Sheen’s Show Discontinued After Radio Rant

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February 25, 2011 | 4:20am EST

The producers of sitcom Two And A Half Men have shut down production on the series for the rest of the season following troubled star Charlie Sheen’s radio attack on creator and writer Chuck Lorre.
Production on the set was suspended at the end of January to allow Sheen to attend rehab for substance abuse issues; filming was scheduled to commence on Monday.

But, after an angry Sheen took to the airwaves on Thursday to attack Lorre for allegedly masterminding the ongoing work stoppage, accusing the writer of taking money out of his pocket and those of the cast and crew, producers have decided there will be no more Two and a Half Men this season.

A statement from CBS and Warner Bros. reads, “Based on the totality of Charlie Sheen’s statements, conduct and condition, CBS and Warner Bros. Television have decided to discontinue production of Two and a Half Men for the remainder of the season.”

In his rant, Sheen called Lorre “a stupid, stupid little man and a pu**y punk,” and attacked the writer for his lack of “gratitude”.

Calling into a radio show from the Bahamas, where he is currently on vacation, Sheen said, “I embarrassed him (Lorre) in front of his children and the world by healing at a pace that his un-evolved mind cannot process.

“Last I checked… I’ve spent, I think, close to the last decade effortlessly and magically converting your tin cans into pure gold. And the gratitude I get is this charlatan chose not to do his job, which is to write… Well, you’ve been warned, dude. Bring it.”