Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times
As the former "Two and a Half Men" star and Warner Bros. neared a $25-million settlement, Sheen seemed to be going on an apology tour that reeked of damage control and casted the onetime warlock in a tiger blood-free light. "The Tonight Show," "Today," the Emmy Awards, "The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen" and Twitter were just a few places hit with torpedoes of reparation.
The lessons: Sheen hit rock bottom when he was fired from "Two and a Half Men" last winter; he thought he could return to the CBS show despite his behavior and lashing out at creator Chuck Lorre and costar Jon Cryer; he wishes the sitcom the best, along with its new star Ashton Kutcher; and he still doesn't really know what happened during the rampant media frenzy. Sheen also said he's seeing his kids a lot more, and he's "mending fences" with ex-wives Denise Richards and Brooke Mueller. For a roundup of his apologies, click here