By Beth Germano, WBZ-TV

BOSTON (CBS) – Television’s highest paid actor is out of a job.

Charlie Sheen‘s now legendary bouts of wild partying and bitter rants against his studio bosses have proven too much.

Warner Brothers released only a terse statement saying, “After careful consideration, Warner Brothers Television has terminated Charlie Sheen’s services on ‘Two and a Half Men’ effectively immediately.

It’s the latest chapter in the 45-year-old actor’s very public meltdown.

WBZ-TV’s Beth Germano reports.

“Two and a Half Men” was put on hiatus when Sheen briefly entered rehab in January.

Production on the rest of the season, one of the most lucrative series on television, was cancelled last month after an angry tirade against producer and co-creator Chuck Lorre, in which Sheen said, “Chaim Levine. Yeah, that’s Chuck’s real name.”

Sheen, who is paid nearly $2 million an episode, has taken his campaign viral, collecting a record number of Twitter followers and starting his own webcast “Sheen’s Korner.”

Sheen is also making it clear he’s in for a fight releasing his own statement, “This is very good news. They continue to be in breach, like so many whales.”

Now the fate of the number one comedy is unclear, and though the network has yet to say the show is cancelled, for now there’s only one and a half men left.

Comments (11)
  1. D. Melanson says:

    In my estimation, the show should still continue, as the other actors are great and I would not miss Charlie Sheen at all, after hearing what he has been saying in the news. This has been a very popular show and it is not all about “Charlie .” Even if they do not replace Sheen with another actor, the rest of the cast could carry this off very well and I am sure that millions of viewers would be happy with the results.
    I was getting sick of him and his actions in the show anyway and think that it would be better off with out him. I love the other actors and it is a well written show.


  2. Dennis C. says:

    The show used to be funny. Now it’s all about Charlie getting laid and Alan masturbating. Jake’s real life parents must be aghast at what the show has become. Berta has become an afterthought on the show when she used to be an integral, and funny, part of the show. So the show goes off the air. My life goes on. Charlie Sheen was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and has thrown away everything he achieved. Wish I could feel sorry for him but I don’t.

    1. KF4766 says:

      I couldn’t agree more!

  3. Sloppy_Joe says:

    All you people are just fat and jealous, good for you Charlie

    1. blackbear1 says:

      I’m not fat, SLOPPY JOE. Perhaps jealous, however I am a realist. Maybe Charlie Sheen is not. The show is great, he is funny and talented. But he is putting himself above eveyone else. His defiance and sel serving tone will get old soon.
      Don’t forget to get off the couch and get a workout in.

  4. denise says:

    Well this is the perfect opportunity to kill his charecter off – after all he’s done enough assasination of his own charecter as of late. Then if they feel they need to bring someone else in – one of the parents could have produced a 1/2 sibling somewhere along the line that could take his place! Hopefully much like his charecter needed help – he does in real life too. I hope for his kids and his family that he gets some help that works!

  5. Ben says:

    I started off feeling bad for Sheen, but his recent tirades took care of that. Now I hope this loser’s career ends and we never have to see or hear from him again. The next time we hear about Sheen it’s probably going to be the obituary….which can’t be TOO far away on his current track.

  6. msw says:

    This is good news. The other characters are really good and the show will be much better without him. Good riddance Charlie!!!

  7. America says:

    Good riddiance charlie you Friggin Spoiled Brat I am Hard working America and he is not I work for my money he get it handed to him He s fat not me n
    So go to H>>>>>>>>> charlie

  8. emom says:

    what a giant looser charlie is ,,,, so glad he was fired…….

  9. KF4766 says:

    I weigh about 100 lbs soaking wet and prostitutes and crack aren’t my thing!

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