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Charlie Sheen suing Warner Bros. and producer Chuck Lorre for $100 million over ‘Men’ firing

by Danielle Berrin

May 20, 2011 | 12:55 pm

The mad hatter Charlie Sheen refuses to relinquish the spotlight, only this time, instead of drumming up personal disaster he’s taking aim at Warner Bros. and producer Chuck Lorre for cutting short his show and giving him the boot. Nothing like $100 million to restore his ego to its former glory.

Lisa de Moraes has details on the lawsuit—and a dose of snark thrown in for good measure at The Washington Post:

The lawsuit, filed Thursday morning in Los Angeles Superior Court, not only demands that Sheen get paid for the eight episodes of the show that were scrapped this TV season, but the actor also says he’s suing on behalf of the entire cast and crew.

“Torpedo away. . . . You corporate Trolls were warned. And now you’ve been served!” Sheen tweeted early Thursday afternoon, right about the time tabloid Web site TMZ was publishing the legal document. TMZ is one of Charlie’s preferred contacts with the outside world since production shut down on “Men.”

“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 attorney, Martin Singer, wrote in the pretty zippy court filing.

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Danielle Berrin writes the Hollywood Jew blog, a cutting edge, values-based take on the entertainment industry for jewishjournal.com. A Los Angeles Times profile dubbed her...

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