File this under “people sure are crazy.” On Monday, Charlie Sheen tweeted, “I’m looking to hire a #winning INTERN with #TigerBlood… we want you on #TeamSheen as our social media #TigerBloodIntern!” Sheen asked interested parties to write a 75-word essay (which, really, is that an essay?) to be considered for the gig. Forty-eight hours later, more than 74,000 people have applied.
But apparently, this whole thing may just be a publicity stunt. Shocking!Sheen asked hopefuls to apply through a site called Internships.com and they supposedly paid Charlie for the exposure. In fact Ad.ly, a marketing firm which brokers agreements for celebs to post tweets for pay, says this deal was the most expensive in their history.
So what do you think—is it exploitative for companies to pay Sheen to tweet about them? And would interning for Charlie be pure insanity or a great learning experience for someone interested in a social media career? After all, he did just achieve the Guinness World Record for amassing 2.5 million Twitter followers in the blink of an eye. [NY Daily News]
In other Sheen news, John Stamos responded rather hilariously to the rumors that he might be replacing Sheen on “Two and a Half Men” — which Sheen called a “tragic joke” — writing on his Twitter, “Contrary to the rumors, I am not replacing Charlie Sheen on ‘Two and Half Men.’ However, Martin Sheen has asked me to be his son.” [People]
So, who would Sheen like to see as his replacement? “[Rob Lowe is] a buddy of mine,” he said. “He’s a beautiful man, a brilliant actor, and I hope he does it and kicks its ass because I still get paid… What I would advise them to do, though, is just make it their own. Don’t, don’t, don’t think about anything that I’ve done brilliantly on the show for 177,000 episodes. Make it your own.” While out of a job, Sheen clearly isn’t lacking in self-esteem. [OMG Yahoo]