Saturday, May 18, 2013
Sorry Charlie, it appears you aren't going anywhere anytime soon. Amidst reports that Charlie Sheen won't be returning to his hit CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men, insiders say that the troubled actor can't afford to call it quits. And any rumors to the contrary are likely nothing more than a ploy to land the actor mo' money. While he may be holding out for a fat raise, Sheen won't be walking away from the job. The highest-paid sitcom actor is holding out for more than $1 million per episode -- and he'll need every penny. Sheen has some major legal fees to pay because of his Christmas arrest when he threatened wife Brooke Mueller. Plus he's become accustomed to a certain quality of living, which usually involves drugs, alcohol and prostitutes. Sheen is smart enough to know that making the leap from the small screen to the big screen likely won't mean a bigger payout. A source tells Radaronline.com, "Charlie ripped through a fortune in the past when he was a movie star and doing a lot of drugs. He could have been set for life financially. But he blew a ton of money on his party lifestyle, and it has taken him a while to rebuild his career. Charlie has kids. Charlie has bills. He has an expensive lifestyle. He can't just turn off the income. No one is going to pay him millions to star in a movie right now. Even the biggest stars are facing smaller paychecks in Hollywood these days, and Charlie is a TV star now, not a movie star. That's a huge difference."