FILE - In this July 20, 2005 file photo, actor Charlie Sheen, right, co-star of "Two and a Half Men," and Chuck Lorre, executive producer of the show, are shown during the CBS portion of the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, file) Original Filename: People Charlie Sheen.JPEG-00455.jpg
HOLLYWOOD (CBS) -- Charlie Sheen was fired from "Two and a Half Men" on Monday, the latest chapter in a bizarre and very public show of anger between the sitcom star and his beleaguered executive producer, Chuck Lorre.
Warner Bros. Television released a statement Monday, saying, "After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen's services on 'Two and a Half Men' effective immediately."
The actor's termination comes two weeks after the hit sitcom halted production for the rest of the season, following Sheen's series of bizarre interviews trashing his bosses at CBS and Warner Brothers, including Lorre, the "Two and a Half Men" co-creator.
Before that, the show was on hiatus while Sheen sought treatment in rehab.
Reached by TMZ for comment, Sheen said: "This is very good news. They continue to be in breach, like so many whales. It is a big day of gladness at the Sober Valley Lodge because now I can take all of the bazillions, never have to look at whatshiscock again and I never have to put on those silly shirts for as long as this warlock exists in the terrestrial dimension."
The actor also commented in a text message to The Associated Press, responding with the F-word and "They lose," followed by the word "Trolls." Asked if he planned to sue, Sheen texted back, "Big." When asked about his next move, he texted, "A big one."
A spokesman for CBS said that in regard to the future of "Two and a Half Men" without Sheen, "no decisions have been made."