Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Charlie Sheen Isn't Out Just Yet
It looks like Charlie Sheen isn't quite ready to give up his role of Two And A Half Men just yet. He has just announced that he has decided to return to the CBS show after almost 2 months of speculation. After negotiations went down to the last possible minute, a deal was finally reached.
Charlie took a page from the old book and created quite a stir here lately. Not only with news of his pending departure from the series, but with his own personal drama that keeps coming back into the public eye. And after years of Charlie's way even I have to say enough already.
Charlie should be kissing CBS feet that they would even humor him with the idea of negotiations. In case you haven't noticed Charlie, your era is about over. While you were a good actor in your time, you have let your demons get the best of you and it shows. When your personal life overshadows your role and your character, you just have to cut your ties.
In a statement, Sheen said: ”To put a fitting end on the two and one-half months of whirlwind speculation, I’m looking forward to returning to my CBS home on Monday nights. I want to thank [CBS President] Les Moonves for his support."
Sheen, who currently makes $825,000 an episode will be bumped up to nearly $2 million per show, according to the Variety.
He currently faces 45 days in jail for assaulting wife Brooke Mueller Dec. 25. A source revealed to Usmagazine.com that he is most worried about smoking behind bars. Sheen's criminal defense attorney, Richard Cummins, has been seeking an exception to the Aspen's Pitkin County Jail's no-smoking policy for Sheen that will likely not be met, according to authorities.
Sheen checked himself into an undisclosed rehab facility in February for "preventative measures" and was out the following month. Production for Two and a Half Men halted to accommodate Sheen's rehab stint. Brooke, 32, also received treatment for her addictions to alcohol and drugs and recently checked out of The Canyon facility in Malibu for at-home treatment. The couple, who are currently living apart, have been married for nearly two years and welcomed twin sons Bob and Max last year.