Charlie Sheen's 'My Violent Torpedo of Truth' tour sells out, 'Today' show interview gets new life

Sheen has had roles in movies such as "The Wraith" and "Hot Shots!" and on television in "Two and a Half Men" and "Spin City," but lately his personal life has made headlines, because of marital problems and bouts with alcohol and drugs.

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Compiled by Ian Saleh
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011; 2:57 PM

Charlie Sheen's mini-tour sold out online in just minutes, and the actor has promised more tour dates. As Lisa de Moraes reported:

Tickets for Charlie Sheen's Sacked by Warner Bros. Tour sold out in 18 minutes, Sheen's peeps report.

On the other hand, his tour is only two cities long. But, Sheen tells his in-house newsletter TMZ, more cities will now be added. One dollar from the sale of every ticket will be donated to the Red Cross and tagged to help victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Meanwhile, in addition to starring in the best NBC comedy no one is watching, "30 Rock," and co-hosting "The Essentials" on Turner Classic Movies with Robert Osbourne, the multi-dimensional Alec Baldwin has added another gig to his resume: Charlie Sheen life coach.

Charlie Sheen's interview-turned-instant-classic on NBC's 'Today' show is getting new life on TLC. As The TV Column explained:

File this under: Why you might want to think twice about giving an interview to NBC News's "Today" show. Discovery's TLC cable network has bought a fast-tracked "documentary" about sacked "Two and Half Men" star Charlie Sheen.

"Charlie Sheen: On the Brink" will debut March 20 on the Silver Spring-based network that's home to "Sister Wives," "LA Ink," "I Didn't Know I was Pregnant," "My Strange Addiction," and "Hoarding: Buried Alive," among other programs.

The one-hour special will use footage from NBC News's recent interview with Sheen, mostly seen on "Today" show.

And that's possible because "Charlie Sheen: On the Brink" is being produced for TLC by Peacock Productions -- which is, according to its own account, the "award-winning, nonfiction production company that combines the editorial expertise, technical resources and seasoned production talent of NBC News to offer a wide-range of programming."

It will, TLC has promised, "]blend] news footage with all-new original interviews" to explore "Sheen's erratic and unpredictable behavior from the perspective of the media who have covered him, and addiction and behavioral specialists."

TLC also promises the special will explore "if Sheen's recent actions are a carefully crafted media stunt or the result of years of drug addiction finally taking its toll."

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