If you don’t want to hear about or see Charlie Sheen, don’t turn on the TV, radio, Internet, etc. Charlie Sheen is all over the press, online and in print. He is certainly the topic these days.
While there are many stories combined into this article, I have tried to break it down into three sections. Charlie, CBS Network/Chuck Lorre/Warner Bros, and Ex-wives/family.
Let’s get started, as there is plenty to cover.
Charlie is going to be sued for allegedly stopping an attempt to replace Charlie with his estranged uncle on CBS’s hit show “Two and a Half Men.” Supposedly, Charlie and dad Martin Sheen conspired to “interefere and restrain” producer Chuck Lorre from replacing Charlie with his estranged uncle, Joe Estevez. The file claims that the plan was either to have Joe replace Charlie or to be in a spin-off, “Uncle Joe.” In addition, the three of them also worked to stop a proposed reality show, “About the Sheens.” The plantiff, attorney Ed Meyer, is seeking at least $20 million in damages.
Another scenario, that appears to be simply a rumor, is John Stamos to replace Charlie Sheen. While John Stamos is denying the rumors, he did have a short conversation with CBS chief Les Moonves about possibly joining the hit show. Stamos posted this on a twitter account, “Contrary to rumors, I am not replacing Charlie Sheen on ‘Two and a Half Men.’ However, Martin Sheen has asked me to be his son.”
Of course, like everything else, Sheen had a comment. “If they do that then they deserve their failures and the follies,” Sheen told TMZ. As a fan of John Stamos, I think his presence on the stage of “Men” would be a welcome change.
Charlie is not just being sued, but he is doing the suing. His lawyer sent a letter to CBS that stated Sheen WILL be reimbursed for lost wages, to the tune of millions. Also, he said that he would do the upcoming season of Men, but only for a raise. Apparantly, the 1.8 million per episode leaves him grossly underpaid.
CBS/Warner Bros/Chuck Lorre
Over at Warner Brothers, it is payday. They will pay the crew of “Two and a Half Men” for the four weeks they would have worked for the remainder of the season. While Sheen had once announced he would pay one-third, no statements have been made by Sheen in response to the crew’s payments.
According to TMZ, members of the crew were told that the creator of the show, Chuck Lorre, really got the ball rolling. With Warne Bros. now agreeing, more than 100 employees will receive their paychecks. It is estimated that they will collectively be paid around $2 million for the four weeks of work.
At one point, Sheen asked where fellow cast-mates were at during this time. He said that no other member of the cast seems to be making any statements, they are just on the sidelines.
Well, Charlie, they probably value their job, and want to have a job to retun to in the fall.
WIVES, EX-WIVES AND KIDS
Denise Richards is a good friend to Sheen, he says of his ex-wife. The two have two girls together, Sam and Lola. The girls reside with Richards, who has worked hard to keep all the drama away from the girls. Then there is Brooke Mueller. Soon to be ex-wife of Sheen, mother of their twin boys Max and Bob. She is not on good terms with Sheen, to say the least. Yesterday, Tuesday, was Sheen’s evening with the boys. He was just getting ready to put them to bed when word reached him that a judge had granted a temporary restraining order against him, interrupting his visitation with the boys throughout the run of the order.
Mueller has filed the request for the restraining order based on alleged statements made by Sheen, threatening her life. That full story can be found here.
It has been a crazy week in Sheenville, and things are not likely to settle down anytime soon.
Stay tuned to our website for more developments in this strange case.