Charlie Sheen is in the process of being fired from Warner Brothers and the show Two and a Half Men because, according to a letter sent to his lawyer, he committed a felony involving "moral turpitude." In the 11-page letter, obtained from sources connected to Charlie, Warner Brothers states:
Your client has been engaged in dangerously self-destructive conduct and appears to be very ill.
For those not well-versed in legal jargon (um, like me), they mean this: Your client is a nutcase, freak show who trashed the Plaza Hotel in NYC, went on coke binges, had on-set failures because of drug fatigue, and went on public rants against Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre.
Anyone else would be up shite creek. Sheen, on the other hand, maybe not so much.
Because let's face it, he really is "winning." He has us in the palm of his hand. His every move is gold to us. We eat up his every interview, follow him on Twitter with record-breaking speed, and make him the number one search on Google every day. CBS may say, "You're fired." But we all collectively have said, "You are hired, baby." And how.
On Saturday, Sheen debuted Sheen's Korner as a 50-minute web series, streaming live from his home. It's a reality "show" featuring Charlie (what else?) that isn't currently running 24/7, but may be some day ... in our dreams!
Just one week after setting up his Twitter account, Sheen has two million followers and that number grows every day. It's also a record. According to Guinness, Sheen is the fastest user to reach one million followers. And why would he not be? His tweets are as fascinating as he is.
Sheen, for his part, has already told TMZ his thoughts on the firing:
This is very good news. 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 their bazillions, never have to look at whatshiscock again, and I never have to put on those silly shirts for as long as this warlock exists in the terrestrial dimension.
Even if the law is likely on CBS's side, the fact is Sheen has made a name for himself among people who never would have watched Two and a Half Men. He is, as promised, still the winner here.
Do you think Sheen should be upset?
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