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Feb 24, 2010 9:49 AM by Associated Press

Publicist: Charlie Sheen enters rehab

Charlie Sheen's publicist says the actor has entered rehab and is taking a break from television's top-rated comedy, "Two and a Half Men," prompting the network to announce it is temporarily halting production of the show.

Publicist Stan Rosenfield's four-sentence statement Tuesday did not specify why Sheen was seeking treatment. Sheen's bosses expressed support for the actor in a statement that said production of "Two and a Half Men" would temporarily stop.

The move comes roughly two months after Sheen was arrested after a fight with his wife at his Aspen home. Prosecutors later charged the actor with felony menacing and misdemeanor charges of third-degree assault and criminal mischief. The most serious charge carries a maximum three-year prison term.

A prosecutor said Tuesday he had not heard about Sheen entering rehab and could not discuss what bearing it might have on the case.

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