Sheen Rotten in Big Apple

Charlie's definitely not winning at Radio City Music Hall
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2011 8:51 AM CDT
Charlie Sheen's Violent Torpedo of Truth Bombs in New York City
Charlie Sheen appears onstage at his “Violent Torpedo of Truth” show at Radio City Music Hall in New York, Friday, April 8, 2011.   (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

(Newser) – While Washington, DC, was busy avoiding its own implosion last night, Charlie Sheen was bombing in New York City with his Violent Torpedo of Truth gig. The highlights:

  • "For an hour, Sheen chain-smoked like a criminal—'can I have a f--king cigarette?'—lobbed the F-bomb like a 4-year-old suffering from Tourette's, and praised Donald Trump as a 'real f--king dude," writes the New York Post in a scathing review. If you had any doubts, "Sheen stank up Radio City Music Hall last night like a flatulent goddess."

  • Sheen credited the term "goddess" as having originated on an adventurous flight with Nicolas Cage that included a blonde stewardess and a 7-gram coke rock, reports People.
  • Of his infamous night at the Plaza, Sheen said: "Next thing I know, she locked herself in the bathroom with my watch and my wallet. Did I throw a chair at the door? Yes. I just wanted my $375,000 watch back."
  • The show was "an hour-long profanity-laden ramble that was vaguely coherent at best and sordid and self-indulgent at worst," writes the New York Daily News.
  • Real Housewives of New York's Kelly Bensimon was in the crowd, and tells the Daily News: "I was confused. I kind of feel unsettled." Says another audience member: "I'm just glad it's over so I can get a drink that isn't crazily overpriced."
  • The crowd, which "favored 20-something men from the Island loudly drunk on beer, and fat chicks who spilled out of tiny T-shirts emblazoned with "Winning!", quickly turned sour, notes the Post. Chants of "F--k you, Charlie! F--k you, Charlie!" trailed Sheen as he rapidly departed the stage.
Sheen has a second show slated for tomorrow night at Radio City Music Hall. Click through the gallery for scenes from last night's mayhem. (Read more Charlie Sheen stories.)

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