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The unsinkable Charlie Sheen is having a comeback kind of week. Fresh off his surprisingly sincere apology to his Two and a Half Men cast and crew at the Emmys and his good-natured ribbing at the Comedy Central Roast, Sheen is near securing a reported $25 million deal with Warner Bros. over his highly publicized dismissal.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Warner Bros. is ready to pay Sheen approximately $25 million in exchange for him dropping a $100 million wrongful-termination suit against the studio and Two and a Half Men co-creator Chuck Lorre.
But it seems Sheen's payday won't be capped at $25 million. TMZ reports that when you include syndication profits for the 180 episodes he shot, the actor is looking at another $100 million over the next seven to ten years.
Anyone who has turned on a television or caught a glimpse of a magazine this year knows that Sheen, 46, was famously fired from his starring gig on the CBS sitcom in March after the actor (who was supposed to be in treatment for substance abuse issues) made incendiary and offensive remarks about Lorre and CBS.
At the time, Warner Bros. studios announced Sheen "engaged in dangerously self-destructive conduct" and had to go.
Although details of the suit have not been made public, sources close to the deal say this settles the firing once and for all. Meanwhile, as Sheen continues his kinder-gentler reinvention, he's also working on a new television show based on the movie Anger Management. The comedy is in the staffing phase, but has yet to find a home network or cable channel.