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Sheen reveals demands to avoid legal battle with bosses

During an live interview Wednesday morning on TODAY, actor Charlie Sheen revealed exactly what he wants from his “Two and a Half Men” bosses in order to avoid a legal battle over the shows abbreviated season.“I thought getting the crew paid for four (of the eight canceled episodes of “Men”) was a step in the right direction,” Sheen said of Warner Bros. recent decision to give the crew

During an live interview Wednesday morning on TODAY, actor Charlie Sheen revealed exactly what he wants from his “Two and a Half Men” bosses in order to avoid a legal battle over the shows abbreviated season.

“I thought getting the crew paid for four (of the eight canceled episodes of “Men”) was a step in the right direction,” Sheen said of Warner Bros. recent decision to give the crew a partial payout. “They’re half-way there.”

But the star wants to see a much bigger financial gesture. On Monday, Sheen’s lawyer sent a letter to CBS and Warner Bros. notifying execs that the actor requires compensation for all eight of the canceled episodes after the network's “outrageous” act of halting the show. Since then, Sheen’s added to his demands.

“(Paying the crew for all eight episodes is) the only way it’ll be completed,” Sheen explained to NBC’s Jeff Rossen. “And then the rest of the cast and then myself — in that order. And until that happens, there’s really nothing to talk about. Then we can open up a dialogue about the future of season nine and the rest of it. You know.”

Of course, in order for that future season to ever happen, Sheen would have to find a way to work with show creator Chuck Lorre, despite his on-going war of words with the bigwig.

“It’s up to (Lorre),” Sheen said. “At this point in the game, I can’t even get a phone call returned. I can’t even get a phone call in a live, open forum. … Just something, anything. Even if he just calls and hears it’s my voice and hangs up really quick.”

Until Lorre or network bosses reach out for direct communication, Sheen doesn’t know what lies ahead for “Men.”

“I’m just as confused as anybody here and all of my beautiful and perfect fans.”

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