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Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 04/03/2011

Sheen Update: Martin forgets to footnote; Charlie gets booed

The Sheen men seem to be having a few issues with their over-the-top oratory:

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■ Martin Sheen gave a soaring speech in a Capitol Hill briefing on drug courts Thursday, waxing eloquent with lines like: “Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way to dreary desert sands of dead habit.” Nice, huh? Sheen forgot to mention he was quoting from “Gitanjali” by poet Rabindranath Tagore, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1913. Sheen learned the poem 30 years ago when he was in India filming “Gandhi” and drops lines from it in many of his speeches.

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■ Charlie Sheen’s live show, “My Violent Torpedo of Truth,” kicked off its national tour on Saturday night to boos and walkouts by the audience at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. Crowds were not impressed by the video clips or rambling speech; the crowd started booing about 20 minutes in. “I figured Detroit was a good place to tell some crack stories,” said Sheen, reports People. “Show of hands — who here has tried crack? Forget that. Who is holding crack right now?” The tour is scheduled for DAR Constitution Hall on April 19; looks like plenty of tickets (which start at $81 each) are still available.

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