Charlie Sheen, Two and Half Men star, is on a manic radio and television tour this week. His wild and wreckless ways have caught up with him, after being sort of “fired” from the show, he’s desperately trying to jump back on the money train. His net worth is $85 million, but that could run out fast with all the ex wifes he has to support.
In a battle of egos, it’s Charlie Sheen versus creator Chuck Lorre. Charlie Sheen, born under the astrology star sign of Virgo, is a smart and witty guy. When sober, he’s incredibly clever and always has a wicked comeback. On Piers Morgan tonight, he had a candid interview with the troubled star, Charlie Sheen pulled no punches and gave his side of the story. In the end, it seemed sad that he was left standing alone. Obviously he needs help with his addiction and some people should come to his aid to help him through this crazy period.
On the flip side, Chuck Lorre, the creator of Two and Half Men shows he’s clever yet egotistical. After Charlie Sheen’s radio rant and various television interviews, Chuck decided to release his own statement.
Chuck Lorre says, “I understand that I’m under a lot of pressure to respond to certain statements made about me recently. The following are my uncensored thoughts. I hope this will put an end to any further speculation.” Lorre continues: I believe that consciousness creates the illusion of individuation, the false feeling of being separate. In other words, I am aware, ergo I am alone. I further believe that this existential misunderstanding is the prime motivating force for the neurotic compulsion to blot out consciousness. This explains the paradox of our culture, which celebrates the ego while simultaneously promoting its evisceration with drugs and alcohol. It also clarifies our deep-seated fear of monolithic, one-minded systems like communism, religious fundamentalism, zombies and invaders from Mars. Each one is a dark echo of an oceanic state of unifying transcendence from which consciousness must, by nature, flee. The Fall from Grace is, in fact, a Sprint from Grace. Or perhaps more accurately, “Screw Grace, I am so outta here!” Questions?
Astrochicks isn’t into the “New Age” mumbo jumbo but what I think he’s trying to say is being a celebrity is a double edge sword. We idolize stars and allow them to self destruct. For Charlie Sheen, he’s trying to say that his Fall from Grace was a personal choice. Personally, Chuck Lorre should be thankful Sheen made him so much money. Either way, CBS is going to have to pay Charlie Sheen to shut up or let the show finish its season. Stay tuned.