Charlie Sheen sues Chuck Lorre of 'Two and a Half Men' , Rob Lowe rumors debunked
Thursday, March 10, 2011; 1:56 PM
Embattled actor Charlie Sheen has sued Chuck Lorre, executive producer of 'Two and a Half Men'. As Lisa de Moraes reported:
Fired "Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen has sued Warner Bros and the show's co-creator/exec producer Chuck Lorre for $100 million plus punitive damages.
The lawsuit, filed Thursday morning, demands not only that Sheen get paid for the eight episodes of the hit CBS sitcom that were scrapped this TV season, but Sheen also claims he's suing on the part of the entire cast and crew.
"Torpedo away... You corporate Trolls were warned. And now you've been served! " Sheen tweeted Thursday shortly before 2 p.m. ET.
"Defendant Chuck Lorre, one of the richest men in television who is worth hundreds of millions of dollars, believes himself to be so wealthy and powerful that he can unilaterally decide to take money away from the dedicated cast and crew of the popular television series "Two and a Half Men" in order to serve his own ego and self-interest, and make the star of the Series the scapegoat for Lorre's own conduct," Sheen's lawyer Martin Singer wrote in the court documents, a copy of which was obtained by TMZ.com.
Sheen will not be replaced by Rob Lowe on 'Two and a Half Men'. As Lida de Moraes explained:
Rob Lowe cannot take Charlie Sheen's place on "Two and a Half Men," NBC's "Parks and Recreation" producer says. And not just because Rob Lowe is, well, Rob Lowe, and Charlie Sheen is Charlie Sheen. But because he's under a multi-year contract to star in "Parks and Rec," Michael Schur told fans attending the Paley Center's annual TV festival in Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, talking-head-between-gigs Keith Olbermann insists the Sheen catchphrases that are taking the nation by storm are really the work of San Fransisco Giants pitcher Brian Wilson.
After posting an internship listing online Charlie Sheen reveived over 70,000 applications. As AP reported:
How bad is the current job market? At least 74,040 people would like to work for Charlie Sheen.
Internships.com said Wednesday that that's how many people have applied to Sheen's internship position since he posted it Monday. The actor said he would pay someone to help leverage his social media network this summer.
The posting was also a paid advertisement from Internships.com. The application wasn't exactly extensive: It limited applicants to 75 characters or less.
More from The Washington Post
Comic Riffs: The 6 most eye-catching Charlie Sheen cartoons
Moraes on TV: Chuck Lorre responds to Sheen comments