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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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