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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.


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. 

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Everyone seems to lose sight of the fact that he is sick,We all see these movie star figures and desire their lives when the truth is they may have all the material things in the world but happiness is something they can not buy. He is no different than the other actors out there on drugs and drunk at all times to cope with the life they created, or someone created for them. I feel sorry for them and everyone should be happy with what they have in life because I sure wouldn't want what they have. I may not have money, fancy cars and homes but I have my family and love for me not my possesions

1294 days ago

William Wagner    

Verry nice Charly,Fox,Keep on rockin in the free world,and say it`Eat my dust`,one of your manny fans,William,Wagner.:)

1294 days ago


F**k 'em Charlie. All these bastards that think they know what's best for everybody else but their DAMN SELVES! As long as you do your job (and you do your job quite well), tell the rest to kiss your $2 million dollar an episode ass. Maybe these Haters can't stand the fact that You do You so fabulously. I adore your show. Can't believe the new season was cancelled, postponed, whatever!! Bring it back!! Now!! Love you Charlie, a lifelong, devoted Fan.
p.s. Won't rest till you are back on the show...

1294 days ago


I'm so tired of hearing about Sean's problem. I've never watched his show and never would.

1294 days ago


Little did we know that the show was a do***entary of Charlie.
Give the dirtbag enough money to kill himself and be done with him. I loved the show until this. Now I will never watch anything with him in it. Next season should start with his funeral.

1294 days ago


I think Charlie's way of life is the reason the show is so good. and yes the big-shots knew it and worked and built their show around it..It is his personal life, he can do what he wants, the show should be cancelled if he doesn't come would suck..lets face it HE is the show. So the big shots need to suck it up and let him vent..HIs life..His show...

1294 days ago


No one, and I mean no one, can replace Charlie Sheen as Charlie Harper. CBS & Warner Brothers, you should know better than to fire Charlie since this show has done more to boost your ratings than any other sitcom in years. All the cast is great but replacing Charlie with anyone else would not work. His personal life should have no effect as long as he shows up for work and gives a great performance like he has been doing for years.

1294 days ago


But Michael J. Fox isn't a drug-crazed jackass and probably had the clause in his contract for health reasons.

1294 days ago


Its really sad to watch "anyone"totally destroy themselves.I thnk charlies feelns are hurt,(like MOST men do hes hideing behind his goddess?tryn to hurt Brooke)however its way out of control.The whole winning thng?he better worry about winning the family court judge over.Theres no jury there,so "the peoples opinion really doesnt matter.If that goddess of his cares at all about him,she needs to lay him down..tie him up and stuff a gag n his mouth and let his lawyer do the talkn.The man is deeply hurt,disturbed and yes thats a recipe to be concerned about.Hide his phone,computer and turn the cameras off.Lets check on him in about 6mnths and hope hes made better sense of this mess hes in.Good luck Charlie..butt enough is enough

1294 days ago


Keep the show - just give it a new twist. It was getting old and giving it a new slant would be refreshing.

1294 days ago

Ron Martino    

Two half and men is nothing without Charlie Sheen. He is the show! I hope he gets millions! Go tigerman!

1294 days ago


why do hollywood egomaniacs think this world owes them something????????? entitlements have ruined freaking hollywood

1294 days ago

George Legacy    

Charlie Sheen probably read my new book when he decided to skip 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 will 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 online. "SOS Safely Obtaining Sobriety: The Alcohol Recovery Aid" by George Legacy.

1294 days ago

Donald Ross    

His problems are self-inflicted, no pay for the bad boy.

1294 days ago


Sheen might be a loser/druggie etc but Two and a Half men is a good show,They cant continue on without him,not only does he make the show everyone in the cast makes the show worth watching,and funny...My opinion is one of the funniest shows on in our time..

1294 days ago
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