The Charlie Sheen and Warner Bros lawsuit reaches a settlement. Charlie will make $100 million for being a crazy person. That sound you hear was the collective clink of another coin being dropped into America’s communal swear jar.
Only in Hollyweird can you act like a lunatic, sue, and make a $100 million dollar profit. In pedestrian (non-celebrity) life, when someone acts like Charlie Sheen, it’s what we refer to as a homeless person (“What is a home less?” says a celebrity).
Anyways, Charlie sued Warner Bros and show’s creator Chuck Lorre in a multi-million dollar legal battle after he was fired from ‘Two and a Half Men’ for personally attacking Lorre and having too many “personal issues.”
The settlement has closed and Charlie will receive a first installment payment of $25 million. Supposedly this is the money that Charlie was owed for episodes that he shot and profits from the show that has already accrued. When Charlie was fired from the show, WB stopped paying. So basically that was just catch-up money.
However, that’s not it. He’s still going to make money from his syndication rights, because even though Ashton Kutcher replaced Sheen, they still play old episodes all the time on CBS and several other channels. That’s called syndication! TV CLASS DISMISSED!
Charlie will receive the remainder of the $100 million over the next 10 years from syndication profits. Omigod, seriously…we have to keep seeing re-runs of “Two and a Half Men” for the next ten years! Whyyy television gods WHY!? I'd rather watch 100 million hours of those crappy "5 Hour Energy Drink" commercials than bare another second watching TAHM.
Charlie has shot around 180 episodes for the show that in itself will generate $100 million in syndication.
Anyways, Charlie is newly sober and surprisingly normal acting lately. He just publicly apologized to Chuck Lorre and TAHM on the Emmy telecast on Sunday night.
Also, Charlie Sheen’s comedy central roast was last night. In case you missed it, here were some of the highlights (or HIGHlights, if you are into drug puns).
Comedy Central Roastmaster General (that’s a thing?) Jeff Ross said, “Charlie’s meltdown was so bad Al Gore is making a documentary about it.”
He also joked at how Charlie went from being “television’s highest paid actor” to “the highest actor to ever be on TV.”
Boxing Champ, and the guy from The Hangover, Mike Tyson even roasted the star. He said he’d read some poetry in honor of Sheen, saying he used poetic license, “the only license they haven’t taken away.”
Anthony Jeselnik, a not-so-famous but very funny comedian said, “The only reason you got on TV in the first place is because God hates Michael J. Fox.” Ouccchhh. He also added that Sheen’s entire life is “like the first two minutes of ‘Law & Order: SVU’”