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Sheen 'Feels Awful', Says Pal

31 December 2009 4:16 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

A friend of Charlie Sheen has spoken of the actor's devastation over his alleged aggressive behaviour towards wife Brooke Mueller on Christmas Day - insisting the actor "feels awful" about the incident.

The Two and A Half Men star was arrested last Friday after a domestic dispute with Mueller ended when Sheen allegedly threatened his partner with a knife.

He was released from police custody the same day and is set to appear in court on 8 February to face charges of second-degree assault, menacing and criminal mischief.

And following attempts from Mueller's legal team to dismiss a protection order preventing the pair from contacting each other, a pal of the actor has spoken out about how Sheen is struggling to cope with the aftermath of his outburst.

The friend tells People.com, "Charlie feels awful. He let himself down by drinking... (And) he wants to be with his kids. (Charlie) has two little boys and he does not want to get divorced again."

But the unnamed acquaintance dismisses the importance of the knife allegedly used to threaten Mueller in the assault - insisting Sheen always carries a sentimental penknife given to him by his father, Martin Sheen.

The insider adds, "Did he have a knife with him? Yes. It's a pocketknife that his dad gave him 22 years ago, which he always carries. It's not like he got a kitchen knife and went after her." »

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Charlie Sheen accused of weapon use before arrest

27 December 2009 6:00 AM, PST | Filmicafe | See recent Filmicafe news »

The actor Charlie Sheen is reported to have threatened his wife with a knife in an incident on Christmas Day which led to his arrest in Colorado.Sheen, 44, who starred in films including Platoon and Wall Street, was arrested in the ski resort of Aspen following an argument with his wife of 19 months, Brooke Mueller, 32.The TMZ website reported he had threatened her with a knife. Police said a weapon was used in the disturbance. Earlier on Sunday it was reported that Sheen is to undergo anger management classes.Sheen was released from jail late on Christmas Day on $8,500 (£5,100) bail and flew back to Los Angeles while his wife stayed in Aspen. He will have to return to court on Feb 8.He faces potential charges of second-degree assault, menacing and criminal mischief, all of which were .coupled with a domestic violence component., the Aspen police department said.The actor, who »

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Charlie Sheen spends Christmas in jail following wife's accusations of assault

26 December 2009 4:06 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

'Bad boy' actor with a history of violence against women in cell for eight hours

by Amelia Hill

Social Affairs Correspondent

Charlie Sheen, the highest-paid television actor in America, spent Christmas Day behind bars after his wife made an emergency, early-morning phone call to the police complaining that she had been assaulted.

The star of America's favourite sitcom, Two and a Half Men, was arrested and charged with the second-degree crimes of assault and menacing, which can carry a 12-month prison sentence. The 44-year-old actor was also charged with criminal mischief.

Sheen is thought to have become angry after he and his wife, Brooke Mueller Sheen, also known as Brooke Allen, began drinking on Christmas morning. The row escalated at their rented house in Aspen, Colorado, and, grabbing her around the throat, Sheen is alleged to have violently pushed his wife.

An ambulance was also called, but Mueller »

- Amelia Hill

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Charlie Sheen arrested on domestic violence charges (IrishCentral)

26 December 2009 3:49 AM, PST | IrishCentral | See recent IrishCentral news »

Irish American actor Charlie Sheen, 44, was booked on domestic violence charges at the ski resort of Aspen, Colorado on Christmas Day. Sheen, son of actor Martin Sheen, was later freed on bail. Sheen reportedly threatened his wife, Brooke Mueller, with a knife in the incident, which led to his arrest. The couple have young twins. Sheen was booked on second degree assault and menacing "coupled with a domestic violence component," said local police. Sheen's representative Stan Rosenfield would not comment except to say, "Don't be misled by appearances. Appearances and reality can be as different as night and day. It would benefit everyone not to jump to any conclusion." Sheen had previous clashed with his second wife actress Denise Richards. Their four-year marriage ended in 2006 in a bitter divorce that kept the tabloids busy for months. Sheen's father, actor Martin Sheen, is the son of Irish immigrant Mary Ann Phelan, »

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Friendly Judge Frees Charlie Sheen Hours After Wife Assault

25 December 2009 8:45 PM, PST | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Actor Charlie Sheen, who was arrested early Christmas day in Aspen for allegedly assaulting wife Brooke Mueller, is back on the street, after spending only a few only hours in jail — thanks to a friendly judge. Police spokeswoman Stephanie Dasaro said Sheen was able to post $8,500 bond and was freed. Earlier reports said he would be held in jail without bond until he could go before a county judge. Under normal circumstances, that would have been on Monday (Dec. 28). But Sheen’s well-known Colo. lawyer, Richard Cummins, was able to round up a judge to hear the matter immediately. Sheen is the son of actor Martin Sheen and brother of actor-director Emilio Estevez. He was previously married to actress/model Denise Richards. »

- kgirard@theimproper.com (Keith Girard)

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Charlie Sheen out on bond, wife Brooke Mueller claims he choked her

25 December 2009 8:13 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Charlie Sheen's wife Brooke Mueller is alleging he choked her, which is why she called the police. Sheen has posted an $8,500 bond and has been released from prison, Radaronline is reporting.

Police in Colorado responded to a 911 call around 8:30 am local time and subsequently Charlie Sheen was arrested and charged with felony second degree assault, felony menacing and misdemeanor criminal mischief.

This is hardly Charlie Sheen's first run-in with the law. In 1998, his own father Martin Sheen reported him for violating his parole in order to get Charlie into rehab and his ex-wife Denise Richards has made numerous claims of his abuse of alcohol and drugs and threats of violence during their divorce and subsequent custody battle.

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Allegedly Got Into a Fight With Wife, Charlie Sheen Arrested

25 December 2009 5:43 PM, PST | Celebrity Mania | See recent Celebrity Mania news »

Charlie Sheen has to spend his Christmas behind bars. The 44-year-old actor was placed under arrest on Friday, December 25 in Aspen, Colorado on charges related to domestic violence. He was taken into custody at 11:20 A.M. after police responded to a 911 call at a historic house up for sale for $7.5 million.

"Carlos Irwin Estevez, also known as the actor Charles I. Sheen, was brought to the Pitkin County Colorado Jail for booking and incarceration following his arrest by the Aspen Police Department," Pitkin County Sheriffs Office patrol director Jeff Lumsden said in a statement. He added that Sheen was arrested for "Second Degree Assault, a class four felony, Menacing, a class five felony and Criminal Mischief, a class one misdemeanor."

Lumsden continued to explain that the star of "Two and a Half Men" will be held without bond until his first court appearance. He stated, "Mr. Estevez has a »

- celebrity-mania.com

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Actor Charlie Sheen arrested in Colorado

25 December 2009 1:22 PM, PST | Filmicafe | See recent Filmicafe news »

<div>Charlie Sheen spent the better part of Christmas Day in a Colorado jail cell after being arrested on domestic violence allegations.</div><div></div><div>The 44-year-old actor was taken into custody Friday morning by officers responding to a 911 call from a house in this ski resort town about 200 miles west of Denver.</div><div></div><div>An ambulance went to the house, but the accuser was not taken to the hospital.</div><div></div><div>Sheen, the star of CBS' &quot;Two and a Half Men,&quot; was taken to the Pitkin County jail and booked for investigation of second-degree assault and menacing, both felonies, along with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, Aspen police spokeswoman Stephanie Dasaro said.</div><div></div><div>He was released in the late afternoon after posting $8,500 bond and being advised by a county judge on the conditions of his release, she said. A court date was set for Feb. 8.</div><div></div><div>Dasaro declined to name Sheen's accuser, citing a department policy prohibiting the »

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Charlie Sheen awaiting charges

25 December 2009 6:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Aspen, Colo. - A police spokeswoman in Aspen, Colo., says Charlie Sheen has posted bond and been released from jail hours after he was arrested in an alleged domestic violence case.

Stephanie Dasaro says Sheen posted $8,500 bond Friday after speaking with a county judge and was advised on the conditions of his release.

The star of the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men" was arrested Friday on charges of second-degree assault and menacing, both felonies, along with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor.

Police in this resort town said the alleged victim didn't have to be taken to the hospital.

Police did not identify the person whom Sheen was accused of assaulting. But the celebrity news website Radar Online reported that the actor's arrest came after he shoved his wife, Brooke Mueller, during a heated quarrel.

Dasaro declined to name the accuser, citing a department policy prohibiting the identification of potential victims in domestic violence cases. »

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Cinematic Trailer for Mass Effect 2

23 December 2009 9:58 PM, PST | GameRant | See recent GameRant news »

The latest trailer for Mass Effect 2 was released recently and it is simply astounding. It’s easy to see new possible playing styles within the game and all of the hallmarks that make the Mass Effect universe a superior video game environment. At the beginning of the trailer, you can see in Commander Shepard’s eyes that this mission is of the utmost importance and one he may not be coming back from.

Check out the new cinematic Mass Effect 2 trailer after the jump.

 

Watch and enjoy courtesy of Kotaku:

I am still so impressed and happy that Martin Sheen is voicing the mysterious overseer. He appears to be human but his glowing blue eyes might suggest otherwise. It’s possible that he is the leader of the Cerberus group that was hinted at in the first game and Shepard will be working with him. According to the Mass Effect 2 website, »

- Mark Gough

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Sheen Returns To Stage After Almost Two Decades

23 December 2009 11:06 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Veteran actor Martin Sheen is set to return to the stage for the first time in nearly two decades - in a Los Angeles revival of The Subject Was Roses.

The Frank D. Gilroy drama earned Sheen a 1965 Tony Award nomination after he originated the starring role of Timmy Cleary in the Broadway play, about a soldier whose parents' marital problems surface upon his return from war.

Sheen reprised the part in the 1968 screen adaptation.

Now 69, he will take on the role of John, Timmy’s father, in the new Neil Pepe production, which will open on 21 February and play through 21 March. »

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Philippe Mora: The Hollywood Interview

22 December 2009 11:28 AM, PST | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

"Stand and deliver, sir!" Dennis Hopper in Philippe Mora's Mad Dog Morgan.

Philippe Mora: Ballad Of A Mad Dog

By

Alex Simon

Born in Paris in 1949, Philippe Mora is a member of one of Australia’s best known artistic families. His parents, Georges Mora and Mirka Mora, migrated to Australia from France in 1951 and settled in Melbourne, where they quickly became key figures on the Melbourne cultural scene. Georges, a wartime resistance fighter, became an influential art dealer, and in 1967 he founded one of the first commercial art galleries in Melbourne, Tolarno Galleries. The Mora family home and restaurants were focal points of Melbourne's bohemian subculture. As a result of this, Philippe and his brothers had what he has described as a "culturally privileged childhood."

Philippe moved to London in late 1967 to pursue painting and filmmaking. He was one of many important Australian artists, writers and others who »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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My ten years as a TV critic by Kathryn Flett | Feature

19 December 2009 4:40 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

For 10 years, Kathryn Flett held her dream job: watching the box… and being paid for it, too. Now she has written her last dispatch from the sofa. Here she presses the rewind button…

I didn't plan it this way, honest, but the very last word of the final sentence of the review that turned out to be my last as the Observer's TV critic was "Cowell", and as he currently occupies a metaphorical throne at the centre of primetime TV (though technically, of course, Simon is always on the far right of the screen, next to Cheryl) it feels as though the c-word is a fitting pay-off after frittering away 10 years of my life in front of the telly.

But indulge me while I rewind to the summer of 1999, not only a previous century and a technological aeon ago (when I used to watch the bulk of TV programmes on Vcr, »

- Kathryn Flett

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Best of the Decade #9: The Departed (2006)

17 December 2009 10:13 AM, PST | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

As Sean alluded to in another post, I seem to have had a big impact on this list. After I suggested that this film belonged on the list to the other members of Film Junk, it was thrown into the mix. We voted and presto-change-o it's our number 9 on our Best of the Decade list. Yes, The Departed. Based on the Hong Kong classic Infernal Affairs, The Departed has a killer concept. Matt Damon plays Colin, a police officer in the state of Massachusetts who is actually a mole for Boston crime boss Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson). As Colin rises through the ranks of the police force, he tips Frank off along the way and keeps his real boss out of the hands of the law. Colin, however, isn't the only rat. The police have their own mole in Frank's crew: Billy, played by director Martin Scorsese's favourite son, »

- Greg

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Bioware Releases Impressive Cast List for Mass Effect 2

14 December 2009 11:27 PM, PST | GameRant | See recent GameRant news »

Bioware is one company that takes its voiceover work seriously. For Star Wars: The Old Republic, Bioware hired over 100 actors to voice over 40 novels worth of written material. And now Bioware has announced that it has hired several top-notch voice actors for the heavily-anticipated sci-fi sequel, Mass Effect 2.

Dr. Ray Muzyka, co-founder of Bioware and Group General Manager of the RPG/Mmo Group of EA, reasoned that,

“[e]motionally engaging narrative is a key design pillar for Bioware, and the top-notch voice talent in Mass Effect 2 helps drive this goal. Credible, powerful personalities are vital to delivering a compelling story experience in Bioware’s games, and we have assembled an amazing ensemble cast that surpasses the very high bar set in the original Mass Effect!”

 

Martin Sheen (The West Wing, Apocalypse Now) stars as the mysterious Illusive Man who commands Cerberus, a secretive paramilitary organization dedicated to protecting human interests in the galaxy. »

- Jason Weissman

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'Mass Effect 2' voice cast announced

12 December 2009 2:20 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

BioWare has revealed the voice cast for its upcoming science fiction title Mass Effect 2. The game stars multi-award-winning actor Martin Sheen, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Seth Green, Chuck duo Yvonne Strahovski and Adam Baldwin, and Keith David (Crash). Seasoned sci-fi actors including Star Trek's Michael Dorn, Battlestar Galactica pair Tricia Helfer and Michael Hogan, and The Matrix's Carrie-Anne Moss will also feature. "Emotionally engaging narrative is a key design pillar for BioWare, and the top-notch voice talent in Mass Effect 2 helps drive this goal," said BioWare co-founder Dr Ray Muzyka. "Credible, powerful personalities are vital to delivering a compelling story experience in BioWare's games, and we have assembled an amazing ensemble cast that surpasses the very high bar set in (more) »

- By Mark Langshaw

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'Mass Effect 2' Casts Martin Sheen, Seth Green And Tricia Helfer

10 December 2009 11:00 AM, PST | MTV Multiplayer | See recent MTV Multiplayer news »

Bioware may want "Mass Effect 2" to feel like "The Empire Strikes Back," but the game's casting choices pull from "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Battlestar Galactica." Former Klingon Michael Dorn and "BSG" stars Michael Hogan and Tricia Helfer will join big-name actors Martin Sheen and Seth Green in the sequel, rounding off an impressive lineup.

“Emotionally engaging narrative is a key design pillar for BioWare, and the top-notch voice talent in 'Mass Effect 2' helps drive this goal,” BioWare co-founder Dr. Ray Muzyka said in a press release. “Credible, powerful personalities are vital to delivering a compelling story experience in BioWare’s games, and we have assembled an amazing ensemble cast that surpasses the very high bar set in the original 'Mass Effect'!”

Sheen will headline the game's voice talent roster "as the mysterious Illusive Man who commands Cerberus, a secretive paramilitary organization dedicated to protecting human interests in the galaxy, »

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As the World Stops Turning After 54 Years

8 December 2009 11:46 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

What we want to know is, is this the work of CBS or CBS' evil twin? Generations of kids faking sick days and bonbon-eating housewives have gone into mourning, as the network has called time on As the World Turns, canceling the sudsy staple after 54 years. The show premiered in 1956 and helped launch the careers of Marisa Tomei, Meg Ryan, Parker Posey, Julianne Moore, Martin Sheen and James Earl Jones, among others. Its final episode will air next September. "We are disappointed and saddened by the news that the show is not being renewed," Atwt executive producer Chris Goutman said in a statement. "It will certainly be a loss for all of us, and for the show's loyal »

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Media Monkey's Diary

7 December 2009 12:10 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

✒Eyebrows were raised at News International's Wapping HQ when a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce, with personalised numberplate, pulled up to the main gates. Staff were even more surprised when the Express Newspapers owner, Richard Desmond, stepped out for a lunchtime meeting with News Corp's Europe and Asia chief executive, James Murdoch. His visit comes shortly after News International's chief executive, Rebekah Brooks, was spotted at Desmond's Thameside offices. Paywalls all round?

✒When some long-standing friends turn their back on you, it's important that you make the most of the ones you've still got. In a week when Lord Mandelson ratcheted up his war of words with Rupert Murdoch, he was spotted in Soho House having dinner with Trinity Mirror's chief executive, Sly Bailey; the Daily Mirror's editor, Richard Wallace; the Sunday Mirror's editor, Tina Weaver, and Lloyd Embley, the editor of the People. Two days later, the Mirror splashed with "Choccy Horror »

- Monkey

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John’s Top Eleven Films of the Decade

6 December 2009 3:47 PM, PST | ReelLoop.com | See recent Reel Loop news »

I was just under 11 years old as we entered the 2000s, and in the last decade I have made it my mission to fill the space in my mind that should be reserved for academics to remembering the details of far too many films. In looking back upon this decade, it seems that we’ve had quite a good chunk of time for movies — there are only two years absent on my top ten list: 2000 and 2005, while 2006 is represented by three films. I still cheated, though, by extending my list to eleven entries. Some were just too good to decide between.

I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it. And before you start — don’t cry. The Dark Knight isn’t on here.

11. The Royal Tenenbaums – 2001

Spoiler: you’re going to find that comedy is slightly underrepresented on this list, with Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums »

- John Cooper

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