I'd be lying if I said I don't love watching Charlie Sheen in "Two and Half Men". I'd also be lying if I said I was surprised to hear about Charlie's recent domestic violence and subsequent arrest in Aspen on Christmas Day for threatening his wife with a knife. It was easy to visualize him playing that role too.
You see, leopards don't change their stripes, and wives sometimes get amnesia in daylight.
The reports said it all started when Brooke Mueller, mother of twin baby boys, told their daddy Charlie Sheen she wanted a divorce. Some Christmas present. If you’re Charlie's girl, that gets you an hour of physical torture.
Yes, Charlie's got a dark side. Brooke knew it and married him anyway. Trade off. The upside? She hooked a sexed-up superstar actor with loads of cash and gave birth to twin mini-Charlies. The downside? The half of Charlie where he pins you to a bed and puts a knife to your throat. It wasn't the first time, according to the 911 tape.
Brooke shouldn't have been too surprised. In 1990, Sheen accidentally shot his then-fiance Kelly Preston in the arm, and former wife Denise Richards filed for divorce from Sheen, accusing him of abusing drugs and alcohol and threatening her with violence while she was pregnant with their second daughter. Whatever "help" Charlie got before, he obviously needs more.
I'd be lying if I said I was surprised today at the news the two are "very much in love and want to reconcile". It's been less than a week since her 911 call that put Charlie behind bars and already the lawyers for both sides are working out the "little problem" of removing the restraining order that will allow them to get back together.
Like I said — and like many of you personally know — wives sometimes get amnesia in daylight. Not so sure it happens to judges. Charlie has a hearing scheduled for Feb. 8 in Aspen and faces charges of felony menacing, domestic violence, second-degree assault and criminal mischief. He is free on $8,500 bond.
Will I continue watching Charlie Sheen in "Two And A Half Men" after knowing all this? Let's just say I would have to work hard to separate the two halves of Charlie and hope for some of Brooke's daylight amnesia — at night when the show's on.