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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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61.

Get a Nose Job, please!!!    

We haven't heard about any support for Charlie from the cast of Two and a Half Men. Without Charlie there is no show. They should be indebted to him for his keeping the show alive for all these years and giving them jobs. None of the cast could carry the show. That twit Jon Cryer was making fun of Charlie on Conan O'Brien's show the other day. I'm sick of that prissy, sissy, cheap Alan Harper. He should be written out of the script.

1270 days ago
62.

depecheaholic    

Well, Joan Crawford in her sixties filled in for her daughter, Christina on a soap opera in the 1970's. That was really strange.

Posted at 12:41 PM on Jan 29, 2011 by cregis
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I was thinking the same thing.

1270 days ago
63.

gary     

i think they should replace him on the show and instead of making the show say "while he is on vacation" tell the truth he is a stupid over paid actor who is going to kill himeself one day and is in rehab.....we all know anyways...maybe one day all these drug addicted actors will get some bad drugs and this would help get rid of them once and for all, after all some people would give anything to be on tv and people like this dont deserve to be on tv or in the news!!! just saynnnn....

1270 days ago
64.

flora68    

Man, I feel even worse for poor Martin than I already did! ...not to mention Charlie himself and the rest of the family. I don't watch "2-1/2 Men", but surely this uber-opportunistic uncle won't REALLY be allowed to exploit an already difficult situation for his own gain. With his connections and looks, if he had any talent at all (beyond just seeming funny to one desperate producer) he would have made it by now.

1270 days ago
65.

Mike    

Charlie Sheen the **** on Americas boot that wont go away.

1270 days ago
66.

Ruby    

This is an example of just how messed up Charlie's family is, he didn't have a chance. The Sheen family values fame above family. Charlie is a good person who is always taken advantage of by everyone around him, I hope he gets sober again and tells everyone to kiss his ass.

1270 days ago
67.

Doeb    

...and here I thought my sister was the only one slimy-enough to pull such a stunt...


doeb

1270 days ago
68.

janet    

@Ruby...cut the crap about the Sheen family. This is not the Lohan's sponging off of their kid.

1270 days ago
69.

Googie    

Yeah, it does sound desperate, but it would be interesting to see at least one episode with senior citizen version of Charlie.

1270 days ago
70.

dumas1000    

You cannot believe everything you hear. People take this stuff so seriously, as if it's the end-all-be-all gosipal or something. It's all tabloid hearsay. TMZ is not the associated press or CNN, okay. RadarOnline is ever worse. I'm sick of people passing themselves off as reputable news organizations, and then somehow quoting RadarOnline or TMZ as reliable resources for legitimate information. According to Access Hollywood, Charlie Sheen isn't even in rehab. Not to say Access Hollywood is telling the truth either, but some people can't seem to be able to decipher real news from tabloid journalism, which, of course, doesn't exist. Tabloid and Journalism cannot be used in the same sentence. It's funny how everyone has their sources, but none of these sources ever have a name.

1270 days ago
71.

Hey Now    

I read a story that Charlie did not really check into rehab yesterday. Is that true?

And I read the stuff on radaronline. I love how he texted the director. I wonder if Radar Online paid him for his version of the story lol

1270 days ago
72.

Googie    

#15 by kk md: That is brilliant idea.

On the serious side, I feel sorry for Martin Sheen.

1270 days ago
73.

john    

This Guys an idiot doesent give a toss for anybody, vastly overpaid and overated.He is taking everyone for mugs and not a guy that young ones can admire and look up to.
A no hoper
Time to cancel his contract and sack him and take his show off air.

1270 days ago
74.

Sam    

CBS

Cuts

Blow for

Sheen

1270 days ago
75.

Hey Now    

Charlie was telling that dude that everything is all blown out of proportion.

But ok - why did Charlie end up in the hospital then? Why were his parents there if it was no big deal? Why did so many people think he had already died? Why did he end up in the hospital a few months ago too?

Does he care that his parents were so worried?

1270 days ago
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