Charlie Sheen got hit with a huge setback today when an Los Angeles Superior Court judge nixed his request to settle his lawsuit before a jury. This means simply . . . no trial, no court, no endless stories on "Extra" about What Crazy Thing Charlie Said in Court Today . . .
Instead, it'll all go before an arbitrator, and unless I'm mistaken, those arbitrated hearings are closed. Nothing is leaked because both parties have to agree not to leak.
Warner Brothers and Chuck Lorre must be ecstatic.
Will Charlie still get his money? It's inconceivable an arbitrator will award him $100 mil, but a jury - particularly a jury comprised of Charlie Harper fans -- might well have, setting the stage for an expensive appeal by Warners.
But he'll get something. That figure -- again unless I'm mistaken -- is often a closely guarded secret, too.