Charlie Sheen rant and Chuck Lorre

Charlie Sheen let loose on ‘Two and a Half Men’ co-creator Chuck Lorre earlier in the week, telling radio host Alex Jones: “I embarrassed him in front of his children and the world by healing at a pace that his unevolved mind cannot process.”
Sheen also said: “Last I checked, [Chuck], I spent 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.”
In the interview, Sheen claimed he wanted to return to work but was barred by producers of ‘Two and a Half Men.’
In response, CBS and Warner Bros. Television said they are halting production on the show for the season.
Lorre has had run-ins with stars of his shows in the past. In a December 2010 profile of Lorre in
‘The New Yorker,’ Lorre discusses getting fired from the show ‘Cybill,’ which he created, by saying he was removed from the show because series star Cybill Shepherd was unhappy with “how the humor was being apportioned out” in the show’s second season.
Shepherd told ‘The New Yorker’ simply: “Chuck knows why he was fired.”

Charlie Sheen rant and Chuck Lorre
Charlie Sheen.

It rarely works out well when celebrities decide, on impulse, to telephone radio talk shows and explain themselves. Without the control of a script, they risk sounding incoherent, or worse. Richard Keys, for instance, tried to justify himself on TalkSport during the Sky Sports sexism scandal. But emerged looking cross and defiant rather than humble and contrite.
The situation is made far worse, however, when the celebrity caller is struggling with addiction problems, as in the case of Charlie Sheen. The actor has been heard ringing up a US radio show and rambling angrily. He does not sound at all well in these latest attributed remarks: though, it must be said, the transcripts make for morbidly fascinating reading. There’s evidence of a cruel sense of mischief, for one thing. Sheen insults Chuck Lorre, the producer of his hit sitcom, Two and a Half Men, calling him a ‘charlatan’ and a ‘turd’. Later Sheen shared his grievances with the gossip site TMZ, with further name-calling.
One has to wonder how long the studio, CBS, will put up with Sheen’s conduct. History shows that in Hollywood employers do find remarkable reserves of toleration for troubled actors, as long as their films or shows are popular and making money. Think of John Belushi. As Bob Woodward’s biography Wired showed, the cocaine-addicted star continued to be provided with generous cash payments (called per diems) even though many in the business knew perfectly these handouts might be spent on drugs. When a star is successful, the main object is to keep him or her happy.

The letter reads.
“What does this say about Haim Levin [Chaim Lorre] after he tried to use his words to judge and attempt to degrade me. I gracefully ignored this folly for 177 shows … I fire back once and this contaminated little maggot cannot handle my power and can’t handle the truth. I wish him nothing but pain in his silly travels especially if they wind up in my octagon. Clearly I have defeated this earthworm with my words – imagine what I would have done with my fire breathing first. I urge all my beautiful and loyal fans who embraced this show for almost a decade to walk with me side-by-side as we march up the steps of justice to right this unconscionable wrong. Remember these are my people … not yours … we will continue on together …”
Charlie Sheen.

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