Charlie Sheen’s Comeback Gets Unlikely Boost

A year ago things weren’t looking like actor Charlie Sheen was due for a comeback.

He was in the middle of some kind of tiger-blood mental breakdown after getting fired from his hit show. But now, instead of ranting about “Vatican assassin warlocks” Sheen is out doing some fairly standard traditional press interviews to promote his upcoming television show “Anger Management.”

His image has been boosted a little by support from the advertising world. While companies tend to shy away from spokesmen who could hurt their brand, the L.A. Times reports that DirecTV and Fiat, both companies that have used Sheen in ads, have capitalized on his bad boy image.

Rolling Stone magazine has a feature on on Charlie Sheen in which he expresses something like regret for his antics after leaving “Two and a Half Men.”

“Clearly, a guy gets fired, his relationships are in the toilet, he’s off on some (expletive) tour, there’s nothing ‘winning’ about any of that,” Sheen told Rolling Stone. “I mean, how does a guy who’s obviously quicksanded, how does he consider any of it a victory? I was in total denial.”

Despite seeming contrite on one hand, Sheen makes no apologies that he hasn’t gone “straight-edge” in his use of alcohol.

“Sorry, but it works,” Sheen tells the magazine. “Anyway, I don’t see what’s wrong with a few drinks. What’s your drink? Tequila? Mine’s vodka. Straight, because I’ve always said that ice is for injuries, ha ha.”

Charlie Sheen’s comeback culminates when “Anger Management” debuts on FX later this month.

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