Charlie Sheen is winning -- back the public, that is.
As the former "Two and a Half Men" star and Warner Bros. near a $25-million settlement, Sheen seems to be going on an apology tour that reeks of damage control and casts the onetime warlock in a tiger blood-free light. "The Tonight Show," "Today," the Emmy Awards, "The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen" and Twitter were a few places hit with torpedoes of reparation.
The lessons: Sheen hit rock bottom when he was fired from "Two and a Half Men"; he thought he could return to the CBS show despite his behavior and lashing out at creator Chuck Lorre and costar Jon Cryer; he wishes the sitcom the best, along with its new star Ashton Kutcher; and he still doesn't really know what happened during the rampant media frenzy. Sheen also said he's seeing his kids a lot more, and he's "mending fences" with ex-wives Denise Richards and Brooke Mueller.
Is it too far-fetched to believe that the former "rock star from Mars'" public mea culpas were brought on by a humbled reaction to his roast? Or could they be part of the Warner Bros. settlement? (Is there a clause that says "Thou shalt apologize for your 'Sheenanigans'"?)
Whatever the reason, here's a roundup of the former Adonis DNA-clad actor's introspective appearances in which he put his infamous public outbursts to bed. The even-keeled interviews are a far cry from the one-on-one webcam sessions in "Sheen's Korner" that flooded the Internet last March. They also have people noticing his calm and apologetic demeanor rather than his erratic streams of consciousness.