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Charlie Sheen Plans Lawsuit over Show Cancellation So He Can Continue to ‘Fuel the Magic’

Posted Feb 28, 2011 9:44 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Charlie Sheen told television interviewers today that he’s not angry, just passionate.

But he is planning a lawsuit over cancellation of his TV show, Two and a Half Men, and he wants CBS to “apologize while licking my feet." He also thinks he deserves to be paid $3 million a show, up from his current pay of $2 million.

Sheen spoke today to Good Morning America and Today. The New York Daily News, the New York Times and People have reports on Sheen’s remarks.

Sheen said he has suffered “psychological damage” as a result of actions by CBS and Warner Bros., the producer of his show. He expects his lawsuit will end with the studio being renamed “Charlie Brothers.”

"I'm gonna sue for what I'm worth and what I deserve and what they think they can take from me. They can't," Sheen said. "I don't have a job. I got a whole family to support and love. And people beyond myself, people a lot more important than me, are relying on that money to fuel the magic."

CBS and Warner Bros. canceled Sheen’s show after Sheen criticized the producer, Chuck Lorre, and called him “Chaim Levine.” Sheen said he was sorry if his comments were interpreted as anti-Semitic.

The Times described Sheen’s interviews as “jumpy, rambling, but mostly coherent.”

Additional coverage:

Entertainment Weekly: "Lawyer: Charlie Sheen Doesn't Have a Case"

ABAJournal.com: "Despite His Reported Wild Behavior, Charlie Sheen May Have a Decent Breach of Contract Case"

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