The Fall of Charlie Sheen

by Ben Hoffman

For the first time, Charlie Sheen’s Two and a Half Men co-workers describe his descent. “Gaunt,” “withered,” “strung out”—and “in denial.” Maria Elena Fernandez reports.

Not long ago, Charlie Sheen led a cushy existence as the highest-paid actor on television, making people laugh on TV’s No. 1 comedy, Two and a Half Men. But on Tuesday, the actor was the center of attention in two separate courtrooms.

In downtown Los Angeles, an upbeat Sheen fist-pumped his way through a swarm of photographers, accompanied by one of his so-called goddesses—but ultimately lost his bid for sole custody of his two children with Brooke Mueller. About 20 miles away, near Santa Monica beach, the actor’s lawyers fought to keep his $100 million lawsuit against his former bosses in a public courtroom while lawyers for Warner Bros. and the show’s producers argued for private arbitration. After six-and-a-half hours, the judge took the matter under advisement, leaving no end in sight to Sheen Mania.

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No, don’t worry… The Drudge Retort isn’t turning into a television tabloid blog, but this is an interesting story. ‘Two-and-a-half Men’ was hilarious. It ranks right up there with Seinfeld as one of the funniest sitcoms of all time.

2 Comments to “The Fall of Charlie Sheen”

  1. Its sad to see him throw his career down the toilet. For him to act like an ass, and go into denial about his problems, will not help him out at all. I agree with you that was one of the best sitcoms, along with Seinfeld.

  2. I’ve never watched the show. I guesse I should give it a chance.

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