CHARLIE`````` You are ``` yesterday's news! Bet you are ♥ing all this LiLo news!! Maybe you two should date when she gets out of jail! You can star her in your next `` porno flick!

1268 days ago
89.

Diggydig    

Canny can can, can can can can can, cancelled.

1268 days ago
90.

chuck    

Can you say John Belushi etc, etc, RIP Charlie.

1268 days ago
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