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The eccentric and often wild star of CBS’ Two and a Half Men has been fired by Warner Bros. the parent company of CBS. Here’s the story from the NYT:
Warner Brothers announced Monday that they have fired Charlie Sheen from his hit comedy “Two and a Half Men.”
The terse official statement read, “After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen’s services on “Two and a Half Men” effective immediately.”
The studio, which owns and produces the series, will decide about the future of the show at a later date, a spokesman said.
The move comes after CBS and Warner Brothers on Feb. 25 discontinued the latest season of the show after Mr. Sheen verbally attacked the show’s executive producer. After the show was discontinued, Mr. Sheen continued to berate the producer, Chuck Lorre, giving a series of interviews to the morning shows of two networks, a gossip Web site and a Los Angeles radio station, transfixing the public and feeding a media frenzy.
CBS has informed a MadMike’s source that no decision has been made concerning the future of Two and a Half Men.