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Charlie Sheen's Publicist Jumps the Crazy Train
By: Shawn Paul Wood
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Cats in Hollywood amaze me, what with their method acting talents to help them "become one" with the part.

Take Carlos Irwin Estevez. He's not known for having that Oscar-winning appeal, but he can hold his own, right? This is the same thespian who brought us the likes of Lt. Topper Harley, Rick "Wild Thing" Vaughn, and that derelict in the police station sucking face with Jennifer Grey, or whoever that woman from the witness protection program was on "Dancing With the Stars."

However, with Chuck's latest exploits away from the set of "Two and a Half Men," a much older Mr. Sheen is tapping into one of his most well-known roles: the great Bud Fox from "Wall Street." Here's a guy down on his luck trying to make it in the big city, when suddenly persistence pays off and someone with some stroke pays attention to the guy. You know the story: A star was born and curiosity killed more than the cat. Fame skinned that poor feline into a Sphynx

Art is life, no? At least that's how Sheen probably feels sans porn impresario, crank fetishes, and claims of being the first actor / musician from Mars. And now, his own flack can't even take the acid trip Sheen is on as he bids the regaled financial tycoon adieu.

"Stan Rosenfield tells TMZ...he's resigning because 'I worked with Charlie Sheen for a long time and I care about him very much, however, at this time, I'm unable to work effectively as his publicist and have respectfully resigned.'"

Loyalty may come with a price, but it certainly can't count the costs. Or let me allow the aforementioned protégé of Gordon Gecko say it his way, straight from "Wall Street":

"Sun Tzu: If your enemy is superior, evade him. If angry, irritate him. If equally matched, fight, and if not split and reevaluate."

Split, indeed, Mr. Rosenfield. I don't think anyone is up for this PR match because the enemy is CBS. Good "re-evaluation" there.

   

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About the Author
Shawn Paul Wood is a hack-turned-flack with more than 20 years of collective journalism, copywriting and marketing communications experience. Shawn Paul is founder of Woodworks Communications in Dallas, Texas. If you need him, ping him here or follow him on Twitter @ShawnPaulWood
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