We’ve been duped! Yesterday, I blogged about Charlie Sheen‘s appearance in Phoenix for Cinco De Mayo tomorrow. As it turns out, he will NOT be here. My father always told me, “don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched.” I wish someone had told that to the owner of Aunt Chilada’s!
(Courtesy of Kellie Hwang – Arizona Republic)
Charlie Sheen will be at Aunt Chilada’s Squaw Peak on Cinco de Mayo, just not the real one.
A Sheen impersonator, instead, will mingle at the bash on Thursday evening.
Several Valley news outlets reported today that the eccentric actor planned to show up at the north Phoenix restaurant for its “Place to be Sheen” party on Thursday, but owner Kenneth Nagel said that isn’t the case anymore.
“It started with the idea of a lookalike contest, and a good customer and prominent businessman told me he had contact with Charlie Sheen’s manager and he might be able to get Charlie to stop by,” Nagel said. “I started to tell people . . . and made a reservation for (Sheen) at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak (Resort), and the news got out and now we can’t get a phone call back.”
The Sheen-inspired celebration will still go on. The party will feature Tiger Blood Margaritas inspired by Sheen’s infamous quote, and a “Goddess” contest with a $500 grand prize. One of Sheen’s Goddesses, Bree Olson, recently dumped the actor.
Still, there is a tiny glimmer of hope that Sheen might walk into the fiesta unannounced.
“If Charlie does arrive, we’ll take him and the impersonator and decide which one looks more like him,” Nagel said.