The Big Bender
February 2, 2011 by admncc
I’ve been known to make fun of a few celebrities on here over the years. Hey, what can I say? They’re easy targets and it’s fun. I mean, yes, they have money and no, they have no chance at a private life. But other than that, they’re no different than you or me, right? However, it’s their mistakes that usually get plastered all over the Internet for people to gawk at. And while I’ve done my share of helping promote the big stories over the years, this is one of the times when I’ll speak out against it.
Over the last few days, I’ve grown tired of the countless stories about Charlie Sheen that are circulating everywhere. Now, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard by now that Charlie’s show, “Two and a Half Men” (the top-rated show on television), has gone on a hiatus after Sheen had a massive 36-hour bender and subsequently entered rehab.
Now, while I’m happy to make fun of people on here and sometimes give them our “Moron of the Week Award,” don’t think for a second that it doesn’t trouble me when I see someone whose problems are so publicly broadcast. Sometimes it’s just plain sad.
Just to prove a point, I just Googled “Charlie Sheen Bender” and 1,180,000 results came up. Case and point! But seriously, Sheen has always been a wild child in my book, but this whole recent issue reeks of someone in desperate need of some help.
Let’s see…first we were told that he had a 36-hour bender. Second we were told that he ordered a briefcase full of cocaine and had it delivered to the party. Third we were told that Sheen took off his clothes and was dancing naked in front of his guests Fourth we were told that Sheen was telling everyone at his party that he wanted to start a “porn family.” Fifth we were told that he wrote a check to a porn star for $30,000 and told her to cash it for herself (see a copy of the check here). And finally, we were told that even though Sheen was extremely intoxicated and in pain, nobody wanted to call 911 (someone finally called a doctor, who made the 911 call himself). Now, this all comes on top of an epic three-day bender he had a few weeks ago with several porn stars and Michelle “Bombshell” McGee (Jesse James’ mistress) in Las Vegas.
And it’s to the point now, where even one of Sheen’s television co-stars, John Cryer, has said that he checks TMZ every day to see if he has to go in to work or not. Now, don’t get me wrong – I love TMZ. And I love reading about Hollywood and celebrities. But sometimes I think they (and other Hollywood media outlets) lose their objectivity and just start feeding their gossip-hungry fans. And we eat it up. It makes me wonder, in society today, if all we’re interested in are other people’s train wrecks. Someone told me that a few weeks ago and I’m starting to believe it more and more every day. In any event, get well Charlie. Clearly you need help.