Charlie Sheen’s ‘Public Disintegration Difficult to Watch,’ Says Pal
As he makes headlines for two raucous live shows, E! announces plans for a “True Hollywood Special.”
E! is getting in on the Charlie Sheen business.
After the troubled actor was booed off stage in Detroit and given a standing ovation in Chicago over the weekend, the network has announced it will air a E! True Hollywood Story examining the actor’s increasingly turbulent life.
Premiering Apr. 6 at 10 p.m., the special tackles his fast rise to stardom to his recent firing from CBS’ Two and a Half Men.
Sheen’s longtime pal Daniel Baldwin says, “I think the chances of Charlie injuring himself or someone else are pretty high. There are people openly talking about [how he] will he die soon. Knowing Charlie, probably not. But does that mean that someone else isn’t gonna get injured or die or something else horrible isn’t gonna happen? .... When I watch what’s happening with Charlie right now, I’m very, very sad. This is someone that I’ve known for almost 25 years. Such a public disintegration is -- is very difficult to watch.”
Dr. Howard Samuels, CEO of The Hills Treatment Center (who has not treated Sheen), also weighs in on the actor’s penchant for hookers and porn stars. “Most men who go for hookers have a serious intimacy issue,” he says. “They don't feel they can have that connection with someone who isn't as damaged. So the reason Charlie or somebody like him brings in this element is because it’s a mirror of who he is.”
Of course, the special would not be complete without words from former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss, who reveals: “In the early ’90s, when I first started doing business with Charlie, it was great. He would tell me what he wanted and I would deliver what he wanted. One of my girls came back one day and said, ‘Oh, it was great – Charlie wanted me to dress as a cheerleader."