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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

He's Special...Or So He Says!

Am I the only one who's tired of Charlie Sheen's shenanigans?  I swear, I'm embarrassed for his kids and for his Dad.  I can't imagine what it must be like for Martin Sheen to turn on the news or pick up the newspaper and read about his son's latest antics.  I say kudos to CBS for shutting down Two and A Half Men, although I do feel bad for the others on the show who have lost income because of Charlie.  He was interviewed on the Today Show, and looks terrible.  And he doesn't seem to get it.



The man is obviously in deep denial.  At first I felt sad for him, but he comes across so arrogant that my sympathy is running thin.

  Of course, CBS did create a show about a particular lifestyle, and now fault him for living it.  Maybe we who tuned in and helped Two and a Half Men become the number one comedy on television share the guilt. 

What do you think?   Should he get the raise he's demanding?  Should the show be reinstated?  Should they find a way to continue the show without him? I'd love to get your take on this!

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27 comments:

tsonodablog said...

I think he was making 1.8 million per episode, which is ridiculous. Now he wants 3 million per episode. I don't care whether they pay him or not, but he should be required to get help for his mental problems before he's allowed back on that set.
What is unfortunate in all this is that several hundred people got laid off as a result of the show being canceled. Yea, they probably got paid plenty, but that's not the point. It's all just a big mess.

The Vegetable Assassin said...

The producers were pretty dumb to make fun of him publicly - you don't do that to your star if you expect him to behave, especially one who is known for the exact opposite. They should know they're only fanning the flames. They knew what they were getting when they hired him - he's been this way since he was a teenager, so they need to shut up. It's all stupid. So long as the dude showed up to work each day and did his job properly, it's no business of his producers what he does in private, even if they think his reputation hurts them (I would contest that personally, people are still watching that show regardless). If he's doing his job they should leave him alone.

Ha, you know I'm no fan of "Two and a Half Men" and I think the guy's a royal eff up but seriously, they're not helping matters with this stand off stuff and he's being childish as well.

Also, he just GOT a huge raise he asked for so it's not about money.

I'm pretty sure he won't be hurt any if they don't pay his salary for the rest of the year but I'll bet there are backstage people and camera men etc. who will, so for the sake of them he should get back to it and then at the end of the season tell his bosses to go stick it.

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Katie Gates said...

He is obviously a very, very sick man. Had the same personality (the whole biochemical make-up) been born into a different family, where Hollywood was not a part of the scene, I wonder where that person might be today... Homeless on the street? In an institution? Already dead? I feel sad for him and for the people who love him. I feel sad for anyone who cannot appreciate the guarantee of comfort that comes when one enters into a life free from material want. I heard today on the radio that his publicist has resigned. I can certainly understand that decision -- Charlie is a ticking time bomb.

Out of My Mind said...

Dump him and move on to something else.

They say it is a family show. The subject matter makes it more an adult only show, but I guess I'm a little square( as they used to say). I stopped watching it a year or so ago.

kt

Retiredandcrazy said...

CBS did exactly the right thing by dropping him. He has to suffer the consequences of his own actions. He is a lunatic and shouldn't be allowed to run this particular asylum.

True enough it's tragic for the people and family around him, but this is the nature of addictive behaviour and they have to find their own method of coping with this tragedy.

It's the old Al-anon maxim - they didn't cause it, they can't cure it and they can't control it.

Brian Miller said...

nah, he's done...they did create their own monster though...

Deborah said...

I don't find him or his lifestyle enternaining in ANY way and I think it's wrong to glamourise him in the show, like you I feel for the rest of the cast.

R. J. said...

Interesting question. I don't watch his show, but I saw an interview with him. I'm not a doctor, but I know people who have bipolar disorder and it seems to fit him. They are always in denial and defensive. The lifestyle--get a grip fellow. I don't understand these women who are his accomplices.

Eva Gallant said...

Terri: I, too, feel bad for the other people in the cast and those involved in production who are now out of work.

Veg: I guess you're right that they knew what they were getting when they hired him...but he seems to have gone down hill considerably this year.

kt: I agree--it's a far cry from a family show!

RetiredandCrazy: There's a lot of truth in your comment!

Deborah: Amen.

Teresa Evangeline said...

I keep thinking, is this all a publicity stunt and everybody is involved? It sure could keep those ratings up there, perhaps revive a show that might otherwise be in decline. Knowing the penchant so many have for the sordid... The show is based on his lifestyle... and it has been the # 1 sitcom....

Love your header image... :)

If I Were God... said...

I think everybody's better off without this show. Even guilty pleasures can be overdone.

As for Sheen, at this point the only way that guy was going to stop was when (not if) he crashed. Better now and this, then continuing his momentum and wind up OD-ing in his jag and flipping it off the coast road.

Eventually he will blow himself out and realize he's only hurting himself.

glnroz said...

the advertiserws are wasting their money with me. I don't and have never watched the show. He is such an idiot.. lol

rosaria said...

This is all a big publicity stunt, a brew-ah-ah of tsunami proportion. How does a person like Charlie Sheen stay in the limelight? Bu acting like the creepy big kid that he portrays on his sitcom. More and Bigger in real life will get you noticed!

He knows what he's doing and his father knows it too.

Muffy's Marks said...

You are so right. I am sick of it and his antics. If this is all the news media can produce, maybe they should be removed from the airways also.

Vodka Logic said...

I"m sick of him to yet I watch the messed up interviews. Glad his show is shut down but the rest of the world is after him for interviews.. thats messed up.

Kristina P. said...

I work with drug addicts every day. I have for the past 12 years. And he is a classic, classic drug addict, in complete denial, who has tons of problems and needs help. It's too bad.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Charlie should be left digging the hole he's digging until the sides cave in around him. The man is a looney tune.

Linda Myers said...

Drugs and alcohol to that to a person. I hope he finds his bottom before he's dead.

Nick Thomas said...

Why do we pay these clowns so much?

Jen said...

OMG!!! He looks and sounds sick ...like he is OWED this raise??? Tries to make everthing sound like he was doing no wrong.
Thanks to CBS. Now lets move on.......

Unknown Mami said...

I had no idea the show was so popular. I don't think he needs or deserves a raise. I feel terrible for everyone else that was making a living off that show.

Eva Gallant said...

TeresaE: I'm glad you like my banner. I paid for the design, but now it's mine!

IfIWereGod: Let's hope he doesn't hurt anyone else before he hits bottom!

Glenn: I confess I was a fan of the show, but have stopped watching because of his antics. The man seems to have a serious problem.

Linda: Me, too.

Nick: Good question!

Jen: I agree....time to move on.

Saucy B said...

I really hope they can continue the show in some way while he gets his act together. It's a shame that the rest of the cast should suffer because of his addictions.
As for the raise, I say, show me 2 years sober and then i'll 'show you the money.' ;-)
Nice to meet you fellow SITS'a.

Al Penwasser said...

The guy's a train wreck. I. too, feel badly for Martin Sheen, At least he still has Emilio (who doesn't cavort with hookers. I think). Wonder what Charlie would do if he had to work a real job?

EmptyNester said...

I don't really have a take on all this. Who knows what the deal really is- is it the partying with drug and alcohol use/abuse? Is it a medical disease? A mental illness? A breakdown? A combo of all? But I do know this- I won't be watching the show anymore without Charlie in it- his character is central to its success. I feel like talking to him like that drill sergeant therapist in the Geiko commercial- no sympathy, just straighten your ass out mister!

Lazarus said...

He went on TV and said that he had re-named his house "The Sober Valley Lodge." Which was fine, until he then said "So stop by the lodge for some skiing, we have plenty of white powder!"

OK, he didn't say the second part, but he was thinking it!