UPDATED | Charlie Sheen fired from 'Two And A Half Men'

Actor Charlie Sheen has been dumped from the hit TV comedy Two And A Half Men after his criticism of its producer, Warner Bros Television has said.

The troubled actor, who played a hedonistic bachelor in the US sitcom, was said to be putting on a brave face. "After careful consideration, Warner Bros Television has terminated Charlie Sheen's services on 'Two and a Half Men' effective immediately," the company said in a statement.

US entertainment website TMZ quoted Sheen as saying: "This is very good news. They continue to be in breach, like so many whales.

"It is a big day of gladness at the Sober Valley Lodge because now I can take all of the bazillions... and I never have to put on those silly shirts for as long as this warlock exists in the terrestrial dimension."

Sheen, 45, was raking in around $1.2m for each episode before CBS, which broadcasts the series, ceased production of the show last month.

It followed a series of insulting remarks, drawing accusations of anti-Semitism, that Sheen made about the show's producer and co-creator Chuck Lorre.

Sheen has since given a slew of bizarre interviews, despite insisting he is drug-free after a period of at home rehab in January.

During one on US television last week, Sheen defended his increasingly erratic behaviour by saying: "I am on a drug. It's called Charlie Sheen."

The termination of Sheen's contract comes just days after Guinness World Records confirmed that the actor had amassed one million Twitter followers in record time.

The star established his Twitter account on March 1, and had a million followers 25 hours and 17 minutes later.

In November, the star filed for divorce from his wife of two years, days after being taken to hospital following a reported drunken incident at a New York hotel involving a porn star.

In addition to his reported substance abuse, Sheen had several run-ins with the law in the 1990s, in cases related to drugs, domestic violence and prostitution.

Before he was dropped by Warner Bros Television, Sheen had a contract with Two And A Half Men that ran through to the end of the 2012 TV season.

A company spokesman said no decision had been made about the future of the award-winning show.

Update: While Sheen's antics in the media have only served to enhance his status as a train wreck celebrity-cum-online-pariah, fans have called his latest attempt at garnering attention and revenge against his superiors as 'sad'.

This is despite the fact that Sheen's current predicament led to some highly popular internet memes and phrases, such as his declaration that he is not, in fact, bi-polar, but 'bi-winning' and that his turbulent lifestyle (which he makes no apologies for) is fuelled by his 'tigerblood'.

Sheen's Korner - a four-episode video webcast hosted on UStream - served as an outlet for the actor to vent spleen on his detractors, employing his by now customary rambling rhetoric.

Sheen appeared to announce the online show's end last Saturday (it is very difficult to discern what the star actually means during the monologues). Given the backlash from fans, this was a strangely lucid move on Sheen's part.

That's not to say that the videos aren't worth watching. Below is a monologue entitled 'Edgar Allen Me - 2077', in which Sheen fires a steady torrent of vindictive abuse at all his perceived enemies (with 'Men' creator Lorre getting the worst of it).

Warning: Explicit language