Charlie Sheen racks up bills with his lavish lifestyle 

He’s one of the highest-paid men on TV, and apparently Charlie Sheen needs the money to maintain his lifestyle: According to Radar Online, the actor spent more than $500,000 on escort services and drugs in the six months prior to entering rehab.

“He spent a fortune,” said a pal. “His preference is to smoke the cocaine.” The site alleges that other drugs, such as ecstasy and methamphetamines, were also in the mix.

“Charlie’s nightly habit would be tens of thousands of dollars [worth] of drugs and two girls,” another pal confided. “He would typically pay them $5,000 to $10,000 for the night and would give them cash, check or money transfer. He even bought two girls cars.”

The “Two and a Half Men” star nets $2 million per episode of the show, which is on hiatus now that he has sought inpatient treatment. According to TMZ, Charlie will be in rehab for three months, which will mean missing eight episodes.

So while he may have been fattening the wallets of his female companions on his off time, there are now 300 show staffers who may or may not get their paychecks while his show is on hold. The studio is reportedly expected to decide soon whether they’ll be fully or only partially paid.

Maybe Charlie could dip into some of his savings and help them out — that is, if he has any left.

Gaga Drama

Cue the “Bad Romance” jokes: Lady Gaga and her beau are on the rocks. Just recently we heard rumors that the pop diva might get engaged to bartender beau Luc Carl, but now Life&Style reports they’re more likely to part ways.

“Gaga and Luc are fighting a lot,” an insider confides. “Their relationship has never been perfect — it’s always been tumultuous —but now it’s hanging by a thread.”

The “Born This Way” singer’s friends “think he’s using her because of how famous she is,” says the insider. “He doesn’t treat her very well.”

Be that as it may be, we have a feeling Gaga prefers a drama-filled relationship to a stable one. Just a hunch.

Checked Out

David Arquette has apparently healed his heartbreak — at least, enough to leave the rehab facility where he spent the past month, dealing with the substance abuse issues that emerged in the wake of his split from wife Courteney Cox.

“He has competed his treatment and has left,” his rep informed People.

A source says the “Scream” star is “in great spirits. He’s feeling good and he’s ready to move forward.”

Think a reconciliation with Courteney could still be in the cards?

Done Deal

Though it looked like they were gearing up for a contentious split, Eva Longoria and Tony Parker have amicably finalized their divorce, TMZ reports.

The actress and the basketball player filed separate divorce petitions in different states back in November, after Eva allegedly found suggestive text messages from her husband to a teammate’s wife.

But the paparazzi site says that Eva’s lawyer filed papers dismissing her California petition on Friday, after both camps conceded that Texas was the better venue for the divorce.

Why? Because that’s where they signed the prenup, natch!  

Kitty Raymond is an entertainment writer and astrologer. She welcomes feedback at kitty@media-darling.com.

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