Yesterday we got to see a pretty crazy interview from Charlie Sheen on The Today Show ahead of the planned airing of his interview with 20/20 tonight … but there was a lot more crazy to come from Sheen as the day progressed. Sheen paid a visit to TMZ to sit down and chat with them … which resulted in his longtime publicist Stan Rosenfield to quit representing him. An angry Sheen then refused to let him quit so that he could fire him instead. Then Sheen went on Piers Morgan Tonight to bring some more crazy, all while his lawyers started legal proceedings against CBS. Homeboy is on a roll, y’all … a C-R-A-Z-Y roll.
Charlie Sheen just wrapped up a LIVE no holds barred interview with Mike Walters from the backyard of his L.A. mansion — ripping more people than ever … and even accepting some blame himself. Sheen blasted CBS honcho Les Moonves for not firing “Men” creator Chuck Lorre … and then scoffed at the studio for giving him wayyyy too much money.
Sheen also ripped a false report that he checked himself into rehab this morning — because he obviously isn’t at a rehab facility — and the at-home interview is all the proof he needs. Among the hits – Charlie explained that he “hopes” his five kids ask him about all of the drug use one day … so he can fill them in on all of the “epic” stories. Sheen also explained that his father, Martin Sheen, should stop passing judgment, because Charlie’s a grown ass man … and can make his own life choices. Charlie also told a story about how he woke up in the middle of downtown L.A. by himself when he was 7 years old … and had to find his own way home.
As crazy as Sheen’s interview with TMZ was, he was surprisingly coherent and lucid in this portion of the interview:
You can watch the entire TMZ interview HERE. It’s worth your time, if you have the time to spare for more of Charlie Sheen’s rantings and ravings. Clearly, Sheen’s now ex-publicist Stan Rosenfield doesn’t have any more time for him … because after his interview with TMZ, he quit:
After Rosenfield’s resignation, an angry Sheen went on the offensive to shoot back and try and “fire” the man after he already quit:
Charlie Sheen is PISSED at his former publicist Stan Rosenfield — telling TMZ, “P**sy. He’s not allowed to quit, so you’re fired.”
And then Charlie went on Piers Morgan Tonight to chat some more. Here is video of some of his best bits from that interview:
And while all of this stuff was happening in front of the cameras, Sheen’s lawyers — headed by Marty Singer — fired off a letter to CBS threatening legal action against them on behalf of crazy Charlie. Here are excerpts of that letter:
“This action is outrageous and in direct violation of our client’s legal rights, including under the contract between our client and Warner Bros. Television with regard to Two and a Half Men (“the Series”). Our client is entitled to be paid for eight additional episodes under his contract on the Series. Furthermore, my client is clean and sober and has passed every drug test requested. In fact, he took passing tests this weekend. He (Sheen) intends to hold Warner Bros. fully accountable for the compensation owed on his contract and to hold Warner Bros. and CBS fully accountable for all of the consequences of their actions … if Sheen is not paid for eight remaining episodes this season, our client intends to bring appropriate legal action against Warner Bros., as well as against Mr. Lorre… There is no justification for the Series to be shut down at this time. It is clear that this action is the result of interference by Chuck Lorre with our client’s contractual rights. It is most unfortunate that Warner Bros. and CBS have conspired with Mr. Lorre in his tortuous and outrageous conduct in permitting him to shut down the show, thereby damaging many individuals and companies, in addition to our client.”
And this is just a short summation of the stuff that transpired — yesterday afternoon/evening! Charlie Sheen is, apparently, willing to talk to any and everyone in order to spread his message far and wide. The Today Show is airing part 2 of their interview today, 20/20 is still planning to air their interview tonight … and I’m certain Sheen is lining up other interviews with anyone who asks. To be honest, all of this stuff is starting to run together. Sheen’s gonna have to amp up the crazy if he wants to grab headlines from his headlines. Ugh … watch him do do that.
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