Charlie Sheen calls Jon Cryer a ‘turncoat,’ keeps ranting, is it an act?

Charlie Sheen is really mad now, and that means he’s going to unleash his fiery fists of verbal fury. He has a new rant up on UStream (below), I think it’s his fourth, and he seems to have abandoned the crew that were with him in his first broadcast over the weekend. (In this second UStream video he’s on the phone and says “I’m better solo, I invented solo.”) In this most recent video, he goes on an extended tirade that’s undoubtedly about the fact that he was finally officially fired from Two and A Half Men. It’s hard to tell exactly what he’s talking about because his speech is so full of bizarre metaphors and random wordplays that it sounds like cracked out poetry, which is pretty much what we’ve been hearing from him all along. You can read Charlie’s rant on Radar Online, where they put up a transcript, and watch it below. Like a lot of the crap that Charlie spouts, it’s so creative that it makes you wonder if it’s scripted somehow. He may have written it ahead of time and be reading from an offscreen script. The content focuses on how great Charlie is and how his enemies have wronged him, which is again typical for him.

Many people are wondering if Charlie’s demeanor is some kind of act or performance art, similar to the way that Joaquin Phoenix went off the rails last year for that documentary and eventually came back looking completely normal. Charlie is rebranding himself as an nonstop insanity meme and he has a massively popular Twitter account, is looking for an intern to manage his social networking, and is reportedly in talks to launch a one-man tour in which people will presumably pay for the privilege to see him rant on stage like he’s been doing for free for the past few weeks.

I’m pretty sure that this is genuine, and that Charlie is either still on crack or is feeling the effects of the drug in the form of lingering mental illness. He may still have enough faculties to be able to poke fun at himself and come up with clever catchphrases like “jaundiced gorilla pelts,” “undigested hummus” and “an angry mob raiding your muck hole” but that doesn’t mean he’s in control of his faculties. He’s not a good enough actor to play a raving drug addict so convincingly.

Here are some excerpts from an article on medscape on Cocaine related psychiatric disorders. The source article explains that psychotic disorders can occur both with cocaine intoxication, and during the withdrawal process:

Cocaine-induced psychotic disorders with delusions
A person demonstrating delusions clings to a false belief or judgment despite incontrovertible evidence to the contrary. For example, a female abusing cocaine may demonstrate delusions of grandeur and believe that she possesses great wealth, intellect, and power, despite the fact that she is homeless and without education. Suicidal or homicidal ideation can occur in response to delusional beliefs.

Cocaine-induced mood disorder
A patient presenting with acute mania may demonstrate inflated self-esteem, decreased need for sleep, talkativeness, flight of ideas, distractibility, increased goal-directed activity, and/or irritability.

[From Medscape]

That sounds very close to what Charlie is exhibiting, and while it is at times funny it’s also very disturbing to watch. We’ve never seen a celebrity go off the rails like this. Britney had a lot of very serious issues three years ago, but she didn’t broadcast them online and we only saw photos and heard about it secondhand. While the coverage of Charlie seems excessive there’s a human tendency to rubberneck. (You can black out all references to Charlie Sheen online using this handy Firefox and Chrome plugin if it’s getting to you.)

Meanwhile Charlie told E! how upset he was that his costar Jon Cryer didn’t reach out to him like so many other people did when Charlie started flinging his sh*t against the walls and blaming everyone else for it. Charlie said that “Jon has not called me. He’s a turncoat, a traitor, a troll. Clearly he’s a troll. He issued a statement. Is it gonna take me calling him a ‘traitor, juvenile and scared’ for him to get it?

Only Cryer never did issue a statement, there was just a fake Twitter account from someone claiming to be Cryer, and his rep has refused to comment. He did do a spoof skit on Ellen in which he played an administrative assistant, but he didn’t say anything about Sheen’s problems or the controversy over the show being put on hiatus. A source also tells E! that Cryer did call Sheen. He apparently didn’t fawn over him enough or tell him exactly what he wanted to hear, which amounts to “you’re special, you’re better than everyone else, you can do whatever you want and get paid millions of dollars for it, and everyone who disagrees with you is wrong.” Oh I’m sorry, I need to translate that to Sheen speak to be understandable “Your Tiger Blood makes you indestructible and unfathomable to all the worms who live inferior, goddess-weak lives.” That’s still not crazy enough, is it?

After I wrote all that People Magazine came out with their new cover on Charlie Sheen, their second in two weeks. It’s about how his twin boys are faring. This is going to be the top celebrity story this year, and we don’t know yet how it’s going to end.

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  1. Rita says:

    I concluded yesterday that he was swithcing from simple lunacy to playing it up. He’s good for another week and then the only ones interested will be those showing up at his house with their Star Trek and Darth Vader outfits.

  2. Crash2GO2 says:

    I don’t think this is an act at all. I think he is deep in the grips of the delusions you described. Undoubtedly, people who work in psychiatric hospitals, or have loved ones in this state, see this all the time – the rest of us are still in a state of shock, rubber necking and giggling in disbelief.

  3. Venus says:

    Yeah, we know how it is going to end — at the grave yard.

  4. Hautie says:

    Oddly, I kept wondering too if he is more lucid than I first thought. Then I decided he is having moments of clear thinking but is still detoxing. He did enough coke since last fall to kill most people.

    I suspect Jon Cryer is one of the very few people who really know what is exactly is going on.

    They have known each other for over 20 years. Worked together previously.

    So for me, with Jon not out making statements, means he knows that Charlie is legitimately off the rails. Not some random act. And is not going to give the media any thing to work with.

    Plus I tend to believe he did call Charlie. But with Charlie in the weird state of mind he has been working with. I seriously doubt Charlie could tell you what he did 3 days ago. Much less if Cryer had called.

    Then add to it Charlie is living with a house full of leeches right now. And it is not in their best interest he gets clean.

  5. Marjalane says:

    It’s kind of hard to feel superior to your basic third world country when this is America’a biggest media story. It’s one thing to read about this freak at a celebrity site- you go here for that kind of thing- but his newest crazy is being breathlessly reported on EVERY Nat’l news service. I can only hope that America bores of him and he crawls back into his tigercave. God forbid we should all be paying attention to all the really scary things that are going on in the world right now!

  6. Statler says:

    I think it’s real, to an extent. At this late date, I think he’s trying to pull a Jack Donaghy and thinks he’s crawling into the crevasse (30 Rock ref, for non-fans). As much as he’s thinking at all, that is; obviously he’s not deeply reflective at this point.

  7. Jackson says:

    I wonder if he ever, even for a second, realizes what a mess he is? Probably not. Would someone really pay him to do a show? Would anyone pay to see him rant onstage, call people trolls and tell us how he’s winning? He’d be better off trying to get cash for his twitter ads.

  8. Quest says:

    Saw some of his rants on UStream, it is effing sick…this man is sorry has lost it.

    This is no act, this is real f*ck up shit and Charlie is the shit that’s f*cked-up.

    Charlie is getting horrible each day and aimlessly brambles on about anything and everything – the man is one click away from the looney bin or grave yard (which ever comes first).

  9. Flan says:

    When an actor says something racist, they are Out (with a big capital).
    When an actor beats up and abuses women, they get millions of fans.


  10. brin says:

    Either way, he’s a mess and this is already becoming old. I wouldn’t spend any money to see him rant.

  11. Violet says:

    i think it’s really interesting that Jon Cryer hasn’t commented at all. I take it from his silence that he thinks CS is batshit crazy like the rest of us but isn’t going to publicly denounce him. class act really. still i’m thinking that he’s 70% coke induced mad, and 30% playing it up now that he sees how much attention he’s getting.

  12. GradStudentEatingHotPockets says:

    For me (as someone who works with people with disorders/abuse and a grad student in clinical psych) it’s pretty evident that he’s not mentally healthy.

    But sometimes when people who are not grounded in reality (a person that is currently having psychosis or something) say something to me, I just think “Is this real life right now?!” Sometimes it’s truly hard to comprehend that these people are serious and genuine in their beliefs.

    But I also think that Charlie Sheen is playing it up to some extent. He wants more attention.

  13. Skins says:

    This was amusing at first, but it has gotten old very quickly. This guy talks like he is some kind of irreplacable mega-star when in reality he is a failed movie star who got lucky with a sit-com that I guess people without a good cable line-up have to watch. Gave it a look for the first time the other night and is was so boring that I didn’t even make it thru the episode. You, Charlie, are the troll, and can be replaced on that show in a second. Maybe Hot Shots Part III?

  14. mln76 says:

    I am not a doctor but I’ve worked with mentally ill in the past. Sheen reminds me alot of them and has for a while even before the Tiger’s blood. I don’t think he’s faking it. I think he’s losing his mania and trying to hold onto his high. I also believe him when he’s said that he’s been sober but I doubt it will last for long. As he gets more depressed he is going to be more and more prone to violence, and drug abuse.

    @Flan ITA with you.

  15. Siren6 says:

    I’m not following this anymore. There is nothing salacious about a downward mental spiral; just because media outlets can pull funny quotes from what he’s saying doesn’t make it any less sad.

  16. TT says:


  17. Phillylady says:

    It’s sad and it’s scary to me. I can not bring myself to watch the vids anymore. It would be nice to se him get help, but I pretty much doubt that will happen. In the meantime I guess he makes for good headlines. Just very sad. I wonder how long until he is left alone, even by his current leeches, and sits there solo getting high and ranting to no one in his home.

  18. TQB says:

    It’s terrible that he would lash out at Jon Cryer. You know the guy has got to have been pestered for months by the media to dish some dirt and he has consistently risen above it. He may know what’s going on, or he may not – but he’s a good dude who doesn’t talk trash about a friend/co-worker, even though the guy cost him a really good job.

  19. rispah says:

    A psychiatrist once told me, no one with a mental illness is craze 24 hours a day. The drugs Charley has been taking burned out some of his brain cells and they will never grow back. His behaviour is not an act it’s real. Hope he gets treatment before he injury himself or others. We should prey for him and his family, this is no joke.

  20. Judy says:

    First, a compliment to Celebitchy for one of the best-written articles I’ve read in a very long time. Second, Charlie Sheen is insanely brilliant. His knowledge of the English language and vocabulary, though disjointed and manic, is extraordinary. Honestly, I viewed this rant riveted to and mystified by his every utterance, but it’s all so sad and heartbreaking to witness the breakdown, collapse, and fragmentation of this gifted man.

  21. njnick says:

    I for one think it is an act. I thought it was beyond funny at first but now it has gotten stale.

    I do not worry about Charlie when his popularity is at an all time high. Relapse will come when he fades into obscurity which should happen within the next couple of months as people tire of his act and he is not able to replicate his too funny one-liners.

    He is having a good time. What I dont get is how many people want to see him fail/die/etc. If you dont like him, dont pay attention.

  22. logan says:

    At the very least it does look like the idiot scrubbed some of the scank off of himself. He has gotten to the point where I just feel sorry for him. He needs help, and fast.

  23. dread pirate cuervo says:

    Why should Duckie call? Short of a 5150, you cannot help people who do not want help. Charlie does not want help. He loves his life as is. That said, I hope this IS an act because, being in recovery myself, I cannot even begin to imagine the downside of this high he’s on. In related news, my local cupcake shop is making Tiger Blood cupcakes this week with Charlie’s face printed on them. They were very very delicious. Winning!

  24. Julie says:

    While I agree with everyone that this is getting old and he should get the help he needs… the English major in me does appreciate is alliteration with “a turncoat, a traitor, a troll”…

  25. Tiffany says:

    Yesterday Mike Tyson was on Ellen yesterday and it got me thinking about his issues and legal woes several years ago. I think redemption came for him because he acknowledged his issues and did not point the blame at anyone else and then went away to work on them. He is not a saint and he knew he was wrong. Lohan, Spears, Gibson and Sheen their entitlement issues are a problem because they are the victims and nothing else. I remember Gibson’s first interview about his ranting and arrest, he went on Leno and of course Leno kissed his backside and thanked him for being brave and coming on and Gibson was all it has to be done because he has to promote a movie. Then the audience applauded and laughing at his stories. I turn in off after 5 minutes. Ugh. Entitlement.

  26. someone says:

    I can’t even listen to his rants anymore, it makes me very sad..he had it all, and threw it away..too bad..hes headed for a real let down soon..hope someone is there to help..but I doubt it..

  27. Marie says:

    Honestly, I think it will end with Charlie putting a gun in his mouth and pulling the trigger. He seems to be going down that path.

  28. Wiggles says:

    We all know he’s a druggie, whore beating, Kelly shooting douche. He’s clearly addicted to this new found social attention – his new drug.

    He’s now on the same level as Lohan when it comes to the delusional idea that people are following him around because they care.

    ITA that there are more important news in the world today than what’s going on with falling, ranting celebs – it makes me sad to think these people gain popularity when they are clearly mentally ill.

    He could totally make a career out of touring around – there are dumbass people out there that would happily pay money to see him in person. Maybe some would actually care what he has to say, but I bet the only reason people would go see him is because he’s a celebrity – and how many people get that chance to see a lunatic celeb up close and personal?

    He’s not popular because he’s got talent, or is super smart, he’s popular because he’s a fuckup.

    Charlie is actually looking a little better in this clip than in the recent past. He has color in his face – here’s hoping this madness ends soon.

  29. Crash2GO2 says:

    I wanted to add that I think he’s solo now because he wants ALL the attention. He doesn’t know how to live his life unless he is in the spotlight and being kowtowed to.

  30. Jennifer says:

    I don’t think it’s an act. With Joaquin you could tell. With Charlie he is riding the crack train to crazy town. Just look at the video (the third one, I think?) where he can’t sit still, can’t focus, gets flustered when the guy on the phone continues to talk after Charlie asked him to wait a minute, etc. All of it clearly points to severe substance abuse issues. Crack is whack mmmmk

  31. Melanie says:

    Someone needs to put this to music.

  32. Dani says:

    People should not make the mistake of trying to make sense out of Charlie’s actions. You can’t rationalize irrational behavior. No matter what Jon did or didn’t do, it wouldn’t be the right thing in Charlie’s mind. He isn’t dealing with reality right now. He needs to be hospitalized and under the care of a Dr., plain and simple.

  33. Melanie says:

    I saw an article this morning that alleges he that he admitted he needs help. I think I found it on huffington post.

  34. maggiegrace says:

    It’s scripted. He’s reading it off of a prompter. Who knows who wrote it.

  35. Lady D says:

    I think the poster who said he was probably just diagnosed with a terminal disease may be right. It would explain his going off the rails.

  36. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    @Tiffany, I get where you’re coming from. However, I believe Lohan and Spears are more worthy of forgiveness than a bunch of women beaters (Sheen, Gibson and Tyson). It also find it disgusting that people feel bad for Tyson now that he’s lost everything. It’s easy to be humble when you’re the bottom-of-the-barrel, looking for handouts. Say what you will, the man still beat his wife (Robbin Givens), raped an 18 year old woman (Miss Black R.I.) and bit off Hollyfields ear because he was losing a title match.

  37. Lindsay says:

    Hautie – More precisely he has done enough cocaine to kill two and a half men.

  38. Lindsay says:

    Marjalane – Yeah I’d give up clean drinking water, food, access to medical care and education instead of listening to more about Charlie Sheen. It must be so nice for them that when they get to their air conditioned home the don’t have to worry about hi, being on 40 of the 200 channels or on they websites they visit and the papers they read.

    I get it is annoying but seriously?! There is even a link in the article for a program that will block Charlie Sheen stories.

  39. faye says:

    He has issues, but he’s playing it up for the potential income/attn. He’s not a stupid man.

  40. francesca says:

    The Shakespeare of our age.

  41. curmudgeon says:

    I only clicked on the link for possible news of John Cryer. Other than that I’m over it

  42. Dani says:

    @39 – He is in a drug psychosis. He is not rationale. Smart has nothing to do with it. I have seen people coming down off of long term drug use. This behavior is nothing new. Most people have just not been exposed to this and are trying to give meaning to it. It is what it is. Drug pscychosis, it is that simple.

  43. Hmmm says:

    It’s the drugs. His physical decay, the gold teeth, are added proof. It’s interesting that he has so many followers on twitter. Must be the same people that watched that execrable show. His very public disintegration appeals to the masses, just like watching lions eat Christians, the guillotine, a peek into Bedlam did in the bad old days. It’s entertainment.

    Bottom line: people want Charlie to die and they want to watch. And he thinks that they love him. This makes him not only a dullard, but a fool.

  44. original kate says:

    he needs to lay off the duckman.

  45. icantbelievethis says:

    ITA with @Faye. I think CS knows exactly what he’s doing which is amping these up so millions will follow him.

    Most normal celebs don’t get millions of Twitter followers. And CS has been rewarded for misbehavior. Before it was that anytime there was a scandal his show got more viewers. Now that he doesn’t have the show he’s proving that he can still pull in the followers and he’s making $$ of those followers. The 1 video he said he got a six figure deal from

    He’s an abusive, drug addict, but he isn’t stupid. He knows the game and how to bring in $$.

  46. lola lola3 says:

    Why do I keep hearing someone taking photos while this is going on?

  47. Tiffany says:

    @ Mortician. I get where you are coming from. So how long do you think it was take Sheen to rebound? Granted he has not lost all his money, yet. Him and Gibson and the like are not struggling so there will be no humility. Lohan might not have beat anyone but she has put other people in harms way. You think that the audience that made them popular and helped contribute to their wealth will see things differently is they admit some of their guilt.

  48. Bam Bam says:

    Hmm, JC’s choice: side with your lunatic friend and bite the hand that feeds or stay as far as from this situation as he can. I don’t blame him one bit. Anything he says or doesn’t say to CS is fair game for the rants.

  49. njnick says:

    ITA agree with FAYE as well. He knows what he is doing.

  50. eternalcanadian says:

    I think for Charlie to attack Jon Cryer, someone he has known for like 20 years or so and has spent all those years on 2.5 Men, with that “he hasn’t called me” lament shows how low Charlie has fallen.

    Charlie seems to blame other people for his current situation when really it is all him that has brought him to this sorry state of affairs.

    I also noticed his skin is looking kind of yellow. Is he using self-tanner or maybe that’s an indication his body is shutting down? Yikes.

  51. bondbabe says:

    Perhaps Jon did try to contact Charlie. Perhaps Jon is just staying away because there is no intelligent way to converse with an irrational person/situation. Perhaps Jon is incredulous at the situation where Charlie has all but made Jon’s (and others’) jobs go away.

  52. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    @Tiffany, I’m not sure there will ever be a Sheen comeback. As long as Sheen, Gibson and their ilk have money there will always be enablers who prevent them from achieving any semblance of humility. Unfortunately, I believe they would have to lose it all (money, career, enablers) in order to achieve self-awareness. If, or when, this happens people may be willing to accept them back into the fold.

  53. MR TiGGer says:

    The whole thing is a total scam, he’s reading this drivel from right in front of his eyes, hence the glasses and the eye movement.
    What a loser 🙁

  54. P.M. says:

    I definitely think Charlie has personality disorders along with substance abuse addictions. But there is a huge differance between his earlier rants & the video above. He was reading off a teleprompter, previously he couldn’t have focused to be able to. I wonder if he’s currently being medicated that has calmed his psychosis but loves the attention he’s been getting so keeps posting.

  55. adtwah says:

    Gosh, after watching the video on Today, I almost felt sorry for the guy. I agree with the poster who said his manic high has worn off and now he’s crashing. He seemed like he was having a lot of fun last week; now he’s furious with all the people he feels have screwed him over. That could be paranoia resulting from his epic drug use. It was obvious he was reading his rant, but I think he really does believe all the crazy things he parroted. Too bad he can’t be hospitalized so he can receive the treatment he desperately needs.

  56. John Wayne Lives says:

    Yep to everyone. Mostly. No need to repeat what’s already been well stated.
    Jesus man. Stfu. Sit the f*uck down. Find a psychiatrist. Or start smoking big fat bowls. Regularly.

  57. SFRowGuy says:

    either a) Mel Gibson is rubbing off on Charlie (okay, now there’s a visual I really didn’t need), or b) If you believe that Mel’s rants are all an act to promote his Angry Beaver movie, then Charlie must be getting ready to do Angry Beaver II

  58. julie says:

    Maybe with all his recent hospital stays and blood tests, he found out he is HIV positive or has advanced syphillis or something, that would explain this last stand of craziness and push to get as much money as possible before it all falls apart.

  59. tw says:

    Agree with maggiegrace. He’s reading a teleprompter. You see his eyes move ever so slightly from time to time. I wonder which enabler he paid for this crack poetry.

    Wow, this is like audio Dali.

  60. Dizzybenny says:

    Mel Gibson for prez and Charlie VP 2012.
    ”we hate everybody except the goddess”
    like the sound of that!! 😉

  61. Really nice post, thanks for giving me something to read on while I munch on my cookies inbetween the beers! 🙂 How does Cataclysm expansion look on your end? Its been what now.. 3 months since Cata is out and, while it was rather good at the beginning, I’m starting to feel the good old grind comming back. Anyone else have this? Its like, you dont really bother to read the quest notes, just make a dull note how many “spiders” you have to kill this time or what type of “postman” you are for now. I think, stripped down to the bone, World Of Warcraft is one social network itself – only thing that still keeps me there from time to time (and yea, I get to tank in raids) is the many good people I’ve got to know there. Anyone else have same feelings? I think this summer will be the biggest slowdown of all, after the Cataclysm hype will go down a bit.

  62. Faye says:

    Aw man, there’s another Faye? How do you put a picture so you can tell us apart?

  63. RBTGRL says:

    Is it just me but does it actually look like he is reading off something – just the way his eyes flicker looks like at times he is reading across – not that this changes that he is definitely in deep psychological damage…. just something I noticed…

  64. Michelle says:

    @Melanie – actually someone has put this to music: