CBS Frets Over Charlie Sheen, Exec Admits

"Two and a Half Men" star's antics cause for concern

By Greg Wilson
|  Friday, Jan 14, 2011  |  Updated 11:45 AM PDT
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This picture provided by the Aspen Police Department on Friday, Dec. 25, 2009 shows Charlie Sheen. Sheen has been arrested in Aspen, Colo. on charges related to an alleged case of domestic violence. Authorities said Sheen was arrested Friday on charges of second-degree assault as well as menacing, both felonies, and criminal mischief, a misdemeanor. Police said the alleged victim didn't have to be taken to the hospital but didn't identify who the victim was. (AP Photo/Aspen Police Department)

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When it comes to their cash cow, Charlie Sheen, CBS reads the papers, too.

The Tiffany network's entertainment president, Nina Tassler, told a national audience of TV critics that CBS is worried about the "Two and a Half Men" star. Although he has not been arrested in recent months, several stories have surfaced about out-of-control partying. And he is on probation for an inceident on Christmas, 2009, in which he held a knife to the throat of then-wife Brooke Mueller.

“I personally thought a lot about this," Tassler said. "We have a high level of concern. How can we not? Let me speak personally first. On a very basic human level, I am concerned of course. This man is a father, he has children, he has a family.”

“You can’t look at it simplistically,” she continued. “Charlie is a professional. He comes to work, he does his job extremely well. We are taping tonight. It’s very complicated, but we have a very good relationship with Warner Bros. TV. We have tremendous trust and respect with the way they are managing the situation. On a personal level, we obviously have concern. On a professional level, he does his job and he does it well. This show is a hit. That’s all I have to say.”

In October, Sheen was removed from a swank Manhattan hotel room after a porn star he'd been partying with claimed he locked her in the bathroom. Earlier this week, Sheen reportedly went on a bender in Las Vegas with porn stars last weekend. Finally, his famous father, martin Sheen, has said the actor needs help, according to the Daily Mail.

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