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Sheen's Uncle Looks to Capitalize on Charlie's Rehab

1/29/2011 10:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

UPDATE: Joe Estevez tells TMZ the guy claiming to be his manager is just an acquaintance and does not rep him at all. He calls the whole thing a "total and complete fabrication."

Charlie Sheen's uncle, Joe Estevez, is looking to cash in on the problems of his nephew ... by lobbying for Charlie's role on "Two and a Half Men" while Charlie is in rehab.

Charlie Sheen's Uncle Rehab
TMZ has obtained a letter sent from Joe's manager to Chuck Lorre, the creator and EP of "Men." The letter describes Joe as "by far the funniest of the Sheen & Estevez clan."

Joe's manager throws out the idea, "Chuck, just a wild thought ... How about a test episode of 'Two and a Half Men' where Joe comes to house sit while Charlie is on 'vacation?'" Good to know Charlie's family has his best interest at heart.


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Anonymous    

No way. Isn't it something what people will do for money jump right in there whether its illness or death. They come out of the wood work. Get better Charlie that's all that matters now and you are a lucky man that so many people care and love you including CBS. If CBS can wait so can we because we just love the show. Look forward to your return.

1360 days ago
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flora68    

OMG, they really come crawling out of the woodwork at times like this, don't they?

1360 days ago
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mdokun65    

Here is a better idea - why don't they get a real actor with talent and a good reputation to join the show instead? I do feel awful for Martin Sheen, who has to be very upset about all of this. Charlie needs help as bad as he ever has, and has so much to lose at this point that I sincerely hope that he is serious about turning his life around. Maybe if he manages to get better, his children will benefit from it by having a sober dad, and his uncle will stop trying to take advantage of his low times.

1360 days ago
19.

Richard    

I think this sounds like a great plot idea. Why would they not go for it? Seems like this would be a win win for everybody.

1360 days ago
20.

mija    

What a horrible, horrible man. The situation is too much like Lindsay's.

1360 days ago
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Anonymous    

How about letting the show go on and have his character go to rehab. Why punish the rest of the cast for his stupidity!!!!!

1360 days ago
22.

Sad sad    

Can't blame him for trying.

1360 days ago
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PostMillenialMachineLove    

Charlie needs to incorporate the base pipe and the porn into his role on the show. Have Charlie chase that kid around with an axe in a paranoid state while Cryer desperately tries to reason with him! Classic! Give us what we want!

1360 days ago
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Sugarbutt    

Poor Charlie clearly has a problem with girls. I guess that's why TMZ is so sympathetic to his plight.

1360 days ago
25.

uma    

Chuck Lorre, think outside the box. Charlie Sheen's uncle is a good idea. Cast him in a dream sequence as old man Charlie. The dream would show unpleasant incidents that would happen to Charlie if he doesn’t clean up his life. A combination of John Cryer and old man Charlie should make good television. When Charlie comes back, he wakes up from the dream and begins to clean up his life.

1360 days ago
26.

janet    

Don't you love hollywood?

What's always been great about Sheen is he never once denied who is was and what he likes. Not great but that's who he is.

Chances are CBS will cut their loses. Sheen has always been a friend of the "working girl"

1360 days ago
27.

JLS    

Why is this so bad? It's a way for the show to move forward and not be financially damaged and this man LOOKS like he could be Charlie's uncle because he IS! It works for all involved except for the whiners who work at TMZ.

TMZ puts a nasty spin on something that isn't.

1360 days ago
28.

coco    

This is an excellent idea. Joe is a million times funnier than Seth Rogen or Zach Galifianakis.

1360 days ago
29.

JLS    

This is nothing short of BRILLIANT!

Good for him for trying hard to make CBS happy and preserve Charlie's job.

1360 days ago
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george clooney    

Charlie, you paid $30,000 for what services? You bought SEX? Now that is disgusting..."hey Dad, what is the problem?"...
These hookers...oh excuse me...these "Adult Film Stars"...hookers! So they brag to their friends while they are eating dinner...guess who I blew today? You will never guess...who??? Tell us....CHARLIE SHEEN! Oh...big deal, most of hollywood has, to include all of NBC and CBS...male and female! "Hey Dad, what is the problem?"....sick sick people

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