Sheen dumped

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CHAR­LIE Sheen was sacked yes­ter­day from the hit TV se­ries Two and a Half Men af­ter slam­ming its pro­duc­ers in out­bursts de­scribed by crit­ics as ev­i­dence of t he trou­ble dac­tor’s ‘‘ self-in­flicted dis­in­te­gra­tion’’.

Warner Brothers said it was forced into the move by the 45-yearold’s ‘‘ dan­ger­ously self­de­struc­tive con­duct’’, ac­cord­ing to a 10-page letter from Warn­ers’ l awyers, which s ai d Sheen ap­peared very ill.

‘ ‘ Af­ter care­ful con­sid­er­a­tion, Warner Bros Tele­vi­sion has ter­mi­nated Char­lie Sheen’s ser­vices on Two and a Half Men ef­fec­tive im­me­di­ately,’’ the stu­dio said.

The show had al­ready been can­celled for the rest of the sea­son fol­low­ing Sheen’s re­peated ver­bal at­tack on its pro­ducer, Chuck Lorre, two weeks ago.

Sheen drew ac­cus-ations of anti-Semitism af­ter re­fer­ring to Lorre by the He­brew trans­la­tion of his name, but per­sisted with a se­ries of ram­bling TV in­ter---

‘ DIS­IN­TE­GRAT­ING’: Ac­tor Char­lie Sheen has threat­ened to sue over the sack­ing views.

The star also started his own Twit­ter feed which be­came an in­ter­net sen­sa­tion.

Sheen, who has threat­ened to sue for up to $ US2 mil­lion ($ A1.98 mil­lion) an episode he would miss out on, wel­comed the an­nounce­ment in typ­i­cally colour­ful lan­guage.

‘‘ This is very good news. They con­tinue to be in breach, like so many whales,’’ he said.

Sheen could soon have a new home on bil­lion­aire Mark Cuban’s HDNet sta­tion.

De­tails such as what kind of show it might be, were still be­ing worked out, said Cuban, who owns the NBA’s Dal­las Mav­er­icks.

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