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Charlie Sheen Spoils ABC's 'Exclusive' by Talking to NBC's 'Today'

by Catherine Lawson, posted Feb 28th 2011 8:08AM
Charlie SheenLast week radio listeners got more than an earful of Charlie Sheen's rantings and ravings, and now TV viewers can also get in on the act.

It's been reported that the 'Two and a Half Men' star caused even more controversy over the weekend by giving interviews to not one but two TV networks, with the each racing the other to be the first to air this morning.

First, he sat down Saturday with ABC's Andrea Canning, in what the network said was "an exclusive" interview. ABC ran promos for it during last night's Oscars telecast, and planned to air the interview in segments of 'Good Morning America' Monday and Tuesday, with a one-hour special Tuesday night at 10PM ET.

But then he gave another interview, this time to NBC's Jeff Rossen, on Sunday. And in a move that The Hollywood Reporter says resulted in "apoplexy" over at ABC News, the rival network said it will air the interview during early segments of this morning's 'Today' show.

NBC execs described Rossen's interview with Sheen as "his first television interview since his contentious public comments against CBS" and Chuck Lorre. 'Today' executive producer, Tim Bell, tweeted Sunday that in the interview "Charlie Sheen demands [a] personal apology from 'Two and a Half Men' producer Chuck Lorre and CBS. Incredible stuff."

Meanwhile, an ABC spokesman said Sunday that their interview is also a "first," if not now an "exclusive": "Charlie Sheen assured us that we would be the only sit-down television interview this weekend, but he changed his mind ... He gave us the first interview, which was extensive and included tremendous access to his home, family and personal life."

NBC execs say that they haven't heard from their counterparts at ABC News, and Bell told The Los Angeles Times how 'Today' scooped its rival: "This was simply about hustle and hard work by our reporter Jeff Rossen. It's a terrific get ... Does spoiling the ABC 'exclusive' make it a little sweeter?" he added. "You bet it does."

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Charlie Sheen's recent interview on NBC was very interesting. He displayed a significant amount of over anxiety, over anxiousness, and on edge body language. He also did not blink as often or as one would on a usual basis. He chain smoked for the most part of the interview, while also requiring something to fiddle with such as the red elastic band.
All these signs are common reactions to prescribed medication such as Modafinil or Ridalin, or even possibly Donepezil. I personally hope he is not using Donepezil since the long term affects could be permanent and irreversable.
My professional opinion was he fueled up prior to the interview, & did not have a good nights rest the evening prior. His body language also demonstrated a revved up or charged up state also common with these meds. Although I havn’t met Mr. Charlie Sheen nor have I had an opportunity to conduct a formal examination, he is displaying strong signs of narcolepsy.
Having been a forensic psychology examinor expert witness on numerous trials, I would also like to add his verbage, although quite imaginative is a sign of a lacking of ones self control. He is unable to exercise proper judgement toward what he is communicating. From extensive expertese in this area, I can also confidently state he has started to alienate himself from peers, co-workers, friends, family members, and anyone who might have an involvement in his life.
It was also very dissapointing to see how he used his children as props or trophies in an attempt to display a sense of normality alongside his permiscuous relationships, one of which appeared to have herpes simplex in the corner of her right lip, conceled with makeup.

March 02 2011 at 2:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Well, he's a two-timer, so what do you expect!

February 28 2011 at 9:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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