Charlie Sheen fired from "Two and a Half Men"

Warner Brothers cuts the controversial sitcom star loose after more than a week of bizarre media stunts

By Peter Finocchiaro
Published March 7, 2011 10:20PM (EST)
 (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)
(AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

Warner Brothers has fired Charlie Sheen from the suspended hit CBS sitcom, "Two and a Half Men." The studio released a short statement announcing the move this afternoon.

After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen’s services on “Two and a Half Men” effective immediately.

Sheen has already reacted to the news of his firing in typical oddball fashion, voicing happiness to be done with the show. The actor then mocked his network antagonists, saying

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 [expletive] again and I never have to put on those silly shirts for as long as this warlock exists in the terrestrial dimension.

Sheen now looks to sue both Warner Brothers and "Two and a Half Men"-producer Chuck Lorre, according to TMZ. Sheen's lawyer, Marty Singer, commented that he believed Lorre was ultimately behind the move to have Sheen canned.

Singer claims the real reason Warner Bros. gave Charlie the boot is because he insulted Lorre, and that's not reason to fire him.

Read more about Sheen's firing at the New York Times.

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