Trying to keep up with this whole Charlie Sheen quagmire is almost a full-time job. And it’s one for which I’ve only occasionally shown up because, dude, it’s just way too crazy. Last I heard, Sheen was a warlock who’s going to save Haiti or something with Sean Penn. He’s been on every show, website, and even sports talk radio. I’ve heard that he’s passed drug tests, but then again he’s dropped over 20 pounds in the last month or so. Sometimes he’s manic, others he’s calm and (reasonably) cogent in his statements. Personally, I’m just waiting for him to walk into a biker bar, beat the shit out of everybody and then burn the damn thing down.
Considering the war of words and threatened legal action between Sheen and his meal ticket, Two and a Half Men, it seemed inevitable that the only thing Warner Bros. TV could do is can him. And now they have officially: “After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen’s services on Two and a Half Men effective immediately,” Warner Bros Television said in a statement Monday. Sheen has recently fired back, though. Reached by TMZ, Sheen said: “This is very good news. They continue to be in breach, like so many whales. It is a big day of gladness at the Sober Valley Lodge because now I can take all of the bazillions, never have to look at whatshiscock again and I never have to put on those silly shirts for as long as this warlock exists in the terrestrial dimension.”
So there you have it. This is a continually developing story and the source article has already been updated a couple of times since I started this one, with a follow up concerning the legal reasons CBS and Warner Bros. went with concerning Sheen’s termination: that he has engaged in “moral terpitude.” Anyway, what’s going to happen to 2.5 Men is anybody’s guess at this point. But considering it’s the #1 comedy with nearly 15 million viewers weekly, it wouldn’t be a stretch to think that CBS and Warner Bros. would try anything to salvage it. As for Sheen, he’s probably going to have his hands full with pending legal action from the Wicca Community.