Will Charlie Sheen be sentenced to hard time at a community theater?
Charlie Sheen is due in court Monday afternoon in Aspen, Colo., where he'll likely strike a plea deal regarding his Christmas Day dispute with wife Brooke Mueller that has him facing one felony and two misdemeanor counts related to domestic violence.
Part of that deal, according to the Aspen Times, would find Sheen "performing useful public service at Theatre Aspen, located a short walk downhill from Pitkin County Jail."
Yeesh, in Hollywood, isn't scoring a regular sitcom gig supposed to save a guy from ever having to set foot in a community theater again?
The felony charge would be reduced to third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, the paper reports, and Sheen would be allowed to leave jail periodically to do community service.
Paige Price, the nonprofit theater's artistic director, said Friday that Sheen's lawyers had indeed talked to her about getting a useful gig for their client. Sheen could, she said, work with the theater's education programs or help out with shows for the coming summer season.
"I would be lying [if] I didn't say I wish he was going to jail for a lot of parking tickets,” Price told the Aspen Times, which has lots more detail about the potential plea deal and the conditions Sheen would face in jail. "But what happens in his personal life is his business. That might seem naive, but that's how I see it."
If the judge approves the plea deal, the actor would go directly to jail, where ...
Sheen, who is accused of holding his wife at knife point and threatened to have her killed, is "really not getting anything different than the average person under similar circumstances would receive," said Arnold Mordkin, an assistant deputy district attorney, "and perhaps, he's receiving a little more harsh treatment."
Among the shows on the theater's summer schedule: "The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!" We're seeing the "Two and a Half Men" star as a natural coach on techniques for threatening to huff and puff and blow the house down.
And, oh yeah, during that downhill walk to the theater? There he'd be allowed to smoke.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Charlie Sheen on Jan. 28, 2009, in Los Angeles. Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press.
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