- - Sunday, October 2, 2011

Charlie Sheen’s father, brother express support

While promoting their movie “The Way” in Washington on Friday, Emilio Estevez and Martin Sheen expressed love and support for their sometimes-troubled family member, Charlie Sheen. Their comments mark the first time either has spoken publicly about the actor’s troubles since March.

Martin Sheen, 71, and Mr. Estevez, Charlie’s 49-year-old brother, have reconciled with the wayward Charlie. In fact, they now say there never was truly a split.

Charlie showed up to the AARP screening last Friday [in Los Angeles] and surprised us on the red carpet. It was lovely to see him,” Mr. Estevez said. “The photos are all up on the Internet.

“You know, we’re a tight family,” he added. “I live right down the street from my folks. I talk to my mother every day. I’m a momma’s boy. We all are. So there’s no exclusion in this family. You’re part of it. We embrace you and lift you up.”

Nearly a year ago, Charlie Sheen’s public meltdown started making headlines after he was hospitalized when police found him naked and intoxicated after a hotel owner complained that he had trashed his room. What followed was a rehab stint, a failed stand-up comedy tour, a restraining order from then-wife Brooke Mueller, ever-present rumors about his live-in girlfriends - an adult film star and his former nanny - and, of course, the birth of “tiger blood” and “winning!” jokes.

But all that is in the past, says Martin Sheen; he doesn’t hold Charlie’s antics against him any more than he would against his other two children.

“When somebody is spinning out like that, do they not live closer to your heart?” the elder Mr. Sheen asked. “That’s what we were going through. Yeah, we couldn’t control it. We couldn’t get in there. But we knew that there was someone home. That’s the guy. We embrace him.

“As a parent, which one do you love the most? You love them equally. But you direct your love - do you not? - to the one who needs it the most at the time. It doesn’t mean you love one less than the other, but whoever needs the most at the time, you go to them. That’s what we experienced.”

Emilio Estevez wrote and directed “The Way,” a film about a man on a religious pilgrimage through France and Spain as he mourns his son. The film stars Martin Sheen and opens Oct. 7.

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‘Girls Next Door’ star gets $1 million breast insurance

Holly Madison, the former Hugh Hefner girlfriend who co-starred in the reality series “The Girls Next Door,” took out a $1 million insurance policy with Lloyd’s of London for her breasts, she told People magazine Thursday.

Miss Madison, who currently appears in “Peepshow” at the Las Vegas “Planet Hollywood” hotel, explained why: “If anything happened to my boobs, I’d be out for a few months and I’d probably be out a million dollars. I thought I’d cover my assets.”

Miss Madison had plastic surgery in 2001, changing her size from an A-cup to a D-cup. She has discussed the surgery openly, citing confidence and self-esteem issues as her reason for the big change.

This is not the first case of entertainment icons insuring their bodies. In the ‘80s, Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth took out a $1 million insurance policy on his sperm. And Mary Hart, who made her fame on Entertainment Tonight, had an insurance policy on her legs. Silver screen legend Betty Grable was known in her day as “the girl with the million dollar legs” because her “gams” (as they were called then) were insured for that much.

But the modern record just might belong to Heidi Klum. The “Project Runway” host told TV tabloid show Extra this month that her legs are insured for $2 million.

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Tina Fey, Eva Longoria tie for highest-paid TV actress

Tina Fey, the comedian who famously impersonated former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin during the 2008 presidential election cycle, and Eva Longoria, the “Desperate Housewives” bombshell, make more money than any other women in television.

Compiling a list of the 10 best-paid women in television, Forbes tied the two actresses last week. Miss Fey, a 41-year-old mother of two, writes for and stars in the sitcom “30 Rock.” Miss Longoria portrays the emotionally troubled Gabrielle Solis on “Desperate Housewives.” The A-listers both cashed in $13 million between May 2010 and May 2011.

Miss Fey and Miss Longoria may earn big bucks, but that doesn’t mean their shows are insanely popular. With unimpressive ratings and the likelihood that star Alec Baldwin will flee the series, “30 Rock” could be in its final stretch. Miss Fey has even griped that her Palin performance decreased “30 Rock” viewership.

Earlier this year, Miss Longoria’s personal life made headlines when she divorced husband Tony Parker, reportedly because he was cheating. After the current season of “Desperate Housewives,” the soap opera will go off the air. These TV princesses also make considerably less than the top-paid female movie stars. Angelina Jolie takes home $30 million a year - she has to pay for those six kids of hers somehow.

Life isn’t so tough for a TV gal, though, as the winning women will still collect syndication checks long after the producers stop creating new episodes. The other stars of “Desperate Housewives” are also anything but desperate: Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman and Marcia Cross ranked on the list, too. Ellen Pompeo, who portrays young doctor Meredith Grey in medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy,” placed ninth on the ranking. Julianna Margulies of “The Good Wife” came in 10th. “Cougar Town” brunette Courteney Cox hit eighth place. “CSI” actress Marg Helgenberger and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” star Mariska Hargitay made it onto the list as well.

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Compiled by Rebecca Cusey, Laura Donovan and Betsi Fores 2011 The Daily Caller

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