The scandalous 'Two and Half Men' actor Charlie Sheen is set to infuse a ton of money into the Japan Earthquake relief fund as his estimated earnings from the two tour gigs have been put up at $300,000 (£200,000). The TV star, who hit a new high in popularity on his recent rants, vowed to donate a portion of earnings of his live stage show to Japan last week after the country was brought to its knees on March 11 by a powerful earthquake and a consequent tsunami.
The media is abuzz with reports on Sheen's estimated earnings from his upcoming tours, during which the unemployed actor-turned-entrepreneur will also be launching a line of T-shirts to capitalise on the success of his winning tagline.
The shirts are to be sold at his upcoming 'Charlie Sheen Live: My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is not an Option' stage show and on his website CharlieSheen.com for US$20, reported NineMSN Finance.
The first two shows on his tour in Detroit and Chicago sold out on Ticketmaster in 18 minutes and he will make US$300,000 for both, the report added.
The Hollywood Reporter noted that by choosing mid-range venues and forgoing marketing costs, the actor is set to pull in the whooping amount of $300,000.
Meanwhile, the embattled star has added more shows in Ohio, New York City, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Last week, the actor announced on Twitter that he will be giving out a part of money generated from the ticket sales of his live shows in Detroit, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois.
Pain & devastation in Japan demands us all to dig deep & LOVE THEM VIOLENTLY, the actor posted on the microblogging site, which he took by a storm as soon as he landed on it.
The actor promised to give $1 for the sale of every ticket to his upcoming shows and the proceeds will be forwarded to Red Cross Relief fund.
One dollar from each ticket to My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not An Option Show LIVE will be donated to the Red Cross Japanese earthquake relief fund, Sheen was quoted as saying by Toronto.Sun.com.
Last month, the actor lost his cushy 'Men' gig, which earned him $1.2 million (£800,000) per episode, after he went on a scathing rant attacking the co-creator of the TV's No. 1 comedy show, Chuck Lorre. Sheen and Lorre are now lodged in a legal battle over the actor's firing in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Sheen has been dealt a procedural blow, The Hollywood Reporter stated Thursday quoting sources as informing that the private dispute-resolution company JAMS on Tuesday sided with WBTV and Lorre in deciding that its own arbitrator has jurisdiction over the dispute.