The tiger-blooded warlock known to us mortals as Charlie Sheen had a night of wild ups and downs befitting a Vatican assassin.
First, the season premiere of Two and a Half Men saw Sheen’s sitcom alter-ego unceremoniously killed off. Later in the night, Charlie was simultaneously celebrated and verbally castrated on the Comedy Central roast in his honor. Highlights included this zinger from Jon Lovitz: “How much coke can Charlie Sheen do? Enough to kill Two and a Half Men!” Buh-dum-ching!
But Sheen ended the night the way he always does – Winning! Sources tell TMZ that Chuck has reached a settlement with Warner Bros. and is set to receive $25 million in two weeks as back pay for work that he’s already performed. Better yet, the show’s syndication deals should net Sheen an estimated $100 million over the next ten years, according to the terms of the settlement. Not bad for a guy who spent much of the past year in the most epic career meltdown in showbiz history.
So, in the end it looks like the last laugh may belong to the Sheenius. 100 mill can buy an awful lot of goddesses.