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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

Charlie's NOT My Bro ...

It's Just a Picture

1/6/2013 3:23 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


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L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
is setting the record straight ... he's NOT BFFs with Charlie Sheen -- and he only posed for a pic with the actor because he's in the "picture taking business."

Mayor Villaraigosa went on NBC 4 L.A. on Saturday to explain the infamous "Cabo photo" -- showing him arm-and-arm with Sheen in Mexico, at the same hotel where Charlie dropped homophobic slurs.

The snapshot ignited a media frenzy and a wave of public backlash for the politician.

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The mayor makes it clear in the interview he only met Sheen for a moment, saying, "I had a three-minute conversation and took a picture with him, that simple."

He explained further, "I take a picture virtually every single day, 50 times. And I took a picture with him ... I have never said no to anyone who wants to take a picture."

Might be a good time to start.

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Trooper Tom    

Villaraigosa is all about promoting himself he thinks he could be president one day his is a major tool the sooner he is gone the better

550 days ago
32.

Jordan    

Mr. Mayor are you in the Business of Picture taking or are you in the Business of running the city of Los Angeles? Please explain which business are you in.

550 days ago
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Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

So if he's not friends with Charlie what was he doing down in Cabo when he deciding to go out clubbing and just bumped into Charlie Sheen, a fan of his, who wanted to get a picture with him. lols, what BS...

550 days ago
34.

Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

For a politician he's not a very good lier.

550 days ago
35.

Jason_Australia    

I'm gay and not offended by what he said, who cares . words are words and dont hurt unless you let them besides, I'd still tap his ass, even with his f'ed up meth face

550 days ago
36.

BB not bb    

I think it makes him look stuck up for apologizing for taking a picture with somebody. What is the big deal? Now he has probably alientated Charlie's fans and supporters, when Charlie was probably trying to do him a favor and share his own popularity with the mayor.


Everyone knows that Charlie is very friendly and outgoing. I wouldn't think this stiff would be Charlie's BFF anyway.

550 days ago
37.

BB not bb    

Villgrossa sounds like Governor Cripsy Creme. Nothing but a self centered buffoon and a headache.

550 days ago
38.

BB not bb    

There seem to be alot of US politicians now who take over major areas and are of no use and do more harm than good. They seem to be wrapped up in their images rather than in actually accomplishing things for society.


Watch this guy be Chris Christie's running mate in 2016. I have a feeling this country is going straight to hell.

550 days ago
39.

robert    

That mayor Villaraigosa of our city Los Angeles is the WORST we have ever had....he is a Liar on many counts...why believe him now, when he lied so many times before...Most decent tax payers want him removed from office as soon as possible...he is a Greasy slime-ball dirtbag creep!....

550 days ago
40.

TL    

Truely VIAMUGROSSO!

549 days ago
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john foddrill    

Another major Obama supporter- San Antonio TX Mayor Julian Castro – is in hot water as well.


KSTX – 89.1 FM “The Source” host David Martin Davies will air his interview of San Antonio TX activists John E Foddrill Sr and Michael Cuellar on Wed - Jan 9 at 12:30 pm and Sat - Jan 12 at 6:00 am.

In an effort to cover up decades of public/police corruption and silence whistleblowers City “leaders” issued an illegal, unconstitutional criminal trespass warning barring entry into City Hall and public meetings on July 1, 2009 and again on August 31, 2012.

“The Source” exposes the Constitutional offenses, the Texas Open Meeting Act violations, the “color of the law” abuses and the underlying criminal conspiracy to hide the theft and misuse of tens of millions of OUR City / State / Federal tax dollars.

549 days ago
42.

Lisa Hate that stupid Mayor    

What a D0u(hE Villaragoss is!! He makes Charlie look like a nice, normal human. Liar, Thief and Media WH0RE! No one believes him! No one respects him and how is he NOT in jail for all those 'free kickbacks' he took???
If I were Charlie, I would distance myself from this cartoon of a mayor!! What a crook!

548 days ago
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