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Charlie Sheen

I'm HONORED Kathy Bates

Is Playing My Ghost

3/22/2012 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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If casting Kathy Bates as Charlie Harper's ghost on "Two and a Half Men" was supposed to be an insult, it failed miserably -- because Charlie Sheen is telling friends ... he's "honored" Bates will be playing his old character.

In case you didn't know -- Charlie Harper is scheduled to make a cameo on "Men" on April 30th, and exec producer Chuck Lorre thought it would be funny to cast Kathy Bates instead of Charlie Sheen.

But the jab backfired ... because sources close to Charlie tell TMZ, the Warlock LOVES Kathy. We're told Charlie thinks she's an incredibly funny, talented actress -- and is "honored" the two now share a connection.

According to sources, Charlie can't wait to see Kathy's portrayal -- and will definitely be watching the upcoming episode.

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16.

ron    

Chuck Lorre should bring back Charlie Sheen but he would never.I used to watch the show every week and could not wait for Monday night to see it,now I watch it and I cringe everytime Ashton tries to deliver a joke.Charlie was the show and I can't wait for Anger Management!!

910 days ago
17.

Maximus    

2 1/2 Men really went down the toilet with Ashton. The show will be LUCKY to make it another season.

910 days ago
18.

Ih8Taxes    

Looks like Chuck Lorre can't get over things. I guess he now realizes that the show s*cks without Charlie. Bring back Charlie and the viewers will return. Asston is awful.

910 days ago
19.

BouncersSuck    

As if this little boy move by Lorre would even cause the Warlock to have to scratch his ass.

Where are all the geniuses who thought Sheen was spiraling toward oblivion? 9 figures worth! Ahahahaha

Where are all the crystal ball readers who said Charlie would be dead months ago?

Ahahahaha haters keep hatin'; 2.5 Men will be dead long before Charlie Sheen.

Know the power of the truth!

Big Poppa Razzi

910 days ago
20.

Brad G.    

Playing men would seem to be the next career move for Ms. Bates.

910 days ago
21.

Jay W.     

Seems like the right choice...

910 days ago
22.

nancy williams    

How gullible are you people.Lorre tried to poke the bear and the bear didn't react on purpose.Sheen wasn't going to give him the satisfaction.

910 days ago
23.

Madame Emadam    

I'm glad to see they finally found some real talent in an attempt, if only briefly, to replace Charlie Sheen. This household was devotees of the show. Gave it up. While the rest of the cast are still stellar performers, we just can't stomach the Kucher performances. He sucks the life out of the show. So have fun Kathy - we love you. Maybe you and Charlie should create a show together and bring on some of the old cast?

910 days ago
24.

FLUX    

Of course Charlie is happy, the next choice was Cosmo Kramer.

910 days ago
25.

Britney    

Please just bring Charlie back! It is not the same without him.

910 days ago
26.

mebrat24    

okay, now tell us what you really feel Charlie. All these people are saying how it isn't funny any more and Ashton sucks at this show. According to the ratings it is up there so some one must be wrong about how good or how bad it really is. Money talks bull**** walks.

910 days ago
27.

Kari    

I don't think it backfired at all--Charlie always talks like this. He always says he loves what they do, like hiring Ashton Kutcher, and then next thing you know he is on another one of his rants about what they did. It's all an act---and he's not a very good actor anymore.

910 days ago
28.

nof    

Was thinking about Charlie Sheen's career la otra.


And the brilliant move into comedy - what with the baseball movies and the hilarious pitcher portrayal.


Lotta dudes wouldn't have had the courage to do this.


Alec Baldwin did the same thing - switched from leading man to comedy -


Two brilliant dudes.

910 days ago
29.

nof    

Charlie/Alec p.s.


Hope they don't follow the script for the "Anger Management" series too closely -


The movie version had cardboard cut-outs for characters:


Bronx guy, gay guy, etc.


But couldn't get my treatment to Charlie -


Mark Burg never sent it back - but everyone else has/did.


Unopened - per all of the nuisance suits in L.A.


The WGA has it, as well - cuz you gotta register things.

909 days ago
30.

jen    

the show is just stupid now...really, the plots are just plain stupid....and if you can't bring charlie back, then bring his ghost into the plot after allans heart attack....and make the ghost kathy bates????? reaching....

909 days ago
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