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Chuck Lorre -- Blasting Charlie With Monkey Jokes?

4/29/2011 12:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chuck Lorre is taking a vicious shot at an actor -- accusing him of being a drug addict who is "impossible to work with" ... but the shocker is he's NOT talking about Charlie Sheen. Maybe.

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At the end of last night's "The Big Bang Theory" ... Lorre's vanity card seems to be joking about a monkey that was on the episode -- saying its "behavior became increasingly erratic, to the point of refusing to come out of his trailer to rehearse."

The card continues, "The monkey is a heroin addict. Yes, hard as it may be to believe, the monkey had a monkey on his back." It goes on to say the monkey is in detox and a 12 step program.

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But after Lorre's announcement he's retooling "Two and a Half Men" without Charlie -- and Charlie's nuclear response, we gotta ask ...





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91.

Wellington     

The chimp's teeth look like they're in better shape than Charlie's.

1216 days ago
92.

RoastBeef    

@ Raymond

All Charlie needs to say he's out with his friends every night is a few paid hookers and the fame-seekers who get a ride on the gravy train while it's still running.
A coward is a wife-beater. A yellow-bellied coward is a wife-beater whose bravery is shown by coming on stage and calling the mothers of his children sluts and whores, taking money and wanting applause for it. A lowlife s*** is narcisstic a-hole who demeans and mocks people with terminal illesses.
Good luck selling your sick pig at the market. You should have given him his distemper shot first.

1216 days ago
93.

Wellington     

I think TMZ is reaching too. Charlie thinks the universe revolves around him so he probably thinks it's about him whether it is or not.

1216 days ago
94.

Crazy Head    

That was too disrespectful to the monkey

1216 days ago
95.

the Seeker    

yo, what up nice avatar. did you see the departed ? Billy Costigan rocks..

1216 days ago
96.

Ashley    

" Lorre is a douc.e bag. Men and Big Bang were my favorite shows. Now, I refuse to watch either show.

The part I can't seem to get over, is that when I am at work, I behave the part of the professional. If I am on vacation, I reserve the right to be myself. I don't think that just because I work somewhere, that the employer has the right to control, approve or disapprove of what I do on my own time.

The show was on haitus when his last episode occurred. He was doing his own thing, on his own time. I do not condone the drug use, but I think it is anyone's business what he does when he is not on company time. So, to be fired from work over what you do on vacation gives an employer way too much power.

I mean, if you can't be yourself when your are on vacation, when can you be? Ya know, as long as you don't kill someone or something.


Lorre is a d..o..u..c..h....e. I hope he goes broke. "

I completely agree. I'm not saying I agree with Charlie's drug use or what he's done in the past but fact is he was on his own private time. Every time he had to "work" and be on he was ready, professional, etc. So whatever. Chuck's just mad Charlie had the guts to say something back at him instead of just taking all the insults and keeping quiet. He shouldn't be dishing it out if he can't handle it.

1216 days ago
97.

RoastBeef    

@ Raymond less than a minute ago Lorre's too much of a coward to make it unambiguous. He'd be wetting his pants if anybody could nail him to heaving meant Sheen.

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I doubt Lorre would worry. He knows that Sheenius doesn't think of himself as a monkey. lol

1216 days ago
98.

Kathyo    

@Ashley

Could you please provide us with the info that you have that proves charlie was always a "professional" as YOU state because I've read plenty of other things saying just the opposite and actors personal lives do come into play for the producers because they have to answer to advertisers that may not want actors that are known drug abusers and convicted for domestic abuse and known porn star addicts. There have been plenty of reports that state charlie was not the "professional" you make him out to be and as a matter of fact charlie himself said that he gave kudos to the prop guy for making sure that some days he had something to lean on during a scene because he was having a hard time keeping upright because of partying the night before so I don't think it is unreasonable to believe that he was not always "professional". Once again I can't believe people have such a problem with a few possible comments from chuck lorre yet charlie sheen can go on a national tour and rip apart everyone from the mothers of his kids to cancer stricken patients.....

1216 days ago
99.

Kathyo    

I love chuck lorre......thanks for standing up to the arrogant, self involved, drug addled, toothless, porn/whore addicted, lousy father, woman abusing has been of an actor who one week ago was begging for his job back but now since he knows that won't happen is once again back peddling and doing the one thing that gets him any attention....trash talking. That is all that charlie is good at anymore, its the only way he can get attention.....TRASH TALK....he is trash so I guess it makes sense

1216 days ago
100.

Chaps    

Put a hat on that monkey, whattya got?

A Chimp Sheen!

1216 days ago
101.

JR    

Obviously aimed at Sheen, but accurate and appropriate considering the monkey's actions to date.

1216 days ago
102.

SteelerNation    

I thought it was pretty damn funny. The Sheen garbage is so ridiculously old and run its course.

1216 days ago
103.

Robert    

Spineless. If you're going to talk trash about someone at least do it like a man.

1216 days ago
104.

malibubarbie    

Samantha I've donated more than Sheen will believe me.....how bout you? I make no where near what your Hero does! We should not have to fundraise to care for Bryan Stow, who remains in a coma and for Sheen to use him as a publicity stunt to get on th news sucks!!!!

1216 days ago
105.

Melissa S    

Charlie, a Carly Simon song comes to mind . . .

But you gave away the things you loved and one of them was me
I had some dreams, they were clouds in my coffee
Clouds in my coffee, and...

You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you
You're so vain, I'll bet you think this song is about you
Don't you? don't you? don't you?

1216 days ago
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