Just over eight months after a series of on-set confrontations between 'Anger Management' stars Charlie Sheen and Selma Blair led to the latter's firing, Sheen apparently still hasn't learned how to behave like a functioning adult.
According to an exclusive report by The Hollywood Reporter, Sheen has repeatedly not bothered to show up for work as of late, forcing production studio Lionsgate to extend shooting past its originally scheduled timeline, and shoot various scenes (where feasible) using the actor's stand-ins.
Sheen's fellow cast members are reportedly so unhappy with his behavior that they are threatening to walk soon, unless things change for the better. For his part, a Sheen rep denied the allegations: 'We did not shoot last week because another member of the cast was sick. Charlie is always ready, willing and able to shoot 'Anger Management' and looks forward to returning on Monday."
Because ratings thresholds were met during 'Anger's 10-episode first season, FX was contractually obligated to pick-up 90 more installments, the last of which is currently expected to wrap this fall. If the entire order is completed, 'Anger' will remain on the air through at least 2015, depending on how quickly FX chooses to broadcast new episodes.
This continues a recent pattern of bizarre behavior from Charlie, including an off-the-wall appearance on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' last month, and an unprovoked Twitter spat with Ashton Kutcher, his 'Two and a Half Men' replacement. Will Charlie indeed arrive on set Monday, ready to work? Only the man himself can answer that question.