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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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106.

Frank    

No Charlie. No Show. No one can replace Charlie on this show.

1220 days ago
107.

WILLIAM    

GREAT CONTRACT CLAUSE. I HOPE WARNER'S SUCKS THE BIG ONE ON THIS. THAT SHOW IS DEAD WITHOUT CHARLIE. JON IS FUNNY BUT PLAYS AN EFFEMINATE FATHER. IF THEY KEEP THE SHOW FOR NEXT YEAR THEY'LL HAVE TO KILL CHARLIE OFF AND GET A FOOL LIKE STAMOS TO SWEEP IT OFF THE NETWROK. HAIL RHODESIA, DEATH TO MUGABE AND SHIBAZZ.

1220 days ago
108.

julie eddy    

although i disaprove of charlies behavior he has shown up for work without missing. if charlies contract does indeed have the clause in it then warner bro.needs to honor it. as far as the behavior of all involved it is shameful but not a surprise. god will judge you'all in the end.

1220 days ago
109.

D    

I have such mixed feelings on this whole mess. Charlie is living his life as the role he played. If they knew he was in trouble, why didn't they back off of all the booze and women on the show just a little so he could separate real life from his acting. So many actors say that after playing a role for a very long time it becomes a part of them. I really feel they were so concerned with ratings they didn't care how he reacted in real life. I'm not really sticking up for him, but when its in your face every day, day in and day out, and the public loves it so much, why not continue it into your personal life. I agree he needs help, just hope its not to late.

1220 days ago
110.

a man    

Charlie Sheen---just go away. We don't care about you. Yes, you have your fans, but they are far fewer as the people who are sick and tired of you. I will never watch the movie "Major League" again, nor will I watch any rerun of Two and Half Men that runs on TV again. Why not? Because you make me sick.

1220 days ago
111.

Nan    

I think Charlie Sheen was funny on 2 1/2 men. However, I think the media has taken advantage of a man who seriously, needs help. It was a bit funny at first but enough is enough! He needs help and compassion and he should be paid for the contract he was given through it's, completion. I think the show should go on, once Charlie is better, if he isn't, then they should replace him but pay him, as anyone would be paid, if they became ill. I believe he is ill and in Hollywood they don't know how to do ill, without a media frenzy! Give him a break. And stop putting him and his weird statements out there for all to be annoyed, by and him to be made a fool. It's embarrassing and insulting to the public.

1220 days ago
112.

Barb    

Charlie Sheen is a PATHETIC excuse for a human being and MOST IMPORTANTLY, a father!!! What a sad and sick example he is setting for his children and such an embarassment to them as they grow older! LOSER !!!!

1220 days ago
113.

Gabriela    

Listen. I'm from Bolivia. And In Bolivia, South America, we only watch Two and a half men to see Charlie Sheen. There is no show without Charlie Sheen.
Señores de Warner si quieren seguir teniendo mas temporadas y manteniendo la audiencia, no intenten sacar a Charlie Sheen.
Charlie Sheen hang on

1220 days ago
114.

mamamarth    

Sheen's been 'phoning it in' for some time now. Why not offer his brother, Emilio the job...send Charlie's character off to a deserted island with some hot chick...bring his brother on-board as his Mom's long-lost illigitimate son...the writers can take it from there. BTW...I've always thought that the '1/2 man' was Charlie...not the kid. Something to think about.

1220 days ago
115.

Glenn    

Sheen should have to pay Warner Bros. He failed to honor his contract.

1220 days ago
116.

FUN!    

leave that guy alone! he is a good actor, and name one famous people who doesn't drink or do drogs. Warner brother's are broke without Charlie Sheen and they don't want to pay to any of the actors. Charlie should just be quiet for a while his lawyers work in getting him back or pay. A contract is a contract.
And to the stupids who call him Carlos Estevez, his father's name doesn't make him be less american as other who have "english name"". HE IS A GOOD ACTOR, IN ANY ROLE.

1220 days ago
117.

Gordon    

Ruthie,

You do not speak for all of us, least of all me. In thinking you do you need your own life evaluated. Another controling wench who thinks her mind is what everyone else thinks, or should think.

Get a life Ruthie 2 1/2 men is an excellent show. Charlie Sheen is an excellent actor. To many of you worry about others success, and how they handle it. When they live in their own glass house.


Stick it to them Charlie with a red hot poker. I hope you laugh all the way to the BANK. Don't let the man win.

1220 days ago
118.

Sher    

First of all let me say I love TMZ... I can't go to sleep until I have watched It. Charlie Sheen Is a good actor and has done a lot of really good things, but like they say all good things must come to an end. He had a good run, but his acting out Is letting us all down, and I don't think he knows or cares how he looks to people. That's good and bad, good If your anyone else, but bad If you work as an actor, because It's people who watch you It's people who make them important, It's the people loving you that make you a big star. So I would think he would care what the People Thought of him...

1220 days ago
119.

Karen    

All this fuss over what? A 1/2 hour tv show and an already has-been punk? If getting fired from the best gig in town, at 2 million an episode is WINNING, then I'll be a monkey's uncle. CS is feminine. He beats women, rages behind a microphone, threatens to send someone else to do his violence. My my Charlie, aren't you a bad boy? Not... just a feminime washed up drug addict punk. All we own in this life is our repuation, that's it. Everything else comes and goes. Charlie, you don't have nuthin.

1220 days ago
120.

watching    

Charlie your washed up!..You look old haggard..Go find an island somewhere, and take your flea bags with you... Nasty, nasty, nasty..Your the kind of person I would never have you over with my family...you bring discust..and anyone who agrees with Charlie..well you know what they say....Birds of a feather flock together....YUK!

1220 days ago
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