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Sheen, Warner Bros. settle over “Two and a Half Men” firing suit

September 26th, 2011 · No Comments

By Rima Bek Los Angeles, CA (Hollywood Today) 09/26/11—Former “Two and a Half Men” star Charlie Sheen and Warner Bros. Television have settled a legal suit and finally ended an ugly fight. The actor was fired from the CBS comedy sitcom last March, and so sued the studio for $100 million for wrongful termination. Much of that money was for Sheen’s share of DVD, syndication and other profits the studio was holding on to, according to Sheen’s attorney, Marty Singer. Warner Bros. sent out a statement late Monday saying the actor’s lawsuit against the studio and the sitcom’s executive producer Chuck Lorre settled to the “parties’ satisfaction.” The terms of the settlement remain confidential. Last week, however, a source told the LA Times that Sheen will receive about $25 million for the settlement. While on a public relations tour (prior to getting fired), Sheen appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” and NBC’s “Today,” and blasted Warner Bros. and Lorre. At the time, Sheen was the best-paid actor on the small-screen, receiving $1.25 million per episode, according to TV Guide’s annual salary survey. The new “Two and a Half Men” season premiered last week with a new lead character, played by Ashton Kutcher. Kutcher takes on the role of an internet billionaire who decides to buy and live in the house that was once owned by Sheen’s character.

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