Wow. Charlie Sheen went borderline Mel Gibson on the show-runner of Two and a Half Men, and now he has no show to return to, at least for this season.
Not just any show, mind you, but one of the most-successful on TV in recent history. And he single-handedly shot it down with his mouth.
Talking to syndicated talk-radio host Alex Jones Thursday, Sheen called out show creator Chuck Lorre as a "charlatan" and continually twisted his birth name -- Charles M. Levine -- into what appears to us to be an anti-Semitic slam, repeatedly calling him Chaim Levine.
(Imagine if someone called Sheen Carlos Estevez, with venom, or even Carlito, for emphasis).
Sheen blames Lorre for failing to fire up the show after the actor's last coke-and-porn-stars episode prompted calls for him to get serious about rehab and put the program on hiatus.
It appeared that production would eventually resume for a truncated season, but Sheen shot himself in the loafer.
Sheen said of Lorre:
"I embarrassed him in front of his children and the world by healing at a pace that this un-evolved mind cannot process. 'Last I checked, Chaim, I spent close to the last decade effortlessly and magically converting your tin cans into pure gold.' And the gratitude I get is [that] this charlatan chose not to do his job, which is to write."
After that, CBS and Warner Bros. pulled the plug:
"Based on the totality of Charlie Sheen's statements, conduct and condition, CBS and Warner Bros. Television have decided to discontinue production of 'Two and a Half Men' for the remainder of the season ... "
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But wait, there's more.
After that, Sheen sent an open letter to TMZ calling Lorre "Haim:"
" ... This contaminated little maggot can't handle my power and can't handle the truth. I wish him nothing but pain in his silly travels especially if they wind up in my octagon ..."
After rehab, we expect Sheen to join Gibson in the lonely stars club, if Gibson will have him.