Well, Charlie Sheen didn't waste any time.
"What does this say about Haim Levine [Chuck Lorre] after he tried to use his words to judge and attempt to degrade me," the handsomely paid Emmy nominee wrote in a letter obtained by TMZ after finding out that CBS and Warner Bros. Television were shutting down Two and a Half Men for the rest of the season, referring to Lorre by the alternate moniker he gave the Men creator in a radio rant earlier today.
"I gracefully ignored this folly for 177 shows...I fire back once and this contaminated little maggot can't handle my power and can't handle the truth," Sheen continued.
Oh, it gets better...
"I wish him nothing but pain in his silly travels especially if they wind up in my octagon," Sheen wrote, the proverbial flames crackling as the bridges continued to burn.
"Clearly I have defeated this earthworm with my words—imagine what I would have done with my fire breathing fists. I urge all my beautiful and loyal fans who embraced this show for almost a decade to walk with me side-by-side as we march up the steps of justice to right this unconscionable wrong.
"Remember these are my people...not yours...we will continue on together..."
Who are his people, exactly? (Besides the porn stars, we mean.)
Anyway, Sheen, who took off for a vacation in the Bahamas today, didn't stop there.
He also told Radar Online that he already has an HBO show in the works, which makes perfect sense, because...Oh wait, it doesn't.
"It will be epic, all types of guests and we will focus on the truth and the absurd!" Sheen said.
HBO had no comment.
(Originally published Feb. 24, 2011, at 8:10 p.m. PT)