Charlie Sheen enters the Twittersphere with a bang
March 1st, 2011
08:23 PM ET

Charlie Sheen enters the Twittersphere with a bang

It's official: Charlie Sheen has entered the Twittersphere, and people want to hear what he has to say.

The actor turned "unemployed winner" had amassed more than 150,000 followers (and counting) on Twitter before he posted his first tweet Tuesday night, less than two hours after joining. Check out this chart on "The Atlantic" to get an idea of what that kind of growth looks like.

His first tweet - complete with Twitpic - invites followers to choose their preferred vice. On the left, a bottle of "Naked" fruit juice, held lovingly by a busty blonde thought to be porn star Bree Olson - one of two "goddesses" who have been accompanying Sheen on his talk-show rounds and public appearances. On the right, a bottle of chocolate milk, held by a smirking Sheen.

Within an hour of its posting, the Twitpic alone had 726 comments (and counting!).

Sheen has been talking a lot since declaring himself "at war" with CBS after the network canceled production of the hit sitcom "Two and a Half Men."

On Monday, Sheen threatened to sue CBS over the action. He told NBC he wanted $3 million per episode instead of the $2 million he was previously making, but he later backed off that assertion, telling CNN's Piers Morgan that his only hard-and-fast demand was that he and the crew get paid for another eight weeks of work - a demand to which CBS appears to have partially assented.

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  1. daisy

    U gotta love him...but pray for him

    March 1, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. johnstamos

    Ha! I love all the people who leave anti-Charlie comments. They hate him so much... but they just can't seem to stay away. Leave Charlie alone – he'll figure it out.

    March 1, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Trixie

      I don't think they hate him,I think they're disappointed mostly and are angry.I also think they want to say to "stars" who are so arrogant that the only reason they are making money is because we pay to watch them.We can just as easily stop watching them,as that has happened to so many actors.

      March 1, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Trixie

    I don't think he wifeswaps,he can't keep wives long enough. Sorry,a name I just saw made me think of that,never mind.

    March 1, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. per

    Wow

    March 1, 2011 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mark9988

    The same crowd would form if he stood at the top of a building threatening to jump. Not out of concern, but to see the fall.
    Really, Twitter is just a more convenient way of watching it happen.

    March 1, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. stuman2

    love his work but he is cooked, he'll never see 50

    March 1, 2011 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Dave

    As soon as we start hitting Libya with air strikes... Charlies Circus will go away.

    March 1, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Don

    I'm Charlie's age and have lived like Charlie in the past. He's at a point where nobody can help him unless he's restrained or realizes that he's acting like a fool. I don't care how much money he has. When you're smoking coke every night your days are numbered........especially when you have rocks the size of tennis balls sitting in front of you. He can easily blow his career right now. I'm not talking fans, I'm talking no work. CHARLIE..... LEARN TO MODERATE OR YOU'LL BE FORCED TO QUIT.! ! !

    March 1, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Trixie

      You know for some reason when I was watching him talk yesterday,it reminded me of Johnny Cash in Walk the Line before he got off drugs.But it took people who cared about him to force him into it,even though he would have to want to,but he can't do it alone. He has everything and nothing has brought him to the point of allowing it to happen.Maybe the fans being angry and disappointed and losing his career will do it,if so,people should be allowed to say how they feel.I really don't think people hate him.

      March 1, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Bob

    I think the cast is strong enough, the show can work without Charlie.

    March 1, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • cbs

      I'm afraid the cancellation of the show proved otherwise.

      March 1, 2011 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  10. OnTheWater

    God, what I would do to be Charlie for a week. He's friggin epic.

    March 1, 2011 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Michael

    Okay so we're seeing the middle class being destroyed in WIS. and 20/20 has a special on Charlie? We as a nation are completely doomed. A Hollywood actor with an ego and uses drugs? Is this news? Really? America is going crazy over this guy while he networks are dumbing us up. You think they want intelligent people around? How would corporations rip us off if we had half a brain?

    March 1, 2011 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Trixie

      Hm,actually we're seeing the majority of the middle class being ripped off because the union wants thier people to be able to retire and make more than the majority of the middle class when the state is broke.

      March 1, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Sean

    They will pay everybody BUT Sheen? He will Win that lawsuit. Lore is a putz.

    March 1, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  13. M

    Denial+Manic+more denial+"I am the victim"+addiction = Charlie Sheen, another freak in the news.

    March 1, 2011 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Truth

    This guy is obviously still in trouble with his addictions... anyone who has been there will recognize that his frequent body movements to try to seem normal are a big clue. He needs some serious help. Just the fact that you can show up and function for your job does not mean that you don't have serious problems. I, for one, hope he gets it.

    March 1, 2011 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Cynical Optimist

      Yeah, ole Charlie was slightly twitchy there in his TMZ interview. I'd like to be a hi-tech surveillance flybot on the side of a kitchen cabinet when, after ole Charlie's crashed for the night, the four younger folk featured in the TMZ interview (almost 43 minutes long!!!!!) are hanging out and making mention of their buddy asleep upstairs. What would that conversation entail? Just paint me curious jello.

      March 2, 2011 at 2:41 am | Report abuse |
  15. per

    He is going to hurt somebody period...

    March 1, 2011 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
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