Gotta Watch: Vintage Sheen; women mechanics; Witherspoon on Avon
Charlie Sheen talks to Larry King in 1988 about "Platoon."
March 8th, 2011
09:45 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Vintage Sheen; women mechanics; Witherspoon on Avon

Sheen before the chaos– With all the buzz around Charlie Sheen’s recent media-documented meltdown, we thought we’d bring out some vintage Sheen to illustrate how his popularity rose in the first place. In this 1988 interview with Larry King, Sheen talks about his breakout role in the hit war movie “Platoon.”

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Women fueling mechanic workforce – "I want to do those things that women are running away from," says the head of an organization training Nigerian women to become auto mechanics. CNN's Christian Purefoy looks at how her mission is shaping so many lives.

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Avon's global mission – Avon is much more than just a cosmetics company. CNN's Hala Gorani talks to Avon CEO Andrea Jung and actress Reese Witherspoon about how the company is empowering women around the globe.

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  1. mixedapproach

    A few thoughts: Celebrity meltdowns make me feel warm and fuzzy inside. Steriods...make than mandatory. Raise the mound 2 feet and give Arod a mag bat. Make those 100+ nose bleed seats worthy of my well earned coin.

    March 8, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Sergio

    Sheen is winning. How hard is that for the writer to see? People try to live inside his head and try to see but they can't stop trying. Sheen will always win, period!

    March 8, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. SatanTime

    What do they mean "was" winning ?

    March 8, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Yo mama

    Charlie Sheen. Jimmy Dean. Shrink to the size of a Lima Bean.

    March 8, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bob

    I hope they pass his roll over to John Stamos Robbie Lowe dosen't quite fit the mold

    March 8, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Toots

    Isn't there anything else in the world you can cover other than every move Charlie makes. Can't you see that you are just playing into his game. Please Enough is enough!!!

    March 8, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. pseudobliss

    Who else can the news cover since MJ is dead?

    March 8, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. PJ

    WINNER!!! Nah....LOOSER!! YEH

    March 8, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. daithi mac curtáin

    How long will it be before we hear that he's OD and how did he become a comedian .

    March 8, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Chris

    Wow look what briefcases full of drugs did to this guy. That Larry King clip is incredible. Might as well be an anti-drug advertisement

    March 8, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  11. mantaec

    Charlie is cool. He can sleep in my spare room anytime. We "lunatics" must stick together! You'll be back Charlie and bigger then ever.

    March 8, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Rob Johnson

    Anybody who thinks Sheen is still "winning" after losing his kids, his cushy job, and the respect of any sane individual, is doing WAY too much Charlie Sheen.

    This idiot had it made–2 million dollars an episode to basically play himself. His lack of self-control and huge ego are to blame for his downfall, and nothing else.

    March 8, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • slipheart

      And remove the money from your equation and what do you have but another guy in the world...What Charlie is going through isn't much more then many women AND men go through in life. The fact that he is in the news has nothing to do with ordinary people. Charlie might spurt out some crazy stuff but we all do! So take away "Charlie Sheen" and put in "Jo Doe".

      March 8, 2011 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  13. neidekapur

    Mr. Sheen, you ought to stop drinking, smoking and hitting women – do what you do best, which is your acting work. Think about your children and relatives.

    This advice is coming from your greatest fan in Brazil.

    March 8, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  14. carolae

    Gotta love his agent.....he's making sure Charlie boy is plastered all over the news and the internet every day. What he doesn't know is that he's OVER in a big way. He shot himself in the foot and can now enjoy his days doing whatever he was doing before with no TV/movie offers coming in. Let's see if he can put his money where his mouth is and really go with Penn to help out. I think he would be more of a hindrance than a help but you can never tell. Anyway you look at it, his acting career days are over.

    March 8, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Flumma

    Tiger Blood?

    http://pixel-trip.com/2011/03/08/tiger-blood/

    March 8, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
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