Charlie Sheen: Will He Really Buy New House?

charlie sheenCharlie Sheen is said to be in escrow on a house owned by Hollywood heavyweight Mike Medavoy. Medavoy, the chairman and CEO of Phoenix Pictures, bought this Beverly Hills, Calif., tract Mediterranean six months ago for $6 million and three months later put it back on the market for $7,495,000. Sheen supposedly paid full asking price, indicating that the only news he must read is stuff about himself, which of course there has been plenty of. The listing's status in the MLS is now pending.

But don't expect the actor to move in to the house.

He's allegedly buying it for ex-wife Denise Richards and may still be shopping for another place for
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ex-wife Brooke Mueller -- although that plan may be nixed since Mueller is now saying he threatened to "cut off her head" and "put it in a box." Talk like that can strain a relationship.

Sheen wants his kids closer to him so he can spend more time with them and they can all get to know their half-siblings better; yesterday the twins were removed from his custody, see after Mueller reported the threats to authorities.

Will this current deal fall apart? Anybody's guess, given Sheen's erratic behavior of late. Sources say he made an accepted offer a weeks ago on one of uber-agent Valerie Fitzgerald's pocket listings in Mulholland Estates but then withdrew it before escrow opened. Fitzgerald declined to comment.

For what it's worth, the house he is now in said to be in escrow in is a lovely 9,020-square-foot Mediterranean in a guard-gated community.

Without question, Sheen has been more than happy to oblige us of late for our fix of Stars Behaving Badly. He maintains that he's just a party animal with a lifestyle worth envying, and perhaps he is. The Goddesses, his two live-in girlfriends who help take care of his kids, certainly are lightning rods for media attention, especially the one who is a former porn star. But he does kind of raise eyebrows when he proclaims he's a "rock star from Mars."

On a practical note, the Hollywood Reporter says that if his show Two and a Half Men indeed shuts down permanently, it could jeopardize as much as $250 million in domestic syndication revenue for Warner Bros. Television -- not the mention the hardship on the cast and crew put out of work.

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