Posted January 30 2011 - 12:45 PM
Mark my words... if Lindsay is clean, she'll be back. Mel's at an age where his career would be slowing down anyway. Has Charlie Sheen put anyone else in danger with his behavior? Certainly his loved ones and the people that depend on him for employment would be directly impacted by his decisions, but what about the rest of us? I tend to put my energy into worrying about people struggling to make it and unable to do so, not people who've made it and want to throw it away.
Now that the show has had a hiatus, I don't think Charlie's behavior will be tolerated as much. But essentially, his behavior was sort of overlooked because if we're not being hypocritical about it, it's shared by many in reality, and by many more in dreams. Charlie likes drugs? If we include alcohol, that differs from the rest of America how? Charlie likes sex with a variety of uninhibited attractive women? Again, that differs from the rest of the male population exactly how?
I haven't heard about the N-bombs on answering machines, but if you caught me at the least controlled, most angry moment of my life, I've probably said a few things I wouldn't want my whole life to be judged on. When you're angry, your goal is to be offensive. It'd be different if he's sitting back with friends watching the State of the Union and said, "You know, I hate that N......" As for allegations of abuse, I assume we're talking about from his 2 ex-wives. If so, let it be known that BOTH women still like Charlie, though they think he's a train wreck. Brooke Mueller went back to him after their incident. Point is, he probably gets angry and combative, but it's not like he's curbing, or even balling up a fist and popping someone in the mouth. Sure domestic violence is serious business, but again... look at the people involved. Sometimes people say things to win. But does it look like either woman really believes he was trying to kill them or anything?
His behavior is selfish and destructive, and if he doesn't get it under control, he's going to hurt himself and those who love him. But Mel Gibson was caught ON TAPE with some of his behavior. And Lindsay Lohan has been shunned in the industry not because of any of her underlying transgressions, but because she was not showing up for work. Her cardinal sin wasn't doing blow or high speed highway chases, it was shutting down production and/or not delivering top-grade performances. Hollywood couldn't care less about people imploding. They only care about people imploding during their project. If Charlie continues to affect production, there will absolutely be changes made.
Studios, caption your internet streams.