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    Mon, 12 Apr 2010 10:02:37

    Charlie Sheen Willing to Walk Away from <i>Two and a Half Men</i> - Actor in contract renewal talks and ready to walk if it comes to that

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    The beloved CBS comedy, Two and a Half Men, featuring the erstwhile actor Charlie Sheen in the lead role, may need to be renamed One and a Half Men if things continue down their current path. Rumors have been swirling for weeks that Sheen is ready to walk away from the massive hit show due to contract negotiation issues and now, Sheen has finally broken his silence on those contract renewal discussions. Sheen reportedly said "So be it" if his role ends after this current season, which was the series' seventh. Oh, the horror! Can we survive a week without Sheen on the boob tube? I think we'll somehow manager.

    Sheen received four Emmy nominations for his role as single 'n sex-obsessed Charlie Harper. Wait, four Emmy nods? For basically playing himself? Oh, wait, we forgot Sheen gets married here and there, so he's not "single" like his alter-ego, but, he is certainly sex obsessed. Anyone remember Heidi Fleiss? Porn star Ginger Lynn? They are all in Sheen's checkered past. His checkered current includes a physical altercation with wife Brooke over the holidays, which lead to him facing a domestic violence charge! So, the series and Sheen's portrayal is like the "PG" rated version of himself? Certainly not worth an Emmy win, mind you!

    Anyway, Sheen released a statement to People on Friday, saying that media reports that he was demanding a higher salary were unfounded. "All of the numbers reported in the press are false. Claims from 'inside sources' regarding offers from the studio as well as my salary, on their best day, are without merit," Sheen said in the statement. Word on the street is that Sheen is seeking $1 million per episode, which a raise from his current $825,000 take per ep. Sheen's contract expired when he taped the final episode on Friday.

    In his statement, Sheen also said, "If tonight's show is the end for me as Charlie Harper, so be it. Another journey has begun. I take from the experience 161 shows filled with a kaleidoscope of amazing experiences, memories, friendships and gratitude," he said. Doesn't sound like Sheen is too bummed about movin' on. Guess we can just ask his ex, Denise Richards, since he moved on from her rather quickly, as well.

    Do you think the show can survive without Sheen? Do you think Sheen is being a pain in the ass in terms of contract negotiations? Can Jon Cryer carry the weight of the show? Or will they bring in someone new? We recommend Cryer's Pretty in Pink co-star and on-screen rival, Andrew McCarthy.

    —Amy Sciarretto

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