LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Charlie Sheen is set to make a “revealing” announcement in the next 24 hours. Here’s 5 things you may not know about the actor.
1. Turns out Sheen was only part-acting when he played Rick “Wild Thing” Vaughn in the 1980s “Major League” franchise.READ MORE: High-Powered Winds Whip Through Southland, Bringing Cold Weather And Dust Advisories
A pitcher and shortstop during his days at Santa Monica High School, Sheen reportedly turned down a baseball scholarship to the University of Kansas before his movie career took off.
2. The former “Two And A Half Men” actor is also a self-published author: a book of his poems entitled “A Peace Of My Mind” was sold in a 2011 online auction for $630.
Among the lyrical nuggets: the cryptic “A Thoughtless Soul,” which includes the lines, “A night of drink/A night of hate/A night as dark, As last night’s date.”READ MORE: Grant's 2 Goals Lead Anaheim Ducks' 5-1 Rout Of Tampa Bay
3. Sheen is the Guinness World Record holder for the “Fastest Time to Reach 1 Million Followers” on Twitter after he gained a million followers in 25 hours and 17 minutes in the wake of a custody battle over his twin boys.
4. The 50-year-old actor once managed to offend the entire nation of El Salvador after saying he’d rather move to to the Central American country and sell shoes than battle his estranged wife, Denise Richards, for custody of their twin sons.
His comments prompted the El Salvadoran consul general in Los Angeles to demand an apology from Sheen. It’s unknown whether that apology was ever received.
5. Despite his public antics, Sheen has given back on more than one occasion, including helping to donate $100,000 to the daughter of a Hermosa Beach police officer who suffered from a rare form of cancer.
Sheen also paid $10,000 for a therapy dog for a 15-year-old Florida girl to help in her rehabilitation from injuries sustained when she plummeted 100 feet from a Wisconsin amusement park ride in 2010.MORE NEWS: Omicron Surge Still Raging In Southland, Despite Decline In Other Parts Of Country
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