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Charlie Sheen

Persona Non Grata at 'Men'

4/13/2011 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

There are reports out today that Charlie Sheen might come back to "Two and a Half Men."  TMZ sources directly connected to the production of the show insist ... Charlie will NEVER be invited back.

Two and a Half Men
One report suggests CBS honcho Les Moonves has been putting pressure on Warner Bros. to take Charlie back.  "Absolutely false," say our sources.  Moonves has not even weighed in.

Charlie has been almost pleading for his job back, even making the pitch during his show.  And behind the scenes Charlie's people have been making calls, but Warner Bros. has closed the book on Charlie.

As for the future of "Two and a Half Men", no decisions have been made on what to do with the show.  Warner Bros. has until May 18, when CBS announces its fall lineup.

Stay tuned  ...


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151.

Minxster    

It's all in the termination letter, that's for sure!

1258 days ago
152.

Nancy    

@RR

"Yeah, Honey - now you know why my mantra has been all along - "read the termination letter". That's almost all we need to know about the Charlie Sheen story. "

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Isn't that the truth!! Whew! From what I read, it appears that he blew every single legal obligation he had to WB out of the water... not the way to stay gainfully employed, nor to be re-employed by the same firm.

1258 days ago
153.

Minxster    

Isn't that the truth!! Whew! From what I read, it appears that he blew every single legal obligation he had to WB out of the water... not the way to stay gainfully employed, nor to be re-employed by the same firm.

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I find it highly amusing that some would actually think Sheen has a chance in prevailing in light of the litany of items listed in the do***ent. Nothing wrong with wishful thinking, though...may the best party win!

1258 days ago
154.

Nancy    

@Minxster

Reading the termination letter, which cites specific instances of Charlie's failure to perform the essential duties of his position, as well as material proofs of his failure, reads like an open and shut case. WB was damaged through Charlie's actions, and they are going to be able to prove that quite successfully. I really don't see how he's either going to A) re-sign with WB at any point, or B) recover ANYTHING monetarily from his repeated, demonstrated, failure to adhere to the terms of his contractual obligation.

Wait... anyone else notice the repeated use of the word "failure" when it comes to Charlie and his actions - or lack thereof?

1258 days ago
155.

Minxster    

"When Warner Bros. negotiated the current agreement dated May 17, 2010 with Mr. Sheen, he had voluntarily entered a rehabilitation facility and was under professional treatment for his drug and alcohol abuse. Warner Bros. tried to facilitate
Mr. Sheen's rehabilitation, giving him time off from the Show so he could get the help he needed."

- Very benevolent on the part of Warner Brothers to give him this much-needed time to re-address his alcoholism/addiction in a treatment facility.

"Mr. Sheen's commitment to rehabilitation and assurances that he was serious about turning his life around were critical in convincing Warner Bros. to renew Mr. Sheen's contract. Initially, after Mr. Sheen completed his rehabilitation, there were hopes that the treatment had been effective, and that Mr. Sheen could overcome his addiction. Regrettably, Mr. Sheen failed to continue with his rehabilitation program."

- How unfortunate.

1258 days ago
156.

Minxster    

"When Mr. Sheen returned from Christmas hiatus, he had lost a large amount of weight-more than 20 pounds, according to Show personnel. He appeared to be using drugs heavily. Warner executives and Mr. Lorre, among others, told Mr. Sheen and his
representatives that Mr. Sheen urgently needed treatment and was putting his life at risk. Mr. Lorre also reached out to Mr. Sheen's family and friends in an effort to get him help, without
success. Mr. Sheen, while admitting he had lost weight, denied having any problems."

- Mr. Lorre sounds like quite a gentlemen in his efforts to help Sheen get sober once again.

1258 days ago
157.

Minxster    

"As outtakes of the filming show, Mr. Sheen had difficulty remembering his lines and hitting his marks. His conduct and condition created substantial tensions on the set. Mr. Sheen
conceded in one or more of his numerous recent interviews that he sometimes showed up to work after not having slept and needed to move his mark to accommodate his need to "lean" on
something, for balance. These few examples all confirm Mr. Sheen's rapid physical and mental deterioration resulting in a failure to perform his essential duties."

- Definitely a case of failure to perform.

1258 days ago
158.

Minxster    

"Warner executives requested several times that Mr. Sheen's
representatives send a letter from Mr. Sheen's doctor explaining his diagnosis, course of treatment and prognosis, and certifying that Mr. Sheen could return to work on February 28. No such letter was provided. Subsequently, Warner Bros. learned that Mr. Sheen had apparently fired his sobriety coach."

- It seems entirely reasonable from a human resources (and insurance) perspective that WB request such a certification. It's a shame that Sheen was apparently UNABLE to present such. Highly unfortunate from a legal standpoint.

1258 days ago
159.

Minxster    

"Later that day, he gave an interview in which he attacked
Mr. Lorre personally, calling him, among other things, "stupid, stupid little man and a ***** punk"; "piece of ****"; "turd" and "clown." Mr. Sheen also stated that he "violently hates" and
"owns" Mr. Lorre. Mr. Sheen publicly challenged Mr. Lorre to fight him in the "octagon."

- Not a very nice way to treat a man who was trying to help Sheen save his life.

1258 days ago
160.

Bulldog    

Can you imagine how many viewers will tune if he is brought back. The rating will go thru the roof. Can someone say CHA-CHING.
It would go down in history

1258 days ago
161.

Nancy    

@Bulldog

If you read the letter of termination, you'd realize that there isn't the chance of a snowflake in a warm spot of Sheen ever working for WB again. He violated more terms of his contract that I think anyone could even IMAGINE!! He cost them millions, literally, with his actions, and he's attempting to sue them on top of it.

I think Chuckles burned that bridge, then bombed it as well.

1258 days ago
162.

Tom o'Bedlam    

He's hemorrhaging money. His "people" are major expenses, the goddesses are on the payroll, those houses have a huge nut, and without that 1.2 million a week coming in, he's running low on fuel with no airport in sight.

Looks like he won't get help for his illness until he has crashed and burned.

1258 days ago
163.

Nancy    

@Tom o'Bedlam

I fear you may be absolutely right. I don't know if I feel better about refusing to pay money to help it along or not, since I'm still sitting on a remote sideline watching the free-fall.

I only hope that the 'crash and burn' doesn't take anyone else down with him.

1258 days ago
164.

Autumn_in_Michigan    

"Warner executives requested several times that Mr. Sheen's
representatives send a letter from Mr. Sheen's doctor explaining his diagnosis, course of treatment and prognosis, and certifying that Mr. Sheen could return to work on February 28. No such letter was provided. Subsequently, Warner Bros. learned that Mr. Sheen had apparently fired his sobriety coach."

- It seems entirely reasonable from a human resources (and insurance) perspective that WB request such a certification. It's a shame that Sheen was apparently UNABLE to present such. Highly unfortunate from a legal standpoint.

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Minxster -

Thanks for the postings.

I believe that the certification of fitness to work - or the refusal to provide such - may be the linch pin of the whole business - especially going forward. And, of course they are well within their legal/contractual rights to ask for such. That's pretty much boiler plate in any such contract.

Do you recall how Sheen stated in his media blitz interviews that he had showed up at the "Men" set ready to work but the door was locked? He said he raised a ruckus then to get in - and asserted for the camera that he was fit to work.

I believe that Sheen was attempting to leverage public opinion - and whatever other agencies he had - for appeal in order to bypass the requirement to get a certification. I also believe that he has continued to use that type of strategy - just as the article we are commenting on demonstrates that he is now trying to suggest that he is welcome back to WB & "Men". Right.

One of the unstated but understood aspects of the certification process is that the "diagnosis" will include a full psyche eval. That is SOP when the person needing certification has an established history of drug/alcohol abuse, which clearly Sheen does.

Furthermore, please note the fact that Sheen fired his "Sober Valley Lodge" sobriety coach and did not replace him/her with any professionals. His "self-cure" was just that. And in a "nanosecond - blink of his eyes", too. Now THAT process would be worth patenting! LOL

And, of course no professional is going to sign off on Sheen's rehabilitation/sobriety for the certificate - so I guess you can connect all rest of the dots for yourself.

1258 days ago
165.

Autumn_in_Michigan    

Nancy 20 minutes ago
@Tom o'Bedlam

I fear you may be absolutely right. I don't know if I feel better about refusing to pay money to help it along or not, since I'm still sitting on a remote sideline watching the free-fall.

I only hope that the 'crash and burn' doesn't take anyone else down with him.

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I'm afraid that he WILL take many people down with him - the primary victims being the children. He's not going to have the ability to continue to pay the child support that he does now. Eventually the court will have to make a new determination and establish a new amount - surely a significantly smaller amount - of child support. I just hope that the grandparents have seen to it that college and/or trust funds have been or will be set up for each child. Martin & Janet Sheen raised his oldest daughter Cassandra entirely themselves to adulthood and she appears to be living a comfortable lifestyle. So, that bodes well for the other children's financial needs at least.

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