Charlie Sheen: The $25 Million Man
Talk about winning. It's pay day for former Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen. After months of squabbling, the dispute between the 46-year-old actor and Warner Brothers has been settled... to the tune of $25 million. The recovering sex and drug addict will receive the lump sum in about two weeks, according to TMZ. But the bucks don't stop there. That fat check is money that's owed to him by WB. However, over the next seven to 10 years, he'll earn an estimated $100 million in syndication profits alone. That's without ever having to set foot on the set of the popular CBS show again. Not like he'd be allowed if he tried. Suddenly, being out of work doesn't seem like much of a problem for Sheen. In other Men news, Ashton Kutcher made his debut on the popular sitcom. The reviews of his performance have been mixed. Entertainment Weekly reports, "Kutcher's performance was good, nearly as poker-faced fine as Sheen's was," while USA Today raved, "What fans have to hope Kutcher brings to the mix, aside from a new character, is a new energy and a better balance. And if the constant screams from the studio audience are any indication, he has a lot of fans. They and the show seem to be in decent hands."