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Charlie Sheen:

I Have a

Michael J. Fox Clause!

3/8/2011 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Charlie Sheen's people claim ... if Warner Bros. replaces Charlie Sheen and keeps producing "Two and a Half Men" -- Charlie keeps drawing a paycheck.

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Sources connected with Charlie tell us ... Charlie has what they call a "Michael J. Fox" clause in his contract.  When Fox was doing "Spin City," his contract provided that he would keep getting paid as long as the show was in production, even if he left the show.  Ironically, when Charlie took over for Michael, Michael kept drawing his salary.

Sources say when Charlie signed on for "Two and a Half Men" ... the original contract provided an identical clause, so Charlie's people believe Warner Bros. is on the hook if they keep producing the show.

Here's the rub.  Warner Bros. claims they fired Charlie for cause, nullifying the contract. 

These are the battles that keep lawyers employed.
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B    

Either way, they should just take the hit and cancel the show. Not funny.

1138 days ago
2.

richard_nixon69    

TEAM SHEEN, I VIOLENTLY HATE THESE TROLLS

1138 days ago
3.

Bob    

Let me guess: The so-called "Micheal J. Fox" clause would only be valid in the event that Charlie Sheen had to leave for medical reasons. He was fired with just cause. Apples and oranges.

1138 days ago
4.

Joann    

I guess Charlie's lawyer is going over that contract with a fine tooth comb trying to find anything to help Charlie get the rest of his paycheck.

Don't think it's going to work though... I'm sure the Warner Bros lawyers went through every word in Charlie's contract to make sure no loopholes would be found which might entitle Charlie to another paycheck.

1138 days ago
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you're truly the devil    

There is no way Sheen will win against CBS and the WB. There just arent enough lawyers born or money printed to beat studios. THE END best believe

1138 days ago
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CHARLIE SHEEN    

CHARLIE SHEEN HIRED SOMEONE TO BLITZ HIS ONLINE PRESENSE... I JUST READ THE STORY ON THE EXAMINER NEWS WEBSITE AND WONDERED HOW COME YOU HAVEN'T REPORTED THIS YET WITH ALL OF THE OTHER SHEEN THINGS YOU COVER, HERE'S THE LINK TO THE STORY I READ BELOW,

http://www.examiner.com/tabloid-headlines-in-national/charlie-sheen-hires-social-networking-guru-after-termination-from-hit-sitcom?fb_comment=30582411

1138 days ago
7.

rika    

So...if he just decided to quit he would still get paid??

1138 days ago
8.

Charles    

#WINNING!!! Charles will always win agaist the TROLLS!! DUH!

1138 days ago
9.

fromwayacrosstheoceanami    

can anyone explain to me all the way over in Australia just why someone who is obviously unstable is allowed to be drunk, on top of a city building weilding a machete is allowed to get away with that??????

We actually have laws over here that will NOT allow that sort of violent, intimidating behaviour and whoever did it would be sent to jail, civilian, celebrity or whatever.

Does the USA have police???????

I know its a stupid question, but it seems to me you guys have one set of laws for your average joe blow, and another set for the stupid celebrities.

Am I right?

1138 days ago
10.

Lauren    

Dear Charlie...

You screwed over every decent person working on that show with your over-the-top behavior so typical of an addict. Of course, with your $85 million you have been paid over the last 8 years, you will be fine, financially. But may you rot in hell for your selfish, childish behavior. It may have been "cool" when you were a younger man. But seriously, isn't it time that you grow up?

Just like all addicts, you will eventually lose everything.... your family, your children, your career, your fans, your friends, your health and, eventually, your mind. Oh, wait... family: check, children: check, career: check, fans: check, friends: check, health: check, mind: check.

Charlie, can you say, rock bottom -- all you have left is your money and your porn. You sad, pathetic little man.

So Not Impressed.

1138 days ago
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igotfleasfromtmz    

WB stated he was sick....... addiction is a recognized illness. He should easily win esp when WB states he is sick. idk seems like it.

1138 days ago
13.

hempola    

They won't keep producing this show. It's a piece of complete sh*t and isn't funny in any way.
By now, even the idiots who watched it in the past are aware that it's history.
Give it up, Big Studio. Make a show that's funny and no one will care if someone leaves.

1138 days ago
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Sad sad    

That's pretty much the look on his face right now. His lawyer knows he's screwed but hell humor the kid and take some more money. I'd be more worried about them wanting to recover the money for the missed episodes. He would be indebted to the show for life. They would own Charlie which they should. Enjoy that house for now.

1138 days ago
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mija    

But Michael J Fox has MS. Yes, Charlie does have a mental illness that can qualify him for disability but comparing himself to Michael just to get paid is wrong.

1138 days ago
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