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Charlie Sheen Says He's Showing Up for Work Despite Show's Suspension, Compares Bosses to 'Nazis'

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Charlie Sheen and porn star Bree Olson were spotted in the Bahamas. (CBS/ZT)

Proclaiming his complete sobriety, actor Charlie Sheen continued his series of bizarre media rants Friday, saying that he plans to show up for work despite CBS' decision Thursday to pull the plug on "Two and a Half Men" this season, before comparing his network bosses to "Nazis."

Sheen called his CBS bosses "Nazis" as he took to the airwaves to protest the network's premature shutdown of the production on "Two and a Half Men."

Adding fuel for critics who have called his language needlessly anti-Semitic, Sheen compared CBS' efforts to enroll him in a formal drug and alcohol treatment program to the persecution of Jews in World War II.

"These people are a bunch of AA Nazis," he said, a reference to Alcoholics Anonymous.

"If people want me to succeed they should find the most comfortable chair in the frickin house, sit in it and lean back...because it's about to get really gnarly," he added in an interview with Los Angeles radio station KLAC.

His passionate remarks in a rambling, often tense eight-and-a-half-minute interview followed his labeling of "Men" creator Chuck Lorre as "Chaim Levine" one day earlier.

That earned him a sharp rebuke from the Anti Defamation League, among others. Lorre was born Charles Levine and the Hebrew name for Charles is Chaim.

Speaking from the Bahamas Friday -- where he is reportedly vacationing with a host of young female companions -- Sheen called in or text messaged a series of media outlets, with each communication more angry than the last. He explicitly denied any anti-Semitic connotations to TMZ, saying he simply wanted to address Lorre formally.

In the radio interview, he recalled when Lorre, CBS head Les Moonves and other executives visited him at his Los Angeles home following his hospitalization after a reported coke-fueled binge with a bevy of porn stars.

"They said change your life and I did, in like an hour," Sheen said, flabbergasted that they did not welcome him back to the set.

He noted that given the success of "Two and a Half Men," he should have been greeted with "frickin tiny sandwiches, massages and hand jobs."

A few minutes later, he unleashed on the show that made him the highest paid comedic actor on television and has earned hundreds of millions for CBS and Lorre's production company.

He said he was looking forward to working with HBO -- even though the network has denied it ever spoke to him about a show.

"It's just some talks about a thing that would give me the freedom to do something beyond the drivel -- this pukefest that everyone worships and I'm like 'wow, that was another bad joke.'"

Sheen is under contract for next season, and CBS left open the possibility for a return when it canceled the current season Thursday. He said that regardless of the future of the show, he considered the network in breach of contract and expected to collect his full salary for this and next season.

Following Sheen's rants, CBS Entertainment released a statement that read: "Based on the totality of Charlie Sheen's statements, conduct and condition, CBS and Warner Brothers Television have decided to discontinue production of 'Two and a Half Men' for the remainder of the season."

This week's incidents are part of a checkered life that included his $50,000-plus tab as a client of "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss' prostitution ring, a near-fatal cocaine overdose in 1998, and conflict-filled marriages.

The New York Post contributed to this report.

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