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Monday
Jul182011

Charlie Sheen's Next TV Project: 'Anger Management'

ABC/RICHARD CARTWRIGHT(LOS ANGELES) -- Charlie Sheen could soon return to a TV screen near you.

The outspoken star will be working on a television project based on the Adam Sandler/Jack Nicholson movie Anger Management. The show, like the movie, will focus on a mild-mannered guy who's paired up with a court-ordered passivity trainer with serious anger management issues himself.

As for which network will air the show, Sheen's manager says that's to be determined.

In a press release obtained by ABC News, Lionsgate TV and Sheen's longtime producer friend Joe Roth announced the former Two and a Half Men star will both star in and produce the new show.

"I chose Anger Management because, while it might be a big stretch for me to play a guy with serious anger management issues, I think it is a great concept," Sheen said. "It also provides me with real ownership in the series, a certain amount of creative control and the chance to be back in business with one of my favorite movie producers of all time, Joe Roth."  

Roth and Sheen have worked together on five films, including some of Sheen's biggest hits: Major League, Young Guns, and Three Musketeers.

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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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Monday
Mar212011

Winning?! Charlie Sheen Reportedly Offered Job Back

Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- After weeks listening to him rant and rave, after he slapped them with a $100 million lawsuit, could CBS and Warner Bros. actually want Charlie Sheen back?

Maybe. On Monday, multiple media outlets reported that the network and the studio have offered Sheen the Two and a Half Men gig they fired him from earlier this month.

According to HollywoodLife.com, Sheen's talks with CBS rival Fox about a possible late-night show prompted CBS to try and win him back. RadarOnline.com reported that CBS president and CEO Les Moonves has been talking with executives at Warner Bros. and series creator Chuck Lorre about finding a way to work with Sheen again.

Representatives for Sheen, CBS and Warner Bros. declined ABC News' requests for comment.

Two and a Half Men went on hiatus in January following Sheen's hospitalization and return to rehab. Sheen publicly slammed Lorre, Warner Bros., and CBS in a series of TV and radio interviews, claiming they prevented him from returning to work.

Minutes after CBS and Warner Bros. fired him on March 7, Sheen released a statement to TMZ.com, calling his dismissal "very good news."

"They continue to be in breach, like so many whales," Sheen said. "It is a big day of gladness at the Sober Valley Lodge because now I can take all of the bazillions, never have to look at [expletive] again and I never have to put on those silly shirts for as long as this warlock exists in the terrestrial dimension." Some of the insults in Sheen's statement were presumably meant for Lorre.

Since being cut loose from the sitcom, CBS and Warner Brothers execs have watched Sheen's popularity explode: the actor launched a madcap web series that attracted tens of thousands of viewers, a merchandise line that is doing brisk business selling shirts emblazoned with his image and catchphrases, and Sheen recently set ticket sales records for a series of live performance dates.

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Tuesday
Mar082011

Charlie Sheen to Respond to Firing; Who Will Replace Him?

Jeff Vespa/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- If you haven't had your fill of Charlie Sheen's rantings yet, the actor will appear on Ustream Tuesday night at 10 p.m. ET to give what's described as his "first on-camera public response to being terminated from Two and a Half Men.  During the show, at Ustream.tv/charliesheen, fans will be able to ask Charlie questions as well as listen to him ramble.

A statement announcing the online chat said, "Charlie 'The Warlock' Sheen will build this mass destruction, live right before your very eyes. Get a first hand look into his Tiger bloodstream, unlock his Adonis DNA, fear his warlock fangs, as he makes history as well as a ton of corporate enemies...the die has been cast. The gloves are off. The hatred pure and focused. Hear it live first hand unedited."

Meanwhile, TMZ is reporting that Two and a Half Men producer Chuck Lorre -- or at least his people -- has been in touch with Rob Lowe's agent about him possibly replacing Sheen. TMZ says one stumbling block to this idea is that Lowe, currently appearing in NBC's Parks and Recreation, is close with the Sheen family.

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Monday
Mar072011

Charlie Sheen Fired from 'Two and a Half Men'

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Looks like Charlie Sheen isn't "winning" anymore.

Warner Brothers Television announced in a statement on Monday that Sheen has been fired.

“After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen’s services on Two and a Half Men effective immediately," the statement said.

CBS Television said they are declining comment at this time.

"This is very good news," Sheen said in a statement to TMZ.com. "They continue to be in breach, like so many whales. It is a big day of gladness at the Sober Valley Lodge because now I can take all of the bazillions, never have to look at whatshis[name] again" -- likely a reference to Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre -- "and I never have to put on those silly shirts for as long as this warlock exists in the terrestrial dimension."

Sheen has consistently petitioned to return to the set of the show in the endless series of interviews he's done in the past week.  On Thursday, he told a Philadelphia radio station that he was confident that the show would resume production, saying, "It feels like we're getting close to something...it feels like all parties, myself excluded, are finally waking up."

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban also told ESPNDallas.com that he was in talks with Sheen about collaborating on some new programming for HDNet, which Cuban owns.

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Saturday
Mar052011

Sean Penn: Charlie Sheen Has a Lot to Offer Haiti

Jeff Vespa/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- After his whirlwind week of media appearances, Charlie Sheen says he'll now be focusing his exceptional energy in one of the last places you'd expect: the ongoing Haitian relief effort.

Speaking with Access Hollywood on Friday, Sheen said that he and his friend Sean Penn were planning a trip to Haiti and that he wants to help focus the attention of the world back on the devastated Caribbean nation.

He did not indicate when they would be leaving.

According to Oscar winner and long-time Sheen friend Sean Penn, the troubled actor has a lot to offer the island country that was devastated by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in January 2010 that killed an estimated 316,000 people.

"I think his energies, intelligence and passion could be both of service and servicing to him, as it is to all who are touched by the struggle of the Haitian people," Penn said in a statement Friday.

"Charlie is one of the very few public people who cannot be accused of using the media to his own benefit. I would very much like to show my old friend the world of needs on the ground in Haiti, and introduce him and his tremendous wit to our hard working Haitian staff," Penn added.

Since the earthquake hit Haiti on January 12, Penn has become a major spokesman of relief efforts to help the estimated 1.3 million people who lost their homes.

"If [Sheen] chooses to give support, I'll trust it," Penn said of Sheen.

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