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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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46.

Zinna7    

I always enjoyed Two & 1/2 men but the way things are going with Charlie, I am not surprised he was fired and the show cancelled. He had it made and now what does he have, a bad reputation and a bad case of "He is the most important person around" and can do no wrong. You know that old saying "SORRY CHARLIE". If he would clean himself up and acted human instead of a jerk, he would have more respect but then he would not get all the attention aimed just at him. What an a shame and a waste of great talent. Now he is not even worth watching any more.

1143 days ago
47.

connie    

Good grief lets move on already, I don't see any body else getting all this attention after losing their job of many, years. He did this to himself let him get in line at the unemployment office like the rest of us.

1143 days ago
48.

Mary    

Don't even try it, Charlie. There is no way you can be compared to Michael J. Fox. Get over yourself and get out of town!

1143 days ago
49.

SOSGeorgeLegacy    

Charlie Sheen probably read my new book and bypassed the conventional rehab. My book is the modern approach to sobriety. The book is called, SOS Safely Obtaining Sobriety by George Legacy (me). Charlie Sheen is going to walk away a winner. My book can help anyone walk away from alcohol. Do it for Lent. Do it for yourself. Do it on your own terms. It is very inexpensive. Cheaper than rehab! Find it. SOS Safely Obtaining Sobriety: The Alcohol Recovery Aid by George Legacy.

1143 days ago
50.

Gary    

drug addiction is a disease, he definately cant controll his actions, charlie admit you have a problem and take the ten mill, thats a lot of cocain and hookers!

1143 days ago
51.

Dee    

Can't we get rid of this train wreck? How dare he try to pull Michael J. Fox into this!! Michael probably had that clause because of his "legitimate" (sp?) health problem. Charlie's is man made and self indulging. He's so OVER THE TOP and so full of himself. Luckily I quit watching sit-coms years ago so I haven't been subjected to this LOSER!!!

1143 days ago
52.

hatrick3    

I love all you morons claiming you're of sick Sheen and wish media would stop reporting on him. Why are you reading this story and taking the time to post comments? Because you are all full of SH*T!

1143 days ago
53.

SOSGeorgeLegacy    

Charlie Sheen probably read my new book, which is why he skipped a conventional rehab. My book is the modern approach to sobriety. The book: SOS Safely Obtaining Sobriety by George Legacy (me). Charlie Sheen will walk away a winner. My book can help anyone walk away from alcohol. Do it for yourself. Do it on your own terms. It is very inexpensive. Cheaper than rehab! Find it online: SOS Safely Obtaining Sobriety: The Alcohol Recovery Aid by George Legacy.

1143 days ago
54.

Grandma Moose    

I used to watch the show when it first came on; however I stopped watching it because the show is promoting totally immoral behavior!! I also will not watch it due to the fact that Charlie Sheen,(no one else either),is worth what they pay him per episode!!We need decent shows back on TV !!!!

1143 days ago
55.

grandpa    

He is an Idiot

1143 days ago
56.

Bill    

I never really watched the show but it seemed that it was just Charlie Sheen playing himself and the uptight guy being uptight. Seems like they should be able to recast the Sheen character.

1143 days ago
57.

sport    

what a laugh...stamos to replace charlie...what a joke that is...he was lousy as uncle jesse

1143 days ago
58.

SHIRL LANE    

come on now--just kiss & make up--you know he is your meal ticket. every time he's a bad boy the ratings go up. there will never be another charlie, or a twin brother, or a look alike. i have watched this show in it's 6th rerun--know the script by heart. still want to see charlie, love the show. guess what---i'm 76 years old. P-L-E-A-S-E- DON'T SHELVE IT.

1143 days ago
59.

mikeyy2008    

Maybe they should hire Nicolas Cage to replace Sheen on 2 and a half men. Ya that'll work that's the answer.

1143 days ago
60.

sport    

MAKE THEM PAY CHARLIE....

1143 days ago
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