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Sheen wishes 'Men' cast well from Emmy stage

Charlie Sheen came, he saw and he presented.

And that was about it. No jokes, no asides, no nothing but earnest (on the surface, anyway) words of support for his former "Two and a Half Men" colleagues — many of whom, including Jon Cryer and cocreator Chuck Lorre, were in the audience tonight.

So, what did Sheen have to say before presenting the Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series Emmy to Jim Parsons, who, ironically, stars on the Lorre-created "Big Bang Theory"?

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"Thank you, good evening," Sheen said, pausing to take in the applause (which may have seemed bigger because he paused.)

"Thank you," he continued. "Before I present outstanding lead actor in a comedy series, my old category, I want to take a moment to get something of my chest and say a few words to everybody here from Two and a Half Men. From the bottom of my heart, I wish you nothing but the best for this upcoming season. We spent eight wonderful years together and I know you will continue to make great television. Now, on to the Emmy."

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    Martin Sheen, Charlie Sheen's real-life father plays Martin, on Charlie's show "Anger Management."

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    Sheen, left, holds a necrotic lung affected by tobacco use and a healthy lung as he talks to Dr. Oz during a taping of "The Dr. Oz Show," in New York. Sheen, who is a heavy smoker, also discussed his manic behavior and anger issues in the January 2013 episode.

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    Star power

    Sheen, left, speaks as former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 10, 2012 in Hollywood, Calif.

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    Play ball!

    Sheen acknowledges the fans before throwing out the first pitch at a baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on July 7, 2012 in San Diego.

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    In the hot seat

    Comedy Central roasted Sheen in one of their infamous specials on Sept. 10, 2011.

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    Enter the Warlock

    Sheen shows off his Detroit Tigers jersey during his performance at the Fox Theatre in Detroit on Saturday, April 2, 2011. Promising "the real story," the 45-year-old former "Two and a Half Men" star hit the road for a month-long, 20-city variety show tour, with the first stop a sold-out show in Detroit.

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    A Sheen fan offers her review while leaving the Fox Theatre in Detroit on April 2, 2011.

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    The gang's all here

    Sheen, second from left, is joined by Joey Scoleri of Live Nation, left, and "goddesses" Bree Olson and Natalie Kenly, right, at the after party for his Chicago tour stop at Enclave on April 3, 2011.

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    Blood thirst

    Charlie Sheen is seen on the rooftop of the Live Nation building drinking "Tiger Blood" in Beverly Hills, Calif., on March 7, 2011. The "Two and a Half" men star was fired from the show earlier in the day by Warner Bros.

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    Two for one

    Sheen poses with the two women he refers to as his "goddesses" in the kitchen of his Los Angeles home during the first week of March 2011. Natalie "Natty" Kenly, left, a model, and Rachel Oberlin, aka porn star Bree Olsen, gained fame during the actor's media blitz over his fight with CBS and Warner Bros. television.

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    Plenty to say

    Adult film star Capri Anderson, the woman who was in Charlie Sheen's hotel room the night he allegedly trashed his suite, talks with ABC about the incident. Claiming to have feared for her life upon being locked in the bathroom, Capri said, "I'm not going to stand down and be completely be walked over." Anderson filed a harassment lawsuit, Sheen then countersued for extortion, and the case was dropped.

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    Before the storm

    Sheen joins his ex wife Denise Richards and their daughters Sam and Lola in a trip to the American Museum of Natural History in New York on Oct. 25, 2010. Their museum visit ended a weekend together in which the four of them went shopping at an American Girl store, dined at Serafina Broadway and took in the Broadway show Mary Poppins.

    Sheen was later hospitalized after he was found drunk and naked with an alleged escort in his trashed room at The Plaza hotel. Damages to the room reportedly totaled $7,000. The actor's rep later said Sheen had had an allergic reaction to medication.

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    Back to rehab

    Sheen, second from right, arrives with his attorney Richard Cummins, second from left, for a sentencing hearing at the Pitkin County Courthouse in Aspen, Colo., on Aug. 2, 2010. Sheen was sentenced under a plea deal to get a 30-day sentence to be "administered and executed" at Promises rehab facility in Malibu, Calif., for assaulting his wife Brooke Mueller during an alcohol-fueled Christmas Day quarrel in Aspen.

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    See you in a month

    Sheen, right, leaves the Pitkin County Courthouse with his attorney Richard Cummins in Aspen, Colo., on Monday, June 7, 2010. A sentencing hearing for the actor in his domestic assault case against wife Brooke Mueller was continued until July 12.

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    More troubles

    Sheen's Mercedes was apparently stolen from his Shermon Oaks, Calif., home in early 2010. It was found overturned hundreds of feet down a nearby cliff. On June 15, 2010, police reported a second Mercedes suffered the same fate.

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    Not-so-merry Christmas

    Brooke Mueller Sheen called police on Christmas Day, 2009, reporting that Sheen attacked and threatened her.

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    Got my designs on you

    Sheen has collaborated with the owner of the Rock & Roll Religion clothing line to create a line of shirts called the DaVinci Collection by Charlie Sheen. Sheen's "Two and a Half Men" character wears similar shirts.

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    Viva ALMA!

    Sheen, born Carlos Estevez, captured the outstanding male performance in a comedy TV series award at the 2008 ALMA Awards. The honors are given to Latino performers who promote positive portrayals of Latinos in the entertainment field. Sheen's paternal grandparents were Spanish, his maternal grandparents Irish.

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    Trying marriage again

    In 2008, Sheen married real-estate investor Brooke Mueller, seen here with Sheen and his daughters, Sam and Lola. The couple's twins, Bob and Max, were born on March 14, 2009. A Christmas Day fight that same year has sent Sheen's latest round of marital woes back into the tabloids.

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    Play clothes for the posh

    Fashion executive Michael Berens, Sheen and clothing designer Suzanne Ciulla pose with children wearing clothes from Sheen Kidz, a couture children’s sportswear inspired by Sheen’s daughters, Sam and Lola.

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    A 'Platoon' reunited

    Actor Willem Dafoe, director Oliver Stone, an unidentified guest, Sheen and Tom Berenger reunited for a screening of their classic film "Platoon" at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival in France.

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    'Bounce' back

    Sheen starred in "The Big Bounce," a critical flop, in 2004. Although the film was based on a novel by Elmore Leonard and features Owen Wilson and Morgan Freeman in addition to Sheen, it was a disaster, and cost $50 million to make. It earned back only $6 million.

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    Men, men, men, men, manly men

    Sheen and Jon Cryer play brothers with opposite temperaments in the CBS hit comedy "Two and a Half Men." Sheen reportedly earns $825,000 per episode on the show.

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    Till divorce do us part

    Sheen married actress Denise Richards in 2002, and they had two daughters, Sam and Lola. Richards filed for divorce in 2005, and the details of their marriage, estrangement and custody battle quickly became tabloid fodder. Richards accused Sheen of abusing drugs and alcohol, and threatening her with violence.

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    Keep the Globe spinning

    In 2002, Sheen won the Golden Globe Award for best performance by an actor in a television comedy or musical series for his role in "Spin City."

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    Putting a 'Spin' on things

    Sheen, shown with Barry Bostwick and Heather Locklear, played Charlie Crawford on "Spin City" from 2000 to 2002. As he does in "Two and a Half Men," Sheen played a character with the same first name as himself. Tony Danza Syndrome, perhaps?

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    Sheen teamed again with brother Emilio Estevez to play real-life brothers Jim and Artie Mitchell in 2000's "Rated X." The Mitchells were pioneers in the pornography and strip-club industries in San Francisco in the 1970s and '80s.

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    In court

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    He'll be there for you

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    Geronimo!

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    Family of stars

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    All for one, and one for all

    Sheen played Aramis, one of "The Three Musketeers," in the 1993 film version of Alexandre Dumas' classic story. Kiefer Sutherland played Athos, Oliver Platt played Porthos, and Chris O'Donnell played D'Artagnan, who longs to join the trio.

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    Daddy and daughter

    Sheen and his daughter, Cassandra Jade Estevez, attended the 1992 premiere of "The Mighty Ducks." Sheen was just 19 when Cassandra was born.

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    Mullet man

    In the comedy spoofs "Hot Shots" and "Hot Shots Part Deux," Sheen plays Navy pilot Topper Harley. "Part Deux" parodies the action-movie genre, particularly the Rambo films.

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    Brothers at work

    Sheen and brother Emilio Estevez teamed up in 1990's "Men at Work," about two garbage collectors who discover a corpse.

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    Three strikes, yer out

    Sheen, right, and Tom Berenger starred in 1989's "Major League," a comedy about a fictionalized version of the Cleveland Indians. Sheen played Ricky Vaughn, an out-of-control pitcher who improves once he gets glasses.

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    Bang, bang, my baby shot me down

    In 1990, before Kelly Preston wed John Travolta, she was engaged to Sheen, who gave her a 2.5 carat pink diamond engagement ring. The engagement ended shortly after he accidentally shot her in the arm, causing a wound that required stitches.

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    Guns blazing

    Sheen, middle right, and Emilio Estevez, front, starred with Lou Diamond Phillips, Kiefer Sutherland, Casey Siemaszko and Dermot Mulroney in 1988's Western, "Young Guns."

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    Greed is good

    Sheen starred in 1987's "Wall Street," where he plays Bud Fox, a young, ambitious trader who falls under the spell of ruthless millionaire Gordon Gekko, played by Michael Douglas. Reportedly Sheen and director Oliver Stone parted ways after Stone approached Sheen to star in "Born on the Fourth of July," but then cast Tom Cruise without telling Sheen.

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    Fighting the war outside and the war inside

    In 1986's "Platoon," Sheen, center, starred with Willem Dafoe and Tom Berenger in Stone's critically lauded Vietnam War movie. The film was based on Stone's own war experiences, and is regularly listed by critics as one of the best war films ever made.

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    Putting the moves on Ferris Bueller's sister

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    WOLVERINES!

    Sheen got his movie start in 1984's "Red Dawn." His fellow young stars included Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson and Jennifer Grey.

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And that, friends, is how you cover your butt and start paving the way for your return to network TV.

Sheen's "Two and a Half Men" replacement didn't appear to be in the house, however, but Ashton Kutcher did get a great line in.

In an "Office"-style sketch in which a number of TV stars, from Mariska Hargitay and Nathan Fillion to the actual stars of "The Office," discussed what they disliked about their jobs, Ed Helms' Andy walked into Michael Scott's old office to question whether the guy in Michael's chair was really the new manager.

"I think you're in the wrong place," Helms told Kutcher, who turned out to be the guy sitting there.

"I'm pretty sure [this is right], I'm taking over as the new lead," Kutcher drawled cockily, twirling a pencil.

But, Helms protested, "You're like this beautiful drifter."

"This is Warner Bros. Studios, no?" the pretty boy asked. Then, after realizing he was indeed in the wrong place, he said, "I was wondering where the half-man was!"

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    Melissa McCarthy won her Emmy pageant-style; Charlie Sheen stunned viewers by staying polite; Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon wrestled on stage.

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    Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen both won Emmys for their work on "Modern Family."

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    Kate Winslet accepts the award for outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or movie for "Mildred Pierce."

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    Director Martin Scorsese accepts the award for outstanding directing for a drama series for "Boardwalk Empire."

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    The Lonely Island

    Comedy troupe The Lonely Island (Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer) joined with other performers to present a comedy medley.

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    Jim Parsons of "The Big Bang Theory" won the Emmy for oustanding lead actor in a comedy.

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    Jane Lynch of "Glee" hosted the show for the first time.

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    Comedy actress nominees

    The nominees for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series -- Tina Fey, Martha Plimpton, Melissa McCarthy, Amy Poehler, Edie Falco and Laura Linney -- all stood on stage together and mimicked a beauty pageant crowning. McCarthy took home the award.

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    Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher, the stars of "Two and a Half Men," presented an award.

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    'Daily Show'

    The cast of "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" accept the award for outstanding variety, music or comedy program.

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    Margo Martindale

    Actress Margo Martindale accepts the Emmy for outstanding supporting actress in a drama for her work on "Justified."

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    Rob Lowe and Sofia Vergara

    Actors Rob Lowe and Sofia Vergara presented an award. Jon Stewart joked later that if the earth needed repopulating, the two would make "very fortunate children."

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    Talk-show hosts Jimmy Kimmel, left, and Jimmy Fallon wrestled on stage before presenting the award for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series.

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    The Emmy Tones

    Zachary Levi, Cobie Smulders, Taraji P. Henson, Kate Flannery, Wilmer Valderrama, and Joel McHale played the a capella group the Emmy Tones, and performed intermittently on the awards show.

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And that, friends, is how you get people excited about your much-hyped "Two and a Half Men" debut!

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