Charlie Sheen's Publicist Quits After Bizarre Interviews

"He's not allowed to quit, so you're fired," Sheen responds

By Sara Dover
|  Monday, Feb 28, 2011  |  Updated 5:07 PM CDT
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A defiant and at times rambling Charlie Sheen made no apologies for the latest round of controversy surrounding his career and life during a Today Show interview Monday morning.

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The Charlie Sheen media tour continues, but his publicist jumped off the bus.

The "Two and a Half Men" star said the suits behind the sitcom owe him a raise, he's cured himself of addiction and that his talent is too much for the rest of us to comprehend. Shortly after an interview with TMZ, publicist Stan Rosenfield "respectfully resigned."

"He's not allowed to quit, so you're fired," Sheen told TMZ afterward, while also using a profanity. 

Earlier, the embattled sitcom superstar, whose top-rated show was canceled amid his drug and legal woes, told NBC's Jeff Rossen he is ready to go back to work. But he wants more than the $2 million an episode he now makes, which he said leaves him "underpaid."

"I'll finish the TV show," Sheen said, "I'll even do season 10 at this point. Because of psychological distress, oh my god, it's 3 mill' an episode. Take it or leave it."

The radio interviews, television interviews, and even TMZ livestream interview, has not helped his relationship with CBS honchos. Following his explosive comments about producer Chuck Lorre on the Alex Jones radio show last Thursday-- in which he called him ungrateful "charlatan" and said his "unevolved mind" can't process his fast recovery -- the sitcom was put at a halt.

Never short of shocking soundbites, the actor also added that "I'm tired of pretending I'm not special" and that he's not "a total freaking rock star from Mars."

"People can't figure me out, they can't process me," the troubled actor said. "I don't expect them to. You can't process me with a normal brain."

CBS released a statement pitting Sheen for the cancellation, but the actor insisted that producers at "Two and a Half Men" will soon take him back.

"I'm not angry, I'm passionate," he said. "Everybody thinks I should be begging for my job back and I'm just going to warn them that it's everybody else who's going to be begging me for their job back. I'm a man of my word."

In just the past few months, Sheen has made tabloid headlines for two alleged drug binges, both of which landed him in the hospital.

However, the actor insisted in the Today Show interview that he never showed up to work drunk, and has since cured his drug addictions without the help of Alcoholics Anonymous. On Saturday, RadarOnline reported Sheen passed a drug test the gossip and entertainment site administered.

Sheen declared war on CBS, who he says is trying to destroy his family and owes him an apology: "A big one," Sheen said. "While licking my feet."

The father of five kids, Sheen said he's not embarrassed if his children reading about his scandal-ridden career one day. "Talk about an education... this is our dad and we can get all the answers and the truth, wow." he said. "Winning! It's how you perceive it."

While the 45-year-old doesn't think he's a bad example, he told TMZ "there's no place for" cocaine in his family and he highly discourages alcohol. But he's not going to hide his stories for his kids, because hiding something just opens "Pandora's Box."

He said you can't tell your kids "don't eat candy and then they have a freaking brain tumor at their birthday party because" they stuff themselves with sweets.

Jeff Rossen also reports that Sheen is living in Los Angeles with his two girlfriends, which he calls his two "goddesses." Sheen did not reveal where he met the two ladies in a TMZ interview, saying that people "can't handle it" and they'll just criticize him out of jealousy.

 

Selected Reading: Entertainment Weekly, People, The Today Show

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