Train-wreck Charlie Sheen is now a sold out stand-up comedian, but he’s certainly not winning with well-known television personality Larry King.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, former CNN host King would have “no interest” sitting down with Sheen if “Larry King Live” were still on air. Sheen, who has done numerous interviews in the past few weeks and shocked the nation by delivering jaw-dropping statements and swinging around a machete, set a world record for being the fastest Twitter user to gain 1 million followers. But none of this seems special or out-of-this-world to King.
“Egypt, Japan, Iraq, Libya, that’s what intrigues me,” King said, adding, “not Charlie Sheen.”
Since spewing insults about former “Two and a Half Men” boss Chuck Lorre during a rambling radio interview last month, Sheen has appeared on ABC, NBC, and other networks to discuss his mental state and drug abuse, which he claimed to have cured with mind control.
The three-time divorced father of five argued he wasn’t getting enough credit from others.
“I’m tired of pretending like I’m not special. I’m tired of pretending like I’m not bitchin’, a total freakin’ rock star from Mars,” Sheen said in late February, just one month after his highly publicized drug binge that lead him to be taken away from his home on a stretcher.
King worked at CNN for 25 years and hosted “Larry King Live” until December of last year.