Welcome To My Book Blog

A place to update and discuss facts surrounding the controversial, tragic death of legendary Hollywood film actress, wife and mother, Natalie Wood who drowned mysteriously Nov. 29, 1981 off Catalina Island. Thank you for visiting.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Charlie Sheen wants his job back. Robert Wagner gets a new gig.

I realize this post title may seem unrelated, but it's the way my mind works: I was thinking about Charlie Sheen this morning after hearing he's hinting about wanting his job back on "Two and a Half Men." It made me wonder how Sheen and Wagner got along when they worked together for a season on "Men."
I wondered if their personalities clashed or if they revered each other... if Sheen was in awe of Wagner the way actor Michael Weatherly is said to have been.

In my opinion, Sheen is a classic example of how drugs and booze ultimately fries the brain. As Dennis has been accused of that same thing, I always wished I had a public example to compare him with and now I do -- in Charlie Sheen.  Listen to one of Charlie's interviews compared to Dennis's voice in the interviews. The difference is astounding. That's because being a drunk and being drunk are TWO different things! Sheen is a drug-drenched brain talking and the other is a consciencious voice. I'm sure you've seen Charlies's rants and raves and now he's even selling tickets for it. I assure you, Dennis Davern is at the other end of the spectrum. I get so tired of hearing that Dennis's brain is destroyed by drugs and booze. That kind of talk comes from people who can't accept truth, period.

I fear for the women in Charlie Sheen's life. I truly believe he's to the point where anger may help him along in accomplishing terrible things. There's plenty of evidence. I hope he seeks professional help because his self-help isn't working. I hope it's true he is "clean" but it hardly appears that way. Maybe the damage is too far gone. I saw Donald Trump proudly showing the room he let Sheen stay in while recently in New York for a show....as if we should consider it a true reflection of class and dignity that Charlie didn't trash the hotel room.

I saw a promotion about Robert Wagner being cast as the new voice of Charlie for "Charlie's Angels." Sure, he wants that job. If you can't beat them, join them, right? Wagner lost his major lawsuit against the producers of "Charlie's Angels" a few years back, and I'm sure those producers expected more trouble from Wagner with a new "Angel's" show airing. Easiest to just give him the job of the voice? Also, is "Charlie's Angels" really the best pick for a show that should never go away for good?

Okay, I'm in a cynical mood this morning. I apologize if all of this sounds like a biased rant. It is.

Drugs and alcohol can alter a person's brain. Heavy drinking takes its toll ... by the time Wagner was in his 50's, the heavy drinking obviously was getting the better ... the worst... of him. Coupled with anger and jealousy, he became the victim of his own dangerous habit. In any case, we know the results of his anger and rage: there is a tragic victim who to this day has not received her justice for it. I sure hope nothing similar happens to any of Sheen's exes or to his current day "goddesses" who are simply young and, well, fearless. They seem to have no clue what they are involved with, as Natalie had no clue that she couldn't have a justified argument with her husband the night she "left us" (as Wagner puts it).  

But, we'll get to hear "Charlie's voice" -- smooth and wise and full of concern for his "angels" -- when the new series airs. People will think it's the "legendary actor's" great new role. Hooray for Hollywood. People will forget that media and law enforcement has allowed time to result in immunity for his horrid actions and deliberate choices the night Natalie Wood drowned.

As Jim Dykes said in his Wagner anecdote: it's makes me want to lose my breakfast.


  1. If I were in a position to actually meet Charlie Sheen, Marti, I would make it a point to stay far, far away. I would fear being alone with that man. I would fear being alone with Wagner and would never put myself in that position. Poor Natalie! She loved him and didn't realize how out of control he'd become or what he was capable of when threatened.

    Now, Dennis is nothing like Charlie Sheen! Nothing! Good grief! Dennis took a drink or a Quaalude, etc., "back when" and lived the "Hollywood lifestyle," but Dennis didn't let it get out of hand, and Dennis quit as he matured. I have great respect for Dennis Davern for not letting his life get out of control. It would be easy to do when one is very young and exposed to powerful people in Hollywood. But the fact is, Dennis did not let things get out of control. He built a business and had a family who loves him. He is speaking up for Natalie, and stands beside you all the way, Marti, as all of us do.

    Marti, please know that both you and Dennis are greatly appreciated by those of us not afraid to look at the truth. We will always stand with you and Dennis!

    I read a quote today that reminded me of you, Marti - "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter" - Martin Luther King

    Natalie's death matters!

  2. Gabrielle,

    Thank you! What a powerful quote to read during this overwhelming time when I'm working harder on reports than I did the actual manuscript for GNGS. I want no stone unturned in Natalie's death. It is complicated only because SO MANY aspects point to her death being NON-accidental, that, ironically, it makes it even MORE SIMPLE to recognize how and why she died that terrible night.

    Yes, it takes its toll on me, and although I never question why I stay focused on it, I sometimes question why we meet with such resistance and that makes it doubly hard to understand.

    One of the things I hoped readers would recognize in GNGS was that I was just a regular person who had this story cried out to me. I felt Natalie's pain as well as Dennis's pain...onto feeling so many others' pain! (Lyn, Marilyn, Roger...) I wasn't trying to write a typical book, and I cared little what reviewers or critics would say of "the writing." Although I did my best to abide by the literal rules of writng, I hoped mostly that people would see the truth...the personal details involved that invaded so many lives over Natalie's death, including the lives of those READING!

    I know that most of you reading this blog feel the same way and we're not giving up, and to have the word "we" now in this effort is what drives us all the more.

    I'm still calling this "Natalie's year" -- thanks in greater part to all of you!