Defiant Charlie Sheen fired from 'Two and a Half Men'

Tuesday March 8, 2011

Troubled TV star Charlie Sheen has been fired from US TV sitcom Two and a Half Men.

In a statement released on Monday, Warner Bros confirmed that after "careful consideration" they had decided to "terminate" the star's services, "effective immediately".

For many, Charlie's sacking from the show was an inevitable next step in light of his recent erratic behaviour.

But it has left the future of the CBS series in doubt – a source close to the show has said no decision has been made whether to continue with a new lead or cancel all together.

The actor has reacted by calling his firing "very good news", adding that he intended to sue.

His lawyer Marty Singer labelled the termination an "absurd and ridiculous" retaliation against Charlie for his public criticism of the show's co-creator Chuck Lorre.

"We feel this is nothing more than Lorre flexing his muscles," he said. "And we intend to act accordingly."

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