Charlie Sheen fired from "Two and A Half Men"

Mon Mar 7, 2011 6:14pm EST
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Charlie Sheen was fired on Monday from his top-rated TV comedy "Two and A Half Men" after more than a week of insults to producers and manic interviews.

"After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen's services on "Two and a Half Men" effective immediately," Warner Bros Television said in a statement.

Sheen, 45, is the highest paid actor on U.S. television and "Two and A Half Men" is the most popular comedy for network CBS which broadcasts the series.

But the remainder of the current season was canceled 10 days ago after Sheen called producer and co-creator Chuck Lorre a "stupid, stupid little man."

The actor followed up with a week of rambling, sometimes manic, TV and radio interviews boasting that he is "winning" and has "tiger blood", while insisting he is drug-free and sober after a period of rehabilitation in January.

Sheen shrugged off Monday's firing with a characteristic mixture of nonchalance and more insults.

"This is very good news," he said in a statement obtained by celebrity website

"They continue to be in breach, like so many whales. It is a big day of gladness at the Sober Valley Lodge because now I can take all of the bazillions, never have to look at whatshiscock again and I never have to put on those silly shirts for as long as this warlock exists in the terrestrial dimension."

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<p>Actor Charlie Sheen (R) leaves the Pitkin County Courthouse after a sentencing hearing in Aspen, Colorado August 2, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Wilking</p>