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Actor Charlie Sheen fired from Two and a Half Men show

The American actor, Charlie Sheen, has been sacked from the hit TV comedy show, Two and a Half Men.

Warner Brothers said it had made the decision after "careful consideration".

The news comes amid a frenzy of US media reports on Sheen's controversial personal life.

The 45-year-old, who was America's highest-paid television actor, had recently criticised the show's producers.

The BBC's Peter Bowes says that Mr Sheen's firing seemed to be "inevitable".

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