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Are you ready for a hostile takeover, FX?

How about a hostile makeover? That's what Charlie Sheen and the network are promising in their first official poster for Anger Management, the upcoming return vehicle for this once VERY troubled star. Check it out now:

FX Anger Management Poster

The series premieres on June 28 and will center around Sheen as a former professional athlete who makes an unexpected therapist. Ex-wife Denise Richards will even appear as the character's ex.

Check out the first Anger Management promo now and let us know: Will you watch?

 

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Charlie Sheen no longer wants to be associated with strippers.

Unless he's personally associating with them, that is.

The actor is threatening legal action against a Times Square gentlemen's club named Cheetahs because it has set up a VIP room named after the warlock himself. What can one do inside the "Charlie Sheen Room?

Eat sushi of nearly-naked women, of course, while staring at photos on the wall of the former Two and a Half Men star.

Charlie Sheen for FX

"Charlie has nothing to do with this and it is unfortunate that these despicable parasites have not been exterminated," Sheen's rep, Larry Solters, tells E! News in the sort of language that makes us miss Sheen's Korner.

Sam Zherka, president of the parent company that owns Cheetahs, told The New York Post that the roomed was christened a year ago because: “We figured it would be comical to name a room after him. It was a room where you could dine on sushi served on cellophane on the body of one of our entertainers, not where you do crack."

Still, Zherka has received a cease-and-desist letter from Sheen's attorney and has complied with the demand to remove Sheen's name from the joint. He just doesn't understand why.

"How could sushi damage Charlie Sheen’s reputation?" Zherka asks.

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His career has taken many turns. So has his personal life.

But Charlie Sheen recently admitted in an interview with Matt Lauer that he isn't even sure who that reckless moron from the first half of 2011 was, and now he's asking TV viewers for another chance. A 24th, by the actor's count.

So Sheen jokes - it's not really a joke, is it? - in the following trailer, which promotes the June 28 premiere of his upcoming FX comedy, Anger Management.

The star anchors the sitcom as an athlete-turned-therapist. Will you give Sheen the opportunity he so desires? Watch the latest promo now and then decide:

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What a difference a year makes.

Nearly 13 months ago to the day - in the midst of a public meltdown that introduced the world to terms such as "Tiger Blood" and the ever-irritating "Winning!" - Charlie Sheen appeared on The Today Show and said he had no regrets over his behavior.

"I'm going to live my life the way I want and I'm going to win every moment!" Sheen said at the time.

Fast forward to this morning and...

Charlie Sheen on The Today Show

... Sheen told Matt Lauer this morning, on the same program, that he finds moments and quotes such as that "a little cringeable to watch because I don't recognize part of who that guy was."

And who is Charlie Sheen now? Someone who still delivers the occasional rant, but who, through "a team effort, ultimately led by myself," claims to have found a path back to sanity, one that will culminate this summer on FX's Anger Management.

"I couldn't have the Two and a Half Men thing be my TV legacy - I couldn't have it end on that note," he said, bitter as always toward ex-boss Chuck Lorre.  "So far, eight days [on Anger Management] was more fun than eight years [on Men]."

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Charlie Sheen still thinks very lowly of his former boss, Chuck Lorre, and his former sitcom, Two and a Half Men. He also hates those ugly bowling shirts he used to wear on CBS.

But the actor now says he's sorry for lumping Ashton Kutcher into this group, as he did a few days ago when Sheen came right out and stated: "I'm tired of pretending Ashton doesn't suck."

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"My bad," Sheen says at the start of a letter he penned to Kutcher yesterday. "I was disrespectful to a man doing his best. I got excited and I threw you into the crossfire, but the rest of my statement I stand behind. You however, deserve better. Safety in your travels good sir."

We doubt Ashton cares very much. He's likely too busy trying to figure out why anyone ever liked Two and a Half Men to begin with.

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Charlie Sheen will star in Anger Management on FX this summer.

In promotion for the sitcom, the network has been using photos of the actor from his most recent gig, Two and a Half Men, a move that resulted this week in a cease and desist letter from CBS, which is demanding Sheen and his production company stop illegally profiting from its images.

Charlie Sheen in a Bowling Shirt

To this, Sheen has a simple response: GOOD!

"I'm thrilled," the actor tells TMZ, in a way only he can. "It insulates me from having to redundantly see myself in the idiotic bowling shirt. Perhaps if Warner Bros. spent as much time and energy focusing on THEIR show, it wouldn't be such a steaming pile of ass."

Hmmm... we wonder how he really feels about his former series.

UPDATE: A bit later in the day, Sheen called TMZ and said of the man who replaced him:

I'm tired of pretending the show doesn't suck ... I'm tired of pretending Ashton doesn't suck. It's nothing personal ... I just feel bad for him ... he's saddled with such bad writing.

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Two and a Half Men is one of the top 10 most-watched shows on television.

But Charlie Sheen either doesn't know this or doesn't care, because he made his feelings on the sitcom well known during a press conference in Miami this week.

"I don’t think it should go on past this year," the actor said. "I just think that people are there because there’s nowhere else to go."

Charlie Sheen in Miami

Of course, Sheen plans to change that with his FX sitcom, Anger Management. Proving that he's not an entirely changed man, the star promised the series - which will start casting in March and premiere this summer - "will not disappoint," adding:

"It’s going to be an absolute f-ckin' rocket ship to the moon."

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Charlie Sheen is on his way back into our living room: his FX sitcom premieres in June.

What made that network take a chance on the troubled actor? President and general manager John Landgraf was asked this question by reporters yesterday at the Television Critics Association press tour and said he was "as skeptical as you might imagine" when he first walked in to a pitch meeting with Sheen. But then...

Future FX Star

"I saw [a very different Charlie Sheen] in the room, and what I heard was a really good pitch for a comedy series - funny, complicated, and I think the character that Charlie ought to be playing at this point."

Sheen claims he's no longer a crazy person, and Landgraf is banking on the public being as forgiving of the star's crazy actions as he's trying to be.

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Charlie Sheen has good news for his family members, but troubling news for those of us who dish on celebrity gossip for a living: the actor is no longer insane.

That's what Sheen - posing below with Raising Hope star Cloris Leachman - told reporters yesterday at the Television Critics Association winter press session.

Charlie Sheen and Cloris Leachman

"I'm not crazy any more. That was an episode," Sheen joked last night. "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."

Of course, the new attitude doesn't mean Sheen won't zing Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre still. Asked about his upcoming FX comedy, Anger Management, Sheen said:

"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."

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We're down to the top three.

With the remaining days in 2011 ticking down to zero, THG has been ranking the most newsworthy celebrities of the year, starting at #10 with Lindsay Lohan and moving on, in order, to...

Jennifer Lopez; Selena Gomez; a host of viral video stars; Katy Perry; Justin Bieber; and pretty much everyone in the Royal Family. Now, at #3, we present... Charlie Sheen!

Charlie Sheen Motivational Poster

Due to a relatively quiet second half of the year, it might be easy to forget the unparalleled, unstable tear Sheen was on to kick off 2011. So here is a two-word reminder: Sheen's Korner.

The shenanigans got underway almost as soon as the calendar turned, as Charlie spent into the six figures on a Las Vegas-based sex and drug romp in January that included strippers, cocaine and plenty of headlines. He was then hospitalized a few days later after a similar party in his home.

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