He's Baaack! Charlie Sheen Is "Tired of Pretending Ashton Doesn't Suck"

Done playing nice, the erstwhile Two and a Half Men star lashes out at his former show and its new leading man

Charlie Sheen says he's "not crazy anymore," but it seems there's a bit of tiger blood still pumping through his veins. After a few months of relative quiet -- during which his only big rant was to say that Ashton Kutcher "deserves better" than Two and a Half Men -- the Sheenius is once again telling it like it is (or, at least, like he sees it).

A day after comparing his former show to a "steaming pile of ass," Sheen called in to TMZ Live Thursday to elaborate.

"I'm tired of lying," he said. "I'm tired of pretending like the show doesn't suck. I'm tired of pretending like Ashton doesn't suck." (Watch the video below!)

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But Sheen didn't beat up on Kutcher too much. Saying that Two and a Half Men is "completely adrift" without its "anchor" (a.k.a. a man with Adonis blood named Charlie Sheen), the 46-year-old actor put the blame squarely on the show's writers (a.k.a. his perennial nemesis Chuck Lorre).

"It's nothing personal. I just feel bad for (Ashton)," Sheen continued. " He's saddled with such bad writing."

Admitting he has watched the new incarnation of the show, Sheen said it makes him sad to see what it has become. "It's kind of leaving your child behind with somebody and them not really taking good care of it," he said. "I forget that it's on the air."

If this latest outburst seems like it's coming out of nowhere, Sheen does have his reasons for bashing his former employers. Earlier in the week, Warner Bros., which produces Men, smacked Sheen with a cease and desist letter demanding that he stop using photos of himself as Two and a Half Men's Charlie Harper to promote his new FX show Anger Management.

That's a fair request, of course, but -- c'mon -- you just knew Charlie would have something to say about it. "I'm thrilled," he told TMZ.  "It insulates me from having to redundantly see myself in the idiotic bowling shirt."

Sheen's Anger Management has already been picked up by FX for 10 episodes (sight unseen), and stands to be picked up for 90 additional eps if the first batch hits a certain ratings mark. While it's way to early to tell if the show will be a hit, we're willing to wager on one thing: Sheen's character won't be fond of bowling shirts.

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