Two and a Half Men Shut Down After Bizarre Sheen Rant

CBS axes season after Sheen calls Chuck Lorre 'contaminated little maggot'

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 24, 2011 10:37 PM CST | Updated Feb 25, 2011 5:00 AM CST
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(Newser) – CBS has had enough of Charlie Sheen's antics, at least for this season. The network says it has canceled production of Two and a Half Men for the rest of the season following bizarre rants from the actor against the sitcom's creator yesterday. Sheen—referring to Chuck Lorre by his birth name, Chaim Levine—called Lorre a "clown," a "turd," and a "contaminated little maggot," in a radio interview with Alex Jones and in a letter to TMZ, the New York Daily News reports.

Sheen slammed Lorre for putting the show on hiatus while he was in rehab. "I embarrassed him in front of his children and the world by healing at a pace that his un-evolved mind cannot process," he told Jones, saying Alcoholics Anonymous was for "sissies" and he had cured his addictions with the power of his mind. "I'm dealing with fools and trolls," Sheen said of people who criticize his lifestyle. "They lay down with their ugly wives in front of their ugly children and just look at their loser lives and then they look at me and say 'I can't process it." (Click to see what Sheen plans to do next.)

Charlie Sheen arrives at the Pitkin County Courthouse in Aspen, Colo. last year.
Charlie Sheen arrives at the Pitkin County Courthouse in Aspen, Colo. last year.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
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