Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 30 July 2014

Charlie Sheen: Give me a raise

Charlie Sheen announced that he wants a salary raise

Charlie Sheen has said he wants a raise to come back to Two And A Half Men.

Show bosses ceased filming on the current series of the hit comedy after Charlie's increasingly erratic behaviour, but now the actor is claiming he needs more money to start filming again.

The troubled star appeared on two rival morning shows - Good Morning America and Today - to continue his attack on CBS producers for shutting down the show.

On Today, interviewer Jeff Rossen appeared startled when Charlie said he wanted to be paid three million US dollars an episode to return to the show. He's reportedly paid 1.8 million an episode now, making him one of the highest-paid actors on television.

"You want a raise?" Rossen asked.

Charlie replied: "Yeah, look what they put me through."

Meanwhile over on ABC, he told correspondent Andrea Canning that he planned to sue his bosses.

"Wouldn't you?" he said. "I've got a whole family to support and love. People beyond me are relying on that. I'm here to collect. They're going to lose. They're going to lose in a courtroom, so I would recommend that they settle out of court."

Charlie, who was hospitalized three times in three months, said that he is bored now with cocaine. But he said he "exposed people to magic" when they partied with him and that he loved doing drugs.

"What's not to love?" he said on ABC. "Especially when you see how I party. It was epic. The run I was on made Sinatra, Flynn, Jagger, Richards just look like droopy-eyed armless children."

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