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March 13, 2011

Charlie Sheen hires Israeli bodyguards

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Actor Charlie Sheen has hired Israeli military veterans as round-the-clock security guards.

The guards were hired over the weekend after a crazed fan broke into his home, surprising Sheen and his entourage as they relaxed by the pool, according to reports.

David Pack of Kansas City, Kan., was arrested for trespassing on March 10 at night, shortly after police completed a raid on Sheen’s home.

Sheen was fired last week from his hit CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men” in the wake of a rant against the show’s Jewish executive producer that was called “borderline anti-Semitism.” The series was not canceled, however.

Warner Brothers said Sheen’s “statements, conduct and condition prevented him from performing his essential duties.”

Sheen, in a radio interview Feb. 24 and in a letter posted on the TMZ website, called “Two and a Half Men” executive producer Chuck Lorre a “contaminated little maggot,” said he was a “clown” and “stupid,” and referred to him several times as Chaim Levine. Lorre’s given name is Charles Michael Levine.

“By invoking television producer Chuck Lorre’s Jewish name in the context of an angry tirade against him, Charlie Sheen left the impression that another reason for his dislike of Mr. Lorre is his Jewishness,” Abraham Foxman, the Anti-Defamation League’s national director, said in a statement. “This fact has no relevance to Mr. Sheen’s complaint or disagreement, and his words are at best bizarre, and at worst, borderline anti-Semitism.”

Sheen has called on the ADL to apologize. He also claims that he is Jewish because his mother, actress Janet Templeton, is Jewish, and that he is proud of it.

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