Keeping it classy, Charlie. Sheen made a ‘surprise’ appearance tonight as the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Entertainment Law Section honored Marty Singer as its Entertainment Lawyer Of The Year. Singer, of course, represented Sheen during the legal war with Warner Bros and executive producer Chuck Lorre over the actor’s messy exit from the hit CBS TV series Two And A Half Men. Alluding to that battle, Sheen claimed onstage, “I never screwed any hooker as hard as Marty screwed Warner Brothers. I got a 100 million reasons to say thank you to Marty.” Sheen then stopped and assured the Lavely & Singer litigator, “Marty, I didn’t write this shit.” Longtime Singer client Tom Arnold emceed the dinner, whose celeb guests included Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Travolta, Kelly Preston and Dog The Bounty Hunter in person at the Beverly Hills Hotel. William Friedkin and Sharon Stone were guest speakers, as were last year’s honoree Ken Kleinberg and Singer’s daughter Jacqueline. Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Scarlett Johannson, Priscilla Presley, Don Rickles, Paula Abdul and publicists Stan Rosenfield and Paul Bloch appeared in a tribute video to Singer. Earlier in the evening, Jeff Goldblum narrated a video about the history of the BHBA. “Here, tonight, I recognize some of the people I sued,” Singer joked. A number of Singer’s clients took out congratulatory ads in the evening’s program. Here’s a sample:
Yea, though I walk through the valley of San Fernando, I fear no man: for my litigator is a mean son of a bi@*#; keep fightin the bad guys. Love – Mike Myers
You’re so good, Marty, I try to get into trouble just to hang out with you. Congratulations! – Sylvester Stallone
Congratulations on this honor! – Eddie Murphy
Thank you Marty for all your years of service to the entertainment industry and for helping us navigate and understand the complex legal rules we all thrive to work within. Love, – John Travolta
If your troubles, like a melody, continue to linger. Simply call Marty Singer with your index finger. Thank you for your always extraordinary help. Your friendship. Thanks for it all. With love, – James Caan
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