Charlie Sheen Seals His Two and a Half Men Fate With Vicious Attack on Chuck Lorre

Rest assured any hope Charlie Sheen had of getting his Two and a Half Men job back has now been lost.

In the wake of reports that Men creator Chuck Lorre has decided to keep the sitcom going sans Sheen, the troubled actor launched his nastiest attack yet against his former boss.

In a letter sent to TMZ titled Good Luck Chuck, Sheen wrote, “MY fans may tune in for a minute, but at the end of the day, no one cares about your feeble show without me. Shame on you. Not even a phone call to the man that put you on the map. The man that put 500 million dollars in your pockets. You were on your way out of Warner Bros. with a buy out and a cup of cold coffee in your shaky and clammy hands. And then I walked into your office. And you created a show BASED ON MY AWESOME LIFE. I busted my ass for 8 years to support your vision. Your dream. In turn, it is my nightmare. You sad silly fool. You a-hole p—y loser. Put on the gloves you low rent, nut-less sociopath; I’ll beat your chicken s–t soul in a court room into a state of gratitude. A state of surrender.”

Sheen goes on to call Lorre, “A narcissist. A coward. A loser. [And] a spineless rat,” and points to Men’s recent repeat ratings as an indication of what’s to come if the show goes on without him. “I’m out here with my fans every night. The message is crystal clear; NO CHARLIE SHEEN. NO SHOW. And that’s exactly what it will be for you and your desperate vanity cards, every Monday night, a no-show. The ratings right now are not a fluke. It’s a big fat mess.A 2.0 demo? That sucks. Almost as bad as you. You’ve been warned. Reap the whirl-wind you cockroach, reap it.”

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  1. Deborah Alves says:

    Does Charlie Sheen still alive and being annoying?! Pff.

    • Tarc says:

      With any luck, that won’t last much longer.

    • Dough Boy says:

      You should really consider taking an English composition class. Or, at the very least, invest in a copy of Warriner’s English Grammar and Composition.

    • Ali says:

      Sheen’s narcissistic disorder is probably almost untreatable at this point. He’s exhibiting classic addict behavior: Everything wrong with my life is someone else’s fault, but never my own. Yet, his choices have made him a second-rate and worthless father, husband, friend, employee, son, brother, and human being. His only supporter are white trash, crack whores. he’s go the best friends money can buy. And yet all his self-created problems are ALL someone else’s fault. The reality is that with the exception of having money, he is a loser in every single possible way that it counts.

      The inevitable fatal OD is not far away. By 2012, all that will be left of Sheen will be one of those memorial slideshows.

    • Tracy Murray says:

      Sad to say , yes , and by the way , Deborah , sorry to be a Grammar Nazi on you , just thought I’d point out your comment should have started with is , not does .

    • Suncatcher says:

      EVERYONE is replaceable… Even Mr. Sheen.

    • silly says:

      I want to see this fans he is speaking of… o_O

  2. Lola says:

    Kinda makes me want to watch just to prove him wrong.

  3. Beth says:

    You know what he did right there? He just guaranteed that a sitcom hater, namely me, will tune in to this show specifically because he isn’t on it. Never watched it in 8 years, but now will. What an a-hole.

    • Molly says:

      I’m totally with you Beth. I’ve never been a fan of the show, but I especially made a point not to watch in when Charlie went totally crazy a couple of seasons ago.

      Now, however, I will make a point of watching this show just because he’s not on it. Heck, I’ll set up a series recording on my DVR even if I erase every episode without watching it. At least it’ll show one more viewer each week.

      The only reason people aren’t watching the repeats now is because Charlie is still on them.

      • StillAnnoyed says:

        What CS fails to realize is that tons of people will start watching just to spite him. And, oddly enough, some of those people have Neilsen boxes. Can I see those people tuning in just to mess with the 2.0 demo prediction? Absolutely. Time to stop burning your bridges man!!

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  4. Matt says:

    I hate to say it, but Charlie is right. Almost 90% of the show’s plots revolve around his character. That’s difficult to replace. Is it impossible? No. But it will not be easy and the ratings will suffer. It will be curious as to how they replace him. The characters lived in his house, so unless they write Charlie’s death into the show and have him leave his brother the house, they’ll have to change sets. And of course, the actor with whom they replace Charlie will have HUGE shoes to fill and MUST pull in at least 75% of the ratings to be deemed a success.

    • evs says:

      I’m actually dreading the effect this will have on the Big bang theory. Because Lorre is competent but there can be only so much of him, and seems like he’ll be sinking all his forces to solve this doozey.

    • kristine says:

      they could just keep “charlie” and replace sheen. not sure that’s how I’d do it, but it’s a possibility.

    • Tarc says:

      The show was garbage, so anyone with a glimmer of talent would be a good relacement. Heck, my janotor needs a better job, and he’s actually funny. And nice. And sane.

  5. Sarah says:

    I never watched it BECAUSE of Charlie Sheen. The jokes were usually so gratuitous sex jokes which weren’t all that funny, and Sheen has always had a shady past. I never found him funny, and maybe if there is someone else, I will tune in. I like Jon Cryer, and that kid can be funny sometimes too, but I just never liked Sheen’s character enough to want to watch him.

    • SAM says:

      Couldn’t agree more. Like the other posters, I may now watch the show, if only to spite Sheen!

    • Kim R says:

      I agree. I didn’t watch for exactly these reasons, although I do like Jon Cryer & the rest of the cast. I may tune in now.

    • stacie says:

      i agree… i only watched the last season and that was only cause my kids started watching it… i was very uncomfortable watching because it was charlie sheen playing himself and treating it like it was ok to be an addict as long as you were funny doing it… creepy

  6. Alicia says:

    Not wishing ill on him, but suicide really seems like the next step the way he’s going.

  7. David says:

    It’s a funny show and centers around Charlie Sheen but anything can be retooled. Will it be the exact same show? No. Will it maybe be funny enough to watch? Sure. The writers are the same and the premise maybe shifts some. Nobody can really judge until they find out the fate of the show and who will replace Sheen. I’m willing to give it a chance if only to find out how they are going to write out the person who the show is based around!

  8. WB Frog says:

    Looking forward to Two and a Half Men without him.

  9. HRU says:

    Shoot that means I am going to have to start watching even though I always thought the show was crappola.

  10. janet says:

    Sheen is a raving lunatic. Chuck Lorre was a very succesful man before Men and will be long after CS realizes he is no longer employable.
    Never watched show as I didn t like CS before these rants … Now I will just to spite the asshole.

  11. Mike says:

    Sorry Mr. Sheen, but what makes the show is JOHN CRYER and the writing.

  12. Mel. says:

    Well, I might start tuning in again. There could actually be some variety in the episodes. It seemed like the same epsidode redone over and over for the last couple of years.

  13. DDT 365 says:

    Guess they can change the name of the show to 2 men

  14. sam says:

    Charlie Sheen is such a loser. Your boss is your boss no matter what. He put chuck on the map? I don’t think so. Up until now Chuck never said a bad word about Charlie. Yet he gets attacked for looking after the show he created. Thank God he has power to rise above Charlie and his tantrums. The guy looks like skin and bone. He should get off the drugs and hang around healthy people instead of the two whores he calls goddesses. GOOD BYE CHARLIE AND GOOD RIDDEN. WE LAUGHED AT YOU AND WE WILL CONTINUE LAUGHING AT YOU.

    • Damon says:

      I’m not defending Charlie.. but yes, he did put him on the map.

      • Amy says:

        What Charlie has forgotten is that once you’re on the map, nobody cares how you got there – and as Lorre has launched other big hits in the past few years, his cred goes far beyond “Two and a Half Men.” Whereas what little cred Sheen ever had in recent years also came from Lorre (his ’80s success was a pretty distant memory before this show), and behavior like this has made sure Sheen will retain none of it.

      • PJM says:

        Yeah, it’s not like Chuck Lorre ever had a show before 2 1/2 Men. Unless you count Roseanne, Dharma and Greg, Cybill, Grace Under Fire, My Two Dads.

        Not to mention, The Big Bang Theory was beating 2 1/2 in the ratings by the end of the 09-10 season.

      • Kathy says:

        Ah, no…sorry. Before this Lorre had “Dharma and Greg”, “Grace Under Fire” (so he’s dealt with meth heads before) and “Roseanne” just to name a few.

        And Sheen is claiming that this show is based on his life??? Bet Sheen’s siblings are all scratching their heads, looking at each other going, “Which one of us lives with him?”

        Can’t his parents just Baker Act him (get him committed for his own sake) and end this nonsense already?

    • John says:

      Chuck Lorre has been a television hitmaker for almost two decades, with two other very successful sitcoms on CBS just at present.

  15. Karrie says:

    I never cared for Charlie Sheen and I always thought that he was citing his lines as an extension of himself. I liked the show although not because of Sheen but because of the ensemble of the cast. I will definitely be tuning into the show especially since it will be sans Sheen! Suck on that Charlie!

  16. J says:

    Charlie Sheen may be acting like an a hole but he’s not wrong. I was a huge Two and a Half Men fan, but I have no intentions of watching it without him now. I may tune into the first episode just out of curiosity of how they write him out of a show about his life, but I definately won’t be sitting down to watch it weekly anymore

    • Roark says:

      The only agreeable thought! I too am a fan. It’s so bad that they applaud his bad behavior as long as it benefits them. He has been in the tabloids as long as the show….. oh wait… is that a co-incidence? I am thinking NOT!!!! I won’t watch cause it is kinda hypocritical to do such. Watch a show based off a guy you fired? I mean Jake ain’t as cute and adorable anymore. The show can’t last forever. I mean really? How much longer would it go on anyway? Maybe that’s the new sendoff from the network policy… cancel your show, go off and make a couple million ranting like your some misunderstood crackhead.

  17. Kira says:

    It’s funny because I never watched the show because it was based on his life and even the promos made me want a shower. Charlie’s so pathetic.

  18. Bob says:

    It’s the longest shot in the world, but what if CBS asked Warner Bros. to dump Lorre? It’s been done before (creator Don Bellisario was thrown off NCIS). I wouldn’t put it past Les Moonves if the economics of it worked out to his advantage (and Warner got a nice bump in $$$). As I said, it’s a looonnnngggg shot, because he’d p*** off a lot of people, but strange things do happen in Hollyweird.

    • Amy says:

      CBS won’t do that. Lorre has given them other hits (“The Big Bang Theory,” “Mike & Molly”), so he’s a valuable player — something the addicted, volatile Charlie Sheen is unlikely to be for CBS or anyone else ever again.

    • John Berggren says:

      Chuck Lorre is not the one who created a nightmare for CBS. They’ve already fired that person.

  19. Michael A says:

    Two words for Charlie: American Idol. How many assumed doom and gloom once Simon Cowell left? Going back to older examples, when Farrah’s ego got too big for Charlie’s Angels, Cheryl Ladd proved more than an adequate replacement. When Suzanne Somers thought she was too awesome to be on Three’s Company, it lived on without her. When Ron Howard left Happy Days, the days continued for years. Even Laverne & Shirley went on without Shirley albeit for only one year. But she was not replaced either.

  20. SAM says:

    Don’t you know that Sheen’s attorney in his lawsuit is having a stroke? His client is giving his adversaries so much material!

  21. Cindy R says:

    Put Jeremy Piven on that show doing a cleverly disguised rendition of Ari Gold and watch the ratings go through the roof. They’ll all be saying Charlie Whoooo?
    This pathetic moron is a lost cause and has proven himself to be an total a$$ in the truest sense of the word.
    I’ve had it with this drug demented, foul mouthed sore loser. I hope he rides that torpedo of truth with his porno stars attached right out of our sight. Good riddance – not winning!

    • Amy says:

      If you want a performer more reliable and less scuzzy than Charlie Sheen, Jeremy Piven is not exactly the best direction to go.

  22. Charlie Sheen, further proof that God has a sense of humour.

  23. meliot says:

    Charlie obviously doesn’t realize that the laughter he’s hearing is laughter”at” him and not “with” him. Chuck Lorre now has a perfect opportunity to take this almost too old sitcom, turn it around and make it new again. Frankly, Charlie Sheen is getting too long in the tooth to believeably play the perpetual playboy for much longer. This may have been the best thing that ever happened to 2-1/2 Men.

  24. Kris says:

    Charlie does realize its typical for RE-RUNS not to do well in the ratings right?

  25. tlcinvt says:

    I’d actually like to see them do one of those annoying “So and so will now be played by so and so actor.” and keep the character without Sheen. Show him he is replaceable. I haven’t watched a single episode, but might, just to prove him wrong.
    I also think that maybe the reruns are failing because he’s in them, and people don’t want to watch him anymore.

  26. Lana says:

    I watched the show…every week. Will I watch it now? No. Not because Charlie Sheen is gone, but because Charlie Harper is gone. As far as I’m concerned, Alan Harper is the most annoying character on the show and I will not watch if he is the main character. I will miss Berta and Evelyn and Herb and most of all Rose, but I do have my DVDs (and the 30 times a day it’s on in syndication) to get me through the rough patches. The best thing everyone involved could do at this point is cut their losses and put the show out of it’s misery.

    • J, Norman says:

      I agree with you everything you say and will add.

      I find the character of Alan to be one of the most grating on the nerves on all of TV. Jon Cryer plays the part well, I will give him that, but I still hate the character.
      If they want to find another person (or even a kid) to continue with they can keep the name 2 1/2 men.
      They just have to make Alan the 1/2 man. That wouldn’t be hard to do. He has been less than a man for 8 years.

  27. Mary says:

    OMG. He will be lucky if he ever finds work again. He is crazy.

  28. jen says:

    I’ve seen the show only in reruns but never bothered to watch it on purpose before because I couldn’t stand Charlie. Like a lot of other commenters, now I’ll be sure to tune in every week. I’ll even dvr it and I’ll watch it online.

  29. Carol says:

    It’s doing badly in the ratings because no one wants to watch him. I stopped watching that show years ago and I actually might watch it again with him gone. In the meantime Big Bang Theory is a much funnier show.

  30. Samantha says:

    He is certifiable. Seriously. Even though I’ve never been a fan, I hope Two and a Half Men flourishes without this psycho. Would serve him right for being such a cracked out lunatic and treating people like crap.

  31. Jason says:

    I wasn’t planning on watching Two and a Half Men if Sheen came back, but since they announced they have a plan without Sheen I’m all over it. Sheen needs to realize that the only reason Lorre was able to make a show around him, the only reason Sheen was viable was thanks to Michael J. Fox having to back out of Spin City. On top of that Lorre doesn’t need Sheen or Two and a Half Men, Big Bang Theory is still doing great.

    And Sheen is obviously bipolar. At his New York show he called Two and a Half Men the greatest sitcom on television and now he’s back to calling it horrible again. Sorry Sheen, it doesn’t look like you’re winning anymore…

  32. Larc says:

    Charlie definitely has symptoms of somebody who is mentally unbalanced. Whether that comes from an external source such as drugs or is resident in his brain, he appears to need help.

  33. J.Norman says:

    And yet, Charlie Sheen seems to think that he has a solid case against (in order) Chuck Lorre, Warner Bros, and CBS in the event that his show (and he himself) do not return to TV.
    He just gave the defendents some more valuable ammo to use against him in a civil trial.
    His mind is gone.

  34. Irene says:

    Only an idiot will want to work with this loser now. Bye Bye Charlie. Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way to the street

  35. Mark says:

    Does Charlie know that Chuck Lorre also does Big Bang Theory, which is now — and has been since the pilot — a much funnier show than Two and a Half Men?

  36. Kristina says:

    I’ve never seen a single episode of Two and a Half Men, have actually made a point to avoid it (I’ve actually heard it’s terrible). But I would watch it this fall if they continued it without him.

  37. Tony says:

    The real frustration of Charlie’s is that Chuck Lorre doesn’t bite – he doesn’t respond to Sheen’s attempt at perpetrating a mediatic war, which is the only fuel Sheen can muster to keep his Torpedo Tour from…er, “bombing”.

    As media coverage of the biggest meltdown since Antarctic iceberg C19A loses momentum, Sheen has to come that much closer to antagonizing the entire planet in order to keep “winning”. Because you just KNOW he’ll find someone else than himself to blame when people stop paying attention.

    So keep ranting & raving Charlie, ’cause once you stop, that will be the proverbial IT for you.

  38. janie says:

    i have to say, i never watched 2 1/2 men because i dont like charlie sheen.. ive seen interviews with jon cryer and i really liked him and i always said i wished he would do another movie or something so i could enjoy him… now that charlie is off the hosw, i probably wil watch it!!

  39. Imzadi says:

    I don’t watch 2 1/2, but I really, really hope, that it will be more successful than ever.

  40. GG says:


    • Cathy says:

      I have watched 2 1/2 men in the past, but it wasn’t one of my “must see” tv shows. However, since Mr. Sheen started his antics, I haven’t watched it at all. I would watch it in the future if he wasn’t there.

      Sheen is like a car wreck, where you slow down in you car to see the damage. I don’t want to participate in that.

  41. Dave says:

    Retool? Easy!
    Make Rose the title character…she was always the funniest one on the show! When she left…so did I.

  42. B says:

    I’ll be one of those people who never saw a previous episode of the show but will definitely start watching once it comes back now that Lorre’s gone ahead without him. And I think to do so took some serious cojones. Not so nutless now, huh, Charlie? And by the way, you look like hell, man. The reason most people go see your shows is the same reason people stop to check out car wrecks and fires – morbid curiosity. Geez, I can’t even watch some of my favorite movies anymore thanks to his b@tsh!t crazy rants (like Hot Shots 1 @ 2). He’s ruined them for me.

  43. bd says:

    Ive watched this show plenty over the years and the fact that it made anyone 5 million dollars let alone 500 million makes me want to punch my TV in the face.

  44. DeeCee says:

    Replace Charlie Sheen with Balthazar Getty and continue as if nothing has changed.

  45. Billy says:

    Why not just make it a spin off? I mean the original show is done and gone.

    • Midori says:

      CBS doesn’t want a spinoff because even if this new show fails they get an extra 13-22 episodes of “Two and a Half Men” to sell. it’s the same reason why Scrubs season 9 isn’t Scrubs: Med School. The name makes money and changing the name will make less money.

  46. Midori says:

    I love the part Charlie Sheen is calling someone else a sociopath and a narcissist.

  47. RE says:

    Well…i noticed that theres a lot of hate here for same old Charlie…hate because of his crazy but yet very exciting way of life (for the average american citizen).We need to learn how to realize that an actor’s private life its always a personal matter and his work (acting) – wich is maybe the most pure of artistic expressions – is always what we need to criticize, because its actually his real and only legacy to mankind. this is a very interesting social experiment, because his way of life, his sole portrait as a human being, gave birth to the show, and the show was a great hit and a great success all over the world.

    Personally,im a big fan of the show, and this is sad for all people who followed the series season after season, i support Charlie and wish him best of luck, but i also recognize that this is happening because of his ego (so, its actually his fault), ill be still watching the show and i will only watch it because of the rest of the characters, because that cast was a big family (for him as well), if the show sucks, ill stop supporting it and not because people enjoys watching some celebrity’s misery and want that person to fail in all his future projects in life. That is going with the flow, thats being stupid, and thats been egostical and cruel.

  48. dion says:

    Reap the whirl wind? Now he is taking lines from his brother in Young Guns.. lol

  49. Dave says:

    All I can say is this: I loved the show for the writing, not Sheen, and thusly will continue to love the show without him. In fact, given the crap he’s been spouting all year, I’m looking even more forward to the show this fall than I have in previous years. I just wish someone would lay down a nice big bear trap, and remove Sheen from the picture. His booze-addled, drug-addled 15 minutes are nearly up; time for the alarm to go off and remove him from his self-made stage completely.

  50. C.J parker says:

    Is it me or does the picture of Charlie Sheen make him look old and almost withered looking? Yep,one day very soon we will wake to find Mr. Crazy Sheen in the news dead of a crack overdose,as far as the show he can be replaced heck give the part to his brother Emilio,like he said in Young Guns “Make you famous”..I will watch the show just to see someone fill his shoes Mr.Sheen just shot himself in the foot he will never be what he was after this fall out, keep ranting because your days are long gone,goodbye Mr. Crazy Sheen.