LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charlie Sheen is not done talking.
Amid high-profile interviews Monday that managed to upstage post-Oscars buzz, the “Two and a Half Men” star showed no signs of slowing his media blitz against the producers of his top-rated television comedy.
Television crews came and went from the actor’s hilltop home _ which he dubbed “Sober Valley Lodge” _ the setting for segments scheduled to air on “Access Hollywood” and NBC’s “Today” show.
Sheen told The Associated Press he wasn’t satisfied with an agreement by Warner Bros. Television to pay the “Men” crew for only half of the eight episodes canceled when producers tired of their star’s off-screen antics.
He called it “a start” and said his efforts “are paying off,” but declared: “I won’t sleep until I get all eight. I don’t care about me right now.”
He told the AP he planned to keep up his media blitz until the show’s crew was paid for the rest of this season’s shows. He also said getting compensation for series co-stars Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones was “next” on his to-do list.
Warner Bros. denied that anything Sheen had done _ which included threatening to sue the show’s producers and extolling the virtues of his hard-partying ways _ contributed to the decision to pay the crew.
“False,” said studio spokesman Paul McGuire.
Sheen’s media appearances Monday included dueling morning show interviews with “Today” and “Good Morning America,” a midday sit-down with celebrity website TMZ that was streamed online, and an evening chitchat with CNN’s Piers Morgan.
Through it all, Sheen insisted that he was fine and trying to put back together the pieces of his show.
“I’m on a mission right now,” Sheen told Morgan. “It’s an operation right now to right some terrible wrongs.”
Sheen was scheduled Tuesday evening to appear on ABC’s “20/20,” an interview that days ago the network considered an exclusive.
He has denied he was using drugs and produced a clean screening handled by celebrity website RadarOnline.com to bolster his case. He also rejected the notion that he was an addict, or that conventional rehabilitation treatments would work on him.
“I am on a drug,” Sheen told ABC. “It’s called Charlie Sheen. It’s not available because if you try it, you will die. Your face will melt off, and your children will weep over your exploded body.”
Sheen’s comments appeared to be alienating many of those around him, including the Hollywood honchos who sign his sizable paychecks, his co-stars and even his fans.