Following a bender of publicity and strange behavior spanning several weeks, Warner Bros. has finally dropped the ax on Charlie Sheen, releasing the actor from his assignment on the popular CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men.
Sheen has been a huge source of buzz over the past few weeks, publicly lashing out at the network, creator Chuck Lorre, and repeatedly accusing critics of his lifestyle of jealousy. In a terse statement that is the exact opposite of Sheen’s intense media blitz over the last month, the studio had this to say:
“After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen’s services from `Two and A Half Men’ effective immediately.”
It’s not clear whether the show will be continued with one and a half men, or how writers will handle Sheen’s abrupt departure from the popular sitcom. Sheen has not yet directly commented on the termination, but most recently had this to say on Twitter:
Update, Sheen has commented to TMZ:
“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.”