On the Radar: Sheen sacked, Gadhafi denies deal, gang rape in Texas
Charlie Sheen was fired from his popular TV show after publicly insulting its creator.
March 8th, 2011
11:13 AM ET

On the Radar: Sheen sacked, Gadhafi denies deal, gang rape in Texas

Charlie Sheen sacked - It probably didn’t surprise anyone but Charlie Sheen to learn that the actor was canned from “Two and a Half Men” on Monday. The firing comes after a series of bizarre public appearances that included attacks on the show’s creator. We’ve been waiting on a response, but the last we heard – via Twitter – was that the self-professed warlock was seeking a winning intern with #TigerBlood.”

Libya unrest - A government spokesman is denying that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is agreeing to step down if the opposition guarantees he won’t be prosecuted and can leave the country safely. Spokesman Musa Ibrahim called the opposition claims “lies.” The development comes as Libya enters its fourth week of clashes. Rebels now control several cities, and the death toll is estimated to be at least 1,000.

Texas gang rape arrests - Thirteen adults and five juveniles have been arrested as part of an investigation into the alleged rape of an 11-year-old girl in Texas, police said. The investigation into the incident is “continuous,” police added, explaining there could be more major developments. So far, the 18 people arrested range in age from 14 to 27 years old. Four students from the Cleveland, Texas, independent school district appeared in court Monday.

Wisconsin standoff - Wisconsin state Sen. Jon Erpenbach, who fled with 13 other senators to Illinois to avoid voting on Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal, says he wishes “we could be home right now.” The bill has sparked widespread protests in Madison, and on Monday, Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller sent a letter to Walker proposing the two sides meet at the border to “resume serious discussions.” Walker responded by calling the idea “ridiculous” and said Miller is not open to negotiations.

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  1. Susan

    I was an avid viewer (nightly) of Two and a Half Men. If not for the media...the story would not be so alive. CBS aired the BW special. Who's smarter? I no longer watch the show as Sheen has tarnished the laughter. A reality show....really...what is left. Life is just bigger than he is. I feel for the cast and crew, without them there would have been no show.

    March 9, 2011 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  2. Sommerindian

    What is all the noise about this guy Sheen? Is this what America is all about?

    March 9, 2011 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  3. Mary Mac

    Wonder if the obits are written & ready to print as I think it will be sooner than later
    Hope he's got excellent life insurance for his children. Off the deep end doesn't even begin to describe where he is & goIng, sad & scary to watch–no longer funny, a cry for help. Poor lost soul I don't like him but, God help him.

    March 9, 2011 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
  4. Scott Shaubel

    Charlie Sheen speaks the truth,, the only ones sick of him are the ones that are afraid of the truth..

    March 9, 2011 at 2:33 am | Report abuse |
    • steve from detroit

      You must be on the same drugs.

      March 9, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Shoooo

    I just let a stinker. Shoooo it stinks! : )

    March 9, 2011 at 5:44 am | Report abuse |
  6. Warchild

    Hello evrybodi. "Army of darkness," i saw that silly movie in cote d'ivoire more than a decade ago. Great saw too!!! now back to the gadifi dude: why are we having inconsistancies in the news coming from libya? Few days ago cnn said he had bombarded 2000+ civilians. Today its 1000 at least. Different reports outside us states hundreds at best. Not even a 1000. What is really going on here with these propaganda news? Can we avoid another iraq invasion upon falsehood reports by not reporting at all until every information given is clear enough? Truths is all we ask for, not names calling from our newsmakers, regardless of their flag and party color.

    March 9, 2011 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  7. TimeCop

    Castrations for every male involved in harming that girl. Castrate Charlie Sheen too while we've got the scissors out.

    March 9, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  8. steve from detroit

    They need to replace charlie with another character that is different but that would still fit well like Larry the cable guy

    March 9, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  9. CALLIKO

    YESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!! TWO AND A HALF MEN IS OVER!!!!!!!!!!!:D

    March 9, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  10. CALLIKO

    YESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!! TWO AND A HALF MEN IS OVER!
    !!!:D

    March 9, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  11. No_Delusions

    Charlie Sheen looks ill. His appearance reminds me of Patrick Swayze towards the end of his battle with cancer. I think it is aleady too late for Sheen to "clean up his act". Whether it is physical, psychological or physiological, Charlie is not a well person and his mind is affected. The years of abuse have caught up. Unlike Swayze, Charlie's illness is self induced and that is just a sad waste of talent and potential. I feel very sorry for Charlie Sheen.

    March 14, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
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