To everyone who claimed professional train-wreck Charlie Sheen’s self-destructive behavior, alcohol and drug abuse, and radio ramblings would stop him from getting job offers, you’ve already been proven wrong.
“Entourage” creator Doug Ellin expressed an interest in getting the former “Two and a Half Men” actor on board for the popular HBO series.
“I called his manager and was told maybe I’d get him,” Ellin told TV Guide of his show’s upcoming season. “But I’m still waiting for Charlie to call me back. I’d come up with something good.”
The program, which goes off the air this year, follows the lives of a group of Los Angeles friends, specifically actor Vincent Chase (played by brunette heartthrob Adrian Grenier). As Sheen once did, Chase dates a string of women and uses drugs.
In February, Sheen prompted the suspension of the eighth season of “Two and a Half Men” after he ranted on the radio about the program’s creator Chuck Lorre.
“There’s something this side of deplorable that a certain Chaim Levine — yeah, that’s [Chuck Lorre’s] real name — mistook this rock star for his own selfish exit strategy, bro,” Sheen said. “I embarrassed him in front of his children and the world by healing at a pace that his unevolved mind cannot process. Last I checked, Chaim, I spent close to the last decade effortlessly and magically converting your tin cans into pure gold. And the gratitude I get is this charlatan chose not to do his job, which is to write. Clearly someone who believes he’s above the law. Well, you’ve been warned, dude, bring it.”
Later that month, the series was canceled and Sheen was ousted.
“Based on the totality of Charlie Sheen’s statements, conduct and condition, CBS and Warner Bros. Television have decided to discontinue production of Two and a Half Men for the remainder of the season,” a statement from the studio and network read.
In April, Sheen embarked on his nationwide “Torpedo of Truth” tour, which received mixed reviews, incited boos, and didn’t have a clear purpose.