Charlie Sheen: CBS has 'high level of concern'
Charlie Sheen and his recent porn-star partying may not be directly affecting his work, but his personal life is worrying his "Two and a Half Men" bosses, with a top CBS exec saying Friday that the network has a "high level of concern" about it.
"How could we not?" entertainment chief Nina Tassler told TV journalists. "On a basic human level, there is concern that this man is a father, he has children, he has a family. But you can't look at it simplistically.
"Charlie is a professional, he comes to work, he does his job extremely well. It is very complicated," she said, according to Show Tracker.
Sheen did in fact miss work Wednesday because of a serious ear infection, apparently made worse by his decision to fly home from Las Vegas, where, among other things, he'd been partying with a number of adult film actresses at the Palms. He'd made it to the "Two and a Half Men" set Tuesday as expected and returned Thursday and Friday. A Warner Bros. doctor made a house call Wednesday, TMZ confirmed.
As for the Vegas debauchery, "It looked like porn star auditions ... the girls were all over him, and he just sat back and took it all in," an eyewitness told TMZ. Sheen was spotted shooting vodka at the Palms on Monday.
Among his guests: Michelle "Bombshell" McGee, the tattooed lady who blew up Jesse James' marriage to Sandra Bullock. McGee told TMZ on Thursday that no, she has no plans to party with Charlie again any time soon.
— Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Charlie Sheen's mug shot from his Dec. 25, 2009, arrest in Colorado. Credit: Associated Press.