According to TMZ, after reading a poem about how much he hates Detroit, Sheen now has someone on stage asking him questions and moderating. The crowd seems much more receptive. Also, the opening stand-up comic was axed from the Chicago show after the Detroit audience booed him from the stage. Sheen is also interacting with the crowd, exchanging shirts with a man after someone yelled, “Get naked!” Thankfully, he didn’t.
During a question about his marriages, Sheen refers to ex-wife, Brooke Mueller, as that “kidnapper b****.” Ouch! That’s the mother of your children, dude!
From Twitter, someone posts that Sheen gives a shout out to Chicago PD: “I love your emblem it looks like you’re just out there whaling on bad guys.”
Richard Roeper (@richardroeper) is inside the theatre and tweets that Sheen complains about the heat on stage. “Is it me or is it like a Cambodian outhouse in a heat wave up here?” Roeper also adds that whatever you are doing tonight, “including sleeping, it’s probably more engaging than this.”
Sheen also complains about the “hooker” (my word, his was much worse) from the Plaza Hotel. He says she owes him “a watch and some love.”
The show is now on a 10-minute break. Roeper says he hopes the show actually starts after the break. Hmmm, not boding well for Mr. Sheen.
Other Twitterers are chiming in. One says the show is “as amusing as a pile of dead puppies.” Another adds, “Charlie Sheen’s Chicago [show] bombing, but not like Detroit.”
The 10-minute intermission turned into 25 minutes, but at 9:14pm, Sheen returned to the stage, according to TMZ.
Richard Roeper (@richardroeper) tweets: “Whoever this guy is questioning Sheen, he’s just awful. If you were sitting next to these two guys in a bar, you’d find another table…”
TMZ reports that Sheen says he owes Heidi Fleiss $2 million and he pays for sex because he has millions. Now if he would only use some of that money for therapy.
Richard Roeper says “amazingly” it looks like 95% of the crowd is still in the theatre.
TMZ reports that Sheen says he would go back to “Two and Half Men,” but he goes on to call the people who run the show “blood suckers.” And then he calls co-star Jon Cryer, a “rock star.” Charlie, do you really think they want you back???
TMZ says Charlie is now reading a letter from one of the goddesses. I’m not even at the show and I am bored to death.
9:53… the show is finally over. Now, Charlie Sheen, please leave Chicago and don’t come back. As God is my witness, I am done posting about Charlie Sheen.
Charlie, oh, Charlie! With all of the millions you have made, couldn’t you have hired writers to help you craft your live show instead of just winging it (as it seems you have done). Another bad night on stage could spell doom for the rest of Sheen’s tour.
TMZ reports that the Chicago Theatre may be planning extra security for crowd control tonight since Sheen’s dreadful performance in Detroit last night. TMZ has also learned that there are still 200-300 seats available per show at remaining venues. So much for the hype that Sheen was “sold out.” Additionally, TMZ reports that since Sheen’s horrible stage shenanigans last night, people are trying to unload their tickets as fast as they can.
Who’s WINNING now?
MORE: The Hollywood Reporter provides more details on tonight’s disastrous Charlie Sheen show in Detroit.
UPDATE: EW reports the show looks like it is wrapping up just 50 minutes after Sheen took the stage. People are walking out of the theater early.
Entertainment Weekly is live blogging Charlie Sheen’s first live show in Detroit tonight and not only is he talking complete non-sense, but he is also being booed by the audience. Sheen replied, “I already go your money, dude.” Click the link for live updates. The show just seems to be getting worse and worse. EW’s writer on the scene calls it “a disaster.” And TMZ reported yesterday that the tickets say there are no refunds. Sheen told the audience tonight, “You paid your hard-earned money without knowing what this show was about.” You can say that again.
Sheen plays Chicago Sunday night. Well, he is supposed to anyway. We’ll see what happens after the mess in Detroit.
WDIV in Detroit, Michigan reports that the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, is suffering from pancreatic cancer.
Franklin underwent surgery in late November at Detroit’s Sinai-Grace Hospital for an undisclosed ailment. She later said the surgery was successful.
“The surgery was highly successful,” Franklin said. “God is still in control. I had superb doctors and nurses whom were blessed by all the prayers of the city and the country. God bless you all for your prayers!”
Last month, Franklin canceled all future appeareances to focus on her recovery. Pancreatic cancer recently claimed the life of actor Patrick Swayze, but Apple’s Steve Jobs and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg both successfully recovered.