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    Post by Alan Smithee on Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:47 pm

    Forget winning; Charlie Sheen is all about giving at the moment.

    The "Anger Management" star announced Monday that he will donate $1 million to the United Service Organizations (USO), which will go toward an entertainment facility for injured troops in Bethesda, Md. The donation will mark the largest single contribution from an individual in the organization's history.

    "It's an honor for me to be able to give back to these men and women of the military who have done so much for all of us,” Sheen said of the donation. “They put their lives on the line for us every day, and I'm just happy that my work on 'Anger Management' can bring a little bit of relief to the troops and their families."

    The actor has pledged to donate 1 percent of the profits from his FX comedy "Anger Management" to the USO, with a guaranteed $1 million minimum. The first installment of $250,000 will be donated in a private ceremony next week.

    "The USO would like to thank Charlie Sheen for his very generous $1 million donation to our Operation Enduring Care Campaign and his interest in helping us lift the spirits of those who have endured so much to protect the freedoms we enjoy daily," Gen. John I. Pray Jr., executive vice president and joint chief of staff for the U.S. Air Force, said of the donation. "His support is greatly appreciated, especially from our wounded warriors and their families."

    The actor has been making efforts to harness his star power for philanthropic ends recently. Last week, Sheen entertained "American Idol" executive producer Nigel Lythgoe's suggestion that he should become a judge on the singing competition, noting that he'd be up for it on the conditions that a) FX gave him the green light and b) "Idol" makes a significant donation to charity.

    "If the numbers move the needle and 'Idol' matches 20 percent of my weekly salary for Autism Speaks, [the diabetes charity] JDRF, and the Boys and Girls Club ... then the hell with it. As we say, pour the smoke," Sheen told TMZ.
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    Post by Tony Marino on Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:18 pm

    Who cares.



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    Post by Nystyle709 on Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:09 pm

    Cool



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    Post by Alan Smithee on Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:37 pm

    Tony Marino wrote:Who cares.

    The service people who benefit? Shrugs (Oh well…)



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    Post by wants2laugh on Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:53 am

    I think it is cool... and if all those people with power all donated as much to charity as they spend on drugs, vacations, a 10th home, yachts,and even just an outfit they would wear to the red carpet--- this place would be such a better place!




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