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Charlie Sheen changes script in Chicago

Charlie Sheen walks with an unidentified woman to the stage door at the Fox Theatre in Detroit on April 2, 2011, to start his show. Getty

(CBS/AP) CHICAGO - You can't say Charlie Sheen doesn't learn from his mistakes.

After being heckled and booed at the first stop of his tour in Detroit, the 45-year-old actor changed the script when he went on stage in Chicago on Sunday night.

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He used a talk show-style format with an interviewer asking the actor questions about his life, and it seemed to help. Unlike in Detroit, audience members weren't leaving in droves Sunday and seemed more receptive to the actor.

As in Detroit, the former "Two and a Half Men" star got a standing ovation when he took to the stage at the historic 3,600-seat Chicago Theatre. Some audience members chanted "Detroit sucks."

During the show, Sheen smoked cigarettes and answered questions from a master of ceremonies, talking about his marriages, his career and his life with the women he calls his "goddesses."

"They have not disallowed me everything that makes me happy. Period. The end," Sheen said of the former porn star and an actress who live with him.

Sheen also had some snappy comebacks for the interviewer.

Asked how many times he had been married, he said, "Seven-thousand. That's why I'm broke."

Asked why he's "paid for sex" in the past, Sheen responded, "Because I had millions to blow. I ran out of things to buy."

Early on, Sheen urged the crowd in an obscenity-laced statement "not to become (expletive) Detroit tonight. Let's show Detroit how it's (expletive) done.

Before the show, audience members said they had low expectations based on what they heard and read about the inaugural performance in Sheen's "My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not an Option" tour.

"We figured we'd try it out and see what happens, and if it's bad, we'll leave," said Katie Iglehart, 23, of Chicago, who was attending the show with a friend.

Sheen's Detroit show began with thunderous applause but ended 70 minutes later. In between, Sheen tried to appease his audience with rants, a rapper and a question and answer session, ultimately concluding the first show was "an experiment."

Sheen has made headlines in recent years as much for his drug use, failed marriages, custody disputes and run-ins with the police, as for his acting. Martin Sheen has compared his son's struggle with addiction to a cancer patient's struggle for survival.

In August, the wayward star pleaded guilty in Aspen, Colo., to misdemeanor third-degree assault after a Christmas Day altercation with his third wife, Brooke Mueller. The couple have since finalized their divorce.

Sheen's behavior, which included lashing out at "Two and a Half Men" producer Chuck Lorre, finally became too much for Warner Bros. Television, which fired him March 7.

Sheen fired back with a $100 million lawsuit and all-out media assault in which he informed the world about his standing as a "rock star from Mars" with "Adonis DNA."

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