Charlie Sheen, pictured during an interview, in November on NBC's "Today" in New York, has granted exclusive interviews to the National Enquirer and Radar online, which broke the story about his HIV-positive status. (Peter Kramer/NBC via AP)

Scoop: Charlie Sheen: ‘I should have been more responsible’

Having revealed his HIV secret, Charlie Sheen, so recently associated with illicit substances and debauchery, talked about his wild past and future hopes in an interview with Radar online’s Dylan Howard. Here’s an excerpt:

Q: Did you ever consider that your partying lifestyle might result in consequences like this?
A: Hindsight is 20/20, right? I should have thought of it a little bit more. I mean, there’s nothing I can do to change it. But I should have been more responsible.

Q: Knowing what you know now, would you go back and change the life you’ve lived?
A: I would change three things: one, I would have never started smoking.

Q: Why?
A: Because it’s one of the worst things for you and the hardest things to quit. Two, I would have never gotten a single tattoo. They’re hard to get rid of! … Three, I never would have done cocaine. I would never have started any of those.

Q: Why cocaine?
A: Um, have you been following the media? It’s a losing proposition!

Q: Do you ever wonder how you’re still alive after all you’ve subjected yourself to?
A: It’s a bit baffling. I think if I find an answer to that, you and everyone else would love to know, including myself!

Gossip website Jezebel interestingly notes that Sheen, who shared the announcement of his HIV-status with the more celeb-friendly news source “The Today Show,” has returned to tabloids (The National Enquirer, which has the same owner as Radar) that exposed his story, and is suggesting they have helped him.

Not only have they taken a “weight” off, he says he wants to “reach your audience with my story and continue to shine a light on this disease while brilliant scientists continue to search for a cure.”

Meanwhile, ex-fiancee Brett Rossi filed a lawsuit against the actor Dec. 3, claiming he bullied her into getting an abortion after allegedly ranting she would give birth to a “retarded child” given his HIV status.

MADONNA’S KID WOES

Rocco Ritchie, Madonna’s 15-year-old son with British filmmaker Guy Ritchie, is refusing to come home from London to join his mom for the holidays in New York.

USA Today reports that Madonna went to court in Manhattan Wednesday (wearing a black cape) and won a court order to force Rocco to return.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Deborah Kaplan ordered Rocco to talk to his mom and revisit the issue of which parent he prefers to live with later.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Singer Louis Tomlinson of One Direction is 24. … S,F. Giant Gregor Blanco is 32. … “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest is 41. … Writer Stephenie Meyer is 42. … Singer Ricky Martin is 44. … Director Lee Daniels is 56. .. Novelist Mary Higgins Clark is 86.

–Wire report

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