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Charlie Sheen: I Have a Michael J. Fox Clause!

3/8/2011 9:12 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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Gisele, who is from the country, and the Patriots star enjoyed the view of a Rio de Janeiro street carnival from their balcony yesterday -- where they were spotted locking lips and dancing like crazy with friends!

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Check out all the party pics above!


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**HINT -- There are THREE difference in the following photos!**

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209 COMMENTS

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136.

Tom    

They're going to pull the show, so what 's the point. It's over. Sorry Charlie. You putz.

1241 days ago
137.

Willow    

I totally agree with you Grandma. Replace Charlie with a long lost brother. To many fine actors on the show to loose there job.

1241 days ago
138.

Sherry    

THIS MAN is going to DIE.....HELLO!!!!!!!!!!and EVERYONE that is haveing a good old time with him is leading him to his death.... .....WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALL OF YOU!!!!!!!!!! THIS MAN NEEDS HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! how do I know this is because I saw my brother do the exact same thing before he killed himself with drugs and drinking the same way he is.......Trust me he will go too far soon!!!!!!!!!!!!HE needs to be in a locked down room with rehab the rest of his life.....hes too far gone...And Charlie you are NOT INVINCIBLE !!!

1241 days ago
139.

Sherry    

THIS MAN is going to DIE.....HELLO!!!!!!!!!!and EVERYONE that is haveing a good old time with him is leading him to his death.... .....WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALL OF YOU!!!!!!!!!! THIS MAN NEEDS HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! how do I know this is because I saw my brother do the exact same thing before he killed himself with drugs and drinking the same way he is.......Trust me he will go too far soon!!!!!!!!!!!!HE needs to be in a locked down room with rehab the rest of his life.....hes too far gone...And Charlie you are NOT INVINCIBLE !!!

1241 days ago
140.

WTF ?    

Charlie, I was you biggest fan, hate to see the show killed, but you killed it man. So have some class and grace. STFU and leave quietly with those two bags of douche you are so enamored by. Your mother must be proud.

1241 days ago
141.

Rust    

I'm all for Sheen. Screw Hollywood! Getum Charlie, make them pay!

1241 days ago
142.

Rust    

Everyone is watching Charlie Sheen when they should be keeping a close eye on obama and the thugs! Charlie is an ANGEL compared to them!

1241 days ago
143.

Big E    

I wonder what the comments would be if he were a black actor/actress acting a complete fool and constantly using drugs and soliciting hookers. Which both are crimes, last I checked. I don't see any "thug" comments or anything like that....WOW.. Interesting. Funny how things seem a bit priviledged. Just thoughts

1241 days ago
144.

Ronald E. Gascon    

Seems a bit ironic that Charlie Sheen is basically being fired for acting in real life like Charlie Harper in the Real world

1241 days ago
145.

Stewart Allen    

Well Charlie is an idiot, but he's WNNING! Ya right, he's broke for all intense and purposes, lets see how long he can last before we hear about his house in foreclosure! LMAO Charlie the idiot, 2 million a week and you cant shut your mouth, what a joke! Tigers blood! WINIING! Loser! I got money that says he overdoses before the end of the year, got ridance.

1241 days ago
146.

Stewart Allen    

Hey Carlos, are you still WINNING? Doesnt appear that way to me. Carlos, care to comment on your tiger blood? Where can regular people pick up the Carlos Esteves drug?

1241 days ago
147.

Sherry    

THIS MAN is going to DIE.....HELLO!!!!!!!!!!and EVERYONE that is haveing a good old time with him is leading him to his death.... .....WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALL OF YOU!!!!!!!!!! THIS MAN NEEDS HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! how do I know this is because I saw my brother do the exact same thing before he killed himself with drugs and drinking the same way he is.......Trust me he will go too far soon!!!!!!!!!!!!HE needs to be in a locked down room with rehab the rest of his life.....hes too far gone...And Charlie you are NOT INVINCIBLE !!!

1241 days ago
148.

Sherry    

THIS MAN is going to DIE.....HELLO!!!!!!!!!!and EVERYONE that is haveing a good old time with him is leading him to his death.... .....WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALL OF YOU!!!!!!!!!! THIS MAN NEEDS HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! how do I know this is because I saw my brother do the exact same thing before he killed himself with drugs and drinking the same way he is.......Trust me he will go too far soon!!!!!!!!!!!!HE needs to be in a locked down room with rehab the rest of his life.....hes too far gone...And Charlie you are NOT INVINCIBLE !!!

1241 days ago
149.

Kathy    

Who really gives a **** anymore. If he showed up for work and was doing his job then so be it. He looks like **** but if you all remember Matthew Perry from Friends he looked the same way and had the same attitude. People as "F"ed up as they are just don't see it but they still do their job and we all watch. I don't know about the rest of you but I'm not one to judge if you can cast the first stone so be it.

Kathy

1241 days ago
150.

Frack Wacker    

He needs to get out of the limelight.

1241 days ago
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