Date: 19th October 2000
CHARLIE SHEEN put his SPIN CITY predecessor MICHAEL J FOX in the hot seat when he recorded his recent guest spot on WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE in America - by calling on him to help him win charity thousands.
The actor, who has replaced Fox in the hit sitcom, listed his pal as one of his options in the 'Phone A Friend' section of the show and wasted no time in calling on him. Sheen says, "I was playing for his charity so if he got the answer wrong it was his fault. He got it right."
Coy Sheen refuses to say just how well he did on the show, but reveals he made more than $32,000 (£21,000). He also reveals what question stumped him right at the end of his stint - 'What billionaire had a rock band called GROWN MEN?'
Sheen adds, "There were the four choices - two names I'd never heard of and RICHARD BRANSON and PAUL ALLEN. It was Paul Allen but I figured Branson started VIRGIN RECORDS, so that was my predicament." (KL/WNV/RGS)