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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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209 COMMENTS

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31.

ron    

no offense because i love two and half men it was one of the best shows on tv . but the show has run it's course (matter of fact i think it should have ended last season). How many more times can you have another masterbation joke, the stupid kid joke,. They either need new writers or just quit while the show was on top.

1223 days ago
32.

Lon    

get em Charlie!..You're the only one lately to stand up against these big wheel leeches they call "bosses". people can say all they want about you but we need more people like you who will take a stand and not be pushed around.....WINNING!!!

1223 days ago
33.

dave    

Its about time "the man known as Charlie" will chew these people up and spit them out. I cant believe they are foolish enough to rattle this mans cage! Warner is asking for trouble, this time they bit off more than they can chew!

1223 days ago
34.

jax    

you kno all this drama about charlie sheen is totally ridiculious hes just another celebrity just leave him alone i dont kno how many people agree but its just getting out of hand just like lisdney lohan give it a break..!

1223 days ago
35.

mike    

Charlie if you had balls you would OFF yourself,you useless piece of crap,because of your fricken type "Druggie" and all the other Druggies we have Drug Cartels who are killing Mexicans and Us citizens

1223 days ago
36.

DV    

Give 'em hell, CHARLIE!! The money is yours and they blew it big time. You're a winner and they are losers!

1223 days ago
37.

genevieve    

I never saw 2 1/2 Men but am presuming Sheen played the 1/2 man judging by his behavior.

1223 days ago
38.

kay    

As the mother of a son with Parkinsons (same age as MJF)- suggesting that there is "ANY" comparison whatsoever regardng a resemblance of "ANYTHING" concerning Michael J. Fox and Charlie Sheen is absolutely ludicrous!! Charlie Sheen deserves the life he so seems to cherish!

1223 days ago
39.

Rageen    

So SHUT DOWN PRODUCTION. Geez, how hard is that decision? Life will continue for all of us mere mortals without 2 1/2 Me. The giant douche bag Charlie Sheen however, may find himself waking up dead very soon if he doesn't get the help he needs.

1223 days ago
40.

Ron    

A contract is a contract. If he signed on till the end then he should get paid just like a pro ball player Like him or not what would you do if you were in a union.
By the the way unions SUCK

1223 days ago
41.

Wolfman    

Charley this is what coke does to you and remember your dad Martin. Like Father Like Son

1223 days ago
42.

Kevin K    

I agree with Grandma! Find a stand-in for Sheen. The long lost brother idea is cool. Keep the show rolling. PLEASE no more FAKE REALITY shows!

1223 days ago
43.

Chris    

Well then, it's simple cancel the show all together. I'm sick and tied of celebrity brats throwing their temper tantrums and expecting us to think it's ok. John and Kate ring any bells people? John Cryer and the other cast can find other work they have talent and haven't gone off the deep end like Charlie did. As far as Charlie goes, he has no where to go but rock bottom. Are his drug buddies and whores going to care about him when he's flat broke like Cory Haim was? NO! And we all knew how Cory ended up. If Charlie keeps banging hookers he runs the risk of contracting HIV or other STD's. I prey he cleans up his act like Robert Downey Jr. did. That's why I respect Robert Downey Jr now, he got clean and resurrected his career. Are you listening Charlie?

1223 days ago
44.

linda    

If he always showed up for work and did his job he was a good worker. His lifestyle is nothing new and none of the publics business. If he can create a passing drug test to satisfy insurance for work who are we to dictate his personal life. I do not approve of drug use, but percentage of the population does and work everyday. I hope he regains control of his life and gets back to work.

1223 days ago
45.

neal    

I am so disinterested in this Charlie Sheen thing, I'm amazing myself that I'm even commenting on it. I haven't watched a single interview, haven't read a single article (not in its entirely, by a long shot, anyway), and have never watched a single program, nor a single movie, in which he's acted. There are definitely important things going on in the world...he just isn't one of them, not by a long shot. Let the man disintegrate in peace...it's not worth all the attention.

1223 days ago
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