Charlie Sheen joins Twitter amid custody concerns

Wednesday March 2, 2011

Since CBS halted production of his TV sitcom, Charlie Sheen has embarked on a prolific media campaign, appearing onscreen in a number of offbeat interviews.

And now he has a new method of communication at his disposal – Twitter.

On Tuesday, the troubled star, 45, signed up to the popular socialising network, and within an hour he had gained more than 220,000 followers.

For his first tweet, Charlie – who describes himself as an "unemployed winner"– posted a picture of himself and one of his two live-in 'goddess' girlfriends, adult actress Bree Olson, holding up chocolate milk and fruit juice (pictured).

It was accompanied by the caption: "Winning! Choose your vice."

Meanwhile, there are reports in the US that the actor has lost custody of his twin sons.

People magazine has reported that police officers visited his Beverly Hills home on Tuesday to remove Bob and Max, 23-months, from his care.

According to TMZ, his estranged wife Brooke Mueller won a restraining order against Charlie earlier that day, based on allegations he has been physically and verbally abusive.

In her legal declaration, the mum-of-two reportedly expressed concern Charlie, who she described as "currently insane", will "find me and attack me".

"I am in great fear for the children's safety while in his care," she added.

A hearing has been set for March 22 to establish whether the restraining order will be extended. Both Charlie and Brooke, who filed for divorce in February, are required to attend.

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