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3:03 pm
Mon April 4, 2011

Update: Charlie Sheen receives standing ovation in Chicago

Update:

Charlie Sheen might be #winning after all.

After a universally panned show at the Detroit Fox Theatre on Saturday, Sheen has apparently retooled his "Violent Torpedo of Truth" tour, earning him a standing ovation from a Chicago audience.

From the Huffington Post:

After being heckled and booed in Detroit, Charlie Sheen made some changes to his road show Sunday night – and this time, it ended with a standing ovation.

Sheen used a talk show-style format at his Chicago show, with a master of ceremonies asking the actor questions. The interviewer, who didn't identify himself, kept Sheen on track and gave the actor a chance to make some snarky comments.

Some audience members said the second performance on Sheen's "My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not an Option" tour wasn't outstanding, but at least it had amusing moments. And Sheen drew cheers throughout the show, which began and ended with a standing ovation.

Mackenzie Barth, 19, said it was a "weird" show. "At least no one was booing," she added.

One commenter on Huffpost said, "I can only conclude that the people of Detroit have better taste than those in Chicago."

What do you think?

Update:

Rapper Snoop Dogg will be joining Charlie Sheen for his performance this weekend at the Fox Theatre in Detroit.

From the Free Press:

As is the case anytime Charlie Sheen speaks lately, he makes headlines.

Here's a roundup of a few of this morning's reports about the actor ahead of his show in Detroit this weekend:

•Sheen announced that rapper Snoop Dogg will make an appearance with him at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, according to a report on ClickOnDetroit.com.

•Billboard magazine reported this week that Sheen is collaborating on a single with Snoop Dogg. Perhaps Detroit fans will be the first to hear it.

•Will Sheen be able to find housing when he's in New York City? Some big hotels don't want the drama of his presence, the Los Angeles Times reported.

#Winning!

Original post:

The thrill of the unknown is coming to Detroit's Fox Theater this Saturday night. That's when Charlie Sheen will unveil his much anticipated traveling show.

Detroit is Sheen's first stop, so the pop culture media will watch this one closely.

As B.J. Hammerstein writes in the Detroit Free Press, "it will soon be revealed whether he's been concocting a stage-show hit or will deliver a devastating bomb."

From the Free Press:

The embattled 45-year-old, whose rap sheet runs almost as long as his Hollywood credits, has been pop culture's biggest phenomenon for months after a string of off-the-cuff media appearances blitzed the public. Since he announced he's mobilizing a tour, however, Sheen has shut down the free-flowing info, leaving fans, ticket-holders and the news media puzzled about just what he's up to. It's made the Detroit show -- the first of the tour -- an even bigger source of speculation. News media from all over the country are expected to be in attendance.