Since his noisy exit from CBS’s Two and a Half Men, Charlie Sheen has been trying to make a comeback — embarking on a nationwide tour and organizing plans to star in a television remake of the Jack Nicholson comedy Anger Management. It looks like Sheen won’t have to worry about that nasty $100 million lawsuit anymore that was filed against the studio and exec producer Chuck Lorre — who found himself the target of the actor’s rage. The sitcom made Sheen the highest-paid actor on TV, raking in around $1.8 million per episode. Then he was fired, tiger blood ensued, Adonis DNA abounded, and you know the rest. It was just announced “Warner Bros. TV, Chuck Lorre and Charlie Sheen have resolved their dispute to the parties’ mutual satisfaction. The pending lawsuit and arbitration will be dismissed as to all parties. The parties have agreed to maintain confidentiality over the terms of the settlement.” Deadline speculates that Sheen’s payout is estimated in the $25 million range, which will cover “backend participation” that is owed to him. It doesn’t look like he’ll be getting the $100 million he was seeking, but perhaps this will reign in the outrageous star — or provide the fuel for his next outburst.
Written by Alison Nastasi