Yoyomama
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February 28th, 2011 at 6:56:54 AM permalink
Charlie Sheen is already asking for a 50% raise to go back to work. Will he ever do One and a Half Men again?

I have only watched 2 and 1/2 minutes of the show since it began and don't golf but I am fascinated by guys like Charlie Sheen, Tiger Woods and other famous people & athletes that seem to have it all yet somehow manage to screw up their lives big time.
FinsRule
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February 28th, 2011 at 7:23:48 AM permalink
I think people that "have it all" screw up their lives at the same rate as people who don't.

A lot of the extremely wealthy/powerful get that way by thinking they are omnipotent. That thinking leads to that behavior.

As for his show, I can't believe how popular it is. It can be funny at times, but I think it might be the top rated sitcom currently, which blows me away.

My favorite sitcom on TV: Modern Family.
pacomartin
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February 28th, 2011 at 8:08:23 AM permalink
Quote: FinsRule


As for his show, I can't believe how popular it is. It can be funny at times, but I think it might be the top rated sitcom currently, which blows me away.

My favorite sitcom on TV: Modern Family.



Two and a half men went to it's highest levels for the season since New Year's Eve. Modern Family is just edging out the reruns (last new "2.5 men" aired 5 weeks ago). Controversy is good for ratings.
thecesspit
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February 28th, 2011 at 8:26:26 AM permalink
Charlie's latest rant on the radio reminded of some posters on certain websites in it's stunning amount of arrogance and lack of self awareness.

Stick a fork in Charlie, he's done for now. I din't think you can piss off the producer and the writer like that and survive.

How this will effect the other stars of that show remains to be seen. I smell "spin off", or they'll kill of Charlie's character and close it out.
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Nareed
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February 28th, 2011 at 8:34:25 AM permalink
Quote: thecesspit

Stick a fork in Charlie, he's done for now.



I wish.

Scandals are good for Hollywood types. So long as he doens't commit a major felony he will be ok. And even that's not so certain, look at Roman Polansky (if you can stand to). His show may be done, but his career isn't.
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odiousgambit
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February 28th, 2011 at 8:46:31 AM permalink
Charlie is saying he can go toe to toe with substance abuse and lick it all by himself, with arrogance to boot, and with one hell of a substance to pick to boot. I'll erect a statue to him out of my own money if he actually can pull that off.

The show may go on, however.
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Nareed
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February 28th, 2011 at 8:54:22 AM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

The show may go on, however.



I haven't seen the show since the sereis premiere (it was that bad), but most shows die if you remove the star. Thay may try if it's popular enough, but the track record for such thigns is terrible. Remember John Ritter's last show? With the best will in the world, even from the audience, and a rather good cast, the show died with him.
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teddys
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February 28th, 2011 at 9:59:52 AM permalink
Jon Cryer makes that show as much as Charlie Sheen. But I agree Sheen is indispensable. The kid is interchangeable. I actually think the show is really funny.
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odiousgambit
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February 28th, 2011 at 10:09:50 AM permalink
actually, I didnt mean to suggest the show could go on without Charlie, just that he may not have hit bottom with substance abuse and may keep doing the show.
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: “Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell!” She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder
ItsCalledSoccer
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February 28th, 2011 at 10:30:03 AM permalink
Heh, I heard a lot of a recent interview he gave, and it sounds like he's taking a fast train off a short bridge. Also, it had some GREAT unintentional comedy and quotable quotes!

He may have a few reprieves in the form of residuals and book deals, but I'm guessing he either 1) burns bright and dies fast, or 2) follows a Mickey Rourke-type career, reappearing in a decade or two in a mea culpa Wrestler-type movie.

My $0.02.

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