Season's over for sitcom after Sheen's latest rants
(Los Angeles Times) -- by Scott Collins --
LOS ANGELES — After a stormy month that culminated with wayward star Charlie Sheen attacking his employers in vitriolic public rants, CBS and Warner Bros. said Thursday they would cancel the rest of the season of the hit sitcom "Two and a Half Men," casting a pall over the fate of TV's most-watched comedy.
Interviewed on radio program "The Alex Jones Show," Sheen, 45, who is said to be vacationing in the Bahamas, called his boss, executive producer Chuck Lorre, "a clown" and referred to him as "Chaim Levine."
In a later interview with the website TMZ.com, Sheen said, "I violently hate Chaim Levine," and accused Lorre of taking money from him.
Lorre, one of the most successful producers of television series in network history, has created two other comedies that are current hits on CBS, "The Big Bang Theory" and "Mike and Molly." He declined to comment late Thursday.
For no apparent reason, in both interviews Sheen said Lorre's real name is Chaim Levine. Lorre was born Charles Levine; a Hebrew version would be Chaim.
The comment struck executives at CBS and Warner Bros. as anti-Semitic, according to an executive who had spoken with representatives of both companies.
Within hours, the studio and network issued a joint statement: "Based on the totality of Charlie Sheen's statements, conduct and condition, CBS and Warner Bros. Television have decided to discontinue production of 'Two and a Half Men' for the remainder of the season."
The decision will put at least 200 show employees out of work indefinitely, and deprive No. 1-ranked CBS of the anchor of its Monday night comedy lineup.
Sheen has a deal that carries him through May 2012, although it's unclear now whether CBS will risk ordering the show again for next season...MORE...LINK
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Paranoid, vindictive Jewish elements in Hollywood declared Charlie Sheen (above) an "anti-Semite" for revealing true name of his show's Jewish producer "Chuck Lorre" as Chaim Levine
Chris Moore comments:
Apparently these chafing stars have to get a few controlled substances in their systems before they will reveal even a hint of the Judeofascist-racket hegemony over Hollywood, but at least the truth is finally coming to the fore. The Judeofascists, no doubt, will increasingly clamp down and blacklist those willing to speak the truth, but the cat is clearly out of the bag. Perhaps they should move their studios to Tel Aviv and spread their cultural pollution over Israel instead of America.
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