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Did Charlie Sheen burn ABC by giving an interview to NBC's 'Today'?

Sheenabc2 It may seem like Charlie Sheen hasn't met a microphone he doesn't like these days. But NBC is trumpeting its Sheen interview on Monday's "Today" as "his first television interview since his contentious public comments against CBS" and his boss Chuck Lorre. Early reports say that the interview includes the actor demanding a personal apology from his employers.

It should be a terrific ratings grabber for NBC, which taped the piece Sunday in Los Angeles. There's just one problem: ABC News says Sheen promised them an exclusive for their interview with the troubled star, which is airing on Tuesday night. 

"Charlie Sheen assured us that we would be the only sit-down television interview this weekend, but he changed his mind," an ABC spokesman said Sunday. "He gave us the first interview, which was extensive and included tremendous access to his home, family and personal life."

ABC is going ahead with airing excerpts on Monday's and Tuesday's "Good Morning America," then showing a one-hour special at 10 p.m. Tuesday.

ABC may have learned the hard way that Sheen may not set any records for reliability these days. But their loss is NBC's gain, which has put smiles on the faces of the "Today" folks.

"This was simply about hustle and hard work by our reporter Jeff Rossen," "Today" executive producer Jim Bell emailed Show Tracker. "It's a terrific get.

"Does spoiling the ABC 'exclusive' make it a little sweeter?" he added. "You bet it does."

-Scott Collins (Twitter: @scottcollinsLAT)

Photo: Charlie Sheen being interviewed by ABC News for a Tuesday prime time special. Credit: Reuters.

 

 

 

 

 
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The celebrities may be dissing Charlie, but they will all show up for his funeral.

Has Charlie hit less than zero yet?

Good for you Charlie. Screw them all.

We're talking about a mediocre TV actor who stars in a half hour sitcom. Come on folks. There's more important things in the world to worry about. Enough about this loser.

Charlie Sheen questions Obama about 9/11
despite AIPAC controlled media censorship.

Mel Gibson does not play dumb about 9/11 either.

Charlie Sheen has been the king of insults lately. I try to defend him, but Sheen really added insult to injury. First, Charlie ruins ABC's show. Now he adds ratings to NBC. ABC can't be pleased. These executives might not forgive so quickly.

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Charlie Sheen never seems to amaze me! Charlie, you media sl&%! We love you!

I remember having a good time watching Charlie Sheen performance in the 2 and half an man, only after watching several repetitions i did got tired of it, i did also didn´t like when he got a permanent girlfriend, he was a role model for me and i was able to enjoy life that way. Don´t mess with a Star...Charlie is a good professional actor.

I mean really, who gives a crap?

This guy is sick and needs help, and the media is partly to blame.
The media should realize this person is sick and needs to be ignored for his own good. Im sure TMZs Harvey Levin wouldnt like it if his sister was on drugs and being exploited on T.V.
Dont give this guy a stage in any form untill he gets better.

Charlie, you said you have cured yourself and you are at war with ABC. How sadly disillusioned you are. On TV, which usually makes you look heavier than you really are, showed you as gaunt, old, haggard, and blank eyed, and you are only 45? Have you looked in a mirror lately. Better go look at what you are doing to yourself. Sadly, good luck, because you are on life's edge... swallow your pride before you lose your life, really!

Who cares. Carlos just peeled back the shiny veneer of Holowood and exposed the RATS scurrying in his beam of light carrying bags full of ill gotten gains! He called the RAT by it's name and is now being punished for saying what no star, no politrickster, no worker is allowed to say. Right on Carlos!

Have the production crew of "men" not yet banned together to file suit against the actor for lost wages for the rest of the season? It's Sheen's action/behavior alone that has cause the show to stop - he alone should be responsible for paying the lost salaries of the entire crew.

Everyone in this story is adding to the cultural decline in this country or what's left of it. They should all be ashamed of themselves. However, they would need to know what shame is first and they obviously haven't a clue.

Dear Chuckie, I promise you that you are not clean... the UA you supposedly tested clean is no doubt adulterated or not yours. GET HELP NOW.

Carlos is circling the drain of self will run riot. Nothing left but rants and raves from a man in a big house with a big chair and a squirrely brain from too much excess. It's his right to die, and with that ego, that's the only option. He would never admit defeat in his addiction now, he would rather pull it down on his head and take everyone with him. I would rather sit in my small house in my small chair with humility and an intact brain and watch it all and be glad it's not me. Condolences to his family, addiction is horrible.

Tinseltown's full of kerffufles. Self-obsession is its own best reward but asking 3million from ABC and its advertisers seems fair enough in a world where greed is good. The drugs and self-abuse only add another dimension. I can only encourage Charlie Sheen to keep going toward the finish line, the sooner he gets there, the better....

Charlie Sheen should go get help.I'm tired of hearing about him and all his activites....He just put alot of his coworkers out of work....and the way the economy is now this is a disgrace and he only cares about his self.He needs help and I feel he is loving all the media coverage...

Even if Sheen is no longer using it is obvious that the years of drugs abuse have done their damage. Charlie Sheen's life is a cautionary tale ..... What a waste!

AS I SAID BEFORE, CHARLIE ,YOU HAVE TO GET A DAY JOB SHOW UP ON TIME FOR TWO YEARS WITH NO INCIDENTS, AND THEN YOU CAN START CLIMBING THE LADDER WE ALL HAD TO CLIMB CHARLEY! REMEMBER NO HELP FROM YOUR DAD ,BROTHER, OR MOTHER, OR EX-MADAMS, ALSO REMEMBER IF MICHAEL J FOX DIDNT BECOME ILL YOU WOULD STILL BE A HAS BEEN DRUNK,YOU SHOULD DONATE ALL YOUR MONEY TO PARKINSONS' DESEASE,THATS HOW YOU GOT YOUR BIG BREAK, IVE NEVER HEARD YOU SAY THANKS, JUST POUR ME!!!!!

 
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