Charlie Sheen Self-Destructs; 'Two and a Half Men' Canceled
The most-watched comedy on TV has been canceled after a radio call-in rant from troubled actor Charlie Sheen to a radio show provided proved too much for producers' patience, the L.A. Times reports:
"Interviewed on the radio program 'The Alex Jones Show,' Sheen, who is said to be vacationing in the Bahamas, called his boss, Executive Producer Chuck Lorre, 'a clown,' and referred to him as 'Chaim Levine' (Lorre's birth name is Charles Michael Levine). In a later interview with the website TMZ.com, Sheen said, 'I violently hate Chaim Levine,' and accused Lorre of taking money from him."
Listen to Sheen's interview, AFTER THE JUMP...
"What does this say about Haim Levine after he tried to use his words to judge and attempt to degrade me. I gracefully ignored this folly for 177 shows ... I fire back once and this contaminated little maggot can't handle my power and can't handle the truth. I wish him nothing but pain in his silly travels especially if they wind up in my octagon. Clearly I have defeated this earthworm with my words -- imagine what I would have done with my fire breathing fists. I urge all my beautiful and loyal fans who embraced this show for almost a decade to walk with me side-by-side as we march up the steps of justice to right this unconscionable wrong. Remember these are my people ... not yours...we will continue on together... Charlie Sheen"