_ Good advice: Don't insult the boss. And, as Sheen did, don't insult your boss on radio, with the rest of the media world in wait to report whatever you say. And especially don't do it if he's a guy like Chuck Lorre, creator of "Two and a Half Men" (as well as other hit sitcoms, "The Big Bang Theory" and "Mike & Molly"). And for sure, don't lob anti-Semitic slurs in the direction of that boss who has bailed you out of embarrassing scrapes over and over, while publicly defending you. That's just lousy office politics.
_ Don't continue to brag about your work ethic and your sterling on-time record for getting to the job- that is, when you're not in rehab, shutting down your show- no matter how hard you've partied the night before. Showing up for work is what the boss pays you for, and what the customers (in Sheen's case, viewers) deserve. It's the least you can do. Don't expect a bonus for not being tardy.
_ And when the boss pays you a lot (Sheen gets a reported $1.8 million an episode, the richest payday of any TV star), maybe you should remember that, at some point, your public might start resenting you for being so rich while behaving so badly. Ordinary Americans make do on an annual salary- or less- than Sheen might spend in one night of partying.
_ Don't mistake your own personal machismo (as Sheen did on the radio) for a macho role you played in a war film, "Platoon," a quarter-century ago. It makes you sound delusional. Besides, it's best to not mouth off about being a tough guy when you've already been in hot water for domestic violence.
_ If you can't kick the drugs and the prostitutes, do yourself a favor and at least get someone to keep you away from your phone and Internet connection.
When you play a character on a TV series, you should always keep in mind that your bread-and-butter depends on viewers relating to, and liking, that character. Up to now, Sheen's real-life mischief as a womanizer, substance abuser and overall hedonist seems to have enhanced the appeal of the character he plays on "Two and a Half Men," a lovable ladies' man conveniently named Charlie.
But real-life Charlie and TV Charlie seem to be parting company. It's not a pleasant sight. TV Charlie isn't mean-spirited, hostile or anti-Semitic. Could growing revelations about real-life Charlie have finally begun to threaten TV Charlie's likeability?
Maybe viewers, enlightened by Sheen's continuing misbehavior, will decide that a boozy Lothario isn't so funny after all, and instead maybe pathetic. Since it seems unclear that Sheen is ready to move on, wised-up "Two and a Half Men" viewers may be ready.
On March 19, 2011, I will be going to a AZWIT (Arizona Women In Tune) concert and I am looking to bring a DATE!!! Do you WANT to be my date? Then write me a love poem and send it to: email@example.com The love poem have to make my heart melt.
The Rules: You need to be over 18 years old and live in the Metro Area of Phoenix, AZ. Must be free on the date of March 19,2011. This contest is open for everyone: gay,straight, Bi or Trans. So try to make my heart melt with your written words, so we can go out on a wonderful date. Here is the link to AZWIT, if you want to buy tickets to the concert: http://www.azwit.com/concerts.html
Plus, this podcast has an important message. I LOVE YOU!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox
Join 1n10 for their annual Fresh Brunch on February 20th at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown. Enjoy a cocktail reception and silent and live auctions, along with Nicole Pesce on the grand piano, Ian Christiansen and 1n10's own Fusion Dance Crew. Tickets are just $80 here.
This year's honorees include Reverend Patrick Stout of the Community Church of Hope and Mary Rosales of PFLAG.
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OUR MISSION: Our mission is to serve LGBTQA youth and young adults. We enhance their lives by providing empowering social and service programs that promote self‐expression, self‐acceptance, leadership development and healthy life choices.
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Crashing the party: Republican strategist turned gay rights activist ponders a White House run
By Dan Zak Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, February 2, 2011; 12:31 PM
ON ROUTE 202, N.H. — The candidate can't find his lane. The road is a crunchy carpet of snow. The candidate drifts too far to the right. The rumble strip rattles his car. The candidate drifts too far to the left.
"I can't tell where — " he says, squinting into the swirling void.
"We're in the middle of the road," says his research assistant calmly.
The car stereo belts the Act 1 finale from the Broadway musical "Wicked," which is about the Wicked Witch of the West and how she chose Evil to get ahead but then chose Good because that's how all fables end.
The candidate — the man behind the wheel, the man who can't find his lane — is a guy named Fred. He's exploring the possibility of running for president of the United States.
He is doing this as an openly gay Republican who's never held elective office, using money he amassed as a conservative consultant who helped torpedo Michael Dukakis with the Willie Horton ads in 1988 and worked for the tobacco industry to stave off smoking bans in California in the '90s.
Fred Karger, 61, is a nice guy.
He wants his country to see that. He wants young gay people to see him run for president. He'd be the first-ever openly gay presidential candidate for a major party if he formally declares. He can see himself as the moderate voice in a debate crowded with hard-liners.
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