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Sheen on a Vulgar Spiral Down: Guber

Charlie Sheen
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Charlie Sheen

Troubled actor Charlie Sheenis “screwing his way to the bottom,” and Peter Guber, chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment, told CNBC Monday.

“If you think about the way Hollywood works, he who has the gold makes the rule,” added Guber, former CEO of both Sony Pictures and Columbia Pictures.

“They [studios] have got the money, and they’ve got the power and the distribution. He [Sheen] can’t win in that battle. Really, he should have a little humble pie.”

Sheen, the star of the hit sitcom "Two and a Half Men" on CBS , which was shut down for the rest of the season last week due to the actor’s behavior, is now demanding $3 million an episode, a raise of $1 million over his current compensation. Sheen is the highest paid actor on TV.

In the past several months, Sheen’s erratic behaviorhad included a charge of domestic violence against his wife in Colorado, drug and alcohol abuse and hiring prostitutes.

Guber said that as head of Sony Pictures, he faced a crisis with director Woody Allen, whose romantic relationship with a family member caused an uproar in the press just as the studio was releasing the film "Husbands and Wives."

On Allen, Guber said: “He didn’t fight back, he didn’t rattle his cage and say ‘Oh, wait a minute, I’ve been hurt.’ He took his lumps, moved on and recreated his career.”