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Charlie Sheen on 'Today': 'At this moment, I do not know where my children are.'

In another Today interview, Charlie Sheen confirmed to NBC’s Jeff Rossen that police came to his house last night, just as his two twin sons were being put to sleep, and removed them from his house, fulfilling a court order that the boys’ mother, Brooke Mueller, had attained yesterday, claiming Sheen’s home was not a proper environment for children. Sheen was composed, but admitted “At this moment, I do not know where my children are.”

Sheen denied charges that he had recently threatened Mueller’s life, and invited anyone to observe his unorthodox homelife to assure that it’s a safe and loving environment for his kids. “There’s nothing to hide,” he said. “There’s nothing but love and compassion and absolute support for these amazing children.” The entire interview is after the jump. READ FULL STORY

Charlie Sheen gives Piers Morgan biggest audience since his premiere with Oprah

Charlie-Sheen-on-Piers-MorganWhat’s a Charlie Sheen interview really worth?

If you’re CNN’s Piers Morgan, about double your usual audience.

Monday’s Piers Morgan Tonight, in which the Brit host interviewed Sheen, was seen by 1.3 million viewers. That ties Morgan’s second night on the job as his biggest audience since his show’s January premiere — and that episode featured a heavily promoted interview with Oprah Winfrey. Among the show’s adults 25-54 demo, Morgan had 561,000 — his best ever (including the Oprah episode).

Here’s what’s most remarkable: The interview was only announced via Twitter five minutes before it started airing live, just as Sheen pulled into the building. Imagine the rating if the network had a day to promote it.

Among the morning shows interviewing Sheen, NBC’s Today had 6 million viewers and ABC’s GMA had 5.9 million — this is a win for Today since GMA normally has the edge the day after the Oscars . The numbers potentially bode well for ABC’s 20/20 interview with Sheen tonight.

Les Moonves talks Charlie Sheen, hopes 'Men' returns

les-moonvesImage Credit: Isaac Brekken/Getty ImagesCBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves broke his silence on Charlie Sheen going rogue and the implosion of his top-rated comedy Two and a Half Men.

Addressing a Morgan Stanley Technology conference in San Francisco and reported by THR, Moonves said in response to a question that Sheen is “on the air quite a bit these days. I wish he would have worked this hard to promote himself for an Emmy.”

CBS confirmed Moonves’ comments, which sought put a positive spin on the show halting production and recent dramatic events. The executive noted that in the short term the show not producing more original episodes “is actually a gainer for us.” He explained that since the Men repeats perform quite well, producing eight fewer episodes this season saves the network “quite a bit of money.” READ FULL STORY

Chuck Lorre vanity card: 'I am so outta here!'

Two and Half Men showrunner Chuck Lorre has posted a new vanity card on his Web site that runs after tonight’s episode of Mike & Molly. In the card he addresses Charlie Sheen’s situation for the first time since last week’s media ordnance deployment:

“I understand that I’m under a lot of pressure to respond to certain statements made about me recently. The following are my uncensored thoughts. I hope this will put an end to any further speculation.” Lorre continues: READ FULL STORY

Charlie Sheen says he'd apologize to Moonves, puts down John Stamos as 'Men' replacement

UPDATE: Forget Oprah, Charlie Sheen should have his own channel.

The actor’s media tour continues Monday night with an appearance on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, followed by a return visit to NBC’s Today show tomorrow morning, and then Access Hollywood that evening.

On Morgan, Sheen said that he would apologize to CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves and seemed to shrug off his earlier demand for a Two and a Half Men salary raise to $3 million per episode. “That was stupid,” he said.

When Morgan said the actor has taken cocaine, Sheen quipped: “I’m not taking it, I had to pay for it.” READ FULL STORY

'Two and a Half Men' crew will get paid

Charlie Sheen may not be getting paid for the canceled Two and a Half Men episodes — but the show’s crew is.

Sources confirm to EW that Warner Bros. will pay the Men team for four of the eight episodes that were lost due to CBS and the studio halting production on the show. Men exec producer Chuck Lorre, a studio source says, was instrumental in pushing through the payday. One estimate put the cost of reimbursing the crew for the four episodes at $2 million.

“It’s a start,” Sheen told the AP when he was told the news, noting that payments for co-stars Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones should be “next.”

Sheen lawyer: Pay him for dumped episodes!

An attorney for Charlie Sheen has fired off a letter to Warner Bros. TV seeking payment for the eight episodes of Two and Half Men that were never produced for CBS, EW has confirmed.

As first reported by TMZ, Hollywood attorney Marty Singer is hoping to recoup the millions that Sheen was set to earn for the episodes that were ultimately dropped when the actor agreed to undergo rehabilitation. After a month away from the set, the studio announced production of Men would resume today – but it would only produce four rather than the originally agreed upon eight episodes that would have fulfilled its order to CBS.

Sheen then went on a radio tirade last week that resulted in both CBS and Warner Bros. announcing that it was pulling the plug on the highly rated sitcom for the rest of season. EW learned that creator Chuck Lorre – if not other members of the Men writing team – did not want to continue working with the actor, which in essence (a legal phrase) made it impossible to continue work on the comedy.

Lawyer: Charlie Sheen doesn't have a case

charlie-sheen-lawsuitImage Credit: ABC NewsMultiple reports say Charlie Sheen is threatening to sue CBS and Warner Bros., TV for halting production on Two and a Half Men and putting him out of work. But does the actor have a case? The devil’s in the details of his multi-million contract that extends through June 2012. READ FULL STORY

Charlie Sheen passes drug test, results revealed on 'Good Morning America'

Charlie Sheen took two drug tests.

The result?

Clean. READ FULL STORY

ABC News promotes Charlie Sheen interview, while NBC touts Monday 'Today Show' sit down

ABC News has released the first promo for its (no longer?) exclusive on-camera interview with Charlie Sheen about his controversial radio interviews over the past couple weeks. In the spot, the actor — whose now-on-hiatus CBS sitcom Two and A Half Men faces an uncertain future in the aftermath of his recent public behavior and well-publicized trevails — is quoted as saying: “I am on a drug. It’s called Charlie Sheen!” He also hints that there are “some wrongs that need to be righted” by telling his side of the story. Portions of the interview will air Monday and Tuesday on Good Morning America. An hour-long special edition of 20/20 — “Charlie Sheen: In His Own Words” — will air on Tuesday night at 10 p.m. ET. UPDATE AT 3:36 PM PT: So much for ABC’s “exclusive.” NBC News reporter Jeff Rossen has just tweeted that he interviewed Sheen this afternoon and that his piece will air tomorrow morning on the Today show. Meanwhile, check out the clip for the ABC News interview below: READ FULL STORY

Charlie Sheen to appear on ABC News' '20/20'

ABC News has taped a TV interview with Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen, which will air on a special edition of 20/20 Tuesday at 10 p.m. It is Sheen’s first television interview since CBS and Warner Bros. Television halted production of Two and a Half Men for the rest of the season in light of the shocking interviews Sheen has recently given radio stations and TMZ. Portions of the 20/20 interview will appear on ABC’s Good Morning America on Monday and Tuesday, as well as on other “ABC News platforms.”

Read more:
Charlie Sheen decoded: Where ‘Chaim Levine’ comes from
Anti-Defamation League criticizes Sheen for ‘borderline anti-Semitism’
Charlie Sheen says he’ll show up for work next week regardless of shutdown

Charlie Sheen not going to HBO
Sorry Charlie: Sheen won’t get paid for dumped ‘Two and a Half Men’ episodes
Charlie Sheen slams ‘Two and a Half Men’ creator in multiple rants
Dr. Drew warns of Charlie Sheen relapse, slams at-home rehab: ‘We have not heard the last of this’
Chuck Lorre: ‘If Charlie Sheen outlives me…’
Charlie Sheen on ‘The Dan Patrick Show’: ‘I’ve never been high on the set’

Charlie Sheen decoded: Where 'Chaim Levine' comes from

So what was up with all that “Chaim Levine” business?

An EW reader points out that the origin of Charlie Sheen repeatedly saying Two and a Half Men exec producer Chuck Lorre (who was born Charles Michael Levine) is actually named Chaim Levine is found on Lorre’s vanity card website — specifically, vanity card #327, that aired Feb. 7 after an episode of Two and a Half Men.

On the card, Lorre talks about his visit to Israel and feeling comfortable while “surrounded with DNA much like my own.” Then he concludes: READ FULL STORY

InsideTV Podcast: Has Charlie Sheen killed 'Two and a Half Men' forever? Plus: Who was robbed on 'American Idol' and sizing up the first duel on 'Survivor'

Image Credit: Mitchell Haddad/CBS

Two and Half Men has shut down production for the remainder of the season in the wake of Charlie Sheen’s latest rants about executive producer Chuck Lorre. But what about the long term future of the show? Will it ever come back? Would it carry on without Sheen? Will he even be able to land another job at this point? And how’s poor Jon Cryer dealing with all of this? Our own Lynette Rice, who has been on the set of the show, breaks down where it all goes from here as she joins Annie Barrett, Tim Stack and me on the latest edition of the InsideTV Podcast. Lynette will also help us sort through some of the big pilots already in the works (Wonder Woman, Charlie’s Angels, Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Ringer) for the next fall TV season.  READ FULL STORY

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