Home Celebrity Exclusive: Charlie Sheen’s Publicist Stan Rosenfield Fires Star

Stan Rosenfield, a beloved and honorable press agent, is quitting Charlie Sheen this morning. Rosenfield has worked for Sheen for eight years, masterfully guiding him through his divorces from both Denise Richards and Brooke Mueller. Stan –whose other clients include Robert DeNiro, George Clooney, and Kelsey Grammer–has also had to deal with Sheen’s public misbehavior over the years. But the last couple of weeks spelled the end of their relationship. Sheen has run wild, ignoring Rosenfield and booking TV and radio interviews without him. As I wrote last week. Stan–a new grandfather–was on a plane from LA to NY for Kelsey Grammer’s wedding when Sheen went ballistic and took on CBS. By the time the plane landed, “Two and a Half Men” was cancelled and Sheen was labeled an anti-Semite. Sheen can blast CBS, Chuck Lorre, and anyone else, by the way. But Hollywood knows and loves Rosenfield.

Meantime, Sheen’s public nervous breakdown continues. It hasn’t helped that plenty of people have decided to exploit him and enable him. ABC News, The Today Show, and of course, TMZ are complicit in the exploitation of this sad men with sunken eyes ranting incoherently. The Today Show interview with Jeff Rossen is particularly painful. The TMZ interview, conducted at Sheen’s fake baronial Hollywood palace, is a total embarrassment. And Sheen rants on and on about “violent love” and :”violent hate.” He’s advocating drug use, attacking AA, and creating a miserable legacy for his four small children and his adult daughter.

BTW, and this is funny: Rosenfield sent out a short statement about quitting. TMZ described as something sent just to them. It was sent to everyone. And Rosenfield didn’t quit because of the TMZ interview. He happened to text Sheen his resignation not knowing that the former TV star was doing his live interview.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
6 replies to this post
  1. If the people who are showing Charlie for profit, did not,this situation would be better. It all started with Dan Patrick and others, they could of done it off line and not have it live. Use some common sense folks. Mental illness is bad place to be. I have seen it close up and it’s not fun. I do hope Charlie gets help soon.

  2. I knew this guy was nuts. Ever since he started saying 911 was a conspiracy.
    Now he seems completely insane!

    Who would ever want to work with him again! Addict and likely to turn on you.

  3. Charlie Sheen, if allowed to continue on this self-destructive and pathetic path, will be dead of a drug overdose within six months.

    Remember John Belushi — another celebrity who went to excess with his drug abuse, and went on to die in a filthy hotel bungalow after being injected with cocaine and heroin by a drug addicted piece of trash.

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