Charlie Sheen, the highest paid US TV actor has had his show, “Two and a Half Men”, canceled after his foul-mouthed rant about the show’s creator. Sheen earned $825,000 each episode, from his acting fee and show ownership rights. But future work on the show has been halted indefinitely, with no promise it will resume.
The show’s cancellation comes after months of production breaks while Sheen entered a home-based rehab program for drink and drug addiction. The program makers stuck by Charlie, son of veteran actor, Martin Sheen, through his legendary benders. Now he’s gone too far, calling Chuck Lorre a “pu**y punk” and a “charlatan”.
Oh dear, Charlie! It seems even you are not indispensable. Production on the four shows due to be shot this season will not now go ahead. The longer term future of the show, and Charlie Sheen, who previously felt himself untouchable, is in jeopardy. Sheen retaliated at news of the show’s cancellation by calling Lorre a “contaminated little maggot” who “can’t handle [his] power and can’t handle the truth” in an open letter. “”Clearly I have defeated this earthworm with my words.”
Well, since it’s Sheen who has had his show canceled and therefore his income drastically cut, would you say he was the victor in all of this? Is the highest paid US TV actor worth it or is the cancellation of his show a long overdue lesson to pull his head in and clean up his act?