Here are some small newly-released excerpts from the 49-year-old actor’s book (via THR):
On working with Charlie: “One day during the first season of Two and a Half Men, I got a knock on my trailer door. It was Charlie — my trailer was next to his — and he seemed panicked. ‘Dude! Dude! I need your help.’ ‘Sure thing,’ I said and ended the cellphone call I was on. ‘What’s going on?’ He handed me a heavy shopping bag. ‘Denise [Richards] is coming over,’ he said, ‘And I need you to hide something for me.’ Oh, boy, I thought. If this is drug paraphernalia…The bag was filled to the brim with porn.”
On hiring a hooker: “I was in a bad state right after my divorce, and I certainly didn’t feel dateable. I was an emotional basket case. What good was I to any woman I might have interest in? I decided I might as well pay someone for company and certain intimate pleasures so that I could at least get my equilibrium back with the opposite sex. Charlie suggested a few online purveyors he used, as this was when prostitution was gaining a foothold on the Internet.”
On Charlie’s Two and a Half Men exit: “I knew that Charlie, while being a gifted actor and a remarkably smart man, didn’t have the slightest f—ing idea how to put on a live stage show, even when he wasn’t loaded, but I figured he must have at least one person in his retinue of managers and hangers-on who knew what they were doing. Turns out I was wrong. His first few dates resembled exactly what happens when a bunch of assholes throw money at a drug addict to make him dance like a monkey.”
For more on Jon‘s book, visit HollywoodReporter.com.