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Friday
Apr152011

Studio Tells Charlie Sheen He's Not Returning to 'Two and a Half Men'

Jeff Vespa/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Charlie Sheen's claim that he's been talking to the powers that be about returning to Two and a Half Men are pure fiction, says Warner Brothers. 

TMZ.com says the studio has sent a letter to Sheen's lawyer, saying there is no truth to the actor's claims.  It reportedly reads, "Those statements are false.  As you know, there have been no discussions, there are no discussions and there will be no discussions, regarding his returning to or having any involvement with the series."

Earlier this week, Sheen appeared on a Boston radio station, where he announced he was in talks to return to the hit CBS sitcom.  He's currently on his Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option Tour.

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Monday
Apr112011

Charlie Sheen's 'Violent Torpedo of Truth' Earns Mixed NYC Reception

Jeff Vespa/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- There were more ups and downs for Charlie Sheen's Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option tour this past weekend.

Much of his Friday night show at New York City's famed Radio City Music Hall was drowned out by boos and heckling, much like his Detroit debut two weeks ago.  However, his follow up in Connecticut Saturday night, by all accounts, went better.  Same goes for his return to New York City Sunday evening.

While Friday's New York show ended a half-hour early when the heckling hit a fever pitch, TMZ.com reports the Connecticut date ended with an impromptu, and well-received, musical performance.  The gossip site reports an audience member who was booted by security was invited to the stage by the former Two and a Half Men star, and accompanied Sheen on harmonica as he sang. 

Sunday night's return to Radio City began with Sheen taking the stage "to a standing ovation," according to TMZ, with a surprised Sheen himself admitting, "I don't even think I was here Friday night."  Sheen strolled through the enthused crowd, cracked some jokes with Inside the Actors Studio host James Lipton, and brought former baseball great Darryl Strawberry to the stage.

So what was different the second time around?  Sheen told the audience, "Friday night got a little [expletive] hijacked because I let people get into my magic [expletive] brain."

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Friday
Apr082011

Charlie Sheen Will be Living in the Lap of Trump Luxury in NYC

Jeff Vespa/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Charlie Sheen will be a guest of Donald Trump when the “winning” actor and his Violent Torpedo of Truth tour arrives in New York City Friday.

The New York Post reports Sheen has booked 12 rooms for four nights at the Trump International Hotel.  One night at the five-star hotel runs around $850, with a room service breakfast for three costing more than $120.  The newspaper says Sheen is traveling with an entourage of 15, and he has reserved a room with a bed that sleeps three.

Sheen will appear at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on Friday and Sunday, with a stop in Wallingford, Connecticut booked for Saturday.

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Tuesday
Apr052011

Charlie Sheen Says He's Working the Kinks Out of His Live Show

Jeff Vespa/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Charlie Sheen admits his live performance is still a work in progress, following a much-criticized concert in Detroit on Saturday and another show the following night in Chicago that earned more favorable reviews.

Speaking to E! News, Sheen said, "There's a couple things here I've got to [expletive] work out."  He continued, "I don't know if I start the show alone and it turns into this [a Q&A format] or I just stay with this 'cause it's [expletive] working and we'll [expletive] return to it if I don't."

Sheen incorporated a question-and-answer session, handled by an interviewer, into his Chicago concert after sticking to his usual rants the previous night in Detroit and drawing boos from a restless audience in the process, half of whom walked out before the show ended.

Sheen said of the format change, "Yeah, we talked about it on the bus coming back, tons of input, then when I got back to the hotel and I wrote, we started writing, just to get some thoughts out, some feelings out, just some stuff that would be interesting, just stories, you know, themes, whatever, just bullet points."

Sheen's tour, dubbed My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option, will continue in Cleveland on Tuesday.

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Monday
Apr042011

Charlie Sheen Turns Jeers to Cheers at Chicago Show

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(CHICAGO) -- A day after he was booed off stage, actor Charlie Sheen received a standing ovation after making dramatic changes to the Chicago performance of his live My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option show Sunday.

The switch to an interview-style format where an emcee asked Sheen questions about his life and career received a better reception among audience members -- a sharp contrast to the Detroit show the night before.  This time, Sheen focused on telling stories and eliminated the opening act that featured a comedian when he took the stage at the 3,600-seat Chicago Theatre.

Before the show, Sheen tweeted, "hello windy city..!!! Thank you for the HERO's welcome!! I'll bring it... c."

On stage, he smoked cigarettes as he talked about his many marriages and his "goddesses."

"They have not disallowed me everything that makes me happy.  Period.  The end," Sheen said of his goddesses.

Sheen also talked about returning to his hit CBS show Two and a Half Men but not without first saying the "people who run it are blood suckers," according to the website TMZ.  But Sheen said he would do the show again if they hired him, and he also called his former co-star Jon Cryer a "rock star."

Warner Bros. fired Sheen from the show in March following a series of rants and interviews that slammed series creator Chuck Lorre.

Besides his rants about his former sitcom, no one was off limits in the two-hour show including President Obama.

"This phone trying to call the president maybe not a bad prez but try to get him on the phone...doesn't happen," he said.  "Isn't he from here?"

Sheen even talked about actor George Clooney being a "sexy robot" who has "four moves."

At the end of the Chicago show, Sheen read a poem:

"I stand before you oh captain oh captain to most humbly praise you for this radical ripple this single cast stone in the stagnant puddle that is the known universe," Sheen said.  "Your weapon of choice is word play via Dr. Seuss play."

While it looks like Sheen may be back on the "winning" side with his Chicago show, his debut show performance on Saturday was less than stellar.  In Detroit, some audience members left before the show finished as parts of the show left watchers confused and fans demanded their money back.

But unlike his Detroit show, the Chicago crowd stayed until the end.

Sheen is scheduled to head to Cleveland, Columbus, Ohio and New York this week.  His 20-city tour ends on May 3 in Seattle, Washington according to his website.

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Friday
Apr012011

Charlie Sheen's 'Violent Torpedo of Truth' Tour Kicks Off

Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage(DETROIT) -- Charlie Sheen's "Violent Torpedo of Truth" blasts onto stage Saturday. What comes with it remains unclear.

The former Two and a Half Men star and current online sensation is taking his rants and raves on the road, kicking off his month-long "My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option" tour with a live show at Detroit's Fox Theater.

On Friday, Sheen talked about his debut show but offered little insight into what he has planned. He confirmed that his "goddesses" and rapper Snoop Dogg will be with him at the theater. When asked if he'll also rap, he said, "Depends what type of mood I'm in."

Initial reports said Sheen's Detroit show sold out on Ticketmaster in less than 20 minutes, but as of Friday afternoon, Ticketmaster was still showing seats available. There are plenty more to be had for his New York, Chicago, Cleveland, San Francisco, Denver and Dallas stops, among others.

Thousands of tickets people bought are being resold on sites like StubHub.com for a fraction of their original cost. As of Friday afternoon, tickets for the main floor of the Detroit show, originally $52, were going for as little as $14 each on StubHub.

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Wednesday
Mar302011

How Will Charlie Sheen 'Win' Now?

Jeff Vespa/WireImage(DETROIT) -- Charlie Sheen's "I'm going to rave about tiger blood and rant about Chuck Lorre and make you jealous of my goddesses" thing worked for awhile. He won coverage. He coined catch phrases. He scored a million Twitter followers in just over 24 hours.

But around the middle of March, it seems a lot of people stopped listening.

His debut Web show, Sheen's Korner, drew 1.2 million viewers, about one-tenth of the audience of his former show, Two and a Half Men. His $100 million lawsuit against the show got punted to arbitration. An earthquake and tsunami hit Japan. Elizabeth Taylor died. Sheen-mania petered out.

The headlines he scores these days aren't always in his corner. The New York Post reported Tuesday that after Sheen's October rampage at New York City's Plaza Hotel and his much ballyhooed binges, no hotel wants to host him.

So where does Sheen go from here? On to My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option tour, his month-long series of live engagements that kicks off Saturday in Detroit and stands as his surest chance of scoring positive press.

What remains to be seen is what exactly he's going to do when he steps on stage. His fans seem to be wondering the same thing: While Sheen's Detroit show sold out on Ticketmaster in less than 20 minutes, there are still seats available for his New York, Chicago, Cleveland, San Francisco, Denver and Dallas stops, among others.

Thousands of purchased tickets are being resold on sites like StubHub.com for a fraction of their original cost. Tickets for the main floor of the Detroit show, originally $52, are going for as low as $8 each on StubHub. A "Meet and Greet" ticket to see Sheen in Detroit, which includes a seat in the first 10 rows of the Fox Theater, a photograph with the self-proclaimed Warlock and autographed paraphernalia, can be had for the admittedly steep price of $575 at Ticketmaster.com.

Sheen reportedly banked nearly $2 million per episode with Two and a Half Men. Between ticket proceeds, after party endorsements and merchandising, his tour could net him as much as $7 million.

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