THE SHEEN METHOD
Charlie Sheen has joined the legions of celebrities taking the Ice Bucket Challenge – but of course he did it the Charlie Sheen way.
The Anger Management star is gaining notice for his own method of the teeth-chattering stunt designed to raise money for the ALS Association.
Over the past couple of weeks, the Ice Bucket Challenge – wherein the participant dumps a bucket of ice water over his or her head (or donates a minimum of $100 to the ALS cause) – has become a social-media phenomenon, with celebrities ranging from Sidney Crosby to Martha Stewart to Mark Zuckerberg taking the plunge.
And it's not just celebrities. According to Forbes, more than one million people have participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge in recent weeks. The New York Times reports that the stunt has raised an estimated $13.3-million (U.S.) since it was launched on July 29.
But as everybody knows, Charlie Sheen rarely plays by the rules.
In the video posted to TMZ, a casually attired Sheen says he was called out for the challenge by Vancouver Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller, talking to the camera while holding a large metal container.
But when Sheen dumps the contents of the container over his head, he's showered with a cascade of paper money.
"Oh wait, that's not ice," says Sheen in the clip. "That's $10,000 in cash, which I am donating to the ALS foundation."
He continues: "Because let's face it: Ice is going to melt but this money is going to actually help people."
In the same video, Sheen issues the Ice Bucket Challenge to his former Two And a Half Men co-star Jon Cryer, along with Ashton Kutcher – who replaced Sheen on TAHM when he was fired in 2011 – and series creator Chuck Lorre.
"I am hereby calling out Jon Cryer, Chuck Lorre and Ashton Kutcher to identically do what I just did," says Sheen. "C'mon guys, it's for a great cause."
Well, at least Sheen isn't threatening to put Kutcher on a "hospital food diet" any more.
News veteran Elizabeth Vargas has checked into a rehabilitation centre for the second time in the past year. Us Weekly reports that the 20/20 anchor entered a facility last weekend for treatment of her dependency on alcohol. "While on vacation this weekend, I decided to return to a recovery centre," said Vagas, 51, in a statement. "As so many other recovering alcoholics know, overcoming the disease can be a long and incredibly difficult process." Vargas previously spent a stint in rehab last October.
Source: Us Weekly
Lena Dunham has shared her platinum bowl cut with the world. The Girls star showed off her sassy new look on Instagram over the weekend. In the best photo, Dunham, 28, stares directly into the camera with one hand on her head, which she posted with the caption, "Change is good." Dunham was also sporting the hairstyle when she took the Ice Bucket Challenge on Sunday.
It's true: Kid Rock is going to be a grandfather. The 43-year-old rap-rocker's son Bobby Ritchie Jr. is expecting his first child with his girlfriend in early 2015. Kid Rock (real name: Robert James Ritchie) welcomed his son with ex-girlfriend Kelley South Russell in 1993 and took full custody in 2000 following a sustained custody battle. Rock was also married to actress and model Pamela Anderson for six months in 2006.
Source: Us Weekly
ON THE MEND
Iggy Azalea has thanked fans for sending their support after her pet dog was attacked by a coyote. The Aussie rapper's long-time pooch Jelli was injured in Los Angeles while the singer was on tour in Canada. Last weekend, Azalea posted a photo of a recovering Jelli to her Instagram account along with the comment, "The Drs [doctors] said she's gonna be fine. Lucky she's got lots of wrinkles so the bite on her neck was only skin deep. Thanks for the positive vibes guys."
Rumer Willis is catching heat for celebrating her birthday with a gun-shaped cake. The actress-daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore turned 26 last Saturday and her mother reportedly ordered the handgun-shaped cake that was emblazoned with the words, "Happy birthday Rumer … Bang Bang." Willis posted a picture of the baked confection to her Instagram account, which generated negative feedback from many commenters, including one user who labelled the cake as "sick."
Source: Toronto Sun