Charlie Sheen takes the stage at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, held in Universal… (Kevin Winter / Getty Images )
Charlie Sheen has a job again. And he's pals with ex-wife Denise Richards again. And he's drinking again. But the best news? He's no longer in "total denial."
There's "winning," and then there's winning.
"Clearly, a guy gets fired, his relationships are in the toilet, he's off on some ... tour, there's nothing 'winning' about any of that," he tells Rolling Stone, a magazine whose cover he'd coveted since age 14. "I mean, how does a guy who's obviously quicksanded, how does he consider any of it a victory? I was in total denial."
He doesn't deny that vodka, straight-up, "works." ("I don't see what's wrong with a few drinks," he says.)
He won't deny that he'd still like to have sex with Richards, even though they sleep in separate rooms when they travel with their girls. ("Do I want to? Yeah! Does she? Don't know.")
And he actually can't deny that he's still got a chip on his shoulder about his former "Two and a Half Men" employers, after referring to them in a behind-the-scenes video as "that quagmire of loser over on Stage 26" and a bunch of "idiots" still pursuing "diaper jokes and stupidity and one-note yuk-ness."
"Anger Management,"his series that premieres later this month, one he helped develop, will be different.
"I just wanted to play a guy that you can relate to ... that has some redeeming qualities ... it's a guy that you know, it's a guy that you trust, it's a guy that, you know, his name's Charlie."
Can't deny he's still the same old Charlie Sheen.
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