Troubled actor Charlie Sheen managed to shut down production of the hit show for the remainder of the season.
Sheen attacked the show's creator in two interviews. The actor went on a profane rambling tirade against Alcoholics Anonymous, party girls, his ex-wife, founding father Thomas Jefferson and the creator of Two and a Half Men.
Sheen was scheduled to return to the show next week and claims that he is sober. He did not clean up with the help of A.A. he said since he called the organization a bootleg cult with a 5 percent success rate.
Sheen also attacked the show's creator Chuck Lorre who recently joked about Sheen. Lorre said he lives a healthy lifestyle and would be mad if Sheen outlived him.
Sheen did not find the comments funny and called Lorre a clown whose real name is Chaim Levine. His real name is actually Charles Michael Levine. In a later interview with TMZ Sheen continued to criticize Lorre as he called him a stupid, stupid little man...
As for why Sheen chose to be so outspoken?
I've got magic. I've got poetry at my fingerprints, he said. Why give an interview when you can leave a warning. I'm not fair game. I'm not a soft target. It's over. There's a new sheriff in town. And he has an army of assassins.
Based on the totality of Charlie Sheen's statements, conduct and condition, CBS and Warner Bros. Television have decided to discontinue production of Two and a Half Men for the remainder of the season, said producer Warner Bros. Television and the network that broadcasts the show, CBS.
There is no word on whether production will resume next season.
TMZ also reports that James G. Robinson, CEO of Morgan Creek Productions said he is worried about casting Sheen in an upcoming movie.
I'm not going to risk putting Charlie in the movie if he continues messing up, he said. Obviously with Major League 3 there's a huge part written for Charlie's character ... but after dealing with Lindsay Lohan on Georgia Rule, I can speak for someone who has experienced the difficulties of working with an actor dealing with addiction.
Robinson said that if Sheen does not straighten up he cannot put him in the movie.
When Lindsay was doing Georgia Rule, she would miss full days of work. When an actor doesn't show up for work, you can lose half a million dollars a day paying the 250 other people there for the shoot and the costs for the set.