Score one for the “Today” show. NBC New’s Jeff Rossen snagged an interview with Charlie Sheen, and top-rated morning show is airing it Monday. In the interview, Sheen describes his hard core partying as “epic” and positions himself as the victim in this bizarre drama. “Charlie Sheen demands personal apology from Two And A Half Men producer Chuck Lorre and CBS,” “Today” executive producer Jim Bell tweeted. “Incredible stuff.”
Jeff Rossen: “You’re angry?”
Charlie Sheen: “Well I’m not angry, I’m passionate. It’s like everybody thinks I should be begging for my job back and I’m just gonna forewarn them that it’s everybody else that’s going to be begging me for their job back.”
Jeff Rossen: “Didn’t CBS have a right to shut your show down? They’re reading about you partying at all hours of the night, taking drugs, abusing alcohol. It’s their show.”
Sheen: “Epic. Epic behavior. No, because after reading about that, then they observe a guy hitting every mark, nailing every line, every joke, with a full house screaming.”
ABC News also interviewed Sheen for a special one-hour edition of “20/20” airing Tuesday, with “Good Morning America” previewing parts on Monday and Tuesday. “Pretty soon the only network you won’t see Charlie Sheen on … is the one he actually works for,” noted the website TMZ.com.