Charlie Sheen Needs Prison

But don't expect CBS to take a stand and lose those profits
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 27, 2010 2:25 PM CDT
Charlie Sheen Needs Prison
Charlie Sheen in a file photo from August.   (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

Surprise, surprise. Charlie Sheen is returning to work this week in spite of his latest little dust-up, reports People.

  • Time for jail: It's one thing if Sheen wants to quietly destroy his own life, writes psychiatrist Dale Archer at Fox News. But Sheen's repeated violent outbursts makes this different. "Sending him to another rehab facility with no jail time and no consequences for his actions" won't cut it. "This guy may really hurt someone, even kill someone in an intoxicated state if this is not addressed."

  • Money machine: Don't hold your breath waiting for CBS and Warner Brothers to disavow him, writes Lacey Rose at Forbes. He's too profitable. The only thing that matters to them is that Two and a Half Men is the most popular comedy in prime time. Until its ratings tank or he goes to jail for a while, "I don’t imagine you’ll be hearing much from those TV bosses of his."
  • Hopeless? Sheen's behavior is familiar to anyone who's dealt with an addicted loved one, and his continued TV presence is "ridiculous at this point," writes Mary Elizabeth Williams at Salon. He can't seem to kick his problem, so why do we keep giving him chances? "Because even in the face of a seemingly fatal diagnosis, it's human nature to hope."
(More Charlie Sheen stories.)

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