April 29, 2011 at 10:37 AM ET
“Two and a Half Men” creator Chuck Lorre might see a future for the hit sitcom without Charlie Sheen, but the show’s former star insists there is no "Men" without him.
Sheen shot off a low-blow-filled open letter to Lorre, via TMZ, just hours after a report alleged that the executive producer planned a Sheen-free “Men" reboot.
“MY fans may tune in for a minute, but at the end of the day, no one cares about your feeble show without me,” the actor boasted. “Shame on you. Not even a phone call to the man that put you on the map. The man that put 500 million dollars in your pockets. You were on your way out of Warner Bros. with a buy out and a cup of cold coffee in your shaky and clammy hands. And then I walked into your office. And you created a show BASED ON MY AWESOME LIFE. I busted my ass for 8 years to support your vision. Your dream. In turn, it is my nightmare.”
Once the initial show-based slams were out of the way, the actor then turned to taking potshots at Alcoholics Anonymous (or “the pathetic AA loser lounge,” as he calls it) while continuing with a no-holds-barred attack on Lorre. After that, the letter was little more than a string of one-note insults, as Sheen referred to the bigwig as a narcissist, coward, spineless rat, cockroach and “low rent, nut-less sociopath.”
Just in case Lorre missed the point of the missive between all the bashes, Sheen broke it down before signing off.
“I’m out here with my fans every night,” the man behind the "Torpedo of Truth" tour wrote. “The message is crystal clear: No Charlie Sheen. No Show.”
What do you think? Could “Men” go on sans Sheen?