August 01, 2011 10:29am PT by Lindsay Powers
Charlie Sheen Won't Appear on 'Celebrity Big Brother'
Charlie Sheen won't be appearing on Celebrity Big Brother despite a false U.K. report, his rep confirms to The Hollywood Reporter.
THe U.K. Independent reported the former Two and a Half Men star has struck a £6 million deal (about $9.7 million U.S.) to appear on the reality show when it kicks off on Channel 5 later this month.
PHOTOS: Charlie Sheen Tour
Channel 5 and Endemol are keeping the cast under wraps.
Ivana Trump, Stephen Baldwin, Coolio, Dennis Rodman and LaToya Jackson are among those who have appeared on the show.
Sheen will star in Anger Management, inspired by the 2003 film starring Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson.
PHOTOS: Charlie Sheen's Crazy Twit Pics
The comedy project is by distributors Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein, co-presidents of Santa Monica-based Debmar-Mercury, Lionsgate Television, Revolution's Joe Roth, Sheen manager Mark Burg's production company Evolution Mangement and Robert Maron.
PHOTOS: Charlie Sheen's Colorful Career
“I chose Anger Management because, while it might be a big stretch for me to play a guy with serious anger management issues, I think it is a great concept,” Sheen said in a statement. “It also provides me with real ownership in the series, a certain amount of creative control and the chance to be back in business with one of my favorite movie producers of all time, Joe Roth.”
Sheen was fired from Two and a Half Men earlier this year.