Ovation: Charlie Sheen To Donate $1M+ To USO.
I’ve never been a big fan of Charlie Sheen. I think his performance in 1986’s Platoon was pretty good but, other than that, it seems to me that he’s always pretty much playing “himself”. I enjoyed television’s Spin City when it starred Michael J. Fox but lost interest once Sheen took over as the lead and won a Golden Globe Award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. In 2003, Sheen was cast as Charlie Harper in the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men, another character loosely based on his own renegade image. He played Charlie Harper for eight seasons earning three Emmy Award and two Gold Globe Award nominations and as much as $1.8 million per episode before his infamous meltdown and public firing.
Growing up in a famous family, Sheen was never a stranger to a life of excess. His relationships with women and battles with alcohol and substance abuse have been tabloid staples for many years. Stints in rehab, crazy late night television outbursts and his “winning” “warlock” ways made me dislike him even more.
Now I like him more because he recently pledged one million dollars to support our men and women in uniform. His will be the largest single donation to the USO (United Service Organization) by an individual in the organization’s history. Sheen says he will donate 1% of the profits from his new series, Anger Management, with a million dollar minimum and an unlimited amount … the more money he makes from the new show, the he will donate to the USO!
“It’s an honor for me to be able to give back to these men and women of the military who have done so much for all of us. They put their lives on the line for us every day, and I’m just happy that my work on Anger Management can bring a little bit of relief to the troops and their families.” – Charlie Sheen
The money will go to the USO’s Operation Enduring Care, a program that is raising money to help wounded and sick soldiers and their families. The non-profit group, which offers a variety of services to U.S. troops and their families in twenty-seven states and fourteen countries, said it “greatly appreciated” Sheen’s support for the group.
He will give the USO an initial payment of $250,000 later this week. I’m beginning to become a bigger fan.
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