NEW YORK — Charlie Sheen was hospitalized Tuesday for a psychiatric evaluation after a woman told police he was throwing furniture and yelling in his hotel room, a law enforcement official said. His publicist blamed an allergic reaction to medication.

Police were called to The Plaza by hotel security at about 2 a.m. and Sheen appeared highly intoxicated, the official said. The actor was not arrested and went voluntarily. The official was not authorized to speak publicly about the encounter and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.

Sheen’s publicist Stan Rosenfield said the 45-year-old was expected to be released today.

“Charlie had an adverse allergic reaction to some medication and was taken to the hospital,” he said.

It’s not clear who the woman in the hotel room was. Sheen was in New York on a family vacation. His ex-wife, actress Denise Richards, and their two children, Sam, 6, and Lola, 5, also were staying at the hotel in a different room, the official said.

Sheen, the star of CBS’ “Two and a Half Men,” has had past problems with alcohol and drugs that have landed him in legal trouble and has spent time in rehabilitation centers.

Michael J. Fox celebrates 25th anniversary of ‘Back to the Future’

NEW YORK — No need for time travel for Michael J. Fox. The actor said he’s happy with his life just the way it is.

In fact, Fox said if he could jump in a DeLorean time machine – like his “Back to the Future” character Marty McFly – and share any advice, he would say “keep doing what you’re doing.” Fox says the role brought him to where he is now and he “wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.”

Fox marked the 25th anniversary of “Back to the Future” at an event Monday in New York City.

Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991. He will appear on an episode of “The Good Wife” on CBS.

Willow has hit single with funky hair song

 

NEW YORK — When Willow Smith explained why she entered the music business, she talked about expressing her individuality, and wanting to help people with her message. But she also acknowledged that she wanted to be famous like her “mommy and daddy.”

She’s well on her way now. The 9-year-old daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith has become a viral sensation with her first single, “Whip My Hair.” The official version of the video has gotten more than 7 million views on YouTube; there was even a popular video that mashed the song with the Sesame Street “I Love My Hair” video.

Willow’s funky song, which made its debut on iTunes on Tuesday, is even being played in the clubs, and she’s due to release her first album on Jay-Z’s Roc Nation sometime next year.

Janet eyes Brazilian music

 

NEW YORK — Janet Jackson says despite winning numerous Grammy Awards, gracing the big and small screens and having an Academy Award nomination under her belt she still has a long to-do list.

The 44-year-old star of the new big-screen drama “For Colored Girls” says she’d love to foray into Brazilian music and jazz, genres she grew up listening to. She said Monday at the movie’s New York City premiere that Brazilian music is “a great love” of hers.

She says her other professional goals include becoming an action star and doing a sci-fi film.