January 9, 2010 |
In a now-discontinued commercial for T-shirts, Charlie Sheen playfully accosts former NBA icon Michael Jordan, who just wants to speed away as fast as he can from the encounter. Sheen's TV employers may now be getting a taste of how Jordan felt. Arrested in a domestic-violence incident on a Colorado vacation last month with his third wife, Brooke Mueller, the star of "Two and a Half Men" has threatened to bring tabloid shame to CBS at the worst possible time, just as the Tiger Woods mistress melodrama has heightened popular cynicism and sponsor anxiety about the off-camera behavior of male celebrities.
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May 27, 1989
I cannot believe the attitude and total disregard by the many residents of Malibu toward Sheen's offering of Malibu as a place where the homeless can go and live. Who gives these people the right to express such cold-hearted outrage at such a suggestion concerning those who are not as fortunate? Remember the phrase, "There but for the grace of God go I." In Jack London's book ("The People of the Abyss"), he describes the lives of the homeless in the East End of London at the turn of the century.
March 13, 2010 |
Will Charlie Sheen cut a deal with prosecutors, or is he ready to fight to clear his name? That's the question as the sitcom star's court date looms Monday. Facing a felony charge from a Christmas Day incident in Aspen, Colo., when his wife called 911 to say the actor was threatening her life, Sheen is facing the endgame of a scandal that has threatened to engulf his career. According to TMZ, the celebrity website that has followed the case on a near-daily basis, Sheen is preparing to plead no contest to a misdemeanor in exchange for prosectuors dropping the felony menacing charge and would also submit to anger management classes.
February 17, 2010 |
Trouble and Charlie Sheen have never been strangers, but now the star's felony rap could cause major headaches for his TV bosses. Sheen was charged last week with felony menacing and two lesser counts in connection with a Christmas incident in which Aspen, Colo., police said he assaulted and threatened his wife, Brooke Mueller. Sheen, out on bail, didn't enter a plea and is due back for a court hearing March 15. If convicted, he could face three years behind bars. What does that mean for CBS' "Two and a Half Men," the No. 1-rated sitcom that stars Sheen as a caddish lout?
February 24, 2010 |
In a surprise development Tuesday that casts doubt on the rest of its season, television's top-rated sitcom, "Two and a Half Men," halted production after its star Charlie Sheen announced he was checking into a drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinic. "We wish him nothing but the best as he deals with this personal matter," said a statement attributed to CBS, Warner Bros. and executive producer Chuck Lorre, who, according to sources familiar with the situation, were caught off-guard by the actor's move.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 2010 |
Actor Charlie Sheen was charged Monday in a Colorado court with felony menacing, third-degree assault and criminal mischief, stemming from a Christmas Day incident in Aspen, Colo., in which he allegedly held a knife to his wife's throat. The charges raise new questions about the troubled actor's successful entertainment career. For seven seasons, Sheen has starred in one of television's most-watched comedies, "Two and a Half Men." Calling the charges part of a "personal situation" that has not affected ratings, CBS officials have repeatedly declined to comment.