However he may have spent the weekend, Charlie Sheen's at work, his publicist says

charlie-sheenImage Credit: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagicA series of breathless reports about Two and A Half Men’s Charlie Sheen and how he reportedly went on a bender in Las Vegas with porn stars this weekend prompted a “will he show up to work?” watch by a couple of internet sites today –  enough to prompt his spokesman to issue this statement about his whereabouts:

“I keep reading that Charlie Sheen did not show up for work today,” says spokesman Stan Rosenfield. “I read those remarks two hours before his scheduled time of arrival. Charlie Sheen arrived at work today and is there as I send this. Memo to Chicken Little: The sky remains in place.”

The statement’s pretty funny, but apparently the situation is anything but for Sheen – at least according to one report that alleges how the network and Warner Bros. TV, which produces the top-rated comedy for CBS, are concerned about whether his off-camera behavior may affect production. Apparently, says Deadline, his extreme weight loss over the holiday hiatus was a big cause of concern. Stay tuned.

In May, Sheen announced via his publicist that he will be back on the network’s hit comedy Two and a Half Men this season. Terms of Sheen’s new pact were not revealed, though Warner Bros. TV already has a deal in place to produce two more seasons of Men for CBS. Sheen had kicked off a whirlwind of speculation after reportedly telling friends that he hoped last season would be his last. His contract that paid him roughly $800,000 per episode expired on April 9, the day Men shot its 2009-10 season ender.

He now earns north of $1 million.

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  • whatevs

    I’m really not a fan of the show, and I fail to understand its high ratings every week, but I’m suprised that this far into it he had been making so little each episode.

    • Jon

      I don’t see how $800,000 an episode for 24 episode seasons can be considered little

    • Big Walt

      I’m guessing that’s tops now though. TV’s a different world than 10 years ago when they were making over $1mil per ep.

  • CdnSarah

    Charlie can do whatever he wants with his time and money, as long as he’s not driving, or beating up women, it’s really not our business if he’s on a bender or not. If these spoiled brat adults want to make fools of themselves, and shame their families, then that’s a fight that is theirs alone, I couldn’t care less. That said, I do hope he doesn’t end up like so many talented, funny stars… dead.

    • Many

      Don’t worry, he won’t end up funny.

    • Brett

      Uh, there are reports that he hit that woman in his NYC hotel room. I don’t think he did, but I do think he scared the living crap out of her. Denise Richards said he did that in their marriage, then he attacks his other wife, and now this. This is definitely someone who should not be allowed to make this much money. They’re paying a criminal and in general an unpleasant guy, millions of dollars. But yes, it’s OK, cause he makes good TV. Right.

      You say that you hope he doesn’t die. Well, someone who is enabled their entire life will indadvertedly head down that path.

      • casey

        Criminal? You mean *alleged* criminal? Last time I checked, Sheen hadn’t been charged with or found guilty of domestic abuse. I have as much sympathy for Ms. Richards as the next guy if her story is true, but making unsubstantiated claims long after the fact is not the same as taking action, dialing 911 and pressing official charges. And furthermore, why should the man’s alleged personal behavior have any impact on how much he can make? If CBS or Warner Bros. wants to pay him a boat-loan of dough for starring in TV’s highest-rated comedy, who’s to stop them? Only squeeky-clean altar boys are allowed to make multi-million dollar incomes? That’s just what we need: the behavior police to enforce how much money someone can make. Get real. I hope for your sake they don’t put a cap on earnings based on idiocy.

      • topazbean

        We live within the multiple joys of the free market. For CBS to ditch him the audience would have to turn on him. As long as they’re making good advertising revenue from broadcasting the show, they have no reason to change what they’re doing. And if anything this story will probably boost ratings because people will be curious about whether his personal problems will manifest on screen.

  • Jay

    Evidence that American society is a bunch of taseless idiots: 2&1/2 Men is still on the air

    • Susan

      Maybe you are the tasteless idiot! In my opinion Two and a Half Men is one of the best shows ever and Charlie Sheen is a great actor and what he does in his personal life is his business! I hope it stays on for another eight seasons.

  • charlie

    I make 1.5 mil and episode. Thanks

    • tvfan

      Make that 1.25 mil per episode, re-read your contract Charlie.

    • Lou

      Mr. Sheen why don’t leave it all behind and retire from it all,it must be a living hell. Be good to yourself,take it easy.

  • Charles is still in charge

    what happens in vegas stayed in vegas… i thought…

  • Miss Talk

    If I was a male actor who threatened his ex-wife and who had a drinking problem, but who somehow managed to get nearly $1,5 million per episode to act like the jerk I am, I would act the same way.

    • Jay

      Yeah, I cant say I blame him either. I’d be partying with porn stars if I could, too

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  • Steve

    By Sheen’s standards, he’s probably always “at work,” if you know what I mean.

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  • Jasper2

    why should anyone give a rat’s rear end what this low-life does? Why would anyone not brain dead watch 2.5 men? He is probably only 0.1 of a man, if that!

  • DocWINO

    Charlie…you rock!

    Have a blast, life is too short.

  • dan devine

    Charlie’s is an egomaniac with an inferiority complex. Maybe his old man should spend more time worrying about his son,instead of preaching from his pedestal about how GW Bush is just a dry drunk. Who is the more solid,stand up man? W thats who,I’m just sayin.

  • Peter

    One has to wonder about the motivation of the television/network executive(s) who claim to be helpful but in reality are attacking Sheen publicly. If they were really concerned about his welfare, why not do something that would help Sheen such as stage an intervention, talk with his family and or something effective. It seems there may be other reasons for these news reports.

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