Alec Baldwin offers some advice to Charlie Sheen today, via the Huffington Post. Baldwin gets why Sheen is angry about being axed from Two and a Half Men, since, he reveals, a studio once "cut his throat" from continuing to play Jack Ryan in the movies based on Tom Clancy's novels. Paramount, according to Baldwin, owed an actor — likely Harrison Ford — "a large sum of money for a film that fell apart, and pushing [Baldwin] aside [in Clancy movies] would help to alleviate that debt and put someone with much greater strength at the box office than [his] in the role." Ouch! But Baldwin learned from it. "The movie and television business is ... the rock under which you find the biggest, lyingest, thievingest scumbags on Earth," he writes. "You can't win. When executives at studios and networks move up to the highest ranks, they are given a book. The book is called How to Handle Actors. And one principle held dear in that book is that no actor is greater than the show itself. Take a nap. Call Chuck. Go on Letterman and make an apology. Write a check to the B'Nai Brith. And then beg for your job back. Your fans demand it. You will never win because when you are as big a douchebag as some of these guys are, they have no choice but to snuff you." [HuffPo]
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