Ovation: Charlie Sheen To Donate $1M+ To USO.

Ovation: Charlie Sheen To Donate $1M+ To USO.

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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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Created: Jul 18 2012 at 10:14:13 AM
Updated: Jul 18 2012 at 10:14:13 AM
Category: Celebrities
Language: English

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