Sheengate Update: Men Crew Will Get Paid

Some good news for the innocent victims in the war between Charlie Sheen and Warner Bros/CBS/Chuck Lorre/AA. Yes, I’m talking about the Two and a Half Men crew.

A source confirms to TVLine that the sitcom’s 150-plus crew will be paid for four of the eight episodes that were scrapped as a result of the fracas. Warner Bros. is footing the bill, which is said to equal roughly $2 million. The insider adds that Men boss Lorre was instrumental in the decision.

Not surprisingly, Sheen is attempting to take credit for the gesture, telling the AP, “Clearly my efforts are paying off.”

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  1. Michael Sacal says:

    You’re traveling through another dimension — a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That’s a signpost up ahead: your next stop: the Twilight Zone!

    You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension: a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into… the Twilight Zone.

    There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call “The Twilight Zone”.

  2. Sally says:

    Isn’t it ridiculous how the amount of Charlie Sheen’s paycheck for each episode equals to the amount 150+ people get for four episodes? And now he’s demanding 3 million per episode? My god.

    • Chuma says:

      Instead of fighting CBS and Lorre, Sheen should just give away his salary from one episode, that would be enough to compensate for the other 4 episodes. If I was running things, I would never agree to pay him more for another season, he earns enough already, only to be used for drugs… No one is indispensable, they should just spin off jake and alan, bring in Stamos, keep things going without Charlie, his storyline is always the same anyway.

  3. forrest says:

    Smart as a fox? Consider this: all this fiasco is Charlie’s attempt to get out of a contract. So he changed his mind –

  4. godzilla_foil says:

    Please, don’t call it “Sheengate”. That sounds way tacky.

  5. Kingdom says:

    A sign someone is overpaid might just be that one month’s work of 150+ people equals the pay of one delusional spoiled actor for a few days work.

    I would love some of what Sheen is on because it seems to be having this wonderful effect on his version of reality. I bet you he really and deeply believes he is winning this PR war (and that he is a victim) when all people see is a spoiled brat (that looks like death warmed over) that is whining because he wasn’t spoiled enough.

    Seems like the best thing to do is kill his character off screen, have a few episodes to wrap up loose threads and test spin-off waters. Then give the show a decent finale and call it television history. Take maybe 4 or so eps. The ratings would make it worth it and at least giving long time fans some closure, which is better then this erupt ending that Sheen is pretty much guaranteeing.

  6. godzilla_foil says:

    Please, don’t call it “Sheegate”. It sounds way tacky.

  7. Topper Harley says:

    Good job by Sheen. He might be an ass off the set, but have you hears any complaints about him on the set? Never missed a day of work.

    • calebJ says:

      you mean except for the time last year when he was arrested, or the time this year, (currently) when he took off for as month to dry himself out causing the last 8 episodes to be cancelled?

      Yeah, he never misses a day off! What a trooper!

  8. TV Gord says:

    Yeah. Sheengate sounds tacky, but godzilla_foil doesn’t. Gotcha.

  9. godzilla_foil says:

    No, it doesn’t. Sorry.

  10. Pat says:

    A guy who’s stepped on by Godzilla has nothing tacky about it. Calling yourself “TV acid reflux disease”, on the other hand…

  11. Laura says:

    sheen looks so old and damaged in that photo above. bring on new blood. Stamos could pull it off i think

  12. Brian says:

    Yeah, let’s not start calling every major entertainment issue that arises “—-gate”. “Nipplegate” was bad enough. Having said that, can he just OD already? Sure, I sound insensitive, but it’s gonna happen eventually anyway and I’m sick of every article on every entertainment website being about this jerk.

  13. John says:

    Sheen gets 1.25m an episode, not 2m.

    • george says:

      Well the story says he wants a 50% raise in order to stay on. It also says he would then get 3MM per, so the math says he’s currently getting 2MM per.

      Are you his agent, do you know for sure what he is paid

  14. Jon B says:

    Sheenanigans… duh!

  15. Side3 says:

    Sheen looks like death warmed over. Very sad.

  16. Nina says:

    Most people who go through Detox for 3 weeks do tend to look like crap.
    They also need to deal with the underlying issues they were self medicating after the drugs wear off.

    It maybe that Charlie Sheen’s issues had to do with Anger and instead of processing that he is acting out on it.

    That’s why people should GO to rehab and NOT do it in there house.
    They have the Medical Support they need not just during detox but afterward when the psychological reason BEHIND the addiction begin to surface.

    Watching a drug addict spiral out of control is sad because it’s a DISEASE.
    And in Charlie Sheen’s case it may even be genetic because his father Martin Sheen was an Alcoholic and was found in face down in a gutter drunk and had to be shipped off to rehab himself.

  17. yless says:

    Is he only 45? He looks to be on his late 50’s and a sick one at that!

  18. daveedt says:

    Will the other actors (not Sheen, of course!)
    get paid too? or just the Crew?

  19. calebJ says:

    I say replace the bum. I haven’t watched it after the third season or so anyway. Talk about a repetitive plotline every episode! It could be a standing joke to the 1/2 kid that his uncle is on a world tour of his jingles, while the brother and mother joke about him being straightened out by Dr. Drew… again!

    Replace him with a long lost 3rd brother, John Stamos! He could be a missionary who comes home determined to live a little, and is lured by charlie’s old girlfriends who hit on him when they find out Charlie is ‘away’. I might start watching this show again!