Charlie Sheen fires back after show gets nixed

Charlie Sheen has entered rehab, a rep for the actor confirmed on Jan. 28, 2011. The "Two and a Half Men" star "has voluntarily entered an undisclosed rehabilitation center today," the rep said in a statement. "He is most grateful to all who have expressed their concern." The news of Sheen seeking treatment comes one day after he was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital citing severe abdominal pain.
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It didn't take long for Charlie Sheen to respond to the decision to pull the plug on "Two and a Half Men."

Just minutes after it was announced that production on the popular sitcom would be halted because of Sheen's incendiary remarks about the show's producer Chuck Lorre , the show's star let loose with even more vitriol. In an open letter given to TMZ, the actor called Lorre a "contaminated little maggot" and "earthworm," wishing the producer "nothing but pain."

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He also appealed to his "beautiful and loyal fans" to help him "right this unconscionable wrong."

The letter, which was posted on TMZ's website, reads:

What does this say about (Chuck Lorre) after he tried to use his words to judge and attempt to degrade me. I gracefully ignored this folly for 177 shows ... 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. I urge all my beautiful and loyal fans who embraced this show for almost a decade to walk with me side-by-side as we march up the steps of justice to right this unconscionable wrong.

Remember these are my people ... not yours...we will continue on together...

Charlie Sheen