Sheen Sets Guinness Record
Sheen snags one million followers in record time
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2011 3:41 AM CST
Updated Mar 4, 2011 4:05 AM CST
"Just got invited to do the Nancy Grace show... I'd rather go on a long road trip with Chuck Lorre in a '75 Pacer..." Sheen tweeted on Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

(Newser) – Charlie Sheen is having some well-publicized troubles in the real world, but on Twitter, things couldn't be going better for him. The actor joined the microblogging site on Tuesday and by yesterday the Guinness Book of Records hailed him as the fastest person ever to gain a million followers, the Los Angeles Times reports. Sheen—who brandished a bottle of chocolate milk alongside porn star girlfriend Bree Olson in his very first tweet—has already been signed up to pitch products on the site by a Beverly Hills firm.

Sheen's followers zoomed after Twitter "fast-tracked" verifying the actor's account when the company was contacted by Sheen's business management team, reports the Telegraph. "Right off the bat, we realized that Charlie had one speed: Go," said a Twitter rep. Meanwhile, Sheen recently boasted on Twitter that he worked out a deal with estranged wife Brooke Mueller over custody of his toddler sons—but that's not exactly true, spokesmen tell the New York Daily News. Now he's threatening to show a judge photos of drug paraphernalia allegedly spilling from Brooke's purse. "I gotta believe a judge is going to frown on that," he says. (Meanwhile, is CBS working on Sheen's obituary?)

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Mar 4, 2011 7:59 PM CST
Who else is sick of all this media BS? Why can't everyone just realize that Charlie Sheen is first and foremost an ARTIST, and an absolutely awesome one. No one asked him to be a priest--no one asked him to be our kid's role model. No one asked him to be our health advisor or nutritionist. His contributions to media and entertainment of the modern age--(Platoon, Wall Street, Scary Movie, 2 and a Half Men, etc etc) are profound and should define how he is remembered in history. All the haters in the world should stop and reflect on themselves. And that is the problem with our country--everyone just looks at the successful (albeit overconfident sometimes) and picks at what is IRRELEVANT to who they are in our society. The more we obsess over the irrelevant, the more irrelevant we will become in the world... Apologies for ranting so much. In sum: Charlie Sheen is the shit, and all the haters in the world should mind their business.
Mar 4, 2011 11:14 AM CST
We still live in a world where the whole classroom points and stares at the mentally disabled kids' negative behaviors? He's going off the deep-end. Lets watch! Hell, let's make it worse! Destroy yourself you terrible, drug-addicted, whore! The studio initially prevented him from working because they were worried about what they were seeing in the media. After a number of overreactions by the media, public and the studio, he reacted. It's not pretty nor positive -- but he's just enjoying himself while becoming the person that they were accusing him of already being. When people have problems and are already acting out of character, you have to be sensitive to that. You can easily turn an opportunity to help into a challenge or something judgmental/detrimental to the person/situation. They basically said: "You're becoming an animal!" Then what happened? The oppositional-defiant man-child shoved his public image up their asses and started saying he has "tiger blood." He has no obligations/responsibility to maintain a wonderful public-image. His rights are the same as ours: As long as our actions are not directly adversely/negatively affecting someone else, you should have the right to do as you please. It's very sad that he's become so self-destructive, but... The man had no obligation to be truthful in his T.V. interviews. I've heard worse in some of the comments that get thrown around on Newser. Free-speech should protect your right to be facetious. What happened to "innocent until proven guilty." Even though the judge should be disbarred, Mueller brought it on. Maybe his legal team can help run Ms.Opportunistic out of money. With two women to take care of the children, I don't see the issue. Just because they, Charlie included, may all be whores, does not reflect how they behave in front of their children. It's almost as retarded as pretending that a gay couple can't properly raise a child or a person, who just happens to be transgendered woman, can't be a good mother. Some people just turn into little-kids when sex is mentioned. Drugs and sex aren't going anywhere. It's time to for everyone to start acting rationally. It's like you have someone about to commit suicide -- but instead of helping, a large group of people decides to ridicule the person. To top it all off, the mob starts pretending like the person is not allowed to commit suicide. Then some people start saying that suicide is terrible but your opinions and approaches are irrational. That same group of people twists what you're trying to say into pretending that you're supporting substance-abuse, infidelity, self-destructive behavior, etc..
Mar 4, 2011 10:35 AM CST
It goes to show two things, Charlie Sheen is a brilliant business man and two, people are drones will do anything that they are told to do! Charlie Sheen is just doing all this to raise his stock in Hollywood because any publicity is good publicity, good or bad! You clones are increasing his pay check and Charlie knows this. The more you love to hate him, the more Hollywood comes calling, I would guess he gets a reality show very soon and you morons will watch it.