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Lynn Crosbie live-tweets Charlie Sheen; Russell Peters to co-host

Actor Charlie Sheen gestures towards fans as he arrives for a sentencing hearing at the Pitkin County Courthouse in Aspen, Colorado, Aug. 2, 2010.

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Charlie Sheen is on a 20-city North American tour, modestly titled "Violent Torpedo of Truth / Defeat is Not an Option." The actor, recently fired from the hit show Two and a Half Men, has openly criticized the show's producers and CBS network brass. He has also made headlines in connection with stories of substance abuse and a hard-partying lifestyle.

Sheen stumbled badly on the tour's opening night April 2 in Detroit, prompting boos, heckling and demands for refunds. Will Thursday's date in Toronto go better?

Columnist Lynn Crosbie, who has written extensively about the troubled star, is set to review the performance at Massey Hall beginning at 8 p.m. Follow her tweets here.

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Early Thursday, Sheen announced via Twitter that Brampton, Ont. comedian Russell Peters would co-host the show for both nights, adding a measure of star power, and perhaps raising the entertainment quotient somewhat. Sheen gave away two tickets to the first person to correctly guess the identity of the co-host.

Russell Peters confirmed the news via Twitter



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