It seems Charlie Sheenâ€™s star is back on the rise. With a new show, a Comedy Central roast and becoming an overnight hero to 1000â€™s of families of sick babies born with a mysterious birth defect, Charlie Sheen is having a good week.
Online PR News – 19-July-2011 – – Lionsgate Television announced on Monday that it has signed on Charlie Sheen in the lead role of a new television series â€śAnger Managementâ€ť based on the movie starring Adam Sandler. He will have a significant ownership stake in the series, producer Lionsgate Television said in a statement. He will also gain "a certain amount of creative control," Sheen noted in the release.
"I chose 'Anger Management' because, while it might be a big stretch for me to play a guy with serious anger management issues, I think it is a great concept," he said.
Thatâ€™s not all Charlie Sheen has been up to this week. On Wednesday, Dawn Williamson, founder of CHERUBS, challenged Mr. Sheen via Twitter to get his millions of fans to throw her charity 25,000 votes in a Facebook contest. Her efforts paid off and Mr. Sheen accepted the challenge. Tweeting and retweeting for the charity this morning, Mr. Sheen has made it a personal quest to help CHERUBS; â€śI'm down with Dawn!! @ncdawn RT @cherubs Help critically ill babies with CDH. Take Charlie's challenge to vote! www.voteforcdh.orgâ€ť
Currently at 3rd place, CHERUBS is a regional finalist in the 2011 Vivint Gives Back Project, CHERUBS and 1000â€™s of families of children born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) are counting on a miracle from the â€śMajor Leagueâ€ť star. â€śCDH families in 38 countries are cheering him on and so very grateful for his support and all the awareness he is raising for our causeâ€ť says Williamson.
For the â€ślittle charity that couldâ€ť with an average annual budget of just $35,000, winning $250,000 will go a long way. â€ś50% of money won will go towards genetic research of CDH through Mass Generalâ€™s CDH Research Study. The other 50% will go towards family support services such as care packages, financial help for families in the hospital and moreâ€ť says Williamson. Information about the contest and where funds will go can be found at www.voteforcherubs.org