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    So, Charlie Sheen is a nut. This is common knowledge by now. However, I have a strange feeling that there might be one more nut on the tree that is Two and Half Men. Chuck Lorre might be missing some important cells in the cranial area as well. Why would any intelligent person start a war of words with Charlie Sheen? I have a feeling before this whole tower of cards falls Mr Lorre is going to hang himself on the left over rope around Sheen's neck. Maybe it is just me, but he acts like an addict in his rebuttals to Sheen. These television execs dont have time for such crap and they dont want there names thrown into any muck.

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    I can imagine that Chuck Lorre may have just lost it after having to deal with Charlie's big bag of b.s. for so long. I don't know that I wouldn't snap either. I find it really amusing that Charlie just thinks he'll go on to better things or that Chuck Lorre will somehow be ruined by this. Lorre is a successful writer/producer with lots of hits under his belt (including several others on TV right now). He'll be just fine. I can't imagine anyone not wanting to work with him. There are probably MANY people in Hollywood who have enormous sympathy for him.

    I'm glad HBO called Charlie on that lie. I read something earlier today about Major League 3, which Charlie is supposed to be in. Apparently, the folks in charge of that movie (sure to be a blockbuster ) aren't altogether sure they want him involved any more. The same producer, I believe, made Georgia Rule and got a taste of Lindsay Lohan's drama and isn't eager to sign up for that crap again with Charlie.

    I never liked Two and a Half Men, mainly because I can't stand Charlie Sheen. I LOVE Conchata Ferrell and Jon Cryer, so maybe a replacement for Charlie would interest me in the show. Someone suggested Emilio take over for his brother and I think that's a great idea. He looks terrific and he's got his act together. I always thought he was WAY more talented that Charlie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by libgirl2 View Post
    I feel really bad for the rest of the cast and crew who have to put up with this guy. Time to retool the show and come back without him.
    Exactly. Uncle Charlie dies off screen. Everyone is real sad for one episode. Some other guy moves in and becomes the other "Man" in the title.

    Charlie's career is over. Mel Gibson over.

    Oh, here's something "fun": The Eleven Most Inexplicable Quotes From Today’s Charlie Sheen Radio Meltdown
    If you thought Charlie Sheen's radio meltdowns were bad before — and with bombs hurled at his Two and a Half Men boss Chuck Lorre and inexplicable advice offered to Lindsay Lohan, they have been — they're nothing compared to the aggressive, addled rant Sheen launched today on the Alex Jones Show. TMZ has the audio, where Sheen calls Lorre ethnic slurs, talks about his army of assassins, and even slams one of our founding fathers. The beleaguered actor is supposed to return to work on Two and a Half Men next week, but after today, we're not so sure. (Update: CBS and Warner Bros. TV have decided against resuming production on Two and a Half Men next week and will keep the show dark for the rest of the season.)

    Here are eleven of the most incendiary, odd, or just plain inexplicable things Sheen said on the air:

    On his tropical vacation with wife Brooke Mueller, a porn star, and a new mistress:
    "Where there were four, there are now three. Good-bye, Brooke, and good luck in your travels; you're going to need it. Badly … She's not there now and we are and I don't know, winning, anyone? Rhymes with winning? Anyone? Yeah, that would be us. Sorry man, didn't make the rules. Oops."

    On people who talk about him:
    "Look what I'm dealing with, man. I'm dealing with fools and trolls. I'm dealing with soft targets, and it's just strafing runs in my underwear before my first cup of coffee … they lay down with their ugly wives and their ugly children and just look at their loser lives and then they look at me and say, 'I can't process it.' Well, no, and you never will! Stop trying! Just sit back and enjoy the show."

    On Chuck Lorre's Sheen-tweaking vanity card:
    "I didn't care for that vanity card … that was one of the few compliments that clown has paid me in almost a decade."

    On Lorre himself:
    "I'm tired of being told 'You can't talk about that, you can't talk about that.' Bull ****. There's something this side of deplorable that a certain Chaim Levine — yeah, that's Chuck's real name — mistook this rock star for his own selfish exit strategy, bro. Check it, Alex: I embarrassed him in front of his children and the world by healing at a pace that his unevolved mind cannot process. Last I checked, Chaim, I spent close to the last decade effortlessly and magically converting your tin cans into pure gold. And the gratitude I get is this charlatan chose not to do his job, which is to write. Clearly someone who believes he's above the law."

    On his power:
    "I'm sorry, man, but I've got magic. I've got poetry in my fingertips. Most of the time — and this includes naps — I'm an F-18, bro. And I will destroy you in the air. I will deploy my ordinance to the ground."

    On Major League 3:
    "It's being directed and written by a genius named David Ward who, I don't know, won the Academy Award at 23 for writing The Sting? [Ed. He was 29.] It was his pen and his vision that created the classic that we know today as Major League. In fact, a lot of people think the movie's called Wild Thing, as they should. Whatever … If they want me in it, it's a smash. If they don't, it's a turd that opens on a tugboat."

    On why he should be feared:
    "There's a new sheriff in town. And he has an army of assassins."

    Wait, what?
    "Guys, it's right there in the thing, duh! We work for the Pope, we murder people. We're Vatican assassins. How complicated can it be? What they're not ready for is guys like you and I and Nails and all the other gnarly gnarlingtons in my life, that we are high priests, Vatican assassin warlocks. Boom. Print that, people. See where that goes."

    No, seriously: What?
    "If you love with violence and you hate with violence, there's nothing that can be questioned. People say, 'Oh, you'd better work through your resentments.' Yeah, no. I'm gonna hang on to them, and they're gonna fuel my attack. And they're going to fuel the battle cry of my deadly and dangerous and secret and silent soldiers. Because they're all around you. Sorry, you thought you were just messing with one dude. Winning."

    On Alcoholics Anonymous:
    "It's the work of sissies. The only thing I'm addicted to is winning. This bootleg cult, arrogantly referred to as Alcoholics Anonymous, reports a 5 percent success rate. My success rate is 100 percent. Do the math … another one of their mottoes is 'Don't be special, be one of us.' Newsflash: I am special, and I will never be one of you! I have a disease? Bull***! I cured it with my brain, with my mind. I cured it, I'm done … you don't look like you're having a lot of fun. I'm gonna hang out with these two smoking hotties and fly privately around the world. It might be lonely up here but I sure like the view, Alex!"

    On ex-presidents:
    "I'm not Thomas Jefferson. He was a p***."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krom View Post
    Exactly. Uncle Charlie dies off screen. Everyone is real sad for one episode. Some other guy moves in and becomes the other "Man" in the title.

    Charlie's career is over. Mel Gibson over.

    Oh, here's something "fun": The Eleven Most Inexplicable Quotes From Today’s Charlie Sheen Radio Meltdown
    Heard those quotes of Charlie on a radio show tonight. The radio people all claimed that was typical "cocaine talk," feeling like you have superpowers.
    Wonder if that's true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonlady View Post
    Heard those quotes of Charlie on a radio show tonight. The radio people all claimed that was typical "cocaine talk," feeling like you have superpowers.
    Wonder if that's true.
    So Tom Cruise is a coke fiend too?

    Multiple routes to the same stop on The Crazy Express, I guess. Either Purification Rundowns and Thetan dodging gets you Superpowers, or Cocaine does (although I guess in Charlie's case I guess the superpower is Super-denial of his own substance abuse, since he's claiming he cured himself with his own mind!)

    So I'm curious... if we were tasteless enough to have a Charlie Sheen deathwatch, how low would the figure be? DON'T ANSWER THAT! Ick, its not like I wish it even on him, as scummy as he is.

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    It was good of CBS / Warner Bros. to stop production at this time.
    Charlie needs to cool down and realize he's gotten out of control.
    Chuck Lorre, however, is not without blame here; nor is it the first time he's had problems with actors. And, yes, he does bait and enable Charlie. Sad, but true.
    More than likely, though, the show will come back next season and Charlie will return.
    America and Hollywood love "comebacks."
    Not too long ago, Robert Downey, Jr. was in just as bad shape; if not worse. He's doing pretty well these days, though.

    While I agree the rest of the 2 1/2 Men cast is really good, having the show without Charlie is just not going to happen.
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    Robert Downey Jr was a complete mess, but I don't remember him attacking anyone like Charlie has been. RDJ's favorite target was himself.

    Chuck Lorre is known for being pretty hard-assed on set, but he's also really successful and has long-running shows. If I had an actor behaving the way Charlie has been, I don't know that I wouldn't be tempted to take jabs at him either. In the end, Charlie is a (ridiculously over-) paid employee and, contrary to what he believes, he can be replaced.

    You're probably right that he'll be back in the fall, but I really wish they'd dump Charlie, bring in a new character/actor and keep doing the show without him. The rest of the cast and the crew doesn't deserve to have their livelihoods messed with because Charlie Sheen is on another cocaine binge.
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    Right. There are plenty of stars of Charlie's fame level/calibre who could be lured to a #1 show like this with the right offer. Charlie is HARDLY irreplaceable.

    Even if the show failed with a new setup, they'd still probably be better off trying than either letting it die, or trusting Charlie to keep clean.

    If Charlie had a leg to stand on he could probably get Chuck Lorre leveraged out and replaced. Lorre created the show and probably owns a big piece of it, but I'm sure CBS owns an even bigger one. But it won't happen, because Lorre is ALSO responsible for at least two other currently successful CBS shows and the network is more likely to stand behind him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krom View Post
    Right. There are plenty of stars of Charlie's fame level/calibre who could be lured to a #1 show like this with the right offer. Charlie is HARDLY irreplaceable.
    Hey Krom. So true. Here is an article from the Philadelphia Inquirer saying the same thing.

    Dave on Demand: Who needs Charlie? | Philadelphia Inquirer | 02/19/2011

    Dave on Demand: Who needs Charlie?
    Switching out actors and characters is as old as TV itself.
    By David Hiltbrand

    Inquirer Staff Writer

    As Charlie Sheen's bareback rodeo rolls on, the consensus seems to be that if Charlie goes down, so does the show, that Two and a Half Men simply cannot survive without him.

    Balderdash! (Or was that Fred Flintstone's boss?) If TV has taught us anything, it's that everyone is expendable.

    They body-swapped Roseanne's daughter, Blake Carrington's son, Samantha's bewitched and bewildered husband, the Fresh Prince's aunt, even Ralph Kramden's wife.

    From William Petersen to Bob Barker, George Clooney to Simon Cowell, series have often lost their stars and still somehow forged ahead. Dunder Mifflin will remain open for business after Steve Carell retires in a few months.

    It may not be the same program. It may not be as good. But the show will go on.

    A gun-shy Conan O'Brien joked that he had named his new TBS talker Conan so that he would be harder to replace. . .

    The last time there was this much talk about a star's departure's dooming a show was when Michael J. Fox bolted Spin City. ABC immediately plugged in a serviceable substitute: an actor named Charlie Sheen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krom View Post
    Right. There are plenty of stars of Charlie's fame level/calibre who could be lured to a #1 show like this with the right offer. Charlie is HARDLY irreplaceable.
    Agreed. While somewhat embarrassed to admit to watching the show, I do, and I watch it for Jon Cryer and all the really fantastic women who star on the show. As far as I'm concerned, it has the best female ensemble ever - Conchata Ferrell, Holland Taylor and Melanie Lynskey. And most of the rotating girlfriends and wives have been terrific as well, most notably Kelly Stables, Katherine LaNasa, Josie Davis and Katy Mixon.

    All of these people are vastly more skilled and entertaining than Mr. Sheen.
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