TVNewser FishbowlDC AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Charlie Sheen Commits Career Suicide

Maybe it was better when Charlie Sheen was partying with porn stars and a “briefcase full of cocaine.”

In a truly astonishing series of events today, the highest paid television actor in Hollywood:

1) Trashed show creator Chuck Lorre on the Alex Jones Show;

2) Caused CBS to cancel production of the eight remaining episodes of this year’s season of Two and a Half Men;

3) Went off once more on Lorre, this time via a just-posted “Open Letter” on TMZ. It reads, in part:

I fire back once and this contaminated little maggot can’t handle my power and can’t handle the truth. I wish him nothing but pain in his silly travels, especially if they wind up in my octagon. Clearly I have defeated this earthworm with my words – imagine what I would have done with my fire breathing fists.

The laugh track is gone, and so too, possibly, Sheen’s immediate future in Hollywood.

Update - 02/25/11: Sheen continued apace Friday, calling in to Fox Sports Radio’s “Loose Cannons” from the Bahamas to trash Lorre and CBS CEO Les Moonves.

Meanwhile, the Hollywood Reporter asked a number of top publicists including Pat Kingsley how they would handle the Sheen situation. Best line in the article goes to Howard Bragman.

Mediabistro Course

Travel Writing

Travel WritingStarting September 23, learn how to turn your travel stories into published essays and articles! Taught by a former Vanity Fair staff writer, James Sturz will teach you how to report, interview, and find sources, discover story ideas and pitch them successfully, and understand what travel editors look for in a story. Register now!