Charlie Sheen leaves court in March 2010.
Charlie Sheen leaves court in March 2010. David Zalubowski/AP
We've talked before about Charlie Sheen here at Monkey See, and we don't have much more to add. But today on All Things Considered, Neda Ulaby recaps the story thus far — as today, Sheen made his first couple of big TV appearances since Two And A Half Men was shut down for the season, and perhaps for good.
So if you're curious, the updates are basically these: Interviews with Sheen appeared on both Today and Good Morning America this morning, and then he sat around in his yard and talked to a TMZ guy for 45 minutes about how awesome his life is while the whole thing was broadcast live online. Then his publicist quit. (Least surprising development of the day, hands down.) Over the course of the day, Sheen threatened to sue various entities over the suspension of his show, demanded a raise, continued to rail against the idea that his life is anything less than spectacular and going great, further explained his impatience with people who aren't winners like him, and referred to himself as "a warlock."
In the piece, Neda talks to Time's (very good) TV writer, James Poniewozik, about what on earth is going on and how odd it is to see Sheen interviewed as if, as Poniewozik says, "his notions of curing addiction with his mind and being a warlock with Adonis DNA and tiger blood is a serious way of looking at the world."
So if you've missed the story thus far and you're not afraid of hearing Charlie Sheen declare that he's "on a drug — it's called Charlie Sheen," give it a listen. In some ways, it's only when you hear him talk that you get an idea of what we're dealing with.