Charlie Sheen Is High on Hubris, If Nothing Else

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Feb. 28 2011 8:15 AM

Charlie Sheen Is High on Hubris, If Nothing Else

The Charlie Sheen rant express keeps chugging along this morning with an epic Today Show interview . In this latest public appearance, Sheen says that he is a "total rock star from Mars" who is completely sober without the aid of Alcoholics Anonymous. You see, AA is for regular people, Sheen explains, "people who don't have tiger blood and Adonis DNA," like he has. Oh and by the way, he says he's not going back to work on the hit CBS show Two and a Half Men unless he gets $3 million an episode, up from his current salary of $2 million.

Any sentient person watching the distressing interview below-in which Charlie Sheen's complexion could be charitably described as wan-would think that Sheen is on drugs. However, he did pass a drug test administered in front of Radar Online , which screened for "(illicit) marijuana, cocaine, opiates, methamphetamines, ecstasy, amphetamines, phencyclidine (PCP)  and (prescription) tricyclic antidepressants, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, methadone and oxycodone." It's hard to believe Sheen's not on something , but if nothing else, he's high on his own hubris and decades of celebrity enabling.

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Jessica Grose is a frequent Slate contributor and the author of the novel Sad Desk Salad. Follow her on Twitter.

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