An article in Daily Finance discusses the possibility of Charlie Sheen's recent stunts to be good news for a lot of people. The biggest winners in this situation are the tabloids. There's always a lot of celebrity gossip, but seldom are there topics that everyone is constantly discussing. And the people that don't know what's going on will want to be in the loop soon, and what better way than to buy a magazine with an extensive story on the whole thing. As demand for their products increase, they can increase their prices and also increase production. It's probably not a big enough production increase to affect employment, but it does affect products produced, which helps the nation's GDP.
It seems as though CBS would be hurt by Charlie's behavior, but it's actually doing just fine. Even though new Two and a Half Men episodes aren't airing right now, more and more people are tuning in for the re-runs. This way, advertisers still get their money's worth and they get it on people who may not watch CBS normally. That might mean an increase in sales for them. As more people spend on their products, they'll spend more money in their employee's salaries, which will allow the employees to spend more, and the business cycle continues.