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Selma Blair

Threatens Lawsuit

You Screwed Me, Charlie!

9/13/2013 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Selma Blair
has called in the legal hounds ... threatening Charlie Sheen and Lionsgate Entertainment with a retaliation lawsuit after getting the ax on "Anger Management."

Sources connected with the show tell TMZ ... Selma believes she had a big fat target on her forehead after daring to criticize Charlie for being a slacker.  She repeatedly complained to the crew that everyone had to sit around and wait while Charlie sat in his trailer and learned his lines.

Charlie got wind of Selma's beef and she believes that's when the die was cast.  Our sources say Selma's now demanding the $1.2 mil she would have made if she would have continued working ... and if she doesn't get it she's filing a lawsuit.

Sources tell TMZ ... of the 12 scenes per show, Selma was only in 3 or 4.  Charlie was in all 12 and required to memorize 44 to 48 pages of dialogue per show.  One source said candidly, "When you work 12 hours a day and have 3 girlfriends at home, it's hard to memorize all the lines for tomorrow."

As for the claim of wrongful termination based on retaliation ... our sources acknowledge, when Charlie heard Selma was trashing him he was pissed, but the decision had already been made to write her off the show, because "America didn't want to see Charlie with just one girlfriend."

But here's the thing ... One very well placed source tells TMZ ... the plan was to phase Selma out over 8 episodes.  After Charlie heard Selma was bitching about him, "That process was accelerated."

We're told lawyers for Lionsgate and Selma are currently talking ... trying to reach a settlement.

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16.

Joy    

Are y'all kidding me?! Selma SHOULD sue that show AND Sheen's ass. He's waaaaay too big for his britches and he's not a warlock, no matter what he says or thinks. He's an overgrown rich boy with serious drug and alcohol and sex addictions and we're going to wake up one morning and find out he's dead in a gutter too.

315 days ago
17.

CyndiChainsaW    

If Charlie is unprofessional (which I believe he could very well be) by holding up production then she has a right to complain. The woman is a mother with a family. She, nor anyone else should have to wait around on his majesty to get his sh1t together. Complain or not, it's unprofessional and further proof that women get screwed in the workplace. So they were writing her character off, big deal. SHE showed up and was ready to do her job. I say she is owed.

315 days ago
18.

sarah    

Just pay her the money! Charlie is a tool!! Charlie is getting paid the big bucks to learn his lines in a timely manner, so he gets no sympathy!!

315 days ago
19.

SusanInFlorida    

Having worked in the "industry," I know full well what "hurry up and wait" means. Marilyn Monroe and Liz Taylor were famous for holding up production, but the show went on. It's the nature of the beast. Selma should have kept her mouth shut. The producers would have bought out her contract and she wouldn't be whining today. Charlie may be many things, but above all, he is entertaining. I didn't like the sniping between Charlie and Chuck on Two and a Half Men, but let me tell you something ~ that show was fantastic and I still watch the reruns every night just to get a few chuckles in my life. Selma, STFU and you will do better in you life's journey.

314 days ago
20.

Rolm    

When you are not the star of the show you keep your mouth shut. To bad you learned this to late. Move on **** and save your cash vs spending on lawyers.

314 days ago
21.

QE2    

I can't speak for what America wants regarding Charlie's character's girlfriend, but I think Charlie and Selma lacked comedic chemistry from the start. Sexual chemistry too. JMO. I think the show is funnier with guest stars in a revolving door of girlfriends. There are lots of really funny actresses out there. Selma is not one of them in my opinion. Charlie is funny.

314 days ago
22.

Pecker    

The show is so-so... she was terrible!

314 days ago
23.

Tony    

Is there ANYTHING Charlie hasn't screwed, or tried to???? Soon we will hear that he has lung cancer and even his hundreds of millions won''t save him. Such a loser!

314 days ago
24.

WME2KS    

You fool what did you expect would happen when you run your mouth off about the star of the show around the crew im sure Charlie has treated a lot of the crew nicely and gave them loans and hand outs for some with bad stories so they heard and told him you fool. Now find other work sharknado 2 needs extras.

314 days ago
25.

skittlesbreaker19    

Regardless...the show is terrible!!

314 days ago
26.

Truth    

LOOK, KILL THE ENTIRE LAME ASS SHOW ALREADY... SUCKS FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. IN FACT, THE STUDIO SHOULD BE CLAWING BACK ALL THE MONEY SPENT ON WASTING EVERY1 LIVES OVER THE LAST F*CKING YEAR. #TRUTH!!

314 days ago
27.

Bruno    

Selma has Anger Management-related anger management issues...

314 days ago
28.

PitBullLover    

who is he ? god?? good for her!!
he's an egotestical ****.

314 days ago
29.

Italia    

The same with any business, if you disparage your boss you may end up out the door, quickly.

314 days ago
30.

Mimi    

Since she gets paid either way, I find it career suicide to complain about ANYTHING on a show! Go to your trailer, read a book, write a book, count your money...just smile and act like the crazy money your making is something you are very lucky to be making!
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Don't worry about waiting for your scenes - now no one will hire you. You accepted a job with Charlie Sheen - and you expected a well oiled machine?

314 days ago
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