It's Saturday, but, of course there's Charlie Sheen news. The successful TV star, off the high of ripping his Two and a Half Men producer Chuck Lorre (which then led to CBS and Warner Bros. to pull the plug on the rest of the season's episodes), now tells TMZ that he's writing a tell-all book...and publishing houses are free to starting a bidding war at $10 million.
According to the gossip site, "Sheen tells us he wants the world to know what really happened behind-the-scenes of the show during his 8-year run ... the good times and the bad ... and he plans on naming names -- including co-stars." Crap, what dirt does he have on Angus T. Jones?! Sheen, whose wild past is not new news, has had more recent run-ins with scandal, what with a trashing a room at the Plaza (where he locked a naked porn star/escort in the closet) in October and a January binge of porn stars and cocaine. He had been in rehab—at home—but CBS and Warner Bros. decided to shut down production on the show because they believed Sheen used an anti-Semitic slur against Lorre. Here's how the NY Times tries to clarify the confusing situation:
On Thursday, Mr. Sheen denigrated Mr. Lorre, the most successful comedy producer currently working in television, as a charlatan whose show became a success only because of Mr. Sheen’s own talents.
He also repeatedly called Mr. Lorre by the name Chaim Levine, which executives from both CBS and Warner Brothers interpreted as a veiled anti-Semitic attack. Mr. Sheen was also criticized on Friday by the Anti-Defamation League for those comments. (The comments probably went back to a mention Mr. Lorre himself once included on the show, where he called himself Chaim Levine. That is his Hebrew name. He was born Charles Levine. Mr. Sheen also goes by another name. He was born Carlos Estevez.)
Anyway, semantics aside, the Post put a photograph of Sheen and his ladies—"porn star Bree Olsen, his pot-magazine model girlfriend Natalie Kenly and estranged wife Brooke Mueller"—on its front pageand calls their vacation a "bizarre menage-a-quatre" in the Bahamas. Sheen has been insisting, "We're having a ball... Everybody's mad because I'm having too much fun and I'm clean."
However, what's not fun is Major League 3 producer George Robinson saying Sheen's not welcome to star in the movie if he's still on drugs, ""fter dealing with Lindsay Lohan on 'Georgia Rule,' I can speak for someone who has experienced the difficulties of working with an actor dealing with addiction. I won't go through that again. If Charlie doesn't straighten up... I unfortunately can't put him in the movie."