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Arbitrator Selected To Oversee Legal Dispute Between Charlie Sheen, Warner Bros. And Chuck Lorre

Posted on Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:25 AM PDT


Charlie Sheen's well-publicized fight between Warner Bros. and Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre has landed a neutral arbitrator.

Honorable Richard Neal will oversee the drama, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The dispute resolution company, JAMS, have been in contact with attorneys for both sides. JAMS had been given a "strike list" of potential neutrals and Neal was eventually selected.

Sources tell THR, "Neal's straight-laced, by-the-book approach to jurisprudence will cause him to ignore the media circus surrounding Sheen and focus solely on interpreting his contract under the applicable law."

A hearing date on the issue has been set for April 19.

Aside from the arbitrator issue, Sheen has reportedly been banned from New York hotels. Find out why ... after the jump.

Charlie Sheen is planning to hit the stage at Radio City Music Hall in NY for his "Violent Torpedo of Truth" tour, but the former Two and a Half Men star won't be able to stay at The Plaza.

The embattled actor is banned from the hotel, according to the NY Post. The Plaza is the hotel where Sheen trashed a room while partying with a hooker back in October of last year.

The Post also claims the Waldorf-Astoria and the Trump Soho has also banned Sheen.

"Many of the big New York hotels don't want the drama. He is now looking at renting a private residence," a source tells the paper.

The source adds:

    "The real issue is finding him a hotel that allows smoking. He has to be able to smoke. And it's hard to find a place that will accommodate him, plus his entourage that will be more than 30, including the lighting people and of course the goddesses."

Reps for The Plaza hotel have not been available for comment. Waldorf-Astoria and the Trump Soho have no comment.



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