Two days after he was hit with a cease-and-desist letter by his former "Two and a Half Men" bosses, Charlie Sheen has decided to cease-and-desist saying nice things about the show.
"I'm tired of lying. I'm tired of pretending like the show doesn't suck. I'm tired of pretending like Ashton [Kutcher] doesn't suck," he told TMZ in a phone interview.
"I'm tired of pretending like they're not competely adrift," he added. "Because when you take away the anchor from your show, which they stupidly did, you go adrift. And these guys are approaching like salvage vessel."
Sheen was fired from "Men" after a media barrage in which he discussed past drug use and repeatedly insulted show co-creator Chuck Lorre, saying his jokes were tin cans that Sheen had managed to spin into gold.
He told TMZ he sympathizes with Kutcher, his replacement, who he said is "saddled with such bad writing."
Sheen spoke out days after Warner Bros. TV, which produces "Men," hit him with a cease-and-desist letter demanding that he stop using Warner Bros.-owned pictures of himself to promote his upcoming FX series, "Anger Management."
Sheen has expressed often-changing public sentiments about Kutcher and "Men." Soon after Kutcher's hiring, Sheen predicted the show and its new lead would earn a mediocre 2.0 rating each week in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49 demographic. (In fact, it averages well over twice that.)
Later, as Sheen approached a $25 million settlement with Warner Bros. over his firing, he wished the cast and crew "nothing but the best" in brief remarks at the Emmys. He also tweeted a backstage picture of himself with Kutcher.
"fart jokes and dick jokes and poo-poo jokes