You may be aware of my reservations about discussing Charlie Sheen, which boil down to not knowing if/when something really horrible will happen to him. But then he added Cleveland to his tour, and so became local news. As a result, we will have more Sheen notes in this space.
I did get a ticket to the Sheen show today, although not one of the packages that let you meet Charlie (which costs $568 plus fees). And, as of an hour after the tickets went on sale, it was not quite sold out -- though it appeared to be well on its way. And that could be one hideous night for traffic, since "Les Miserables" is opening a Cleveland run in a theater adjacent to Sheen's venue, and the Indians are playing the Red Sox nearby.
And there is no escaping the guy, or interest in him. I was looking at the new "Scary Movie 4" Blu-ray this morning and who was in an early scene? Yup. As a guy in bed with three Playboy models, and considering suicide. Ick.
Then there was this in the email:
BIO premieres the one-hour original special, “Charlie Sheen: Bad Boy on the Edge” on Sunday, March 20 at 9PM ET/PT.
“Charlie Sheen: Bad Boy on the Edge” takes viewers through the near 30-year career of Charlie Sheen who has made a living following his own bliss. After his very public firing from the CBS hit series “Two and a Half Men,” Sheen went on the offensive, and the public was given a front row seat to a career and lifestyle that seemed to teeter on the edge of oblivion. In what to many seemed like a bazaar new chapter in the actor’s life, to those who know him, these recent events are just part of the logical progression of a rock star lifestyle pushed to its limit - with celebrity marriages, substance abuse, controversies and scrapes with the law.
The special includes footage from his films, personal family photos and news footage cut with original interviews with ABC News 20/20’s Andrea Canning, adult film actress Capri Anderson, close friend and rock star Bret Michaels, TV personality/radio host, Danny Bonaduce, and journalists who have covered Sheen’s career as well as drug rehab experts who weigh the gravity of Sheen’s current state of affairs to determine whether he’s in control, off the rails or simply on the brink of a major disaster.
“Charlie Sheen: Bad Boy on the Edge” is produced by Stage 3 Entertainment with Steve Cipollone, Kelly Ryan and Jordan Schwartz. BIO executive producers are Peter Tarshis, Tom Moody and Rob Sharenow.