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Sheen hopes to smoke his way out of jail time

A plea deal that meant Charlie Sheen would be required to serve only 30 days in jail as a result of his domestic violence arrest in Colorado sounded like a good pact when the actor’s lawyers first bargained for it. But after the deal hit a snag over Sheen’s requested work-release option, those 30 days no longer seemed so appealing. According to Radar Online, the “Two and a Half Men” star i
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A plea deal that meant Charlie Sheen would be required to serve only 30 days in jail as a result of his domestic violence arrest in Colorado sounded like a good pact when the actor’s lawyers first bargained for it. But after the deal hit a snag over Sheen’s requested work-release option, those 30 days no longer seemed so appealing. According to Radar Online, the “Two and a Half Men” star is now angling for a new jail-free option.

The alternate arrangement is allegedly necessary because Sheen can’t kick the smoking habit. When work release was on the table, so was the chance to light up a few times a day. Sheen reportedly sees a future in a smoke-free facility as an impossibility.

“Charlie realizes that any deal with jail time now means he can't smoke,” an insider revealed. “He says he can't go without it. And (his wife) is still not clean and needs rehab. That's got Charlie worried about the kids, so now he's willing to take probation.”

But is a judge willing to give it to him? That approach regarding the children might gain favor with the court, but it’s hard to imagine the can’t-stop-puffing slant will get Sheen very far.

ShamWow’s Vince promotes Eminem

Talk about an unexpected career turnaround. Disgraced and back again chamois pitchman Vince Offer, aka Offer Vince Shlomi, is somehow suddenly hot once more. Recently, Offer — of ShamWow fame and violent encounter with a prostitute infamy — received a shout-out from Snoop Dogg on Katy Perry’s latest track, and now he’s back in the ad game thanks to a viral promo video he filmed for Eminem.

As MTV News reported, a change in expected drop date for Eminem’s “Recovery” album (now out June 21) meant the rapper needed to spread the word. Evidently he couldn’t think of a better way to encourage fans to be the first to buy the new recording than to have Offer slice and dice his way through a high-pressure “EmWow” pitch.

The ad works as an attention-grabbing piece of pop culture, but the less said about the fictional tie-in product, the ShamPon, the better.

Dish on the fly

It looks like the lucrative world of paid partygoing and maybe starring in an upcoming movie just isn’t all it used to be for Lindsay Lohan. It’s either that or the actress has suddenly turned to tweeting ads just for the fun of it, as earlier this week, LiLo’s Twitter posts went from mostly random to mostly endorsements. Well, even the endorsements seem random, unless there’s some hidden connection between mail-order meals and sunglasses. … “Little People, Big World” star Matt Roloff assured TMZ that he is, in fact, alive and well. Apparently some fans of the reality-TV dad weren’t so sure after seeing him collapse cold at the close of the show’s fifth season finale episode Monday night. “Although having a dizzy case of vertigo ... I am very much alive and healthy and would like to thank all my friends and fans for their concern,” Roloff said. Just goes to show those “will he survive?” cliffhangers don’t really work so well with non-scripted programs and their oh-so-vocal stars.

Tabloid Tidbits is compiled by Ree Hines. Follow @ReeHines on Twitter to gab about the latest gossip.