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Looks like Ashton Kutcher is ‘winning’ the race for the new lead in Two and a Half Men. The Hollywood Reporter says, Kutcher has agreed to replace Charlie Sheen as the star of the CBS comedy for around $1 million per episode.
The former That 70’s Show star tweeted a cryptic confirmation Thursday night, writing: “what's the square root of 6.25?” The answer for the mathematically challenged among us is, of course, two-and-a-half.
On Good Morning America, contributor Chris Connelly says, after Sheen’s very public recent meltdown, the show’s producers were looking to go in a slightly different direction.
“Kutcher has no box-office bonanzas to his credit, but his ‘I’m up for anything’ appeal figures to make him a kinder, gentler hedonist, compared to the dark lechery of Sheen. … His hiring, like the news that rom-com icon Hugh Grant was also in the running for the role, suggests that Two and a Half Men’s producers will forgo the male audience that cheered on Charlie the bad boy, and opt instead to cast a lead more likely to set female hearts aflutter… like hers.”
But a writer for TIME is less impressed with the hire and questions if the producers really know what they want to do.
“My concern here is that, if reports are true that Hugh Grant was considered as well, Chuck Lorre and company don't really know what they're going to do yet, since I can't image they'd have retooled the show the same way around him.”
Adding: “One almost wonders whether the network simply decided to twist the knife in Sheen by picking someone, anyone, with more followers on Twitter than him, and Justin Bieber was unavailable.”
Finally, the move has one writer from CinemaBlend**** feeling… a little nostalgic.
“…not only are the late 90s a long time in the past, but everyone who defined them in pop culture is legitimately old now, and so am I. … He's old, I'm old, Two and a Half Men is probably still going to be terrible, and these are all obvious facts I think I need a little more time to process.”
No word yet on how exactly the show plans to introduce Kutcher’s character to the remaining one-and-a-half men, but however the math adds up, creator Chuck Lorre says: “People are going to love it.”
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"I can't replace Charlie Sheen but I'm going to work my ass off to entertain the hell out of people," Kutcher said. Warner cut the show short and fired Sheen two months ago amid outbursts and reported problems with drink and drugs.
Kutcher is a prolific tweeter and had earlier hinted on Twitter that he had the role, when he said: "What's the square root of 6.25?" (answer: 2.5).
"We are so lucky to have someone as talented, joyful and just plain remarkable as Ashton joining our family," said Chuck Lorre, the show's creator and executive producer. "Added to that is the deep sigh of relief knowing that our family stays together. If I was any happier, it'd be illegal."
Sheen, who played hedonistic jingle writer Charlie Harper, was involved in a series of incidents that suggested he had personal problems. Despite that, Two and a Half Men had continued its ratings success on the CBS network until Sheen's abrupt departure cut short the eighth series.
CBS said production on the ninth series of the comedy would start in the summer for broadcast in the autumn.
Ashton Kutcher is about to man up as the new star of CBS's Two and a Half Men, but according to TMZ his salary is more like "a half" of what Charlie Sheen made.
Ashton Kutcher is ready to replace Charlie Sheen on the hit TV series Two and a Half Men.
Ashton Kutcher talks about landing Two and a Half Men while arriving for the CBS upfronts in New York City.
Actor Ashton Kutcher is set to receive a staggering $700,000 per episode for his new role on Two and a Half Men.
Ashton Kutcher is busy promoting his new role for Two and a Half Men. And what better way to do this then by removing all his clothes. Ashton stripped down to his bare bottom for the season premiere of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. But were sure Demi Moore is a patient woman. Of course, ratings have yet to be seen, but the buzz and the nudity certainly have things looking good.
Check out Social Media Week in Chicago and test your skills against Ashton and Sheen as they battle for popularity tonight with the premiere of 2.5 men and the Roast of Charlie Sheen.
Ashton Kutchers first episode as Charlie Sheens replacement in Two and a Half men aired on TV to record numbers, but all doesnt seem to be well. It seems the crew were not exactly thrilled with the current quality of the show. In fact they went as far as saying that Ashtons just not as funny as Charlie and that it isnt the same without Charlie. The former two and a half men star apparently watched the new episode with friends and tweeted saying that It was odd.
Rumors of Ashton Kutcher's supposed infidelities are addressed.
Has Demi Moore finally had it with Ashton Kutcher's "serial" cheating? Apparently this couple is headed for divorce because the Two and a Half Men star couldn't keep it in his pants again, this time hooking up with a 23-year old named Sara Leal on September 23rd - a day before his sixth wedding anniversary, which he and Moore did not spend together - at the Hardrock Hotel in San Diego.
New details have emerged in the cheating scandal of Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore.