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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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91.

Laura    

No, you pay the crew for your mistakes, why should anyone else?

1262 days ago
92.

Rolex sucks    

Pay the whole thing charlie if you do that some of us will respect you. You don't have any problems paying a gangbang porno slut 30Gs for nothing.

1262 days ago
93.

Rolex sucks    

These people are eligible for unemployment!DOn't like it quit your job.Find another one.Posted at 3:59 PM on Feb 9, 2011 by terry j vey

Typical Obama viewpoint! So the taxpayers should pay for Chaz's drug problems now? Charlie screws up and now we foot the bill? Go f*ck yourself!

1262 days ago
94.

Uh    

2+ mil/episode for Charlie...God only knows how much Warner makes, although you can bet it is a LOT more than Charlie. And the two of them are bickering over who pays the crew? I've stated many times before, Warner is the one responsible for this mess...paying outlandish salaries giving their popular actors a King/Queen like complex with no regard for Ethics and/or Morales. I don't care for Charlie but compared to Warner he is a saint. Warner should pay if the contract specifies same. If the contract doesn't state same, it's the crews fault for signing it without a protection clause covering this kind of situation.

1262 days ago
95.

Rolex sucks    

2+ mil/episode for Charlie...God only knows how much Warner makes, although you can bet it is a LOT more than Charlie. And the two of them are bickering over who pays the crew? I've stated many times before, Warner is the one responsible for this mess...paying outlandish salaries giving their popular actors a King/Queen like complex with no regard for Ethics and/or Morales. I don't care for Charlie but compared to Warner he is a saint. Warner should pay if the contract specifies same. If the contract doesn't state same, it's the crews fault for signing it without a protection clause covering this kind of situation.

I'm fine with that my biggest concern is unemployment....and we all know who's paying for that!

1262 days ago
96.

gary    

Leave the man alone. He is a great actor. His show is one of the greatest sit-coms ever made. Kick back and enjoy it or change the channel.

1262 days ago
97.

Rolex sucks    

Gary never watched the show. As a taxpayer this IS my business now since some of these people will be filing for unemployment because of Chaz's drug habit.

Therefore fo F8ck yourself

1262 days ago
98.

Tom C    

Emilio can't play a part in the show. He has already been on the show as Charlie's best friend and he died in the same episode.

1262 days ago
99.

FLO    

Charlie and his antics are the reason the crew is out of work so he alone is responsible for their loss of wages. Asking the netork and studio to pay for him his $2 million and 2/3;s of the crew salary just shows the extent of his delusion.

1262 days ago
100.

casting couch    

He looks like an old coke fiend.

1262 days ago
101.

jay    

Unemployment is not funded by taxes, but by the employer.

If a higher-up at a factory wigs out and the factory closes because of it unemployment will pay the wages of the workers for awhile, then they are on their own. Why should Charlie Sheen by any different? Oh, yeah, because people love to hate him. *rolls eyes*

The show cannot go on without Charlie. The crew, on the other hand, can be replaced in a heartbeat.

1262 days ago
102.

NICOLE    

Mr. Sheen:

You are 100% responsible for what happened. None of the crew was THEIR fault. Now just PAY the whole thing. You spent more money at your "parties" and drugs.

1262 days ago
103.

meme    

He should pay for it all.

He looked awful on Monday's episode. He's knocking on death's door.

1262 days ago
104.

Darly314    

Leave to the rabid right not to know EMPLOYERS pay unemployment taxes. As the company probably makes 50 times what Sheen makes, but it was HIS problem that stopped production, 50-50 is fair.

1262 days ago
105.

Big Mamma Cornbread    

MONEY DOES NOT MAKE A MAN....A MAN MAKES MONEY....THANK YOU CHARLIE SHEEN.

1262 days ago
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