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Sorry, Charlie: Warner Bros. Boots Sheen

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Looking to bring an end to Charlie Sheen’s wild n’ woolly “Tiger Blood” press tour, Warner Bros. Television has played its trump card, firing the actor from the hit CBS comedy Two and a Half Men.

In a statement that was both brief and bloodless, the studio on Monday announced it had had enough of Sheen’s monkeyshines: “After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen’s services on Two and a Half Men, effective immediately.”

No final decision has been made as to whether Warner Bros. or CBS will go ahead with a Sheen-free version of the sitcom, which is one of the most watched comedies on television. Last week, word began circulating that veteran sitcom actor and occasional Beach Boys drummer John Stamos would step in for Sheen if the show were to return for a ninth season.

When apprised of the Stamos rumor by Access Hollywood, Sheen took a swipe at the actor. “I like John, but he doesn’t have what I have,” Sheen said. “The show sucks if he’s on it.” For his part, Stamos tweeted that he was never asked to fill in for the troubled celeb although he was offered another prize role.

“Martin Sheen has asked me to be his son,” Stamos cracked.

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