NEW YORK (
announced plans to launch
Tiger Blood Radio
, a 24-hour channel dedicated to the ongoing controversy surrounding Charlie Sheen.
Tiger Blood Radio
will launch on Sirius channel 108 and XM channel 139 on Saturday, March 5, at 6 a.m. EST. The station will be on the air for 24 hours, and conclude on March 6 at 6 a.m. EST.
The station was created "in response to the national conversation sparked by the recent events surrounding actor Charlie Sheen," Sirius said in a press release on Friday.
The satellite radio company likely chose to use the phrase "Tiger Blood" in the station's name after Sheen has said, on multiple occasions, that he has tiger blood in his veins.
"I'm different. I have a different constitution, I have a different brain, I have a different heart. I got tiger blood, man," Sheen has been quoted as saying.
The exclusive channel will give listeners a recap of the recent events in Sheen's life, from a multitude of angles. The station will air archival
clips, featuring Sheen's current girlfriend Bree Olson, who he has referred to as a "goddess."
Sheen's ex-fiance and Spice Radio host Ginger Lynn will be featured on the station as well to share stories of their relationship.
The 45-year-old actor has been dominating headlines ever since he was rushed to the hospital a month ago. After he was released, he reportedly checked himself into a rehabilitation center, which prompted
and Warner Bros., a unit of
place production of Two and a Half Men on hiatus
A few weeks later, just as the show was set to resume production, the
after Sheen made some pejorative comments about Chuck Lorre, the show's producer.
In remarks to Web site
last week, Sheen called Lorre, among other things, a "charlatan (who) chose not to do his job," and a "stupid, stupid little man," according to a
Since the show's cancellation, Sheen has dominated the media spotlight. He has appeared on a number of talk shows to discuss both his professional and personal life, and registered the
Twitter handle, which gained over 1 million followers within 24 hours online.
"I'm tired of pretending like I'm not special," Sheen told NBC's Jeff Rossen in an interview on the
earlier this week. "I'm tired of pretending like I'm not bitching a total fricking rock star from Mars, and people can't figure me out; they can't process me. I don't expect them to. You can't process me with a normal brain."
In his interview with Rossen on Monday, Sheen called the situation with CBS and Lorre a "war" and said that he believes the network owes him a big public apology.
"I'm not angry, I'm passionate," Sheen told Rossen. "It's that everybody thinks I should be begging for my job back, and I'm just going to forewarn them that it's everybody else that's going to be begging me for their job back."
Sheen returned to the show on Wednesday after his twin sons were removed from his home by authorities late Tuesday.
The two-year-old twin boys, Bob and Max, were removed from the home where Sheen lives with two girlfriends, after his estranged wife Brooke Mueller filed a restraining order against him alleging that he was abusive to her.
In his television appearance on Wednesday, Sheen said that he hopes to work it out with Mueller and regain joint custody.
"I want you to reach out to me and tell me where our sons are," Sheen said in a message to Mueller on television. "Brooke, I'm sorry you felt this had to be done in this way, but this does not display any responsible parenting. I think that cooler and smarter and leveler heads can prevail."
-- Written by Theresa McCabe in Boston.
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