Charlie Sheen: Are we witnessing the crash in ‘Sheen’s Korner’?
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Charlie Sheen has his “Sheen’s Korner” webcast in heavy production on UStream, and the results ain’t pretty. Actually, things got downright disturbing with the Monday night installment.
Looking gaunt and generally creepy, the actor who was fired from “Two and a Half Men” earlier in the day made only shreds of sense during the brief webcast.
For example: “If you own the home in which you own the trash can, you should never have to empty it ever, ever, ever again.”
Recycling recent catch phrases (“Winning!” “Duh!”) and acting out the title of his imagined autobiography (“Apocalypse Me: The Jaws of Life -- Everybody Wins!”), Sheen suggested he get paid product-placement sponsorship money, tore at his hair and moved in and out of frame.
If anyone was going to find a way to sink further after wielding a machete and drinking “Tiger Blood” on the Live Nation rooftop in Beverly Hills on Monday, after proclaiming to paparrazzi that he was “free at last,” we suppose it was going to be Sheen (see the video below). Nice move from a guy accused of threatening his wife with a knife -- but who are we to judge, right?
There’s really no good way to accurately describe what went down on UStream; if you can handle the profanity and apparent insanity, see the video here.
Meanwhile, Fox’s “House M.D.” got in on the Sheen action Monday night with a scene riffing off “Two and a Half Men,” featuring Hugh Laurie in one of those “ugly shirts” and taking on Charlie’s bad-boy persona while encouraging lawbreaking and decadence from his girlfriend’s young daughter.
Chuck Lorre was rumored to be talking to Rob Lowe about taking over for Sheen on the sitcom, TMZ said Tuesday.
But back to “Sheen’s Korner”: The last time we saw a similar webcam train wreck on UStream, it was December 2009 and we were watching Casey Johnson cuddle with Tila Tequila in an NC-17 extravaganza billed as an engagement announcement. We asked at the time, “And is it still true love if you sign off on your engagement video with a pitch for the website where you can see the bride and her fiancee having the sex they told you they were about to have?”
Less than a month later, hard-partying heiress Johnson, 30, was found dead at her L.A. home from complications of diabetes. The 30-year-old likely had died days before her body was found Jan. 4. Still, there was no end to Miss Tila’s Web-fueled media blitz (which pales in comparison to Sheen’s, incidentally), leading to the resignation of her publicist 10 days later. Is it just us, or does some of this sound familiar?
When pushed for comment on speculation that he is bipolar, Sheen vigorously denied the idea, asking ABC’s Andrea Canning, “If I’m bipolar ... aren’t there moments where a guy, like, crashes ... in the corner, like [whimpering], ‘Oh my God , it’s all my mom’s fault’? Shut up. Shut up. Stop. Move forward.”
With “Sheen’s Korner,” are we seeing just that -- the actor as he “crashes ... in the corner”?
-- Christie D’Zurilla