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

(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?)

"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)
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