Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Charlie Sheen: Conspicuous Silence Since Firing


Where is Charlie Sheen now? The news of his being fired from “Two and a Half Men” broke around 4pm EST. Since then, he hasn’t made a noise.Not even a Tweet. His last tweet was around the same time, 4pm, when he said he needed an intern. Earlier he’d responded to another tweet, saying “I invented Tulsa, OK…in my sleep.” Now, when all the word is waiting, there is silence. No silence from Warner Bros.’s lawyers, however. They hired powerhouse firm Munger, Tulles and Olsen. Attorney John W. Spiegel wrote Sheen’s lawyer, Marty Singer, a seven page missive that details all of Sheen’s antics for the last two years, recounts many specific quotes that Sheen himself probably doesn’t remember–gratuitous name calling rants that can’t be taken back, about CBS, Les Moonves, Chuck Lorre, everyone. The letter also observes that Warner TV chief Bruce Rosenblum and Les Moonves visited Sheen at home in February, and have bent over backwards to accommodate him even though 10 episodes of the show had been lost. Let’s face it: if anyone in a real job had done what Charlie Sheen had to their employer, they’d have been fired summarily long ago.

Roger Friedman
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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.

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