“After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen’s services on Two and a Half Men effective immediately.”
In the fourth episode of Sheen’s web series, Sheen’s Korner, the first filmed after Sheen learned he’d been fired, the actor blasted his former employers. Addressing the show’s creator, writer, and executive producer, Chuck Lorre, Sheen said, “Where are you hiding, you silly clown? Behind your narcissism, your greed, your hatred of yourself and women? Which person are you cowering behind for cover? I see you, moron, behind that plastic smile, behind your need to be liked.”
Addressing the possibility of his character being played by another actor, Sheen said, “Good luck putting those tin-can shit-brain [words] in the mush-mouth of some arrogant carcass you’ve traded for this warlock.” Did I mention he refers to himself as a Vatican warlock assassin? There really are some gems coming out of this guy. And if you don’t have time to watch Sheen’s Korner, you can simply follow Sheen on Twitter, where #tigerblood and #winning were trending for days.
In fact, as much as the press is covering Charlie Sheen, I don’t think anyone is talking more about Charlie Sheen than, well, Charlie Sheen. He created his Twitter account on March 1, and has already tweeted ninety-two times. Still, he’s only giving the public what they want. In only nine days, Sheen has gotten himself almost two and a half million followers. He even made it into the Guinness Book of World Records, gaining one million followers in his first 25 hours and 17 minutes on Twitter. Clearly Sheen has something going for him that Libya does not.
With everything we know about Sheen, it makes sense that he was fired on the grounds of having committed “moral turpitude” with regards to his drug use, or maybe it was his felony domestic violence charges? However, Sheen’s lawyer isn’t buying that as an excuse, saying that Sheen has been pulling this stuff for years, and it never seemed to bother the show’s producers before.