Alec Baldwin/Andy Dick Have Some Advice For Charlie Sheen
You know you’ve booked a first class ticket to Loserville when even peen-flashing Celebrity Rehab alum Andy Dick thinks you “done lost your crackers!” (Shout out to The Divine Neil Patrick Harris for that quirky quotable…) Now 30 Rock Emmy winner Alec Baldwin has become the latest Hollywood star adding his two snaps and a twist to the brewing national commentary over Charlie Sheen’s destructive behavior.
Charlie is at the center of a $100 million wrongful termination lawsuit with CBS and Warner Bros., the producer of Two and a Half Men, the TV sitcom that was Sheen’s starring vehicle before a feud with series bosses and a string of personal scandals got the star fired last week. Baldwin’s no stranger to creative differences with studio executives as star of NBC’s critically-acclaimed 30 Rock. Hell, he courted public controversy himself when vicious audiotapes of him berating his then 11-year-old daughter as an “ungrateful little pig” when viral in 2007. Baring in mind his own drama, Baldwin dished out some tough love to the “winningest man in Hollywood” in a Huffington Post blog published Friday.
Alec’s advice: Apologize.
Referring to Sheen as a “drug-addled, porn star-squiring, near-Joycean Internet ranter,” Baldwin advises the 45-year-old to reconcile with the execs he offended in order rescue his career.
“Take a nap. Get a shower … And then beg for your job back. Your fans demand it. When executives at studios and networks move up to the highest ranks, they are given a book. The book is called ‘How to Handle Actors’. And one principle held dear in that book is that no actor is greater than the show itself when the show is a hit,” Alec, 52, writes in the essay.
Baldwin also strongly urges Charlie to make amends for allegedly anti-Semitic remarks he made about Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre.
“Take a nap. Get a shower. Call Chuck (Lorre). Go on Letterman and make an apology. Write a huge check to the B’Nai Brith.”
(FYI, B’Nai Brith is an international service organization that fights against anti-Semitism and anti-Israel bias.)
“Sober up, Charlie. And get back on TV, if it’s not too late. This is America. You want to really piss off Chuck and Warner Brothers and CBS? Beg for America’s forgiveness. They will give it to you. And then go back. You are a great television star. And you’ve got the gig,” the Marrying Man actor implores.
Baldwin also recommended Sheen make up with his former co-star Jon Cryer, who Sheen blasted as a “turncoat, a traitor, a troll” in an interview with E! Online earlier this month.
“Buy Cryer a really nice car,” Baldwin added to his words of wisdom.
Charlie’s also receiving pearls of judgement from other screen stars who have crossed his path. Sheen’s old pal, actor/comedian Andy Dick expressed similar sentiments when quizzed on The Charlie Effect during an interview with HLN’s Joy Behar last week.
“He helped me get sober. So I was calling him and reaching out saying, “I’m supporting you…if you need anything, I’m right here. I was one of the ones, like a Tom Arnold, saying I’m here to help because I’m sober, but he shuns that right now. He’s not in that place.”