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Charlie Sheen's publicist 'respectfully' resigns after latest round of actor's media outbursts

Charliesmiles Veteran Hollywood publicist Stan Rosenfield, who represented Charlie Sheen through the actor's rehab attempts and breakup with his employers on the hit sitcom "Two and a Half Men," abruptly resigned on Monday.

"I have worked with Charlie Sheen for a long time and I care about him very much," Rosenfield wrote in a brief statement. "However, at this time, I'm unable to work effectively as his publicist and have respectfully resigned." In a follow-up e-mail, Rosenfield said he had represented Sheen for at least seven years.

The move came on the same day that Sheen turned up in another round of interviews on ABC, NBC, TMZ and elsewhere, attacking everyone from CBS to his father, former "The West Wing" star Martin Sheen. Since CBS and Warner Bros. decided last week to halt production on "Two and a Half Men" after Sheen attacked his boss, Chuck Lorre, the actor has gone on a manic round of media interviews. It is unclear what role, if any, Rosenfield played in setting up those interviews.

But the public relations man was still working on the Sheen account Monday morning, when he dispelled an e-mail hoax that said Sheen had retired from acting.

-- Scott Collins

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Photo: Charlie Sheen in 2009. Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press

 

 
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Why has not a single media outlet hired a board-certified psychiatrist to view and comment on Sheen's rants? He certain appears to meet DSM-IV criteria for bipolar disorder, a psychosis....but I'm not a shrink............

Charlie sheen is now fully outed as the narcissistic nincompoop that he is. What an embarrassment to everyone around him, but for his attendant sycophantic ne'er-do-wells who will play along with any sickness to suck away at a free teat. Revolting. Sad. Pathetic.


Ho come HE'S not on probation like Lindsey. Doesn't he drive drunk or

assault people yet?

I think the media is being quite unfair to Sheen right now. His obvious jokes are taken very seriously, his awesome one-liners are taken out of context and labeled bizarre, and his choice to engage in a form of rehab that is personalized for him is derided as something less than genuine. I think the media has an interest in piling on against Sheen, calling his interviews erratic, etc., because it helps draw viewers to the interviews. However, he sounds quite rationale in his interviews – even boring sometimes – but you have to be able to tell what is hyperbole, what is a joke and what's just not that big a deal. I highly doubt most people have watched or listened to the interviews in their entirety. Instead, people are taking their cues from the media headlines with biased judgments that, again, are mostly intended to draw viewership.

I don't support Sheen's drug use – I'm glad he's testing clean and certainly hope that continues – but I hope he's able to gain some benefit from this media blitz, because his ability to capture the media's attention is the only weapon he really has. Groveling would only make things worse... let's be clear: he was not fired for drugs and sex, he was fired because he ranted against his boss – who had been making fun of him publicly for years. While I don't sympathize with many of Sheen's choices, I do sympathize with that.

Good luck on sobriety and employment, Charlie. Not everyone misunderstands you.

Charlie loves Mel Gibson

Sheen "retired from acting" years ago, he just didn't know it. What a sad display of blaming everybody but himself for his own self indulgance. A sick man on a short drive to nowhere.

Part of recovery is getting out of the world of denial, where you are constantly blaming everyone else for all your problems.

The other part is taking repsonsibility for your own actions, and being aware of your impact on the lives of others.

Charlie Sheen has not even started the process of recovery and has a long, long way to go. First, he must grow up.

I think the media is being quite unfair to Sheen right now. His obvious jokes are taken very seriously, his awesome one-liners are taken out of context and labeled bizarre, and his choice to engage in a form of rehab that is personalized for him is derided as something less than genuine. I think the media has an interest in piling on against Sheen, calling his interviews erratic, etc., because it helps draw viewers to the interviews. However, he sounds quite rationale in his interviews – even boring sometimes – but you have to be able to tell what is hyperbole, what is a joke and what's just not that big a deal. I highly doubt most people have watched or listened to the interviews in their entirety. Instead, people are taking their cues from the media headlines with biased judgments that, again, are mostly intended to draw viewership.

I don't support Sheen's drug use – I'm glad he's testing clean and certainly hope that continues – but I hope he's able to gain some benefit from this media blitz, because his ability to capture the media's attention is the only weapon he really has. Groveling would only make things worse... let's be clear: he was not fired for drugs and sex, he was fired because he ranted against his boss – who had been making fun of him publicly for years. While I don't sympathize with many of Sheen's choices, I do sympathize with that.

Good luck on sobriety and employment, Charlie. Not everyone misunderstands you.

A publicist's reputation is as good as his client's. So from one fellow pro to another, I don't blame Rosenfield for resigning.

Sheen has effectively demonstrated once again that Liberalism is a mental disorder.

 
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