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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. 

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209 COMMENTS

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151.

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 !!!

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152.

thinkingperson    

RE: Number 14 - "Great actor"?? Oh PUH-LEEEEEEEEEEEZ!!!

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153.

Matt    

Go get 'em Charlie.

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154.

sal    

anyone who admits doing 7 grams of coke in one sitting on national television deserves to loose his kids and get fired from his job, sheen is a very stupid child grow up Charlie jail time would serve him right

1234 days ago
155.

Brandi    

I have been a fan of the show since it first aired I think the 3 actors are great together and I will miss the comedic trio and their show but I have noticed the difference in Charlie on the show over the last season and half. He dressed kinda sloppy and had glazed over eyes, but the show was still great so I assumed it was just part of the script. In my personal opinion I think when the show relized he had a problem they could have cleaned up his "character" on the show to kinda help him with his real life problem. If you have him act as a drunken womanizer and he has a REAL drinking problem then it only makes it harder to turn off the "act" when the day is over. The whole situation is very unfortunate and my wishes are that the other actors of the show will move on to a spin off of Two and Half Men, I think the rest of the cast are just as funny and can still make good TV.

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156.

sarahb    

Ususlly a grandfather clause like that is accompanied by another one. either he didn't read it all or I suppose he forgot about the clause that he does not get paid if he is guilty of comitting a crime.

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157.

Jazzy    

Charlie Sheen should not get paid. The show should go out of production. Frankly, I am TIRED of the whole thing, show included. If I have to see another re-run, I think I might just throw up! Yes, I have heard of changing stations/channels and do just that when the show comes on!!

1234 days ago
158.

jerome    

TMZ is such a bunch of yellow journalism hacks. To keep giving a burn out like Sheen publicity is really sad. Just when you think there is nothing left in the bottom of the well, the s*** bags at TMZ will always scrap some kind of s**t up. What a bunch of losers.

1234 days ago
159.

Theresaou     

Please people, all of you who are having a field day with Charlie Sheen...STOP....he needs help, someone should take him under their wing and help him, this is no laughing matter!! Anyone who cares for him open you your G.D. eyes!!!

1234 days ago
160.

Ro    

The only people who are WINNING are Charlie's attorney's and enablers. Please get the man some help. If this were my son, I would be at his home with a straight jacket and have him escorted to rehab..

1234 days ago
161.

Bob     

Why am I reminded of charles Manson and his rants when I watch charlie Sheen's rants

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162.

Max    

Sheen is one angry man. Reminds me of my a**hole brother. A mean, angry, miserable SOB.

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163.

Lori    

Whatever little brain Charlie had left has been fried. Anyone who cares a lick about him would tell him what a complete waste of air he is and that he needs help. And Charlie - news flash - you are no Michael J. Fox. never have been, never will be.

1234 days ago
164.

ballbuster    

If Sheen is paid under this clause, he should put his $$$ where his big mouth is - that is, seeing that the crew is paid first, then the cast, and then himself. There won't be anything left for old Charlie if he's held to his very public promise.

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165.

Frank    

My God...... This man is self -destructing...He doesn't comprehend that if he gets busted for the possesion he will have re-hab & detoxs behind bars. Fans...Pray that he does not get money support this expensive, destructive addiction. May God interviene to save this helpless man & his kids.

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