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Charlie Sheen Cheats Smoking Law in Toronto

4/14/2011 9:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Charlie Sheen just found a way to skirt Toronto's strict anti-smoking laws during his show there -- lighting up an electronic cigarette.

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Shortly after Charlie hit the stage in Toronto's Massey Hall ... our spies say he bragged about not having an ashtray and said he didn't need any cigs. However, a few minutes later he sparked up one of those electronic cigarettes.

Massey Hall management told TMZ they might shut down the show if Charlie lit up on stage because they could face up to $100,000 in fines from the city.

Charlie's been smoking almost non-stop during every other stop on the tour.

We're told he did light up some real tobacco though ... in front of fans who gathered outside the theater right before the show. 

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By the way, so far so good ... the crowd inside is loving Sheen's act.

UPDATE 6:07PM PDT: Charlie just thumbed his nose at that letter from WB ... telling the crowd, "Negotiations with 'Two and a Half Men' are moving forward. We need to get in a room and fix this thing ... give the people what they want."

Stay tuned ...



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Stop_The_Hate    

For all the fools in the USA who don't know their information and are hating on the great nation of Canada....you might want to first watch an episode of "This hour has 22 minutes" the section where the canadian host goes to the US and asks adult American's the simplest questions about general topics, history, basic know etc. You will want to crowl under a rock and die of shame and laughter at how stupid people are.....unbelievable!!!!

1103 days ago
47.

Joe the plumber    

I'm sure that's not the only law he's skirting! But the truth of the matter is: does anyone really give a f### what this burnout loser does?

1103 days ago
48.

Jeanie    

Wow...People still give a f-ck about this loser?? Pathetic.

1103 days ago
49.

Suzanne Wiseman    

Is there life after Charlie Sheen? He's a train wreck not
worth salvaging! Canadians must be bored stiff..

1103 days ago
50.

Julie    

Yes, give the people what they want -- NO CHARLIE!!!

1103 days ago
51.

Autumn_in_Michigan    

Hey, you know how people have been trying to come up with a descriptor for Charlie's shows - "like performance art" etc.? Well, someone may have actually come up with a really good one:

"The CBC's Eli Glasner reported from inside Massey Hall that he was watching "a barely organized gong show."

http://www.cbc.ca/news/offbeat/story/2011/04/14/sheen-tour-toronto.html

1103 days ago
52.

Muppet    

Russell Peters is an amazing comedien. OMG I have seen him in Toronto at the Air Canada Centre and he was fabulous!! He would certainly run circles around Charlie Sheen! I would pay good money to see Russell but I wouldn't pay 5 Cents to see Sheen. Check out Russell Peters on youtube. Hilarious!!

1103 days ago
53.

captainobvious    

I will agree with this: Getting Peters is the best thing that Sheen could have done: Real talent in the seat giving him an interview who knows a) How to deal with a drinking audience b)Has a pre-established fan base so people will not just buy tickets for Sheen.

Rinse and repeat in remaining cities. Find the most popular local talent to interview Charlie Sheen. Pay them a ton of cash (hopefully). Doesn't mean the show will be any better on Sheen's part...but there is a talented and popular local standup comedian that takes the sting off of things and keep things moving. Put the producer back in the background doing what he is supposed to be doing...producing.

I give it a C for fixing....but in all honesty this tour is really becoming Spider Man Turn Off The Dark: How many fixes does this show need to finally get it right?

PS: Being in negotiations does not mean "We need to get at a table" Uh Charlie...If you are not already at a table you are not negotiating anything. What is next...giving out Chuck Lorre's number to CNBC tonight on the air to talk?

1103 days ago
54.

Lori    

Thank You Nancy...seems TMZ has lost interest in their money maker...you did a better job anyway!

1103 days ago
55.

Vallynn    

I am not from the States. But what the hell is wrong with you, people? Stop this mess before all the non Americans start to realize how dumb Americans(you) really are. I myself know that's not a case, I have plenty American friends and each one of them is special in some way. But sadly people have tendency to stereotype a human being, and America is already full of stereotypes. Now imagine what could a person think if that person believed every single stereotype is true?

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Being from the states I definitely find certain aspects of American culture disconcerting, there are also many things I love about our culture as well.... There is a poll out by a group called Q & A Research, before all the media blitz charlie sheen's approval rating in U.S. was 41% but has now dropped to 8%.

I don't believe his fans represent what most Americans think about charlie sheen.

1103 days ago
56.

Tammy    

@ Stop_The_Hate Good Point, it was funny seeing Rick pull a fast one on the Americans.

1103 days ago
57.

Tammy    

@teamsheen first of all LOOSER it’s Canuck not Kanuck. Do a google search and research Canada before you make stupid comments, OH and take of the cap key on your key board.

1103 days ago
58.

Jodi    

He don't need cigs just like he stopped getting high in a nanosecond. Both statements are BS and I know he's still getting high. Maybe he's on methadone until the tour is over but there is no way he cured himself of taking drugs.

1103 days ago
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teamsheen    

BEING TRANSMISSION ITS F#CKING COLD IN CANADA BRO. THE CHARLIE SHEEN VIOLENT TORPEDO OF TRUTH DEFEAT IS NOT AN OPTION JAPAN TSUNAMI EARTHQUAKE RED CROSS AID NUCLEAR TOXIC RADIATION FALLOUT RELEIF TOUR HAS CROSSED THE BORDER. DO NOT ADJUST YOUR TELEVISIONS SETS. LETS GO METS. I HAVE F$CKING TOURETTES. SHEEN FLYS IN PRIVATE JETS.

WHAT YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND IS HE PLANNED THIS. EAT YOUR HEAD PRAYING MANTIS. THE MAN FROM ATLANTIS. BUY YOUR MEMORY FROM SCANDISK. TRADE YOUR HASH TAG FOR A GLASS RAG. WHERE TOURBONS DRINK BOURBON. THAT MAPLE SYRUP IS BURPIN. CHARLIE BLEW IT UP IN CANADA.

1103 days ago
60.

fran    

I am a Canadian, and I just watched the news, he BOMBED, people were leaving after just 20 minutes , they did interviews . everyone said it was awful.....sad and awful

1103 days ago
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