Charlie Sheen recently sold his profit participation rights to comedy series “Two and a Half Men” for nearly $27 million, the actor disclosed in a court filing seeking to cut child support payments for his twin sons.
Sheen’s filing Wednesday seeks to alter his divorce settlement with ex-wife Brooke Mueller. It states his income has changed significantly and he wants to change the $55,000-a month minimum monthly child support payments for his 6-year-old boys.
The actor sold his profit rights to “Two and a Half Men,” which was once television’s top-rated comedy and continues to air on replays, for $26.7 million. The sale occurred in the past year, the filing states.
Sheen’s filing estimates a cut in his monthly income from more than $600,000-a-month down to nearly $167,000 as a result of the sale. He lists more than $12 million in debts, the majority of which is owed on mortgages, taxes, and legal fees.
Sheen and Mueller ended their marriage in 2011 after less than three years. He also has two daughters with actress Denise Richards.
One aspect of Sheen’s divorce settlement with Mueller was that his child support payments for their sons could not be lower than the amount the actor paid to support his daughters with Richards. Sheen is now seeking to have that provision removed and a judge has scheduled a hearing for April 13.
Leslie Jones reacts to criticism of ‘Ghostbusters’ character
Leslie Jones ain’t afraid of no ghost – or playing a transit worker.
The co-star of the upcoming all-female version of “Ghostbusters” took to Twitter to defend her role as a member of the paranormal-fighting group who appears in footage released Thursday to be an employee of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
The portrayal of the team’s only non-white member as a subway worker in filmmaker Paul Feig’s new “Ghostbusters” came under fire on social media after the trailer debuted online.
“Why can’t a regular person be a Ghostbuster?” the African-American actress-comedienne posted on Twitter. “I’m confused. And why can’t I be the one who plays them? I am a performer. Just go see the movie!”
Jones’ character Patty teams up to fight ghosts and other apparitions in the film with Kristen Wiig’s particle physicist Erin, Melissa McCarthy’s paranormal researcher Abby and Kate McKinnon’s nuclear engineer Jillian.
In one scene, Jones’ character tells them, “You guys are really smart about this science stuff, but I know New York – and I can borrow a car from my uncle.”
Jones, who serves as a “Saturday Night Live” cast member and appeared in the film “Top Five,” made it clear she was not personally offended by the part, adding on Twitter: “IT’S NOT A MAN, WOMAN, RACE, CLASS THANG!! IT’S A GHOSTBUSTER THANG!!”
The new “Ghostbusters” installment is scheduled for release July 15.