Charlie Sheen has been granted visitation rights with his twin sons Bob and Max as his custody battle with ex-wife Brooke Mueller continues. The actor was furious when the boys were placed under the temporary guardianship of Mueller's brother Scott in November (13), and has publicly slammed his ex-wife, the Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) and the judge handling the case despite a gag order that meant he could be held in contempt of court.
During a hearing in California on Tuesday (17Dec13), Mueller said she had no interest in pursuing the charge against the Anger Management actor and a judge granted Sheen two 120-minute monitored visits a week, according to TMZ.com.
Providing he receives good reviews from the Los Angeles DCFS, the actor's time with the boys will be gradually increased until the parents are sharing custody of the children equally.
The twins were placed in the custody of another of Sheen's ex-wives, Denise Richards, following a drugs raid on Mueller's house in May (13), but in November (13), Richards claimed she could no longer manager the boys' increasingly bad behaviour.
Mueller's brother was then given temporary guardianship.
Charlie Sheen has hit out at his ex-wife Denise Richards after reportedly discovering he will not be spending Christmas with his daughters. Sheen is said to have been planning to join his former partner and their two daughters, Sam, nine, and Lola, eight, over the holidays, but sources tell TMZ.com the girls' mother has pulled the plug on the plans.
The actor has now taken to his Twitter.com account to vent his fury at Richards, posting a picture of a baseball bat given to the couple as a wedding souvenir chopped into pieces, with the caption, "The lie is over. I'm done being treated like a relative with a one-way ticket... DuhNeese."
Reports suggest the Anger Management star will also spend the holidays apart from the twin sons he shares with Brooke Mueller.
The four-year-old boys, Max and Bob, will be with their temporary guardian, Mueller's brother Scott, while the former couple's custody battle continues.
Charlie Sheen has ignored a court-appointed gag order and blasted officials at Los Angeles County's Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) in an online rant. Earlier this month (Nov13), a judge warned the actor that he could face jail time if he violated an order relating to his ongoing custody battle with his ex-wife Brooke Mueller and spoke publicly about the case or the reality TV star's drug use.
He tested the ruling on 8 November (13) when he attacked DCFS bosses after they approved plans for his former brother-in-law, Scott Mueller, to take over as temporary guardian of the actor's twin sons.
In a Twitter.com rant, he wrote, "so lemme see if I got this straight. my twin boys are now in harms way and in grave danger. being 'raised' by a gaggle of incompetent and lascivious marionettes all ruled and fooled by an adderol (sic) snorting husk called Brooke. and guess what CPS and 'I'm Italian' judge anus-brain, you may have gagged me temporarily, but mark my unspoken words, anything happens to my boys, and you will know get to know me, know who I truly am, a loving father. tag - I'm it."
He later added, "and if this means being jailed for loving and trying to protect my children, then go for it. I have as many friends on the inside as i do out here. my passion WILL NOT be silenced. you are all now standing in my way. I'd recommend a shift in your geography."
The outspoken star escaped legal action following that tweet, and took aim at the DCFS officials again on Tuesday (26Nov13), using cryptic alternative acronyms for the agency.
He wrote, "Dungeness Crab Fo Shizzle. Dooshes Can't Foil Sheen. Disengaging Charlie Feels Safe. Deny Completely Forensic Stats."
Mueller lost custody of the four-year-old twins she shares with Sheen in May (13), following a drugs raid on her home.
She subsequently checked in to a rehab facility and Sheen's other ex-wife Denise Richards took the boys in. She gave up caring for the twins last month (Oct13) after claiming they had become unruly and had started to bully her daughters and pick on the family pets. She urged DCFS bosses to consider having the boys evaluated for behavioural issues.
The twins' uncle has moved in to his sister's former home to care for her sons as she attempts to to regain custody.
A judge has yet to comment on Sheen's latest rant.
Denise Richards was stunned and embarrassed when a private letter she sent to Child Protective Services officials regarding the welfare of her ex-husband Charlie Sheen's sons went public. The former Bond girl relinquished responsibility of four-year-old twins Max and Bob earlier this month (Nov13) after urging Los Angeles CPS bosses to consider having the boys evaluated for behavioural issues.
In a letter to a leading official, she detailed what horrors the twins could be, taunting and attacking her daughters and her pets and playing with their faeces.
But she never intended the letter to go viral and was horrified when was picked up by media outlets.
She tells U.S. news show Entertainment Tonight, "I was sick about it... I was angry... Then I stopped and had to think, 'Oh my God, what did I write in that?' It was a very personal thing. I was embarrassed... I thought, 'Maybe I should have done it differently.'
"It wasn't, like, a court document, it wasn't a declaration, I purposely went that way to write something personal as a mom and all of that. I was very upset that something like that would become public."
Richards took on responsibility of Max and Bob and welcomed them into her home when their mother, Brooke Mueller, checked into rehab following a drugs raid on her home earlier this year (13).
The boys' uncle - Mueller's brother - has been given custody of them and he has moved in to his sister's former home to care for them as she tries to regain custody.
Charlie Sheen was forced to cancel an appearance at a film festival in Mexico on Saturday (16Nov13) after his private plane suffered a mechanical glitch. The actor was set to attend the Baja Film Festival with his ex-wife Denise Richards and their two daughters, nine-year-old Sam, and eight-year-old Lola, but he axed the trip due to problems with his jet which he branded "potentially life threatening".
Sheen took to Twitter.com to post a photo of himself posing with Richards and the young girls as they sat aboard the plane, and issued an apology to festival organisers.
He writes, "I'd like to apologise to Pablo Sanchez-Navarro Hotel El Gonzo, the good people of Cabo who organised the film festival, as well as all of my fans in attendance. I boarded my plane this am (morning) with Denise, my daughters Sam and Lola, as well as my publicist Jeff Ballard and life long best friend Tony Todd.
"I allotted ample time to attend the event in a punctual and safe capacity. However we encountered a mechanical diversion that rendered the trip potentially life threatening. The generous offer was made to have a replacement plane scoop us up, and deliver us to said event. The problem is for a myriad of reasons that are both practical and ethereal and completely rooted in a gut check 'safety first' code, I will NOT fly my family my friends or myself on any other aircraft.
"This is a non negotiable rule of mine as it lives in concert with zero wiggle room for maybes or friendly coercion. As I write this my plane is still not launch ready therefore leaving us all with zero options to attend the event on time. I am beyond apologetic and I ask all involved, to exercise grace and understanding in and around the headaches I'm certain this has created."
Notorious mob boss James 'Whitey' Bulger, the man who inspired Jack Nicholson's sinister character in The Departed, has been handed two life sentences following his conviction for racketeering. The former fugitive, 84, was found guilty in August (13) for his role in 11 of the 19 murders he was charged with, while he was acquitted of seven slayings and a conclusion on an eighth could not be reached.
Prosecutors claimed the killings all took place throughout the 1970s and 1980s, before he fled Boston, Massachusetts and went on the run. He became one of the FBI's 10 most wanted fugitives, but was captured by law enforcement officials in California in 2011.
Bulger, who refused to testify in his two-month trial, was sentenced in Boston on Thursday (14Nov13), when Judge Denise Casper told the defendant his crimes were "heinous" and "all about money".
She added, "The testimony of human suffering that you and your associates inflicted on others was at times agonizing to hear and painful to watch."
Judge Casper then sentenced Bulger to two consecutive life sentences, in addition to another five years.
The convicted gangster has become the subject of two upcoming movies, with Matt Damon set to portray him in a film directed by pal Ben Affleck, while Johnny Depp recently dropped out of another picture, Black Mass.
Charlie Sheen's troubled ex-wife Brooke Mueller has been hit with a lawsuit from a former nanny who alleges she is owed up to $10 million (GBP6.6 million) in unpaid overtime wages. Norma Lavizzo, who previously took care of Mueller's kids, is claiming she worked way over her scheduled 40-hour weeks, but received zero overtime pay, according to TMZ.com.
In the suit, Lavizzo alleges she was put on call by Mueller and had to make herself available 24 hours a day. She also claims she worked non-stop during a four-day family trip to Miami, Florida.
The former nanny apparently attempted to settle the matter with Mueller privately before filing suit, but her negotiations did not succeed and she's now asking for $10 million.
The reality TV star's problems are beginning to pile up as she battles for custody of her twin sons after a rehab stint - she has been forced to move out of the home Sheen bought for her as her brother moves in to look after her sons.
In May (13), the four-year-old twins were placed in the care of Sheen's second ex-wife, actress Denise Richards, after Mueller lost custody of them following a drugs bust that prompted her to check into a rehabilitation facility.
Last week (05Nov13), Richards insisted she could no longer take care of the kids because they were terrorising her daughters and pets. The boys were handed over to Mueller's brother, Scott Mueller.
Charlie Sheen is placing the house he bought for his ex-wife Brooke Mueller on the market as they continue to fight over custody of their twin boys. The Platoon star has been left furious by the latest developments in their kids' care, after a judge allowed Mueller's brother to move into his sister's Los Angeles home following his appointment as the four year olds' temporary guardian last week (ends08Nov13).
The former realtor has agreed to relocate to keep the peace as she is currently attempting to regain full custody, six months after she was stripped of her parental rights following a drugs bust in May (13).
As a result of the latest drama, Sheen has decided to offload the pad he bought for Mueller and his boys in a bid to oust his ex from the gated community, where both he and another ex, Denise Richards, have homes.
However, the actor has no interest in making money on the sale of the $4.8 million (£3.2 million) house - because as part of their divorce settlement, Mueller, who is sober after completing treatment in rehab, would get half of any profit, reports TMZ.com.
The sober coach who is overseeing reality TV star Brooke Mueller's recovery insists he has no doubt Charlie Sheen's ex-wife will beat her demons and regain custody of the couple's twin sons. Mueller lost custody of the four year olds in May (13) following a drug bust at her home, which prompted her to check into rehab.
Actress Denise Richards, who is another of Sheen's exes, took on the boys while their mother was seeking help for an ongoing substance abuse problem, but the actress recently insisted she could no longer look after Max and Bob because they were terrorising her daughters and pets.
Last week (ends08Nov13), the boys' uncle was handed custody of the twins and he has reportedly moved in to the home Sheen bought for his sister. Mueller has agreed to move out until she wins back custody.
Mueller's sober coach Carmine Thompson now hopes she gets her sons back soon because his charge is a "great mum", who has been sober for seven months since her relapse.
He tells news show Entertainment Tonight, "We test her (for drugs) constantly... She is clean and sober."
Thompson adds, "She is a fantastic mother. It's refreshing to watch... I think she's a great parent... If I was a four year old, she's the kind of mom I would want."
However, he admits Mueller is still at risk of relapsing again following her most recent stint in rehab - her 20th.
The sober coach says, "Relapse does happen and, in Brooke's case, that's an immediate concern."
Charlie Sheen is risking jail time by ignoring warnings not to trash his ex-wife Brooke Mueller online after learning her brother has been given custody of their sons. On Friday (08Nov13), a Los Angeles judge approved plans for the four-year-old twins' uncle, Scott Mueller, to take over as their new temporary guardian - and for him to move in with his sister, a recovering addict, as she continues to attempt to win back custody of the boys following a spell in rehab.
Officials at the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) granted Scott Mueller the responsibility of caring for Bob and Max after another of Sheen's exes, Denise Richards - their previous temporary guardian - revealed she could no longer look after the boys due to allegations about their increasingly bad behaviour.
Reports suggest Scott will be moving in with his sister this weekend (09-10Nov13) - and Sheen is far from happy.
Despite threats of jail time if he violates a gagging order on the custody case or his ex-wife's drug problems, the actor took to Twitter.com on Friday night (08Nov13) to vent his thoughts about the welfare of his sons.
He raged, "so lemme see if I got this straight. my twin boys are now in harms way and in grave danger. being 'raised' by a gaggle of incompetent and lascivious marionettes all ruled and fooled by an adderol snorting husk called Brooke. and guess what CPS and 'I'm Italian' judge anus-brain, you may have gagged me temporarily, but mark my unspoken words, anything happens to my boys, and you will know get to know me, know who I truly am, a loving father. tag - I'm it."
He later added, "and if this means being jailed for loving and trying to protect my children, then go for it.
"I have as many friends on the inside as i do out here. my passion WILL NOT be silenced. you are all now standing in my way. I'd recommend a shift in your geography."