If there’s one thing Charlie Sheen knows, it’s the art of the deal. Rather than worrying about how Sheen’s upcoming felony trial will affect the success of Two And A Half Men, CBS is celebrating a new contract they signed with the actor, who will receive nearly $2 million per episode for two more seasons of the hit sitcom. ‘To put a fitting end on the 2 1/2 months of whirlwind speculation, I’m looking forward to returning to my CBS home on Monday nights,” Sheen said in a statement. Odd, since we’d date the speculation about his future a little earlier—around when Sheen allegedly pulled a knife on his wife Brooke Mueller in Aspen after a violent, coke-fueled last Christmas.
Sheen, more than capable of shelling out for all the lawyers and estranged wives he’s collected, is allegedly focusing on that trial set for July. Us Magazine says the DA is prepared to drop the felony menacing charge if Sheen serves 45 days in prison on the misdemeanor violence wrap. Though it was the felony charge that reportedly held up earlier negotiations, the actor is now supposedly focused about the ability to smoke in jail. Unfortunately, the prison has been smoke-free for over a decade, with nicotine addicts forced to use patches, as the gum could ruin the carpet. Hey, at least the place is carpeted, Charlemagne! Not every drug-addled philanderer accused of abuse is so lucky.
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If Brooke Mueller and Charlie Sheen‘s marriage can survive a violent Christmas argument and rumored visits to escorts, surely it can survive a little pre-nup renegotiation. Little over a day after Gawker got their hands on the couple’s 2008 pre-nup (which suggests Mueller would walk away with just $3.5 million if she left the sitcom superstar now), TMZ reports that the pair are hashing out the details of a divorce, neither feels ready to give up on the marriage yet. Seems the couple would just like to be prepared in case things go south. Though considering they’re reportedly not even living together, it’s hard to imagine how things could get any worse.
That there’s even anything to negotiate after the pre-nup suggests Brooke may be holding that little felony trial Charlie has coming up over his head. While his legal team has hinted they won’t be above calling into question his wife’s mental capacity (based on her multiple stints in rehab since his arrest for domestic violence), they’re undoubtedly hoping things won’t go that far. It’s a miracle Sheen still has a career at this point as it is.
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TMZ‘s reporting that Denise Richards now has full custody of her children with Charlie Sheen, 6-year-old Sam and 4-year-old Lola (pictured). Previously they had joint custody. Sources reveal that Denise wanted full legal custody because of Charlie’s current marital turmoil, sobriety issues, alleged prostitute visiting and criminal problems. Charlie hasn’t put up a fight for the kids, they say.
According to TMZ, Charlie has been dishing out major amounts of cash to the various ex-ladies in his life. Married three times, he’s been paying second wife Denise $50,000 a month in child support since their divorce in 2007. Now Charlie will be paying $55,000 a month to his last wife, Brooke Mueller. The monthly grand total could end up being more than $125,000.
Which leads us to bad pun time! Because it could take more than Two and a Half Men to pay these bills! In fact, even a Major League baseball player or someone who works on Wall Street might have problems coughing up this much dough! But seriously, Charlie better make some bank for starring in the upcoming Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. Oh wait, he just has a cameo. Uh-oh. [Photos: Splash News Online]
Don’t make assumptions, people. Just because Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller have been having some problems, that doesn’t mean their marriage is over.Ã‚Â Sure, she had him arrested for pulling a knife on her last Christmas, but she was obviously too high to remember things correctly. And that whole “creeping out of an escort’s apartment wearing a fake mustache” thing? A little joke on the paps, one Brooke probably got a big kick out of. So let’s stop with all the divorce talk, shall we?
“Please let us clarify this: They are not seeking a divorce nor has one been contemplated,” said Sheen and Mueller’s lawyers in a joint statement. “There has been no financial agreements between the parties of any sort. Stories to the contrary are false. This is a difficult time and they need space to see if they can work things out or not.” Yes, it’s possible that all the drugs and fights and hookers might plausibly cause a rift in the future. But anyone saying Brooke is fighting for more cash than her prenup gets her is just being wantonly and dangerously logical.
Proving that she either really doesn’t need the money, is too proud to get help, or she just hates Dr. Drew Pinksy that much, Lindsay Lohan has reportedly turned down a lucrative offer to appear on the latest season of Celebrity Rehab. The show was willing to pay the actress whatever she is $1 million to appear on Rehab and Sober House.
TMZ reports that a few other celebs were approached for the show, and they’re a fairly A-list bunch compared to prior years, but they all said no. The list includes Heather Locklear, who was just busted for driving into a sign, Brooke Mueller, and Jenna Jameson. To be fair, Jameson has been cleared of drug use so it’s no wonder she declined. Charlie Sheen is reportedly on the show’s list of candidates as well, but we’re pretty sure that will never happen. No word on who else will participate in the upcoming season which starts filming next month.
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And they said it shouldn’t have happened in the first place! Charlie Sheen‘s rocky marriage to Brooke Mueller be on the outs, with Radar Online claiming the Two And A Half Men actor’s wife has moved out of their California home. “Their relationship is dead,” says their source. “Brooke wants a payout.” Though seeming to stand by her man after his alleged Christmas assault and the continuing legal battles in Aspen, recent reports about his continued dalliances with prostitutes were reportedly too much to take. “She doesn’t want to sleep in the same house with him she’s so disgusted,” said the insider.
Sheen has maintained he was just checking on a rehab buddy when paps caught him exiting a hooker’s home wearing a fake mustache, and that the faux-follicles were just his way of teasing those trailing him. This might explain why TMZ has photos of the recently shorn sitcom star perusing male diapers at a Los Angeles CVS last night, and flipping through a tabloid with his face on the cover. He may be losing his wife and facing felony charges, but Kid Charlemagne has not lost his sense of humor.
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Guys, we know how incriminating it looks when Charlie Sheen leaves a call girl’s apartment wearing a fake mustache. We can’t blame you if you assumed he was doing dirty things behind wife Brooke Mueller‘s back—honestly, the thought occurred to us as well. Thankfully, the Two And A Half Men star has denied InTouch Weekly‘s allegations and explained away the so-called “evidence.” “The woman in question is the sister of one of Sheen’s campmates, and Sheen was only responding to a 12th-step call,” said his lawyer. “Since Sheen knew he was being followed and how this would look, he wore the mustache in a tongue-in-cheek disguise gesture.”
So let’s follow the logic, shall we? A lingerie model Sheen has been visiting regularly with flowers and gifts is actually the sister of a fellow rehab resident. In a moment of concern about her loved one’s sobriety, she called Charlie Sheen to help—because Charlie Sheen is a great shoulder to lean on when dealing with addiction (just ask his wife!). After doing his Dr. Drew bit, Sheen then applied a handy fake mustache, figuring it would make for a more amusing spy photo from that pesky pap. You can just bet he and Brooke were laughing all about it last night, their stomachs hurting from anticipation as they waited to learn the outcome of his prank. You got punk’d, InTouch Weekly! Just like the Aspen police, who Charlie’s lawyers claim failed to read him his Miranda rights when they arrested him for assault over Christmas weekend. No one can catch Kid Charlemagne!
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According to InTouch Weekly, that sexy Unabomber fellow on the right is actually a philandering Charlie Sheen, fresh off another crazy sexfest. Sheen, photographed wearing the same outfit sans ‘stache, was bouncing from the apartment of Angelina Tracy, a lingerie model moonlighting as “a paid escort who charges $3,000 an hour under the professional name of Nina.” The tab reports their relationship is more than business, too—Sheen has previously brought her flowers and gifts. So what do these sexcapades say about reports that he and wife Brooke Mueller (the one he allegedly pulled a knife on last year) are trying to rekindle their romance?
Considering they’ve been accused of enjoying numerous three-ways, it’s possible Sheen’s just keeping the seat warm for Brooke’s return (really, who knows what qualifies as infidelity with these people?). But such shenanigans do shed some light on Sheen’s alleged reticence to return to Two And A Half Men. If they’re not going to give him a massive pay increase to come back, he might as well enjoy the millions upon millions he has off the TV screen, where he can be as skeevy as he wants without fear of public reproach. Heck, he could even grow a real mustache if he wanted.
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Conflicting reports today about Charlie Sheen‘s future on his sitcom Two And A Half Men; People says he plans to ditch the show after this season, while TMZ says Chuck is just holding out for an insane salary increase.
The CBS show has been renewed for two more seasons, but Sheen’s contract is up after this year (the last day of filming for this season is April 9). TMZ explains that Sheen wants to bump his current salary, which is already $825,000 per episode to $1.5 million per show. If he stays on for an extra two years at $1.5 million, that’s a sum that just blows our mind (and it probably blows the mind of co-star Jon Cryer and the kid who plays the half-man). A source explains to TMZ “Does anyone really think Charlie will walk away from $48 million?” Good point. Considering the amount of legal fees, bail money and retroactive hooker payouts Sheen owes, he might want to hang on to this job.
All of this begs the greater question: who is actually watching this show? We know, we know, it’s popular, but we don’t know anyone who has actually ever seen an episode. Are there any Two And A Half Men fans out there who can actually vouch for the show and for Sheen’s multi-million dollar contributions to it? [Photo: Getty Images]
Charlie Sheen pleaded not guilty in Aspen yesterday to felony menacing and misdemeanor assault charges stemming from his notorious Christmas row with wife Brooke Mueller, who told police the Two And A Half Men star held her down with a knife, threatening to kill her if she filed for divorce. Negotiations for a plea bargain reportedly collapsed over the severity of the charges—while the District Attorney reportedly did not seek jail time for the actor, Sheen refused to plead guilty to anything more than a misdemeanor.
With his trial not starting until July, Sheen will still finish up Two And A Half Men‘s seventh season, spending his nights in rehab. “Charlie is looking forward to going back to work for the final four episodes of Two and Half Men,” executive producer Mark Burg told People. “He’s also looking forward to clearing his name, putting all of this behind him and spending time with his kids during his hiatus.” Mueller remains in rehab herself, with Sheen reportedly planning to use his wife’s drug problems as proof of her unreliability as a witness.
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