Charlie Sheen may be broke, but apparently not broke enough to put his hard won dignity at risk. According to Us Weekly, Charlie was all set to join the cast of Dancing With The Stars this season, but backed out at the last minute when he realized it involved more than standing in the middle of the stage smoking cigarettes through his nose while a lady in a shiny dress twirls around him. Charlie says he walked away from the gig because he can’t dance.
Us Weekly reports that the man whose life choices should have scared Lindsay Lohan into a nunnery by now, has a higher bar for excellence than the producers of DWTS.
No Charleston for Charlie Sheen. The actor, 54, was set to compete on season 28 of Dancing With the Stars — and even planned to rehearse with pro Cheryl Burke but walked away ahead of the premiere, Us Weekly exclusively reveals…
“I was very flattered by ABC and their offer, but at the end of the day, I have two left feet and I just can’t dance,” Sheen confirms to Us.
Too bad, this means we’ll never get to see Charlie dressed up in a tiger costume doing a rumba to Hot Blooded. I guess his fragile ego couldn’t take the heat. Denise Richards must be incensed though, since she says Charlie owes her $450,000 in back child support. And Charlie’s obstinate insistence on always #winning has cost him more than just the DWTS job. His participation was a requirement for a larger deal with ABC.
That said, his casting was part of a bigger deal at ABC. “When there is a big star like that, they will get some sort of deal for a pilot with ABC,” the source tells Us of the former Two and a Half Men star.
Sheen’s publicist, Jeff Ballard, also confirmed the news to Us, noting that while “ABC made a very generous offer” for a pilot series, “it was contingent upon his participation on Dancing With the Stars.”
As much of an overall embarrassment as Charlie is, ABC is the one who should really be ashamed. Between casting Charlie and Sean Spicer, I would really like to know how low somebody’s gotta stoop before ABC takes their Cha Cha heels away. They’re probably already in talks with Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman for a slot next season and a recurring role on The Conners.