There’s is a person in the OTB office who has been convinced that this month’s Sheengate was nothing but one massive publicity stunt and that Mr Tigerblood was not ‘losing the plot’ but playing a very clever game with TV execs. Whether that person is correct or not still remains to be seen but the ex-Two and a Half Men star is reportedly still in high demand by his former employees, despite slamming them in the media.
Reports are circulating this morning which suggest that CBS bosses are trying to convince Sheen to return to the popular show. How this news will go down with programme creator Chuck Lorre – whom Sheen dubbed “Chucky Cheeseball” and “s**tbrain” remains to be seen, but CBS president and CEO Les Moonves is thought to have made moves to recall the fired star.
According to The Evening Standard, a source told RadarOnline.com: “Moonves told Chuck Lorre that he should ‘let us handle Charlie” …and we are assuming that the TV boss is not planning to get all Tony Soprano on the tearaway actor.
Yet industry insiders think that Moonves could have his work cut out to get the cast working together again, especially after Sheen attacked his co-stars in public. The worst example of which was his broadside at Jon Cryer after he mistakenly believed he had issued a statement against him.
“Like I said, you’re with me, or you’re with the trolls,” said Sheen. “Jon has not called me. He’s a turncoat, a traitor, a troll. Clearly he’s a troll. He issued a statement. Is it gonna take me calling him a ‘traitor, juvenile and scared’ for him to get it?
“What’s there to say? I’ll tell him, ‘You’re a little late. Goodbye, troll.’ When I’m starring in multimillion-dollar films and he’s begging me for a supporting role I’ll say, ‘You left me out in the cold with all of your guilt and stupidity.’ ”
Sheen has not commented on the story as of yet but there are other reports abounding that he has been approached by CBS rival FOX over the possibility of hosting a late night chat show. He is also reportedly planning to team up with close friend Sean Penn and take his ‘Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not An Option’ tour to Haiti in a bid to raise money for the region as it struggles in the wake of last year’s earthquake.