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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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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.

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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.


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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."


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


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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!


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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!**

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196.

john sturiale    

I agree get it a rest and leave cherlie alone ! what about all the other people using drugs and alchol? the ones that steal to get it. charlie is not a drug addict but a good person. go after the the right one thts stealing ur car or house. charlie is missedunderstood and should continue his show.stay strong charlie sheen and keep it simple. live love and laugh lol.

1139 days ago
197.

Dayna    

@DJB - Post # 78 - you are a ****ing moron....please kill yourself. Preferably in front of your kids.
PS won't rest until you do....

1139 days ago
198.

are you kidding?    

who cares. sick of hearing about a sick idiots antics. why do you think this obscene stupidity is news worthy or entertaining? give us all a break and if you stop giving sheen a format maybe he will get some help when he is BEING IGNORED.

1139 days ago
199.

LK    

I think Charlie's character should die, and leave everything to brother Alan. Alan's never had so much money and could have a blast with that. Alan feels guilty for being so happy about inheriting everything from Charlie, but he's also happy to know that his brother DID love him after all. Enter Herb, who has finally been kicked out by Judith, and he moves in with Alan. Jake then has his father and step-father living there. Rose is determined that Charlie has "faked" his death and goes on a mission to find him (in case Charlie would come back). And Berta could still be Berta. I don't think a "different" actor playing Charlie would ever work.

1139 days ago
200.

ed    

Charlie Sheen is a great actor??? That ship has sailed - he's NOT acting!

1139 days ago
201.

Ray    

CBS = Charlie Burnout Sheen

1139 days ago
202.

aj    

It is amazing to me how many people I know personally that think Charlie Sheen is actually doing this as some kind of genius plot. They want to write a book about him like all the one's about Chuck Norris... I might agree but then I think why would he put his kids in the crazy midst of all of it? I think he is one lucky Hollywood son of a actor who landed roles and this one happened to be close to his real life escapades. The lines seemed blurred. I have to admit, its a damned good show. However, It is a group of talent (starting with the writers) that makes it what it is. The actress that plays Berta is terrific! Ok back on the subject, I hope Charlie can get on with his lawsuits, and get back to work for the sake of his kids. Right now he has front row seats on the Crazytrain heading to Disasterland. If you are lucky enough to remember "old Hollywood" like I am, then you know that actor's had to behave themselves. Not a bad idea ...

1139 days ago
203.

kathy    

It is really sad when this country and the media focus on a bipolar *******. Libya? hunger? gas prices? But we focus on Charlie Sheen and Justin Beiber's haircut. This tells me this country is really screwed up.

1139 days ago
204.

rp    

PLEASE STOP TOO MUCH BS ABOUT THIS MAN.
THIS COUNTRY HAS MORE SERIOUS AND IMPOTANT ISSUES THAT NEED TO BE DEAL WITH SUCH AS THE ELDERLY, OUR TROOPS, THE HOMLESS AND THE HUNGRY CHILDREN, HIV, CANCER, AND ALL THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO JOBS AND ARE IN TROUBLE. TALKING ABOUT THIS MAN 24/7 IS NOW VERY OLD GIVE IT UP AND JUST SEND HIM TO REHAB. IS THE MEDIA THAT DESPERATE FOR NEWS.
gO INTO THE STREETS IN ANY OF OUR STATES AND GET THE NEWS TALK TO THE REGULAR PEOPLE AND SEE WHAT THEY NEED AND HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENT BY TALKING ABOUT WHAT YOU REALLY FOUND IN ALL THE NEWS CHANNELS.

1139 days ago
205.

janet    

Someone please pay him to go away and make payment on condition that he stops talking to the media. This will serve the public better than continuing on and on and on and on........

1139 days ago
206.

Phil    

Get Rid of that overpaid , garbage mouthed creep NOW! Any one else who did what he is alleged to have said & done would be jailed!

1139 days ago
207.

Alan    

Here's Charlie's biggest problem: Remember Suzanne Sommers in Three's Company? Well, she got out of that contract and was about to start with another network when it was shown to her that her "character" was the property of Three's Company... which meant she was forbidden to portray any character that had any likeness to her character on Three's Company.
Charlie will no longer be able to perform the character for which he is famous. That character is the property of Two and a half men.
As many have learned the hard way: you can't screw Hollywood.

1139 days ago
208.

Kidd    

Charlie stop it! Stop it now! Pull yourself together. One thing for sure you are love by God. He is your only true friend. Let the Charlie come out that God above knows and love. Again! Pull yourself together now! You can do this. You are to smart of a person not to. So do this now, not tomorrow but now. Even now God still loves you. So make him proud.

1139 days ago
209.

Kidd    

Charlie stop it! Stop it now! Pull yourself together. One thing for sure you are love by God. He is your only true friend. Let the Charlie come out that God above knows and love. Again! Pull yourself together now! You can do this. You are to smart of a person not to. So do this now, not tomorrow but now. Even now God still loves you. So make him proud.

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