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

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16.

ed    

The shows producers and the network not only willingly negotiatiated with an alcholic and drug addict they used it to sell their show and made his character just like him. It was all good until he rambled on about them in public. Living up to the contract will have to be enforced, similiar to the republicans in WI who think its ok, to negotiate in good faith, then before the contract ends strip them of their negotiating rights. The rich are winning, incase you havent figured it out yet.

1270 days ago
17.

ed    

The shows producers and the network not only willingly negotiatiated with an alcholic and drug addict they used it to sell their show and made his character just like him. It was all good until he rambled on about them in public. Living up to the contract will have to be enforced, similiar to the republicans in WI who think its ok, to negotiate in good faith, then before the contract ends strip them of their negotiating rights. The rich are winning, incase you havent figured it out yet.

1270 days ago
18.

Joaquin    

Anus's all over the world are standing up in protest! Anus's are marching in the streets carrying signs complaining that Charlie Sheen is ruining their reputations by representing them in such a poor way.

1270 days ago
19.

john    

I think CBS is nuts they are letting two executives ruin a good
highly profitable show for the network, shareholders should be ticked off and ready to run those two out on a rail.
These other shows don't hold a candle to the quality of actors, not just Charlie and John Stamos can't carry a tune much less a show!

1270 days ago
20.

Azz    

You hit the nail on the head with the networks Ed. The NFL does the same **** to us, they fine and suspend over big hits, then turn around and post the videos and pictures on NFL.com and make huge profits off of the violence of the game. More corporate BS.

1270 days ago
21.

toby    

Charlie your a lucky man.I'd do the same thing.All the jealous a**holes could kiss my A** too.

1270 days ago
22.

Kurt    

Why don't you just pay him already! He's earned it and his personal life should be left out of his professional life.

1270 days ago
23.

valentine    

i watched the interviews and am very sad for charlie because of his mental health problems but i also wondered how much of the interviews were an act in and of itself.

i have empathy for all the people who lost (or may lose) their job on the show due to his arrogant and egotistical ways. nobody needs $3 M (per episode) to take care of the family but do need a reasonable income for support.

btw charlie - we are all special and you certainly are not a god ... the "goddeses" actually look more like "goonies!"

1270 days ago
24.

Bailey    

Charlie Sheen is ONLY an actor in the show. The Writers of the show are the ones that made the show a HIT. There wouldn't be an Uncle Charlie, if he didn't have someone to write the part he plays. He has enjoyed the roll of Uncle Charlie so well he is now playing it in real life. Show the Writer some respect and start living your own life instead of the one they wrote for you. Stop being so selfish and think about your co-workers.

1270 days ago
25.

Val    

Charlie doesn't have to worry about paychecks whether they film the show with another actor or not. He'll get residuals from re-runs in syndication and DVD's etc... The man is crazy rich - punn intended!

1270 days ago
26.

B-dub    

Sheen's behavior has gone from stupid to insane. What's that guy on? Can one person really go fubar in such a short time? Glad his wife has a restraining order against him to keep him away from the kids. He's a really bad influence. This guy's a few sandwiches short of a picnic.

1270 days ago
27.

Dot    

Have Sheen go to re-hab on the show and try it without him and see what happens --you never know, he may not be needed on the show to keep it a success--or better yet have him in a drunken driving accident and needing plastic surgery and bring him back(as a new actor)with a new face--that can also be a wake-up call for anyone thinking his life style is so glamorous and goes without having to answer for bad choices!

1270 days ago
28.

DawnL    

Does anyone find it hypocritical that Charlie Sheen's character on 2 1/2 men is a womanizing, alcoholic, arrogant drug user and in real life he is a womanizing, alcoholic, arrogant, drug user. This makes no sense. The show he stars in is his show. There is no 2 1/2 men without Charlie. If you don't like how he lives his life how can you like his show? Hypocrites.

1270 days ago
29.

william lorenzo    

I can't believe after eight years hoping charlie gets rose,it finally happens and all this crap!I'm sorry mr. sheen but you are wrong brother,wrong.

1270 days ago
30.

Dayna    

My hatred for crack users is intense. I am soooo f'n sick of this story. 14 years ago, a 39 yr. old crack head ran over my younger brother and killed him. He was 12. My family has been in agony all these years. The ONLY difference between that guy and CS is that CS has some cash. Otherwise, they are essentially the same. Personally, I can't wait until Mr. BI-WINNING! chokes to death on his own vomit. I just hope he has a moment of clarity beforehand and is scared ****less. Good riddance, you prick.

1270 days ago
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