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Sheen rant stops work on 'Two and a Half Men'

February 24, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Charlie Sheen did a phone interview on "The Alex Jones Show" on Thursday which has caused an end to production of the hit CBS show, "Two and a Half Men," the network has confirmed.

"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 network said.

In the phone interview, conducted while Sheen vacations in the Bahamas, the actor bad-mouths the show's creator Chuck Lorre.

"I'm dealing with fools and trolls," Sheen said."[Lorre] mistook this rock star for his own selfish exit strategy, bro. I embarrassed him in front of his children and the world by healing at a pace that his un-evolved mind cannot process."

"He used what some might call a sort of inappropriate anti-Semitic comment and Warner Bros. and CBS finally just said, 'enough is enough,'" said The Hollywood Reporter news editor Matthew Belloni.

After three hospitalizations in three months, Sheen went into rehab in January. While Sheen claims he's clean, it's a statement many people aren't buying.

"I don't hold him or anyone else responsible for anything that they say while they're using. He's got to get better and he will and it'll all be fine," said writer Aaron Sorkin.

"I'm horrified, actually, by the press' insatiability with regards to people's lives being torn apart by a disease. He obviously is doing the best he can," said actress Jennifer Grey.

"It does sound like people who are having a manic episode or people who are coming down off drugs or people who are on too many drugs. I can't diagnose him but I can tell you he's a mess," said Parade Magazine West Coast editor Jeanne Wolf.

The decision to stop production on "Two and a Half" means a lot of people who work on the show lose four episodes worth of their salaries.

In his interview, Sheen also blasted Alcoholics Anonymous, calling their success rate 5 percent, with his own success rate being 100 percent.