UPDATE: Charlie Sheen reacts to 'Men' hire, Ashton Kutcher responds


Image Credit: Kutcher: Beck Starr/Getty Images; Sheen: Getty Images

UPDATE: After drawing headlines for mocking Ashton Kutcher as the new Two and a Half Men star, Sheen just tweeted a complimentary reversal:

“#Winning Congrats to the cast and crew…CBS & WB..! My best to @aplusk!! [Kutcher’s Twitter handle] The show must go on… You got the right guy! c”

Kutcher quickly tweeted back: “#2.5 @charliesheen Thank man. Always been a fan, always will be! BTW you were “born big”

PREVIOUS: Charlie Sheen has something to say about Ashton Kutcher taking his old job. Would you believe it’s not very gracious?

Sheen told TMZ: “Kutcher is a sweetheart and a brilliant comedic performer … Oh wait, so am I!!”

OK, so that was nice at least. But then he adds:

“Enjoy the show America. Enjoy seeing a 2.0 in the demo every Monday, WB.” Two and a Half Men usually averages more than double that ratings number, so Sheen is suggesting the show will tank.

Charlie then warns: “Enjoy planet Chuck [Lorre], Ashton. There is no air, laughter, loyalty, or love there.”

Perhaps. But there is like $1 million an episode. So there’s that.

Meanwhile, Men co-star Jon Cryer was, as you might expect, very diplomatic.

Read more:
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  • Bubbles

    I never cared about the show nor Charlie Sheen, but bet your ass I will give it ratings simply to tick off that S.O.B

    • Ally


      • just let both of them die

        it’s not like sheen is ever going to get work again. I wish we could all just boycott Lorre + Sheen for ruining television–a dual effort.

      • Event Fan

        “There is no air, laughter, loyalty, or love there.”

        Then why does he want to come back so bad? I don’t get it. He obviously hates his job and his boss and he’s so much better than the people he works with. Or worked with, rather.

        Why come back?

      • Justin

        Wow—I can’t wait to see the next show Charlie gets cast in. That season of “Celebrity Rehab” should be FANTASTIC!

      • nick

        @event fan: exactly. dude spends all spring saying he wants the show to do well because he has the “michael j fox clause”… then he wants it to come back to the show. now he wants the show to tank. what a nutjob that sheen.

      • Anne

        I heard that Sheen is going to be on the last season of Entourage. Playing himself.

      • tom

        why would you ruin what you already have in syndication? this makes no sense

      • jayman419

        His “Michael J Fox” clause won’t stand up. Lorre says he was fired for cause. Sheen would have to prove that he was not in violation of his contract. What are the chances a judge, anywhere in this drug-war obsessed country, would decide to set the legal precedent that less than a week is enough time for rehab and employers are contractually obligated to acknowledge that? Slim enough for Charlie to beg for his job back. The other reason he was willing to beg for his job back is that Sheen himself knows that he isn’t some comedic genius that can make anything work. He was basically out of work when 2 and a Half Men started. Look at his IMDB page. I bet you never heard of half of those movies, at least after 1990 or so.

      • eva

        NOT TRUE jayman419 he was on Spin City, Chuck Lorre came to search him, at first he was not sure he will take the role but finally he loved enough the scripts Chuck sent to him and was amused that it was somewhat a t version of his real life so he did take the job. CBS only greenlighted the show because of “Charlie Sheen” famous star was on it. Don’t try to change the reality it makes you desperate guy.

      • Bessy Droper

        I love Ashton’s weird hair and Christian-Students was amazing

      • ByeByeLoser

        Double Like! Never watched the show ONLY because of obnoxious, wife-beater and misogynist Charlie Dumb-ass Sheen. The network is likely to get a lot more viewers now that he’s gone, and America’s Sweetheart, Ashton Kutcher moves in.

      • Smart in Ohio

        Charlie needs help before he can move forward. Let’s hope Dr. Drew can perform a miracle! He’s a good actor, sure, but if he quit the junk, think of his potential…It would be a shame to lose him. He’s tried to run off the cliff twice now even though he has children to care for…pity my friends…pity. I and my friends will BOYCOTT anything he is in going forward unless he cleans it up.

    • JMB


      • ryan

        Do we really have to answer that events fan? Because of the money tard!

      • Tina

        Lol@ Ryan, no need to be rude!! But you are right, the lunatic wants to come back ’cause he blew all his money on drugs!!!! The dumba$$.

      • Monster

        Charlie Sheen is a good actor.

    • Esher

      Ain’t that the truth sistah!

    • sarah

      amen to that.

    • killemall

      $1mill an episode? $999,999 more than he is worth.

      • Dave

        Ditto… I can’t stand Kutcher’s acting.

      • Dan

        Why couldn’t they just end the show with Charlie and Rose flying off to paris, then Allen gets a call the plane crashed in the Ocean. Have a scene on the plane where Charlie and Rose tell each other they Love each other. Then end it with Allen learning his brother left him everything, as long as he never moves his piano.

      • tom

        south park should make an episode about chuck lorre

      • Ruth

        How true

    • Me Too!

      Was thinking the same thing! I’ve never watched the show, but I will now!

      • Max

        Dan- Love that idea, I totall yagree, He and rose would be good together.

    • helena handbasket

      double like

    • Daryl

      Charlie Sheen is a joke, and not in the good way. Talking about throwing away success with both hands. I never, NEVER found him fun or talented and he was lucky to have a show that was a hit. Now, I might actually watch the show.

      • LarrySoCal

        My 88 yr old blind mother-in-law liked listening to the show–but not ’cause of Charlie–she liked the kid–I never enjoyed watching a drunk playing a drunk–that’s what bars are for. Now I’m looking forward to watching Ashton and the rest of the very talented cast doing it’s thing–minus Charlie.

    • Shellibelli

      dont care for hiim as a person, but on the show it worked, he came across as a dirty old man, and it worked. I wonder who Ashton will play

      • Cheryl

        I’d love it if he played Holland Taylor’s characters new 30 year old husband on the show – now that I would watch…


      Poor Denise Richards! And she thought she was set 4 life—ugh ugh honey— freshen up that resume bug eye!

    • Brian

      You know Bubbles, that’ll only work if you have a Nielson Box. If not, you can’t actually give it ratings.

    • Obvious Man Says

      so YOU’RE the elusive Nielson family controlling what stays and gos…..

      • Max

        Actually, I AM part of the Nielson ratings program. It’s fun, you should sign up for it and see what you can make happen. I happen to love 2 1/2 Men, looking forward to what’s coming next.

    • Novakrules

      Shoot!!Charlie Bear aint’ no sell out!!lol…theres no way he would be caught dead on Dr Drews Celeb Rehab fluff”N”utter BS show!!stay true Sheen!!Stay mean…cant replace Sheen..he made that show…but?? @aplusk is about the best choice..but now its two femmes..lol sorry man..Kutcher aint’ no bad boy..Kutcher+Cryer=most of us crying…nevertheless?? Monday…not much on anyway..ill tune in for one good laugh…who knows?? maybe it will work..lol NOT!!hahahaha

  • Kevin

    Bitter much Charlie?

    Ashton has never come cloe to the kind of payday he’s going to get from this show, so I’m thinking he’ll be able to put up with whatever Charlie thinks that Lorre will throw at him.

    • JJ

      Actually, for a “tough” guy, he sure held his words back a little. I wonder why?

  • Gary

    I kind of hope it(the show) all just goes away.

  • bob

    “Brilliant comedic performer?” Charlie still must be stoned out of his mind if he thinks hes that. Charlie, take your one remaining goddess, unless she realizes you are the one true troll and leaves you, and crawl away. We have no desire to watch you anymore. I hope Ashton comes aboard as Sheen’s character. That would piss Charlie off. Hehehe

    • L

      You beat me to it. I choked a bit when I read that. I’m not a fan of Kutcher’s, but he’s not bad either. “Brilliant” is a STRETCH.

  • Smallville

    well alright then loL.

  • jt

    Wait a minute….didn’t Charlie say HE was in talks to get his job back??……OH….that was A LIE!!

    • derek

      I think he was telling the truth, HE was in talks. Meaning that he went around the country whining about how he wanted his job back, and his agent probably spent everyday on hold, begging to speak to Chuck Lorre.

      • L

        He talks to the voices in his head.

  • Rob Grizzly

    Kutcher doesn’t seem like he’d fit the show. Also, replacing comedic leads almost never works.

    • James

      Sheen did it following Michael J. Fox, so it can happen. Depends how they do it. If he plays the same character, it would be weird. I have no idea how they plan to pull this off.

      • lulu

        Spin City was more an ensemble show, Michael Fox did not leave abruptly, they made a transition with Heather Locklear, Michael J Fox came back for some cameos, he still was the producer and finally it did last only two more seasons (granted the ratings were as good as for the last Michael J season but still) and finally it was still Charlie Sheen in Micheal J Fox sitcom..so the situation is different.

      • derek

        It also worked when Valerie Harper left Valerie after a contract dispute. They just brought in Sandy Duncan and changed the name to The Hogan Family.
        They only have one season left, so it only has to work for 20 episodes or so. I think they can pull that off. I bet they can even get Charlie Sheen to make a cameo on the series finale, if they even want to.

    • Daryl

      Woody Harrelson and Kirstie Allen replaced others and the Cheers remained successful and very funny!

      • Dave

        But Woody replaced Coach, essentially swapping one dim bulb for another. Granted, Kirstie Allie was different. But they had SO MANY people that were SO good (Sam, Norm, Cliff, Frazier, Carla, etc.) that it was always the sum of its parts. On “Men”, all the funny stuff basically ran thru Sheen.

    • Monster

      I wont watch this show anymore now that charlie is gone.

  • Puhleeze

    Those grapes are sour, aren’t they, Chuckles?

  • PJM

    How ironic, now it’s CHARLIE who’s saying he coulda had class, he coulda been somebody. Instead of a bum, which is what he is. (On the Waterfront reference)

    • Pan

      He coulda been a contend a .;)

  • Yo yo Mah

    How do you take a terrible show and make it worse? You hire Ashton Kutcher

    • Melly

      @Pan – how do you make an entertainment website worse? Yo yo Mah makes idiotic comments.

      • Melly

        sorry not @ Pan ….

  • Pan

    Okay anything I felt towards that guy has dropped below zero. Bitter as all get out much?

  • Moses Ashford

    I hope that they finally cancel this series. I am bored of it. Charlie Sheen had such a promising career and I am so disappointed to see the direction that his life and career has gone. He has done some great movies in his time such as Wall Street (1987), The Three Musketeers (1993), The Arrival (1996), Shadow Conspiracy (1997), Postmortem (1998), etc. I always wanted him to just do mainstream movies, particularly serious films and dramas, try to reach his full potential as an actor, join the A-list and try to win an Oscar. But now I have just given up on him. He hasn’t surpassed his father, Martin Sheen who still gets better roles and does bigger movies and he has become the laughing stock of Hollywood.

    • RaRa

      I’m betting Martin S has wished MANY TIMES that Emilio, not Charlie, had taken on Martin’s last name and that Charlie (Carlos), not Emilio, had stuck with Estevez. Ain’t that always the way it goes…..

      • Johnette

        either which way you have it… Everyone knows that Charlie sheen and Emilio Estevez are brothers. Everyone knows that Martin Sheen is
        his father… I mean come on.. would it really make a difference if Charlie Sheen was going around being called Charlie Estevez…. lol

    • richard

      Enjoyed the series, and all of the actors.I think it is just time to let it go, because it has been on long enough.

  • Ben Princely

    A Brit like Ricky Gervais, Simon Pegg, Eddie Izzard, Steve Coogan or Rowan Atkinson would have been a better choice.

    • jodipo


      • SARAH D

        He posted this on the “The Office” article as well.

    • Susan – Canada

      I think David Spade of Rules of Engagement would have been a great choice. Forget the “pretty boy” image. This guy is funny!!

      • LAUREL


      • LindaMae

        Wow- totally agree. I think David Spade is so funny!!

    • Bama

      Who are they?

      • Voodoo

        The real question is, who are you?

  • TRIM

    Will never watch corny Ashton! Unless he’s punking people

    • Winning


  • Jason

    Hey Charlie, not everyone is a nutjob who can’t get along with people, like you. Ashton is very likeable and good-looking…two things you most certainly lack. Good luck ever finding employment, you loser.

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