Jon Cryer: I check TMZ for Charlie Sheen updates
January 27th, 2011
10:27 AM ET

Jon Cryer: I check TMZ for Charlie Sheen updates

With an almost 30-year career in show business, you'd think Jon Cryer has heard it all. But when it comes to those news stories about his troubled "Two and a Half Men" co-star Charlie Sheen, even Cryer sometimes can't believe his ears.

"The stuff you hear is just unbelievable," he told talk-show host Conan O'Brien Wednesday. "I'm checking TMZ - as I do every day to see if I have to go to work at all - and there is a story: they found Charlie's car... at the bottom of a cliff. So you're thinking, 'Wow, sure hope Charlie's OK.'"

Cryer, 45, added that it can make for some awkward encounters on set.

"He comes into work and it's like, 'Hey, Charlie. How's it going, man?' And you're checking for scratches — because my mind had come up with this whole thing that he'd crashed the car and then clawed his way back up the cliff. So I said, 'How're you doing, man?' and he said, 'I'm doing OK, except that somebody stole my car and ran it off a cliff last night.'"

While Sheen's explanation may have sounded outlandish, it actually turned out to be true.

"Normally you would not believe that from somebody. But from Charlie Sheen, you believe that," says Cryer. "Because that happened to him. Twice."

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  1. AL Cuevas

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    February 15, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
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    February 1, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. T

    Jon Cryer as Ellen Degeneres's receptionist, too funny !
    Hope he still can get work if TAHM gets axed.

    March 4, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  4. tom m

    John Cryer checks TMZ to see if he still has a job.

    January 28, 2011 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  5. tracy

    These two actors work so well together even though they are total opposites. I think thats what makes it so hilarious. I'm sure what Jon said was just in jest and I'm sure Charlie took no offense to it. Years ago Jon was in part of the movie Hot Shots! with Charlie. You can tell there is mutual respect for one another.

    January 28, 2011 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  6. Be Quiet

    The "funniest show ever"? Yeah, maybe if you're 60 or older. Personally, I think the show stinks and I don't get why it's so popular.

    January 27, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Either you have never watched the show or you are an uptight bible thumper.

      January 27, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Tuck

    I just pray Sheen gets it together before it's too late. There's not enough laughter in the world as it is, and I sure would miss him.

    January 27, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. michaelfury

    Twice his vehicles were stolen from his gated, guarded home. Twice they were driven off a cliff. No surveillance images, no witnesses.

    "Mr. Bill also saw fit to put Mark Cuban and Charlie Sheen on notice, so to speak. Sounding not altogether unlike a mafia don threatening to issue a hit, O’Reilly states “this is a warning to Mark Cuban, who is distributing that film in a few weeks. This is a warning to you Bud, okay, you pull that movie or I’m gonna be your worst nightmare, because this is gonna lead to death.” “We’re looking out for you, Charlie Sheen. Don’t do this. You’re not going to come back from it, if you do…”

    January 27, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Sharon

    Why is it that behavior considered normal 30 years ago (partying on the weekends, showing up for work on Monday) now is called "troubled?" If Charlie wants to have fun, who cares? He shows up for work and does a dang good job. Hilarious show.

    January 27, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. alex

    Charlie Sheen is...the educated man's Danny Bonaduce

    January 27, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mok

    Im truly envious of this guy. The amount of strange gets thrown at him must be astounding. The only downside seems to be his psycho ex-wives. That Denise Richards for example ... hated her since I saw Starship Troopers.

    January 27, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Rick

    I agree with everyone saying its the funniest show ever.You find yourself watching reruns all the time. Charlie almost left this year because he was getting bored with it. Lets hope it continues for a few more years. All the main characters on the show are great.

    January 27, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Rg

    It's amazing. Charlie Sheen makes a good living portraying himself. You could take away the script and make it a reality show.

    January 27, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Joe

    Charlie should just OD already...

    January 27, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Frank



    Do not attempt to replicate what you saw in tonight's episode of Two and a Half Men. Despite the seeming lack of serious consequences and regardless of the hilarity that ensued, this is extremely dangerous behavior and could result in injury or death. Please keep in mind that we employ a highly-paid Hollywood professional who has years of experience with putting his life at risk. And sadly no, I'm not talking about our stunt man.

    1st Aired: 17 January 2011

    January 27, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  16. lescros

    Two and Half Men is the funniest show on tv today, so funny you dont mind watching the same episodes over and over again. Last weeks showing was the funniest episode ever. Lets not forget little Jake either, He is Terrific!!!.

    January 27, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  17. detada

    Two and a Half Men has got to be the funniest show on television. Sometimes I laugh so hard that it makes me sick. Whatever is going on in Charlie Sheen's life off the set, I hope he gets it together, because I would truly miss that show if they yanked it.

    January 27, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Kinserra

    I love John Cryer, he's absolutely hilarious and does dead-pan perfectly. Of course, I'm a huge Ducky fan 😉

    January 27, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  19. sam

    funny bit, John Cryer has a great sense of humour

    January 27, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Squincher

    Come on people, lighten up. Cryer is just making a joke at Sheen's expense. And like most jokes, it seems to be rooted in truth.

    Now whether Sheen can actually take a joke, well...........

    January 27, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mrs. M.

      The joke was not at Charlie Sheen's expense. If you listened to what he said, and not what you thought he meant to say, you would have understood that he was cleverly and sarcastically dissing TMZ for reporting minimally truthful/mostly crap-full storites about Charlie Sheen on a daily basis. Co-workers are almost never really friends. Although, in the entertainment industry most of them will at least pretend to be friends, or at least civil, except for Debra Winger who made it public that she hated Richard Gere's guts when they shot "Officer and a Gentleman" (and she never worked a whole lot after that.) John Cryer has never been one of my favorite actors. But, I do have a new-found respect for him not just because he's not slamming Charlie Sheen, but also because he did such a good job making TMZ the BUTT of his joke.

      February 2, 2011 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  21. trustmedarling

    This is the problem with the "written" word vs. the "spoken" word. If you heard Cryer say this you'd KNOW what his intent was. We can all learn a lesson from this and maybe think carefully about what we "write"

    January 27, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Thenextstep

    I think Sheen should be paid more. Casue he gives us entertainment year round. Whether he means to or not.............

    January 27, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      He does very well, Hes already the highest paid Actor on a TV series.

      January 27, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  23. JR

    Any one else got Charlie on the top of their celebrity death pool this year?

    January 27, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  24. parishater

    ha ha ha love john cryer and charlie sheen and what an amazing show.....kudos to the talent and and writters....ha they should interview john cryor more he crack me up

    January 27, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  25. heycarrieann

    Nice way to get Charlie's back there John, checking TMZ for news of a possible scandal or demise your co-worker. Granted, Charlie is his own worst enemy, but with friends like John...

    January 27, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Catrain

      Ever heard of comedy...he's being funny- not a back stabber. Geez.

      January 27, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Quintus Aurelius

      It sounds like he was making a joke, which, I think, is something people do on Conan O'Brian. I would bet that Charlie Sheen found it funny.

      January 27, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      Some people can't take a joke.

      January 27, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • pie thrower

      Don't criticize Jon Cryer for not having Charlie Sheen's back. I don't think Sheen is thinking about his show's castmates and crew members economic welfare when he is jeapordizing himself in who knows how many ways through acts of recklessness and debauchery.

      January 27, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      Who says they are friends?

      January 28, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  26. WLM

    LOL.. I like Charlie Sheen.... He is nuts, but arent most super rich and famous actors!!!

    January 27, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
    • StarGazer

      Actually, Charlie makes almost $2 mil per EPISODE for Two and a Half Men. To put that in perspective...Piers Morgan (America's Got Talent) make $2 million per YEAR. Just saying.

      January 27, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      What you're saying is Morgan is overpaid?

      January 27, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |

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