In his interviews with both Today and GMA this morning, and then TMZ later today, Charlie Sheen claimed to be clean and sober (even passing on-air urine and blood tests). He says that the only drug he's on right now is "Charlie Sheen." As evidenced in these clips, Charlie Sheen is a helluva drug.
Chuckles may have gone rogue on this latest press tour, because it's being reported today that his longtime publicist Stan Rosenfield has quit (apparently just minutes after Sheen told TMZ live on Ustream that Rosenfield lied to the media about Sheen's condition when the actor was hospitalized after trashing his hotel room at the Plaza).
There are a few common threads among his three different interviews that have surfaced today. The first is that, much like during his call into the Alex Jones Show last week, Sheen seems to be trying to develop a catchphrase for himself: "Winning." He spices the word into conversations over and over again. For example in ABC's sneak peek at its 20/20 interview with Sheen, which aired this morning on GMA, Andrea Canning asks him whether or not he's bipolar. He says that he's "bi-winning," because he "wins here and wins there." In all the interviews, he also speaks often about "violent love" and "violent hate." Perhaps best of all, though, Sheen seems to be on a mission to make the term "bitchin'" happen (again).
Additionally, in his ABC interview, Sheen—who chain smokes throughout—is seen playing with a red piece of wire. We later learn that this is the "end of a bomb that would go on an F18." Of the one drug that he admits to being on, "Charlie Sheen," he tells Canning:
It's not available because if you try it once you will die. You're face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body.
However, Sheen also brags about his inhuman ability to smoke large quantities of crack due to his "tiger blood" and "Adonis DNA."
In his interview with Today, Sheen revealed that he wants a raise in order to return to work—$3 million an episode—saying, "I'm tired of pretending I'm not special. I'm tired of pretending I'm not bitchin'." He also knocks AA a lot, says that CBS should lick his feet, and referred to his home as the Sober Valley Lodge.
Later, Sheen addressed Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre directly by looking into the camera and reading off a list of questions that he had prepared on cue cards. When he was done with that, he turned to the Alcoholics Anonymous handbook and read a passage he had marked as applying to Lorre before tossing the book at the camera.
Click to viewThis afternoon Sheen invited some people from TMZ over to his house to conduct a live Ustream interview from his backyard, where he ripped into not only Chuck Lorre but CBS boss Les Moonves. Sheen also complained that ABC had intentionally given him bad lighting while giving interviewer Andrea Canning flattering lighting.