Charlie Sheen's train wreck continues, even as he's on hiatus from shooting "Two and a Half Men,"home undergoing rehab.
After telling college students "Don't do crack,"he clarified on The Dan Patrick radio showyesterday "I said stay off the crack, and I still think that's pretty good advice, unless you can manage it socially. If you can manage it socially, then go for it, but not a lot of people can, you know."
He said he's eager to get back to work on the show, noting "I heal pretty quickly." But here's the part of his comments that pose a threat: "but I also unravel pretty quickly. Get me right now."
Still, sources tell me we could hear as soon as tomorrow that Warner Bros. is gearing up to resume shooting the show at the end of the month.
Remarkably, Sheen's shenanigans haven't scared away advertisers — the show has been broadcast with a full commercial load and strong pricing every single week. This is a notable commentary on the fact that Hollywood and audiences have come to take this kind of behavior as yet another cost of doing business. Viewers aren't calling for a boycott; ratings of the show are as high as ever. Despite his starring role on TMZ and tabloids, Sheen is still the top paid actor on television on the top rated TV sitcom, drawing more than $200,000 per 30 second spot to CBS.
But Sheen's rehab shooting hiatus comes with its costs, not to mention a headache and a hassle for Warner Brothers and CBS . Even if the show resumes shooting on Feb 28th as expected, the production still will fall three to four episodes behind this season, which has implications.