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- Posted on Mar 3rd 2011 4:00PM by Jenny Charlesworth
"His story has been told without him participating in it for so long," Coyne tells Spinner. "I'm sure he's so tired of the story being told by everyone else, so he's thinking, 'I'm going to tell it myself, and have some fun.'"
"I not really a fan," the singer adds. "I don't follow his 'Two and a Half Men' show -- I know that when my mother was alive, she loved it, so let that be said. I don't really care that much. But I think he definitely has something going on here."
"I don't think he takes himself that serious," Coyne says. "I don't want to make it seem like alcohol and drug addiction and abusing your wife isn't serious, though."
Though Coyne has never gone so far as to hype his skills at "winning" nor purport to have "tiger blood," but he does relate to Sheen's new-found faith in Twitter, and respects the "unemployed winner" (what Sheen has dubbed himself on his Twitter profile) for taking to the Internet to share his side of his bizarre plight.
"I'm all for the immediacy of Twitter as a way to engage with people," says Coyne. "I think someone like him that's already kind of doing crazy s--- could be interesting [to follow]."
While Sheen clearly doesn't need tips when it comes to the social networking site -- since activating his Twitter account Tuesday, he's collected over a million followers -- Coyne would still be a good go-to guy as he's known to pepper his Twitter with off-the-wall tweets as part of his fan outreach.
"People that are interested, I'm just giving them a daily update of whatever I'm doing," he says. "Honestly, they have allowed me to have this marvelous life so I'm showing them, 'Look at what I'm doing with all the money and all the attention, this is what I'm doing.' I'm making gummy bear skulls one day, the next morning I'm making 12-inch colored vinyl and then I'm being touched by eight Tibetan monks at the same time. I'm not wasting these opportunities and so I feel obligated to say, 'here's what I'm doing, I'm making full use of it.'"
With one guy talking about "gummy bear skulls" and the other about "Adonis DNA," perhaps this tweeting two-some has some real common ground. But though Coyne's twitter feed might appear a little far-out, he's firmly planted in reality. Sheen on the other hand? We're not so sure. Though on Twitter he does seem to be "winning!"