Charlie Sheen is confirming he is HIV positive as he appears on NBC’s Today show.
“I am here to admit that I am HIV positive,” the former Two And A Half Men star said.
The news bring to an end days of intense media speculation.
“I have to put a stop to this onslaught this barrage of attacks and of sub truths,” Charlie Sheen said, adding he was diagnosed four years ago.
Charlie Sheen revealed he had paid “enough to take it into the millions” to keep people from going public about his illness over the years.
The said when he revealed his HIV status to friends “the truth became treason”, leading to “blackmail and extortion and a circle of deceit”.
“I trusted them, they were in my inner circle and thought they could be helpful. My trust turned to their treason,” Charlie Sheen said, adding a prostitute took a picture of his medication and threatened to sell it to newspapers.
“I think I release myself from this prison today,” he said.
Charlie Sheen admitted that his use of drink and drugs was a “bad decision” but said it was “impossible” that he would have passed HIV on to anyone else.
He said he does not feel any stigma attached to the illness.
“I have the responsibility to better myself and help a lot of other people. With what we’re doing today, others may come up and say thanks Charlie, thanks for kicking the door open.”
Speaking about the time prior to his diagnosis, Charlie Sheen said: “It started with a series of cluster headaches and sweating – I was hospitalized I thought I had a brain tumor – after tests they said this was the situation. It’s a hard three letters to absorb.”
Charlie Sheen rose to fame in the 80s with hit movies including Platoon and Wall Street and, in 2011, was the highest-paid actor on TV thanks to his sitcom role.
He has frequently struggled with drink and drug abuse.
Charlie Sheen, who played a hedonistic bachelor in Two And A Half Men, was fired from the show in 2011 after a downward spiral in his personal life that was often played out in public.
Production had been suspended after he entered rehabilitation for reported drug and alcohol abuse.
Charlie Sheen – the youngest son of West Wing star Martin Sheen and brother of actor Emilio Estevez – has also had a troubled personal life and has been married three times.
He first marriage was to Donna Peele in 1995 but they split up after a year. His second marriage was to former Bond girl Denise Richards, with whom he has two daughters. They divorced in 2006 and he married Brooke Mueller, with whom he has twin sons.
Charlie Sheen was then due to marry Scottine Ross, but the wedding was called off.
Charlie Sheen is being sued by a dental technician for assault and battery after punching her in the chest during an office visit.
Margarita Palestino filed the lawsuit on October 3 in Los Angeles seeking unspecified damages from Charlie Sheen.
Her lawsuit accuses Charlie Sheen of attacking her during a dental appointment on September 25, including punching her in the chest and grabbing her clothes.
Charlie Sheen is being sued by the dental technician after punching her in the chest during an office visit
Los Angeles police said on October 2 that they have an active investigation into the incident, but could not release further details.
Charlie Sheen had an adverse reaction to the combination of nitrous oxide and pain medication he was taking for a shoulder injury and he knocked over dental instruments, the actor’s publicist, Jeff Ballard, said on October 2. However, other elements of Margarita Palestino’s story were not true, Jeff Ballard said.
Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller, who have been fighting for custody of their twin sons – Bob and Max – for months, celebrated the boys’ fifth birthdays at the actor’s home on Saturday.
It was all one big happy family on Saturday as Charlie Sheen’s exes partied with all his kids and new fiancée Brett Rossi.
Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller celebrated the boys’ fifth birthdays at the actor’s home
Charlie Sheen’s ex-wife Denise Richards took over guardianship of Bob and Max last year when Brooke Mueller checked into rehab for substance abuse issues, but she had to relinquish her role months later, claiming the brothers were too unruly. She even suggested they needed counseling before handing temporary guardianship to their uncle, Brooke Mueller’s brother.
Charlie Sheen took to his Twitter on Sunday to make a surprise announcement, but it turns out he was actually joking about tying the knot with his girlfriend Brett Rossi.
“This is the house ware M Gorbachev R Reagan did some epic,” wrote Charlie Sheen.
“It’s also where S and I GOT MARRIED! c #RumorMilUhPede,” the actor tweeted beside an image of the two seated in front of the former French consulate building in Reykjavik, Iceland. The location is where the 1986 Cold War Summit took place between former President Ronald Regan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
Charlie Sheen and Brett Rossi in front of the former French consulate building in Reykjavik
Charlie Sheen’s rep tells Us Weekly: “He’s kidding around,” adding that fans should “read the hashtag.” Brett Rossi, 24, also took to her Twitter Sunday night to make fun of the buzz surrounding her alleged marriage to Charlie Sheen.
Charlie Sheen, 48, and Brett Rossi first emerged together while on vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico back in November.
The actor has been married and divorced three times before.
Charlie Sheen wed Donna Peele in 1995 in a short-lived one year marriage. He then married actress Denise Richards in 2002, though the two split in 2006.
Two years later, Charlie Sheen married his third wife Brooke Mueller. They divorced in 2011.
Charlie Sheen has waded into the controversy surrounding Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson with a long rant on social media site TwitPic in which the actor calls the Duck Commander “Mallard-brained” and a “shower dodger”.
Phil Robertson, 67, was placed on indefinite hiatus from the A&E reality show after anti-gay comments made during GQ magazine interview.
“Your statements were and are abhorrently and mendaciously unforgivable,” said Charlie Sheen in comments published Saturday.
Charlie Sheen has waded into the controversy surrounding Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson with a long rant on social media
“You are now in the crosshairs of a MaSheen style media beat down.”
Charlie Sheen was fired from the hit CBS show Two and a Half Men in 2011 amid ongoing issues with substance abuse and allegations of domestic violence.
The actor is the latest prominent person to weigh in with reaction to Phil Robertson’s comments. In recent days, Phil Robertson has drawn support from Sarah Palin and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, while being attacked by gay rights group GLAAD, and losing connections with Cracker Barrel.
In light of Phil Robertson’s suspension from Duck Dynasty, the fifth season of which begins January 15, the Robertson family is reportedly considering walking away from the series, to which A&E has exclusive rights.
Charlie Sheen has canceled an appearance at Baja Film Festival in Mexico on Saturday after his private plane suffered a mechanical glitch.
Charlie Sheen, 48, was set to attend the film festival with ex-wife Denise Richards, and their two daughters, Sam, 9, and 8-year-old Lola.
But the actor has been forced to axe the trip due to problems with his jet which he branded “potentially life threatening.”
Charlie Sheen took to Twitter to post a photo of himself posing with Denise Richards and the young girls as they sat aboard the plane and issued an apology to festival organizers.
Charlie Sheen has canceled an appearance at Baja Film Festival in Mexico after his private plane suffered a mechanical glitch
The actor wrote: “I’d like to apologize to Pablo Sanchez-Navarro Hotel El Gonzo, the good people of Cabo who organized the film festival, as well as all of my fans in attendance. I boarded my plane this a.m. with Denise, my daughters Sam and Lola, as well as my publicist Jeff Ballard and life long best friend Tony Todd. I allotted ample time to attend the event in a punctual and safe capacity. However, we encountered a mechanical diversion that rendered the trip potentially life threatening. The generous offer was made to have a replacement plane scoop us up, and deliver us to said event. The problem is for a myriad of reasons that are both practical and ethereal and completely rooted in a gut check ‘safety first’ code, I will NOT fly my family my friends or myself on any other aircraft. This is a non negotiable rule of mine as it lives in concert with zero wiggle room for maybes or friendly coercion. As I write this my plane is still not launch ready therefore leaving us all with zero options to attend the event on time. I am beyond apologetic and I ask all involved, to exercise grace and understanding in and around the headaches I’m certain this has created.”
Lindsay Lohan’s long awaited Anger Management episode with Charlie Sheen finally aired on Thursday.
While there were references to drugs, court dates and theft, with canned laughter as their soundtrack the pair’s walk down memory lane was one peppered with sedate jokes.
The episode revolved around Lindsay Lohan, playing herself, employing Charlie Sheen’s character Charlie Goodson, to be her anger management coach while she acted in a cheesy Japanese commercial.
“I’m Lindsay Lohan and I love the taste of alcohol but sometimes bars close, so how am I going to get that taste until they open again?” Lindsay Lohan says in the fictional advert for kitsch product Number One Happy Whiskey Chew.
Lindsay Lohan’s long awaited Anger Management episode with Charlie Sheen finally aired on Thursday
“There’s no alcohol in it but I still might wake up with a stranger,” recites the actress flanked by a giant bear, who is thrusting his pelvis in her direction.
The bear causes Lindsay Lohan to throw a tantrum and stomp off the set.
“What the f*** so I’m having s** with a bear now?” she yells, throwing the gum to the floor.
“All I agreed to was dressing up as a sexy Japanese schoolgirl, now I’m some drunk who has s** with bears for gum?” she moans.
It is Charlie Goodson’s job to pacify Lindsay Lohan but the couple end up in bed together and series of misunderstandings lead to Lindsay getting arrested.
Another scene nods to Lindsay Lohan’s arrests for probation violation and failing to complete her community service.
“All the jails know me,” she says as she shirks out of attending the whole of an anger management meeting in a jail.
“Oh, and by the way, if anybody asks, I was here for the full hour,” Lindsay Lohan says as she leaves.
Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen also end up in bed together – telling similar jokes – in their new film Scary Movie 5, which is in theatres this weekend.
Lindsay Lohan will not have much time to enjoy the success of Anger Management episode or Scary Movie 5 as she will soon start her court ordered inpatient treatment programme.
According to TMZ, Lindsay Lohan will have to resist her fair share of temptations including the liquor store near the Seafield Centre.
The owner of Six Corners Liquors told TMZ: “If Lindsay came in we would treat her like a normal customer. If she wants to buy something of course we will allow her to buy something. I would never say no to her.
“[I’m] rooting for [Lindsay Lohan] to succeed and drink in moderation.”
Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan was seen sporting a brightly colored bracelet, allegedly taken from the set of Anger Management, as she jetted from LA to Sao Paulo on Wednesday.
Today it has emerged that Lindsay Lohan apparently “stole” more items from the set of Charlie Sheen’s hit show.
According to TMZ, Lindsay Lohan, 26, took the bracelet, a necklace, earrings, trousers and shoes from show’s wardrobe department and went clubbing wearing the items.
It is alleged that she never returned the articles.
Lindsay Lohan allegedly took a bracelet, a necklace, earrings, trousers and shoes from Anger Management set
According to E!, Lindsay Lohan’s brightly colored bracelet came straight from the set of Anger Management after producers said she could wear it out after filming.
Allegedly she kept the bracelet, along with other items, after the show finished filming on Wednesday and the star was spotted wearing it as she landed in Brazil.
According the website, Lindsay Lohan claimed that the producers would deduct the value of the jewellery and other pieces from her pay, but according to sources the deal was never made.
The wardrobe supervisor also reportedly asked Lindsay Lohan to write a check to pay for the goods, but the actress refused, saying that she was allowed to have the price of the goods taken out of her paycheck.
But according to TMZ, Lindsay Lohan took off with the clothing and jewels before any kind of deal was agreed on.
Lindsay Lohan told friends she took two bracelets, a necklace, sunglasses, a pair of shoes, gold earrings, a silk bathrobe, lingerie and tap shorts.
But she is adamant that the wardrobe supervisor gave her the green light to leave with the items.
According to TMZ, Lindsay Lohan told her pals she would not be returning the clothing and accessories because in her mind “she has already paid for them”.
It wouldn’t be the first time Lindsay Lohan has waltzed away with jewellery – the star swiped a $2500 necklace from Kamofie & Co in California.
And despite previous reports that Lindsay Lohan was on time to the Anger Management set and extremely polite to fellow cast and crew members, insiders say her good behavior didn’t last for long.
They claim that Lindsay Lohan was “the biggest prima donna ever”, rocking up two hours late for her second day of filming.
Upon her arrival, Lindsay Lohan also refused to come out of her trailer for a further two hours.
The actress then later hit the nightclubs that evening and her bizarre behavior continued when she said that she would not be returning to the set the following day.
When Lindsay Lohan finally left the set Wednesday on completion of her filming, the crew allegedly broke out in a round of applause, pleased that she was off set.
CBS boss Len Moonves has spoken out about the extraordinary rant unleashed by actor Angus T. Jones on the set of Two and a Half Men and admitted that they now have “other plans” for the show.
Angus T. Jones, 19, who branded the show “filth” in a now viral religious video, is thought to want to show up for the rest of his schedule after January there have been murmurs show bosses are not keen to have him back for a new season as a main character.
And now Len Moonves has confirmed that they’re resolving the issue of Angus T. Jones’ status.
“I don’t know what our status is with him,” Len Moonves told the Wall Street Journal.
“We took this boy who started with us when he was eight years old, and it seemed to be what happens with child stars over the course of time.
“He’s now making $300,000 per week, which is not a bad salary for a 19-year-old kid, and he went on a religious channel and urged people not to watch the show because it was filth. By the way, he’s still collecting his $300,000 a week,” Len Moonves laughed.
And when asked if they were looking for another “half man”, Len Moonves replied: “We have other plans. I don’t think it’s quite been resolved, but after going through what we went through with Charlie Sheen, this is a piece of cake.”
And it might not be too hard for the show to “resolve” Angus T. Jones the way of Charlie Sheen as EWare reporting that if he had the typical non-disparagement clause in his contract, he’s obviously in violation.
Angus T Jones, who branded Two And A Half Men filth in a now viral religious video, is thought to want to show up for the rest of his schedule after January
A source close to the star told People: “Angus expects to report to work after the holiday break in January.
“He intends to honor his contract through the end of the season.”
Angus T. Jones’ character Jake joined the army at the end of season 9 and has only appeared in a few episodes of the current season.
“He won’t be in every episode,” the source added says of the remaining season 10 episodes.
“How much they use him will be up to [creator] Chuck Lorre. The intention wasn’t ever for him to be in every ep this year anyway. Now it might be less.”
Network CBS has yet to pick up the show for season 11.
But sources told E!: “Should Two and a Half Men be renewed, it’s unlikely that Jones will return as a series regular. You might see him for a few guest spots.”
Those closest to Angus T. Jones, who is a Seventh Day Adventist, say the teenager doesn’t want to risk turning into troubled Charlie Sheen so became involved in the church.
“Part of the reason Angus is so wary of the [TV] industry and so involved with the church is that he’s seen what’s happened to Charlie [Sheen] front and center.
“He doesn’t want to end up like that. Who would?” the family friend told E!.
Angus T. Jones issued a statement apologizing, in the most tenuous sense, for making a video branding Two and a Half Men “filth” then entreating viewers to switch off from the show that made him both rich and famous.
In his statement, Angus T. Jones, 19, speaks up for his bosses on the CBS show, by saying: “Chuck Lorre, Peter Roth and many others at Warner Bros. and CBS are responsible for what has been one of the most significant experiences in my life to date.”
The document obtained by TMZ continues: “I thank them for the opportunity they have given and continue to give me and the help and guidance I have and expect to continue to receive from them.”
Without actually taking back anything he said, the teenager attempted to appease his cast: “I apologize if my remarks reflect me showing indifference to and disrespect of my colleagues and a lack of appreciation of the extraordinary opportunity of which I have been blessed. I never intended that.”
Meanwhile, Christopher Hudson – the Seventh Day Adventist guiding Angus T. Jones – denied that he was exploiting the actor, as the young star’s mother Carey fears.
Christopher Hudson, who is believed to be in his 40s, confirmed that he recorded the video in the actor’s trailer on the set of Two and A Half Men last week.
Angus T. Jones – who makes $350,000 per episode playing Jake Harper – was seen urging fans to “turn off” the show, saying it would damage their brains.
Angus T. Jones, actor in one of the biggest comedies on US television, Two and a Half Men, has described the show as “filth”, while urging viewers not to watch it.
In a video posted online by a Christian group, Angus T. Jones said he no longer wanted to take part.
Angus T. Jones explained that the show’s raunchy humor conflicted with his recent bible studies.
Angus T. Jones, who has been in the show since he was 10, said viewers should question the impact such programmes had on them.
The clip was posted by the Forerunner Christian Church in California, where Angus Jones, who reportedly makes $350,000 an episode, says he sought spiritual guidance.
“I’m on Two and a Half Men and I don’t want to be on it. Please stop watching it,” he says in the online video.
“Please stop filling your head with filth. Please. It’s, you know, people say it’s just entertainment.”
He adds: “Do some research on the effects of television and your brain and I promise you you’ll have a decision to make when it comes to the television and especially with what you watch on television. It’s bad news. It’s bad news.”
Angus T Jones, actor in Two and a Half Men, has described the show as filth, while urging viewers not to watch it
Warner Bros Television, which produces the show, and CBS, which airs it, has made no comment.
In Two and a Half Men, which has run for nine seasons, Angus T. Jones is the underachieving son of an uptight father, played by Jon Cryer.
The series originally starred Charlie Sheen as the womanizing uncle of Angus T. Jones’s character.
But Charlie Sheen was fired in March last year after a bizarre rant against the show’s lead writer, and Ashton Kutcher replaced him.
Ashton Kutcher Two and a Half Men début had been the subject of a slew of Hollywood hype after it was announced he would be replacing the fired Charlie Sheen.
It seems the critics are a little mixed on Ashton Kutcher‘s performance after he made his first appearance on the hit comedy show last night.
According to the New York Daily News, Ashton Kutcher, who spent much of the time on last night’s show naked while playing Walden Schmidt billionaire, “just needs to work on being funny.”
“By the last third of the show, the writers had clearly decided that walking around naked was Walden’s best shot at a laugh.”
Ashton Kutcher's character, Walden Schmidt is a dumped billionaire who has attempted to commit suicide
The Wall Street Journal reviewer wrote:
“Kutcher is intense and doesn’t do dead pan well at all. But he’s way hotter naked, and he’s naked a lot,” they said, adding that “Kutcher seems sort of frozen in place, humourless.”
Other commentators seemed to enjoy what Ashton Kutcher brought to the show, although some had reservations about his comic timing.
“The fact is that Kutcher, despite having spent so much time over the past few years branding and Tweeting himself, is a good comic actor,” wrote People in its review. “Not great.”
Entertainment Weekly wrote:
“Kutcher’s performance was good, nearly as poker-faced fine as Sheen’s was.”
“It’s easy to see how Kutcher is going to fit into the ensemble.
“He’s part-contrast-to-Charlie (he ordered ginger ale, not liquor, while out at a bar with Alan), and part-Charlie-2.0 (he beds women with ease, but in a nice, horny-puppy-dog kind of way).”
Ashton Kutcher's character bonded with Jon Cryer's character Alan Harper
However, other reviewers were kinder about Ashton Kutcher debut, who made his entrance as dumped husband Walden Schmidt soaking wet on the deck of Alan Harper’s Malibu beach house after trying to commit suicide in the ocean.
“With Kutcher loosely playing himself as a savant ladies’ man, it’s likely that Charlie Harper – or Sheen – won’t be missed,” said Fox News.
Charlie Sheen was famously fired from the smash hit TV comedy after falling out with its creator Chuck Lorre.
“Filling the void left by a well established character isn’t easy, but Kutcher mostly succeeded,” wrote The Chicago Sun Times.
“At times his character seemed a bit like Lennie petting the rabbits in Of Mice and Men, but give him a few episodes, and he should settle in nicely.”
The Los Angeles Times, meanwhile, said the show, which opened with Sheen’s character Charlie Harper’s funeral, was a ‘promising beginning.’
“Kutcher brings a softness as well as a sense of rude health – he was naked for much of the show – to a series that could often be brittle and sour, misanthropic and misogynistic, and temperamentally middle-aged.
“His presence might allow Cryer to play some sweeter, less strident notes, though it is up to Lorre, of course, to make that, or let that, happen.”
However, the viewing public were clearly less fussy than the critics on Ashton Kutcher, with a whopping 28 million tuning in – the largest ever audience for the show, which is in its ninth season.
Ashton Kutcher tweeted his gratitude to his fans today, posting:
“I owe you guys big time for showing up for us last night. Hope you were entertained. We’ll be there every Monday for you.”
And even Charlie Sheen found the episode funny, writing on his Twitter account:
“Surrounded by friends and watching the premier of Two and a Half Men,’ he tweeted. ‘Odd… But cool..! So far a lot of laughs!! Nice…”