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Charlie's

Negotiations with Brooke

Stalled

3/7/2011 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Lawyers for Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller negotiated all weekend, trying to hammer out a custody settlement, but sources tell us it didn't happen and now everyone's getting ready for court.

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We're told several issues stand in the way of a settlement.  For starters, Brooke insists that a monitor be present whenever Charlie has the kids at his house. And Brooke wants to make sure any current or future goddesses are blocked from exercising parental responsibilities.

We're told both sides are gearing up for a court fight on Tuesday. In order for that to happen, Charlie's lawyers must give Brooke's lawyers notice by 10:00 AM Monday.

Stay tuned

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Tony    

It stands to reason that all four of Charlie's young children should share the same rights. It's understandable that the two mothers have different relationships with the father but the children shouldn't be made to suffer.

1276 days ago
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DANA    

Brooke you should hurry up Charlie need fresh baby piss.

1276 days ago
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yo    

Yes, the same rights to never be with Charlie unattended.

1276 days ago
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yo    

The Disposable Woman
By ANNA HOLMES
New York Times
Published: March 3, 2011

FORTY-THREE minutes into his “special live edition” with Charlie Sheen on Monday night, Piers Morgan finally got around to asking his guest a real question. Before that, Mr. Morgan and Mr. Sheen had mostly traded chuckles and anecdotes about multiday benders, inflated network salaries and meet-ups in Aspen, Colo. But then, after three commercial breaks, Mr. Morgan inquired, “Have you ever hit a woman?”

Two minutes later, with Mr. Morgan apparently satisfied with the actor’s answer that no, women should be “hugged and caressed,” that line of questioning was over.

That Mr. Morgan didn’t press the issue of domestic violence shouldn’t have come as any surprise. CBS executives, not to mention the millions of viewers of his “family” sitcom “Two and a Half Men,” have consistently turned a blind eye toward Mr. Sheen’s history of abusing women. Part of this, of course, is about money. The actor’s F-18 of an id — to borrow a metaphor from Mr. Sheen himself — had long provided the show a steady stream of free publicity. It also helped make Mr. Sheen the highest-paid actor on television, at $1.2 million an episode.

But it’s also about apathy. Even now — after Mr. Sheen began carpet-bombing his bosses in radio rants, prompting CBS to shut down production on the show — observers still seem more entertained than outraged, tuning in to see him appear on every talk show on the planet and coming up with creative Internet memes based on his most colorful statements. And while his self-abuses are endlessly discussed, his abuse of women is barely broached.

Our inertia is not for lack of evidence. In 1990, he accidentally shot his fiancée at the time, the actress Kelly Preston, in the arm. (The engagement ended soon after.) In 1994 he was sued by a college student who alleged that he struck her in the head after she declined to have sex with him. (The case was settled out of court.) Two years later, a sex film actress, Brittany Ashland, said she had been thrown to the floor of Mr. Sheen’s Los Angeles house during a fight. (He pleaded no contest and paid a fine.) In 2006, his wife at the time, the actress Denise Richards, filed a restraining order against him, saying Mr. Sheen had shoved and threatened to kill her. In December 2009, Mr. Sheen’s third wife, Brooke Mueller, a real-estate executive, called 911 after Mr. Sheen held a knife to her throat. (He pleaded guilty and was placed on probation.) Last October, another actress in sex films, Capri Anderson, locked herself in a Plaza Hotel bathroom after Mr. Sheen went on a rampage. (Ms. Anderson filed a criminal complaint but no arrest was made.) And on Tuesday, Ms. Mueller requested a temporary restraining order against her former husband, alleging that he had threatened to cut her head off, “put it in a box and send it to your mom.” (The order was granted, and the couple’s twin sons were quickly removed from his home.) “Lies,” Mr. Sheen told People magazine.

The privilege afforded wealthy white men like Charlie Sheen may not be a particularly new point, but it’s an important one nonetheless. Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears are endlessly derided for their extracurricular meltdowns and lack of professionalism on set; the R&B star Chris Brown was made a veritable pariah after beating up his equally, if not more, famous girlfriend, the singer Rihanna. Their careers have all suffered, and understandably so.

This hasn’t been the case with Mr. Sheen, whose behavior has been repeatedly and affectionately dismissed as the antics of a “bad boy” (see: any news article in the past 20 years), a “rock star” (see: Piers Morgan, again) and a “rebel” (see: Andrea Canning’s “20/20” interview on Tuesday). He has in essence, achieved a sort of folk-hero status; on Wednesday, his just-created Twitter account hit a million followers, setting a Guinness World Record.

But there’s something else at work here: the seeming imperfection of Mr. Sheen’s numerous accusers. The women are of a type, which is to say, highly unsympathetic. Some are sex workers — pornographic film stars and escorts — whose compliance with churlish conduct is assumed to be part of the deal. (For the record: It is not.)

Others, namely Ms. Richards and Ms. Mueller, are less-famous starlets or former “nobodies” whose relationships with Mr. Sheen have been disparaged as purely sexual and transactional. The women reside on a continuum in which injuries are assumed and insults are expected.

“Gold diggers,” “prostitutes” and “sluts” are just some of the epithets lobbed at the women Mr. Sheen has chosen to spend his time with. Andy Cohen, a senior executive at Bravo and a TV star in his own right, referred to the actor’s current companions, Natalie Kenly and Bree Olson, as “whores” on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program on Tuesday. Arianna Huffington sarcastically tweeted that Mr. Sheen’s girlfriends “symbolize modesty, loyalty and good taste.” Mr. Sheen’s own nickname for Ms. Kenly and Ms. Olson — “the goddesses” — is in its own way indicative of their perceived interchangeability and disposability.

It’s these sorts of explicit and implicit value judgments that underscore our contempt for women who are assumed to be trading on their sexuality. A woman’s active embrace of the fame monster or participation in the sex industry, we seem to say, means that she compromises her right not to be assaulted, let alone humiliated, insulted or degraded; it’s part of the deal. The promise of a modern Cinderella ending — attention, fame, the love and savings account of a rich man — is always the assumed goal.

Objectification and abuse, it follows, is not only an accepted occupational hazard for certain women, but something that men like Mr. Sheen have earned the right to indulge in. (Mr. Sheen reportedly once said that he didn’t pay prostitutes for the sex; he paid them “to leave.”) One can’t help but think that his handlers might have moved more quickly to rein in their prized sitcom stallion if his victims’ motivations weren’t assumed to be purely mercenary. (Or if they enjoyed parity and respect with regards to their age, influence and earning power.)

These assumptions — about women, about powerful men, about bad behavior — have roots that go way back but find endorsement in today’s unscripted TV culture. Indeed, it’s difficult for many to discern any difference between Mr. Sheen’s real-life, round-the-clock, recorded outbursts and the sexist narratives devised by reality television producers, in which women are routinely portrayed as backstabbing floozies, and dreadful behavior by males is explained away as a side effect of unbridled passion or too much pilsner.

As Jennifer Pozner points out in her recent book “Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty-Pleasure TV,” misogyny is embedded within the DNA of the reality genre. One of the very first millennial shows, in fact, “Who Wants to Marry a Multimillionaire,” was notable in that it auctioned off what producers called the “biggest prize of all”: a supposedly wealthy B-movie writer named Rick Rockwell — who was later revealed to have had a restraining order filed against him by a woman he’d threatened to kill. According to Ms. Pozner, the reaction of one of the producers of “Multimillionaire” was, “Great! More publicity!”

On reality television, gratuitous violence and explicit sexuality are not only entertainment but a means to an end. These enthusiastically do***ented humiliations are positioned as necessities in the service of some final prize or larger benefit — a marriage proposal, a modeling contract, $1 million. But they also make assault and abasement seem commonplace, acceptable behavior, tolerated by women and encouraged in men.

Which brings us back to Mr. Morgan, who, like many of Mr. Sheen’s past and present press enablers, showed little to no urgency in addressing the question of violence against women. “You’re entitled to behave however the hell you like as long as you don’t scare the horses and the children,” Mr. Morgan said at one point. Scaring women, it seems, was just fine.

During the interview, a series of images played on a continuous loop. One of them was a defiant and confident-looking Charlie Sheen, in a mug shot taken after his 2009 domestic violence arrest.

Anna Holmes is a writer and the creator of the Web site Jezebel.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/04/opinion/04holmes.html?pagewanted=2&_r=1&sq=disposable&st=cse&scp=1

1276 days ago
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yo    

“Sheen’s Korner” Episode 2 – Torpedoes of Truth

For anyone who may have thought his first “Sheen’s Korner” was too tame, Charlie Sheen just returned to the air with a vengeance.

As bizarre and angry as ever, Sheen recorded a late Sunday call with friend Bob Maron in which he rants about needing to overhaul his webcast to get out his message.

“I’m gonna write my sermons, [and] I’m gonna deliver them like truth torpedoes,” explains Sheen.

At various points there are references to orange juice, jumping out of a plane, his “magic tray,” and how his telephone is an instrument of the “trolls.”

After the call, Sheen spends a few minutes rambling about the expression “it is what it is,” certain tenets of his philosophy, and the death of his dog Betty.

EXPLICIT video is below.

http://www.gossipcop.com/sheens-korner-episode-2-watch-video-torpedoes-of-truth-ustream-new-charlie-sheen-corner/

1275 days ago
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Made it Past 27    

Hate to admit it but Charlie's right (about the show -Chuck said "not my problem" when talking about the crew losing money.) *If the show was cancelled because of Charlie's "conduct and condition".... why didn't the show get cancelled when he was arrested for beating up his wife, which he plead guilty to. It only got cancelled after Charlie insulted Chuck. Grow up Chuck. The show is popular, don't let your ego get in the way! CBS and Warner Bros should fire Chuck, not Charlie.

1275 days ago
7.

thestupid    

GO BROOKE!!! We are on YOUR SIDE!!!!
Protect those kids man!!!

1275 days ago
8.

yo    

Two and a Half Men is Charlie WITH Chuck Lorre.

Sheen's Korner is Charlie WITHOUT Chuck Lorre.

What part of that do you not understand, kylie?

1275 days ago
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yo    

Sheen's latest Twitter:

"fastball. the trolls are foaming from their toothless holes. rumor mill abundant with evil gossip. mainstream heretics smirking."

1275 days ago
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Made it Past 27    

LOL at Yo! You are right!!! I want my 50 minutes back from watching that crap. Most boring thing ever. I hate Two and a half men, I just feel bad for the people losing their jobs.

1275 days ago
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documented_as_puzzling    

is there not a check list for this situation apart from the mutual agreement to have kids raised by their own other than lawyers -

1275 days ago
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documented_as_puzzling    

hypothetically erasing that is ----

1275 days ago
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Made it Past 27    

Charlie admitted on 20/20 there are possibly still drugs in the house. That is dangerous for the kids. A monitor won't hurt anything.

1275 days ago
14.

Sally    

Hoperfully, the Judge will not let any of those children be with Charlie witout court appointed supervision. That includes the bimbo goddesses not being around them either. All of the children would be in danger with those nutcases.

1275 days ago
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yo    

Charlie already lost one paid sex companion, Bree Olson (Rachel Oberlin). After returning to him for part of a day, she is in Indiana now, and probably will not return to Charlie's den of insane anger.

That leaves the marijuana magazine model and Charlie.

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