LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Troubled actor Charlie Sheen is winning all right – he’s reportedly snapped up the Guinness World Record for the “Fastest Time to Reach 1 Million Followers.”

Guinness officials say that Sheen, who has recently been hospitalized, in rehab and had his twin boys taken away, reached 1 million followers in 25 hours and 17 minutes, according to social media blog Mashable. Sheen also set a Guinness record for “Highest Paid TV Actor Per Episode – Current” at $1.25 million a pop.

Sheen joined Twitter March 1 under the handle @charliesheen, acquiring hundreds of thousands of followers within hours. The account is marked as “Verified.”

Professor Robert Thompson is the director of the Center for the Study of Television and Popular Culture tells KFWB’s Michael Shappee that Sheen has quickly transcended his traditional celebrity status to become a pop culture phenomenon.

The former movie star turned tabloid legend has even spawned LivetheSheenDream.com, which features a floating Charlie Sheen head that spouts a seemingly endless stream of newly-minted quotes from some of Sheen’s recent rants.

Since Sheen’s hospitalization following a wild overnight party and short stint in rehab, his show, “Two and a Half Men,” was suspended after he publicly criticized the show’s producer Chuck Lorre in a radio interview. After the show’s suspension, Sheen has been making the media rounds, making odd statements.

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Comments (8)
  1. Guest says:

    We are just waiting for a crash


    She’s very hot..!!

    No worries, he already had many crashes. Wasn’t he the one who had at least 3 of his Mercedes Benz went off the side of the Road near Topanga Canyons last year?

  3. SHE IS DAMN HOT says:

    His Mercedes Benz went off the road & cops didn’t do anything about it. Sounds like some Corrupt or Sloppy police officers.

  4. mrs p says:

    everyone loves a train wreck

  5. cbsMonkeys says:

    cbs sucks. stop letting racist pricks post and magically moderating legitimate thought.

    1. Staff says:


      Who are you refering to?? I don’t see any racist posts above. Either you’re off topic or lay down the crack pipe.


  6. Rick James says:

    cocaine is one hell of a drug!!!

  7. BOB says:

    Despite his partying habits and drug use, I WAS a fan of Charlie. But now he comes across as a total prick. I hope he snaps out of this. His father and CHILDREN deserve better. Act like a father Charlie. At the very least. Please.

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