Friday's intriguing people
In addition to Charlie Sheen, producer Chuck Lorre has worked with Roseanne Barr, Cybill Shepherd and Brett Butler.
February 25th, 2011
09:53 AM ET

Friday's intriguing people

Chuck Lorre

The “Two and a Half Men” creator has not hesitated to provoke troubled actor Charlie Sheen. According to Zap2it Columnist Rick Porter, Lorre recently used vanity cards displayed at the end of the CBS program to comment on the actor’s behavior. After the February 14 program aired, Lorre’s closing remarks read: “I exercise regularly. I eat moderate amounts of healthy food. I make sure to get plenty of rest. … I don’t do drugs. I don’t have crazy, reckless sex with strangers. If Charlie Sheen outlives me, I’m gonna be really pissed.” Sheen is not Lorre’s first headache. He’s worked with Roseanne Barr, Cybill Shepherd, and in the mid-90s he created “Grace Under Fire,” starring Brett Butler, who had substance abuse issues.

Banksy

The British street artist - who has never been publicly named or identified - has been nominated for an Academy Award for his documentary, “Exit Through the Gift Shop.” The film features Los Angeles-based French artist Thierry Guetta, and his thoughts on street artists. Banksy appears in shadow throughout the film. Whether Banksy shows up to accept his Oscar is not the real question, however. Many are wondering whether the film really is a documentary - with some even suggesting that the eccentric Guetta is actually Banksy himself.

Derrick Wiggins

The 44-year-old New Yorker is homeless and tweeting from a prepaid cell phone.  He is part of a project started by three interns at BBH Advertising Agency.  Wiggins tweets throughout the day about his shelter from the cold (the subway) and how his job search is going.  His twitter handle, @awitness2011, has more than 4,600 followers.

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  1. banasy

    It's Saturday, too- ruffie was around for a while, as was Cesar, but they prolly get tired of the people using their names. But Ruffie throws a comment in every now and again.

    February 26, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Karen

    Why is everybody attacking me. Mike started it.

    February 27, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. pete D

    jews don,t control the media, just ask charlie sheen, mel gibson, jimmy carter etc....gimme a freakin break and wake up dumb dumbs

    March 10, 2011 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
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