The producers, sponsors and Charlie Sheen, himself, are all breathing easier....WHEW!....That great show will apparently be unaffected. And, let's face it, "One and a Half Men" just wouldn't have cut it anyway.
Charlie Sheen's wife, Brooke Mueller, now says she was drunk when she called 911 to report that her husband had assaulted her. Sheen, 44, was released from custody Christmas day, after posting an $8,500 bond. Local law enforcement officials in the Aspen area are currently reevaluating whether to proceed with the charges which involve second-degree assault and menacing, both felonies, along with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor. As things officially stand at the moment, Sheen is scheduled to appear in court on February 8, 2010 but, depending on the evidence, Brooke's new story might make that unnecessary.
Charlie Sheen, whose real name is Carlos Irwin Estevez, is no stranger to controversy. His early life included friendships with Rob Lowe, a schoolmate at Santa Monica High School and Sean Penn. The three later became known as "Hollywood bad boys." Despite developing a reputation as a star pitcher for the baseball team, Charlie managed to get himself expelled from school shortly before graduation as a result of his poor record of attendance and low grades.
Later, in 1990, it was reported that he accidentally shot his then fiancee, Kelly Preston, resulting in a minor arm wound. The relationship ended soon thereafter.
During the next ten years he was reported to have had relationships, at different times, with pornographic actresses Ginger Lynn and Heather Hunter.
In May of 1998 he accidentally gave himself an overdose of cocaine which resulted in a short hospitalization. It was around that time that his father, Martin Sheen, made the difficult decision to report his son for violating his parole. Charlie was arrested, as a result, and was sentenced to rehab.
In March of 2005, then wife Denise Richards, pregnant with their second daughter, filed for divorce from Sheen, claiming that he abused drugs and alcohol and threatened her with violence.
Charlie married his present wife in May of last year and they have 9-month old twin boys.
The actor has had his serious side as well. No one can legitimately criticise his output, involving more than 60 movies over a span of three and a half decades. Some of the parts were small roles such as his first acting job at the age of nine in a movie starring his father. Others were more significant, most notably his roles in Platoon and Wall Street.
He has also publicly questioned the official version relating to the 9/11 attacks. As a result of this concern, he has become associated with the 9/11 Truth Movement and less than 3 months ago he appealed to President Barack Obama to launch a legitimate investigation into the events of that date.
His starring role in the red-hot sitcom, Two and a Half Men, has earned him two Golden Globe nominations over its more than six-year run. He has said that he may decide to leave the show within the next year and a half. For now, however, it appears to be business as usual.
Over the past 15 years, Charlie Sheen's star has rested on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard.