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Charlie Sheen: “I’m Not Crazy Anymore” But Does Anyone Believe Him?

Charlie Sheen has had one hell of a year. He went on binges with prostitutes, drunks and alcohol, he got kicked off his own show, and he went on a country-wide tour with a stage show that solidified the fact that something was wrong up there. But after all that, Sheen now says he’s back to reality!

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Charlie Sheen has had one hell of a year. He went on binges with prostitutes and drugs, got kicked off his own show, and went on a country-wide tour with a stage show that solidified the fact that something was wrong up there. (Read my review of his Radio City stop RIGHT HERE). But after all that, Sheen now says he’s back to reality!

Sheen was talking to reporters at last night’s FOX Television Critics Association party in Pasadena, California, and more than anything, was trying to convince everyone that the past few months were just that…in his past:

“I’m not crazy anymore. That was an episode…I think I’m a different person than I was yesterday. Everything is a lot more mellow and focused and much more rooted in reality.”

The 46-year-old trouble maker said that despite everything, he is excited to begin shooting his new FX show, “Anger Management”, especially with the support of his crew:

“I’ve been at this 30 years. It’s nice to be in a situation where the people I’m working with are excited about my input. That wasn’t the case for a long time.”

Charlie said the crew plans to film 10 episodes in six weeks, but it’s too early to name other actors who might guest star. In true Charlie fashion, however, he did remark that “everybody” wants to be involved.

But what about his old coworkers back at “Two and a Half Men”? Charlie says that while he doesn’t speak to producer Chuck Lorre, his relationship with Jon Cryer is okay:

“Jon and I text. Chuck, no…But at some point we are going to have to get some closure there.”

So what is the actor doing now? Anymore girls and powders in his future? Nope! Only family:

“I’ve been spending a lot of time with the kids, a lot of time with the family and I’m getting back into work mode…I’m a single guy hanging out with my children.”

My questions are threefold…1) how long will it all last? 2) How is his relationship with his father Martin Sheen and brother, Emilio Estevez? and 3) Will there ever be a MIGHTY DUCKS 4? (He could ask that to Emilio whenever he gets a chance…)

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Three Words That Went So Viral That Kylie Wants To Trademark Them – And Why She’s Right To Do It.

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It all started when Kylie Jenner gave us a tour of her Kylie Cosmetics office on YouTube. Then, she went to wake her sleeping daughter, singing “rise and shine.”

Maybe it was the way she sang it, but it went viral, memes followed, and it became the most hashtagged phrase EVER on Tik Tok. Almost immediately.

Within a week, she filed an application to trademark the phrase, hoping to turn the now viral moment into a merchandising opportunity. Folks called it excessive and silly, claiming such a common expression shouldn’t be up for the taking.

Those people are wrong. What it is, is smart.

Take a look – the seemingly innocuous moment happens 15 minutes in to the tour.

Why is it smart? Because if she doesn’t trademark it, someone else will. People are ALL about capitalizing on viral moments, and if she didn’t, someone else would have tried to use Kylie’s influence to benefit themselves, just like people are using the #RiseAndShine hashtag right now for views and likes. And that’s not taking advantage of it?

In fact, she’s not the first person to even apply for a trademark for the phrase. Roughly 100 applications, some active, some dead, have been filed with variations of the phrase over the years. A mattress company liked the sound of it, so did a coffee company, a beer, snack mix, and Hardee’s wanted to use it to promote breakfast entrees. All of them make sense. McDonald’s trademarked the common phrase “I’m Lovin’ It.” Emeril trademarked “Bam!” and Paris Hilton trademarked “That’s hot.” Having the trademark doesn’t prohibit everyone else from saying it in conversation, but it does limit the ability for others to monetize it for themselves. It keeps a phrase that is uniquely attributed to another person or business from being used in a misleading way for monetary gain by others. Sports announcer Michael Buffer wisely trademarked “Let’s get ready to rumble” so that others couldn’t go and make t-shirts, mugs, and other merchandise with a catchphrase that he made famous. Anyone can file for a trademark on a phrase. In the end, the trademark office will decide if the application has merit. Before you do, it is suggested you seek the advice of a legal expert.

By now we know that Kylie Jenner is a successful business woman, given the enormous popularity of Kylie Cosmetics. It stands to reason that she is going to expand her scope of business. No matter WHAT she decided to name a spinoff of her brand, she would trademark it. By jumping on a phrase that is now already organically linked to her, thanks to the fans themselves, she merely did the SMART thing. Coming up with a brand name is one of the hardest things an entrepreneur does. Half of the ideas are taken, the others you don’t love, and sometimes the ones you do love other people don’t like.

So before we start hating on Kylie’s fast acting ingenuity, we should be inspired and do some of it ourselves!

For more pop culture and entertainment analysis, follow @BrianBalthazar on twitter!

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VIDEO: Why Paris Hilton Is A Chameleon.

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Paris Hilton sat down with me and Makho Ndlovu at the People Now studios to talk about her new fragrance “Electrify,” the first song she plays when she’s DJ’ing, and what character’s she likes the play… in real life!

What an amazing time it is visiting and guest co-hosting People Now. The people on camera and behind the scenes couldn’t be more kind and welcoming! And Paris herself was absolutely charming and sweet.


 

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Watch How This Hasselhoff Deepfake Takes Years Off The Actor!

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Visual effects artist Chris Ume takes countless images of David Hasselhoff from his past Baywatch days, then creates a younger avator, blending the new, artificial Hof onto the real life Hoff.

The process of this crazy magic? It’s called a Deepfake = combining and superimposing existing images and videos onto a source image or video. The process is incredible, and yet still relatively in its infancy. If things keep progressing this genre as we can only expect they will, it’s not a stretch to imagine that we could someday see an actor actress play a younger version of themselves so convincingly we won’t see how they did it.

To follow more of his work, subscribe to Chris’ youtube channel.

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