Sunday, March 6, 2011

Charlie Sheen, Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban in Talks for Potential TV Show

Celebrity superstar and national pariah, Charlie Sheen, has been in talks with billionaire internet mogul and NBA franchise owner, Mark Cuban, on the possibility that Sheen and Cuban can work together to get Sheen to star as a talk show host or on a reality show on Cuban's cable television network, HDNet.  Cuban confirmed the talks were ongoing Sunday evening.

"You've got somebody that everybody has a whole lot of interest in who's doing some interesting things, to say the least, and we always look for interesting programming by featuring interesting people doing interesting things," Cuban told media members before watching his Mavericks fall to the Memphis Grizzlies in Dallas.  "I reached out and we've had some conversations, and we're going to work on doing some things."

Billionaire, Mark Cuban, is founder of and made his fortune in a buyout by Yahoo!  He owns the NBA franchise Dallas Mavericks and the cable network, HDNet

Sheen, who's been in the national limelight for two decades for starring in various hit movies like Platoon, Wall Street and the Major League movie series, is most recently known for his success that has come from a multi-year stint as TV's highest paid actor in the smash comedy hit sitcom, Two and a Half Men on CBS.  Sheen has been famously fired from the show for his questionable taste in lifestyle which has been reported to include drug binges and prostitutes.  Cuban has reached out to fill the Sheen craving that has swept the nation in recent months.

Charlie Sheen(right), seen here with his fellow cast stars in the sitcom, Two and  Half Men

Sheen starred in many major films, including one of his most memorable roles as Ricky Vaughn, the closer for Major League Baseball's Cleveland Indians in the movie franchise Major League

"We'll do something together," Cuban continued, "but it's not certain it will be a show. It'll come down to what he wants do and what his situation is. We'll just figure it out from there, but it's a unique opportunity, I'll say that."

Sheen hosted an internet show on on Saturday night that has gotten mixed reviews but Cuban thinks that could be a good start to developing a talk show career.

"Everybody wants to critique a web show that got put together in a few hours," Cuban said. "That's not the point. It gave him a chance to be himself and have some fun. The thing I like the most about Charlie is that he just loves to mess with the media. You guys fall hook, line and sinker."

Should Sheen and Cuban make television magic in the future, it won't be the first time Cuban will have featured Sheen for promotion publicly.  Cuban's promotions department for the Dallas Mavericks has already incorporated Sheen into parts of their game audio routines.  They've played parts of Sheen's infamous 20/20 hour interview special that aired within the last week, over their loudspeaker at the American Airlines Center.

The team's biggest star has also made a promotional video using a couple of trendy words that Sheen coined in his nationally televised interview this past week.  Dallas forward, Dirk Nowitzki, in an attempt to promote his bobblehead night, was seen in a video on the jumbotron at American Airlines Center where he looks into the mirror and flexes while saying the Sheen coined words "Boom. Winning."

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