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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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Kate Middleton's Family Releases Candid Photos


Kate Middleton's family has released never-before-seen shots of Prince William's future bride -- including one of her as an adorable 3 1/2-year-old girl!

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The photos, which were released via the official Royal Wedding website, also show Middleton on her graduation day from St. Andrews University with William, on vacation with her father and sister and another of her when she was 5-years-old.

The duo is set to marry on April 29 at Westminster Abbey. It's been rumored that Kate will wear an Alexander McQueen gown for the ceremony.


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As TMZ previously reported, Mark and his girlfriend Priscilla Chan had been in the market for a Puli for a while -- and finally found one in Oregon.  They even created a Facebook page for him.

The couple named the puppy Beast. We were hoping he would have gone with Bark Zuckerberg.


Kim Kardashian's Sexy Music Video Sneak Peek!


While Kim Kardashian's song left some underwhelmed, the music video for it is sure to be hot!
 
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Kim shared some behind-the-scenes shots from the "Jam (Turn It Up)" video shoot on her official website, where she writes "I swear Hype Williams is the most creative guy I know! He is a genius! He came up with all of the different looks and wanted me to experiment with looks that I had never tried before."


Celebrity Scramble!


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Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen -- Kissin' Carnival Couple!


Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen are really living it up down in Brazil for Carnival!

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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!

Bundchen took part in the festivities in a more official manner on Sunday, where she got all made up and celebrated on a float with her mother, Valdir, and her sisters-in-law Nancy and Julie Brady.

Check out all the party pics above!


What's the Big Frigin' Difference?!


We've hidden some very sneaky differences in the following photos for you to spot -- good luck!

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

Teddy on 'Full House': 'Memba Him?!


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Celebrity Cross-Dressin'


Sometimes being a superstar can be a real drag -- see which stars have crossed over to the other side.

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209 COMMENTS

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181.

Jane McCormick    

Hi Why are you not asking my about the sleaze odds that Frank Sinatra was and how sleaze Dean Martin was? And Jerry Lewis was?? And Arnold Palmer was? You talk about sleazy with women and in your face? Were are you when a scandal is out there and you just let the it go by. I just can not believe you do not want to know how ho re mongers these men were with me back in the day? They would put Charley to shame!!!!!!Some of the things Frank did with me were crazy. I mean crazy . Men and money.

1262 days ago
182.

kat    

Why give charlie media attention,,, let him be lost in the dust, He is loving the attention,,,

1262 days ago
183.

robert    

an average person gets drunk, they are a party animal. A famous person is a jerk, thats discrimination.

1262 days ago
184.

Tommy T    

There are 4 differences in the photos. Neck line, word on sign, board missing and mushroom.

1262 days ago
185.

Helene    

There is no doubt that Charlie Sheen needs help. I do like the show and Charlie. I don't think he should get paid any longer, his money should go to the other actors and actresses who will no longer be getting a paycheck now that the show is cancelled.

1262 days ago
186.

Dan    

wow i never understood america was this tupid when it came to stuff like this the man needs help get hhim help simple right or is every stupid.The cbs situation is the have to pay him off they breached contract plus as an employer they were supposed to help him get to a rehab or help before they fired him,not only that hes able to sue so for everyone who doesnt understand basic english or understand law or anything at all do not talk please stop making more and more americans look like idoits to the rest of the world thank you

1262 days ago
187.

mart    

Keep the show on---I have seen these many time and I still get a laugh out of them all. I look forward to seeing them every night, all of them are very funny. I do not think anyone else can fill his place. He and the rest of the cask are so funny and we certianly need laughter in our lives. Yes he is a great actor

1262 days ago
188.

Brian    

Warner Bros are a bunch of jerks! We LOVE Charlie not matter WHAT he does in his personal life. They just have their over blown egos hurt becasue Charlie spoke his mind. What ever happened to 'Freedom of Speech'???
Get over it WB and that jerk you have producing it. Most producers are jerks anyways. Always jacked up on caffiene and lord knows what else then when someone calls it like they see it the producer goes crying to mommy...in this case id the WB Execs.
Charlie may be a wildcat but he is THE wild cat that not only put tons of money in your pocket but will also be the same wildcat that takes his fans right down the road with him...where ever that might lead. And will leave CBS and the WB holding thier 'you know whats' in thier hands! lol

Now who has the brass ring??? yep...CHARLIE!!!!

1262 days ago
189.

lloyd    

Charlie should remain charlie. It's & will not be the same with out charlie sheen. I won'****ch it with out him. The orginal cast is always the best. Give the guy a break. Like no one else has made a mistake in their live.

1262 days ago
190.

Clyde Heape    

Fire him and keep it that way. If he can't be a positive influence, he certainly shouldn't be paid to be a negative influence ..............

1262 days ago
191.

Michael    

I agree wit u Kevin Ellison witout Charlie there is no show he is the whole reason i watch it he is a great actor nd any1 who has something different to say jus shutr up cuz if u have nuttin nice 2 say dn't say ****

1262 days ago
192.

Lisa    

Who does this jack**s think he is, anyway? He's not a warlock. He's not a god. He doesn't have tiger blood. He's an insane crackhead with a harem of cheap hookers who's smoked one pipe too many. Do us all a favor, CS, and just go away!!!

1262 days ago
193.

hcbru    

someone needs to put CharliseSheen in rehab and throw away the key. He needs help because he can't make even talk without making me think that he is still on drugs and booze.

1262 days ago
194.

Lisa    

He is such a LOOSER!!!

1262 days ago
195.

virgil    

HE IS NOTHING BUT A BOOZING POT HEAD SEX ADDICT THINKING HE IS GODS GIFT TO EVERYONE. THATS HALF THE MEN IN TODAYS WORLD WHY PAY SOME POOR BASTARD TO PORTRAY THAT

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