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Charlie Sheen's Publicist Quits

2/28/2011 4:04 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Charlie Sheen's longtime publicist has quit, TMZ has learned.

Stan Rosenfield

Stan Rosenfield tells TMZ ... he's resigning because "I worked with Charlie Sheen for a long time and I care about him very much, however, at this time, I'm unable to work effectively as his publicist and have respectfully resigned."

Rosenfield resigned minutes after Sheen appeared live on TMZ this morning ... where the actor insinuated Stan lied to the media on his behalf regarding the hotel trashing incident at The Plaza Hotel in NYC back in October.

Stan had issued a statement saying Charlie was hospitalized that night for an "allergic reaction."

When Mike Walters asked Charlie about the medical explanation, CS responded, "I was asleep when that statement went out."

Sheen added, "I respect Stan ... he was doing the best he could in that moment ... had I confirmed with him, I probably would have come up with something better. "

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61.

D    

Stan is an awesome publicist with many incredibly high-profile clients that respect him; because he is very good at what he does.

If Charlie had any respect for him (Stan) or anyone for that matter, perhaps he would have held his tongue in the last two weeks -- avoiding the mess HE (CHARLIE) has created. I guarentee you...Stan would have not advised him to do what he did. No Publicist would have. What do you do with a loose canon like Charlie Sheen that won't do the right thing, shut the **** up and let what should, fall in to place -- so everyone can go back to work. Sheen is a nightmare client!

He destroyed his career, any positive reputation he had left and ****ed it up for eveyrone that had a job on 2 1/2 Men and that's certainly not Stan's fault! Charlie is the only one to blame here. He's an *******!

D

1298 days ago
62.

Maileeann    

I don't know who I am more disgusted with, TMZ or Charlie.

1298 days ago
63.

Winning    

Mike: "What happened to your two cars that flew off the side of the mountain?"

Charlie Sheen: "There's an ongoing investigation and I can't talk about that".


BORING

That is not winning, that is lying. Loser, no trust no honesty all lies and deception. You're already dead, slave.


BORING

1298 days ago
64.

Majestik    

this whole thing is just incredibly sad to watch and read. I love Charlie Sheen but he really needs some help. As for his father and brother, instead of doing interviews telling the rest of the world that Charlie is sick, he has a disease (LIKE D"UH) try stepping up to the plate and actually help the man see what he's doing.

1298 days ago
65.

Maileeann    

Did no one notice the typo in this? Who in the heck is CL? Check your story before you post it!!

Posted at 11:28 AM on Feb 28, 2011 by suza271

Not a typo..CL is Chuck Lorre.

1298 days ago
66.

nevrshunalepruchan    

I want to live in the Masheen's pool house.. I will maintain the pool and serve effectively as a life coach. He can pay me in unused blow and used porn starlets.

1298 days ago
67.

migirl70    

Get over it Stan, and do your J-O-B!
Charlie, please sweetie, get some counseling. We love u!

1298 days ago
68.

Bruno    

So, Sheen isn't mad that the publicist lied, just that he came up with a lame lie.

1298 days ago
69.

Puckett    

haha! if that's Stan who was the guy in the first picture TMZ put up for this story? They don't look similar...

1298 days ago
70.

Bruno    

CHARLIE SHEEN IS RIGHT: THERE IS NO ANTI-SEMITISM BY CALLING JEWISH PERSON BY THEIR GIVEN NON-HOLLYWOOD NAME. GO CHARLIE! ***

Posted at 11:12 AM on Feb 28, 2011 by AJLind

Hey, idiot. That argument doesn't work because Chuck Lorre's given name is CHARLES, not Chiam.

1298 days ago
71.

nader paul kucinich gravel mckinney    

Charlie Sheen questions Obama about 9/11
despite AIPAC controlled media censorship.
Mel Gibson does not play dumb about 9/11 either.

1298 days ago
72.

Lilly    

Mike Walters, Journalism 101? What did you do during this interview, besides drool? Answer: practically had yourself at 'full-salute' and agreeing with everything Mr. Sheen said to say you. Oy...

If someone has the cajones to interview him (and this will obviously continue on and on...) let it happen via someone who's ready to throw out fast-balls. Put him on the spot, make him stutter, be prepared with the unexpected questions and his ridiculously outlandish responses. If you want this rambling to continue...make him responsible. Maybe he'll finally shut-up and get wise.

1298 days ago
73.

Puckett    

CHARLIE SHEEN IS RIGHT: THERE IS NO ANTI-SEMITISM BY CALLING JEWISH PERSON BY THEIR GIVEN NON-HOLLYWOOD NAME. GO CHARLIE! ***

Posted at 11:12 AM on Feb 28, 2011 by AJLind

Hey, idiot. That argument doesn't work because Chuck Lorre's given name is CHARLES, not Chiam.

Posted at 11:59 AM on Feb 28, 2011 by Bruno

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Not so fast there d*ckhead, Chuck Lorre's secular birth name is Charles, but his given Hebrew name IS Chaim.

Charlie's whole point was the Lorre is a phony who has himself run from his Jewish roots for a loooong time. "Chuck Lorre" has even written one of his "Vanity Cards" about it, wondering why he turned his back on this part of his identity. That was after a trip to Israel and realizing just how comfortable and at peace he was around his own peopl, good people that he had shunned for so long.

When evaluating someone comments context is everything.

Taken from Chuck Lorre's "Vanity Cards" published on his website and in the end credits of his shows.

"CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #327

I'm writing this vanity card in Israel. I like it here. Not for the geography, or architecture, or even the history. No, I like it because for the first time in my life I'm surrounded with DNA much like my own. Until I got here, until I wandered around Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, I didn't realize how much my double helix yearned to be around similar strands. Now that's not to say that I don't occasionally have that very same genetic experience in Beverly Hills (particularly in Chinese restaurants on Sunday night). But the sheer homogeneity of Israel overwhelms any over-priced kung pao gathering at Mr. Chow's. The cop, the cab driver, the hotel concierge, the pilot, the waiter, the shoe salesman, the beautiful girl looking right through me as if I didn't exist -- all Jewish! If I had to sum it up, I'd say the sensation is like being at a B'nai B'rith summer camp that is surrounded by millions of crazy bastards who hate the sound of kids playing tetherball, and all the poor little camp has going for it is pluckiness and nukes. Anyway, I have to believe my visceral and very pleasant reaction is some sort of evolutionary, tribal thing. Some sort of survival gene that makes human beings want to stay with their birth group. Which raises the question, why have I spent a lifetime moving away from that group? How did Chaim become Chuck? How did Levine become Lorre? The only answer I come up with is this: When I was a little boy in Hebrew school the rabbis regularly told us that we were the chosen people. That we were God's favorites. Which is all well and good except that I went home, observed my family and, despite my tender age, thought to myself, "bull$#*!."


Also taken from jewfaq.com...

"Hebrew Names

Jews living in gentile lands have historically taken local names to use when interacting with their gentile neighbors. Anyone with a hard-to-pronounce name will immediately understand the usefulness of this! The practice of taking local names became so common, in fact, that by the 12th century, the rabbis found it necessary to make a takkanah (rabbinical ruling) requiring Jews to have a Hebrew name!

Hebrew names are used in prayer in and out of synagogue and for other religious rituals. When a person is called up in synagogue for an aliyah (the honor of reciting a blessing over a Torah reading), he is called up by his Hebrew name. The names that appear on a ketubah (marriage contract) or on a get (writ of divorce) are Hebrew names. When a people are ill and mi shebeirakh prayers are recited for their well-being, they are identified by Hebrew names. When a deceased person is remembered through the Yizkor prayers recited on certain holidays, the Hebrew name is used. Jewish tombstones sometimes carry the Hebrew name instead of or side-by-side with the secular name.

A Hebrew name begins with a given name, followed by ben (son of) or bat (daughter of), followed by the person's father's Hebrew name. If the person is a kohein (descendant of Aaron), the name is followed by "ha-Kohein." If the person is a Levite (descendant of the tribe of Levi), the name is followed by "ha-Levi." If the person or his father is a rabbi, some follow the name with "ha-Rav." This format of naming is seen as early as the Torah where, for example, Moses' successor Joshua is repeatedly referred to as Yehoshua ben Nun (Joshua, son of Nun). Note that the surname is not the same from generation to generation: Abraham's son Isaac is Yitzchak ben Avraham; Isaac's son Jacob is Ya'akov ben Yitzchak, and so forth. Moses' Hebrew name would be Moshe ben Amram ha-Levi (because he is a member of the tribe of Levi but not a descendant of Aaron), while his brother Aaron would be Aharon ben Amram ha-Kohein (because Aaron was a priest).

The secular name usually corresponds in some way to the Hebrew name. Sometimes, the name is exactly the same or an Anglicized version of the same name: David, Michael or Sarah are as good in Hebrew as they are in English, though they are pronounced differently. A person with the Hebrew name Yosef would probably have the English name Joseph and Rivka might be in English Rebecca. Sometimes, the English name retains only part of the Hebrew name, for example, Aharon might become Aaron in English, but it might also become Harry or Ronald. Sometimes, the English name retains only the first letter of the Hebrew name: Pinchas becomes Philip or Nechama becomes Natalie.

There are no hard-and-fast rules about how to translate Hebrew names into English, and indeed, there is no real reason why a person's secular name has to correspond to the Hebrew name at all."

1298 days ago
74.

Puckett    

"I want to live in the Masheen's pool house.. I will maintain the pool and serve effectively as a life coach. He can pay me in unused blow and used porn starlets."

No, no, no! pick me Charlie, pick me!

1298 days ago
75.

Bruno    

Posted at 12:13 PM on Feb 28, 2011 by Puckett

Hey f*ckhead. His name is Charles, not Chiam. Just because some douche bag wants to translate his name in to Hebrew doesn't make it his real name. My parents are from Mexico. I have an Angelican name. Just because my grandmother wants to call me a Spanish version of the name doesn't make it true.

Charlie Sheen (born Carlos Estevez) is an off his rocker, ruggy douche.

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