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Despite his declaration that he was done giving interviews, Charlie Sheen appeared live early Wednesday on the Today show alongside his lawyer to discuss his current situation at CBS and the police removing his twin boys, Max and Bob, from his home.
Responding to Les Moonves’ statements about the future of Two and a Half Men with or without its star, Sheen says, “It was a very intelligent spin. He’s a brilliant businessman. Look where he is… look who he got!”
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Moonves said he wished Sheen put as much energy into his current media tour into an Emmy campaign, to which Sheen said on Today, “You have to be nominated first to go out and launch a campaign. Little detail. But a good joke. I’m in good spirits. But nothing has changed on this end. I thought getting the crew paid for four [episodes] was halfway there. The only way it will be completed is to get the rest of the crew, the rest of my cast and myself [paid] in that order. Until that happens, there’s nothing we can really talk about. Then we can talk about season 9.”
When asked if he could work with show creator Chuck Lorre again, whom he has openly criticized, Sheen said, “It’s up to him. At this point in the game, I can’t even get a phone call returned in a live open forum. Anything, even if he calls, hears my voice and hangs up.”
Why doesn’t he call Lorre? “I deleted his number out of my phone on the recommendation from [my lawyer],” he said. “I’ve issued my questions through [NBC and] in other forums. I’ve made it very clear where I stand and why I stand here. They’re hiding based on nothing. I’m confused as everyone here, and my beautiful fans.”
Sheen’s two young sons, Max and Bob, who turn 2 years old in several weeks, were removed from his home shortly after his estranged wife Brooke Mueller received a restraining order against Sheen — and on the same day that Sheen declared his “goddesses” help to raise them.
“At this moment on live television, I do not know where my children are. This is not panicking. It’s not about ego, it’s not about emotion, it’s just about getting very focused and getting very much in touch about what I have to do to complete the task of bringing these two beautiful young men back home to the home they deserve to be raised in, which more love, compassion, support, child care and everything else you could possibly want for a child,” said Sheen.
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Sheen also denied that he had told Mueller he would cut her head off, put it in a box and send it home to her mother. “No, I did not say that. If you spend enough time with me, you could make statements that sound as if I said them, but you could do that watching reruns.”
Sheen declared that he has “nothing to hide” and that did not want to hand the twins over to Mueller because she would not pass a drug test. “Unlike myself, it would not be clean,” he said.
On 20/20 Tuesday night, Sheen, who is paid $1.2 million an episode for Two and a Half Men, said he would have to return to work to pay his bills.
In the past several days, he has done interviews with Today, TMZ, Good Morning America, Piers Morgan Tonight, 20/20 among others in addition to joining Twitter.
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