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.


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. Ladie

    Charlie Sheen just sounds like an ordinary woman abuser. He needs mental help desperatly,is probably dangerous to women or men,depending on which drug he does,especially "Booze" He probably buys the "BEST", what ever it may be?

    February 25, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jim Brieske

    Chuck Lorre is really funny. Charlie Sheen had the hottest chick and he blew it with her. Now he runs around acting like a 21 year old, after having been dumped by his high school sweetheart. Did you see his photo? He looks old. Many years past what his age is. I don't think Sheen will be outliving Lorre.
    Unless... Sheen gets all drugged up and shoots Lorre, killing him.

    February 25, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Karen

    Charlie Sheen is such a jerk. He's endangered the livelihoods of the entire cast and crew. Somebody needs to kick his ass!

    February 25, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Cesar

    Finally, the media has stopped picking on Brittinay Spears. She could do no right, so unfair. Imagine how the media and public would treat Brittinay if she acted like this jerk moron, Charlie Sheen? Relax Brittinay, Charlie, you have a very big chip on your shoulder.

    February 25, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. mike

    Karen someone should kick your as@, Charlie is much better than you

    February 25, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Karen

    My boyfriend can bench press 520 lbs and he is a physical therapist and drives a BMW. At age 26, he's done more than you will at 40. So why don't you shut up before I order him to kick your little b*tt.

    February 25, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Callsem

      This Karen Empress wannabe- Too many gals love the power pitbull they can sic.
      Wise up guys, you're being used for your bodies. Brain not necessary.

      February 27, 2011 at 4:00 am | Report abuse |
  7. Nicole

    Karen must be a teenager. Actually that is an insult to teens as my 16 year old daughter would've come up with a far better retort.

    Who cares about your imaginary boyfriend and his imaginary Bmw? Honestly?? And were he real, what kind of man would be ordered into kicking someone's ass over anything let alone a comment made on the internet. Hysterical! Defiitely a childish bluster.

    February 25, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Veritas

    God bless derrick wiggin and all other homeless/hungry and dear lord please bless charlie with some self esteem.

    February 25, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Karen

    My dress is sooo perfect for me. Jake is taking me out to a special eatery in his blue BMW. Just had my hair done. The mirror doesn't lie, I like look fabulous. By the way Nicole, I'm not a teenager, I'm 20 years old. TGIF. Bye all.

    February 25, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa


      February 25, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amused In Canada

      Ok, so if, as 'they' say, 40 is the new 30 and 30 is the new 20, is 20 the new 10?? Because I have to agree with the other posters – your comments are so juvenile. And your boyfriend, again, if he exists, will eventually figure out what a shallow, immature little girl you are and leave you for a 'grown-up'. Get a life – and a clue while you're at it. Seriously.

      March 16, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Christopher Thompson

    Check out the trailer for the NEW Banksy Doc

    February 25, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  11. cesarsruffnutts

    Banksy is a vandal not a "stret artist."

    February 26, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |

    how many std's you tink sheen has??

    February 26, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  13. raven

    I love that snickers commercial where roseanne gets bashed by that log. i detest her so i rewound it over and over cuz it made me laugh so hard.

    February 26, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banasy

    I LMAO at that one too, raven! Priceless! I'm not especially fond of Snickers bars, but everytime I see someone eating one, I lol and people look at me like I'm nuts. Which, of course, I am at times....:)

    February 26, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  15. raven

    I was just thinkin to myself:self,thought I, wheres Banasy,and Cesar and Ruffnutt ?and all the regulars ? is it my breath ?

    February 26, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
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