Teasing “All Will Be Revealed” during its season premiere, Two and a Half Men launched a new teaser campaign that shows Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones and Ashton Kutcher seemingly naked holding up a their launch date. Effective? Sure, it plays off the curiosity around the recast show and hints at characteristic Men raunchy humor. Though we don’t want to speculate what Cryer is frowning at… READ FULL STORY
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Regrettably, the studio behind Two and a Half Men had no comment about a report suggesting that Charlie Harper — a.k.a. the hedonistic character played by Charlie Sheen — will be killed off in the premiere episode of the CBS comedy this fall to make way for the introduction of Ashton Kutcher. (Specifically, Charlie may drive his car off of a cliff.)
Though TMZ hedges that the “first script isn’t locked” and that creator Chuck Lorre “often makes changes until close to taping,” it’s entirely possible that Men will want to wipe the slate clean. Nothing says good riddance to an ugly chapter in a show’s life than offing a character for good. READ FULL STORY
Other than his response to Ashton Kutcher’s hire on Two and a Half Men, we haven’t heard much from Charlie Sheen and what his plans are now that he’s not returning to CBS this fall. But that doesn’t mean the 45-year-old actor isn’t looking to make a major life change: Sheen has listed his 7,924-square-foot house in Beverly Hills for $7.2 million.
Up until a year ago, the public wasn’t familiar with Sheen’s Mediterranean-style mansion with five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a swimming pool, and a spa. But then a certain porn star (or two, or three) came over to his place to party and suddenly his home in a hilltop gated community became a huge source of intrigue, especially since he ended up using it as his personal rehabilitation facility — a.k.a. Sober Valley Lodge — rather than leaving Los Angeles to seek help at a reputable treatment center.
But why is he selling? The house definitely has its share of bad mojo (see: the above paragraph) but there could be more important reasons to warrant a sale. Sheen’s lifestyle doesn’t come cheap; on top of the private jets, high-priced companions, and his other extracurricular activities, the actor still pays a reported $1.3 million combined to support his two ex-wives and four small children. He may have worked as the highest paid sitcom star in TV by raking in $2 million an episode, but that salary is now gone. And his multi-city road show this spring was a short-lived, and no doubt a relatively meager source of income. READ FULL STORY
Before you go falling in love with Ashton Kutcher on Two and a Half Men next season, you might want to note now that this could only be a brief affair. (That’s Hollywood for you.)
According to a report on the Wall Street Journal‘s website, Kutcher’s deal to replace former star Charlie Sheen (a contract worth nearly $20 million for the season) only secures the star for a single season.
It’s worth noting, however, that Men also has only one more year under contract at CBS. Should the show get another year, Kutcher would reportedly have the option of extending his stay. But that would also mean a trip back to the discussion table, and the possibility that Kutcher would ultimately choose not to return for another season.
Attempts by EW to contact reps for Warner Bros. Television and Kutcher were not returned.
Tweet worthy? Here are the first photos of Ashton Kutcher with his Two and a Half Men castmates on the CBS upfront stage at Carnegie Hall and the after-party’s red carpet. (Not that Kutcher went to the party, mind you; he hit the carpet then scooted.) Everybody’s all smiles… What do you think? Is the idea of Kutcher on this show starting to gel for you? Or is it still weird? READ FULL STORY
Welcome to CBS, Ashton Kutcher: The “actor, producer and social media mogul” was officially introduced by CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler today at the network’s upfront presentation in New York. Kutcher — wearing a very casual beige jacket and slacks — said it was “awesome to be there” and “for some reason they are letting us talk.” (See the first photos of the cast here.)
Kutcher, as well as Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones (both of whom showed up in conservative, dark suits) came out on stage while snapping to the comedy’s theme song. But when Kutcher didn’t get the “men men men” lyrics just right, he quipped, “I’m still learning my lines.” READ FULL STORY
Jimmy Kimmel took the stage at ABC’s upfront presentation to advertisers Tuesday and once again skewered his network and rivals in a segment that ad buyers in the audience always enjoy:
— ABC’s lineup: “Remember those shows we were so excited about last fall? We cancelled all of them. And yet here you are again. You might have a gambling problem.”
— Fox: “Fox is getting ready to debut The X Factor. I think this is the best idea of 2002. It’s like American Idol meets a mirror.” READ FULL STORY
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? READ FULL STORY
Two and a Half Men star Jon Cryer says he’s “jazzed” about working with Ashton Kutcher (while, as you’d expect, also saying something nice about his former co-star Charlie Sheen).
Giving a statement to People, Cryer said: “I want to express my enormous gratitude to Charlie Sheen for eight great seasons. I’m extremely proud of the work we’ve done together, and I will miss him. But I’m also looking forward to this new beginning. Ashton is an extraordinarily talented guy, and his presence will be an asset to our show. We are old friends from our male modeling days, and we’re both looking forward to being judged for our comedic artistry, as opposed to our exceptional physical beauty. I’m jazzed about the news this morning that Two and a Half Men is coming back! For all the rest of the cast and crew I’m sure they are equally excited.”
For his part, Sheen also had something to say earlier today about Kutcher taking his old job, but it was a bit less kind.
It’s official: Ashton Kutcher has replaced Charlie Sheen as the star of CBS’ Two and a Half Men.
Kutcher joins returning stars Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones, Holland Taylor, Marin Hinkle and Conchata Ferrell on the top-rated series, which will be back on the air next fall. Production starts this summer.
“I can’t wait to get to work with this ridiculously talented 2.5 team and I believe we can fill the stage with laughter that will echo in viewers’ homes,” said Kutcher in a statement. “I can’t replace Charlie Sheen but I’m going to work my ass off to entertain the hell out of people!” READ FULL STORY
It’s not close to Charlie Sheen money but it’s still not a bad payday to take over as a replacement: Ashton Kutcher is reportedly in line to earn nearly $1 million an episode to join Two and a Half Men. It’s not clear whether the salary includes any backend profits from reruns but it’s still hundreds of thousands more than what any A-list star would earn to join a show.
The news, which was reported today in the Wall Street Journal, comes only days after it was revealed that Hugh Grant passed up the chance to take over for Sheen on TV’s No. 1 comedy. It’s unlikely that Warner Bros. TV, which produces the comedy for CBS, will announce the hiring of Kutcher before Wednesday when the network announces its fall lineup to advertisers in New York.
On Thursday, Kutcher playfully seemed to confirm reports on Twitter, giving fans asking him about the reports a wink and tweeting “what’s the square root of 6.25?”
Ashton Kutcher is winning.
The actor is just about set to return to primetime TV as the new star of CBS’ Two and a Half Men, according to multiple reports.
First rumored earlier today as a potential replacement for Charlie Sheen, it would mark his return to the sitcom world where he first broke through on That ’70s Show. Hugh Grant was in talks for the role, and he could have been a great choice, but the Brit dropped out.
Kutcher playfully seemed to confirm reports on Twitter, giving fans asking him about the reports a wink and tweeting “what’s the square root of 6.25?” READ FULL STORY
Is Ashton Kutcher taking over for Charlie Sheen, or are we being punk’d?
Kutcher is the latest rumored name to surface as a possible new star of CBS’ Two and a Half Men, says trade publication B&C. CBS and Warner Bros. are hustling to find a suitable big-name comedic star to replace Sheen since the clock is ticking until the network’s upfront presentation to advertisers next week. If Kutcher lands the role, it would mark his return to the sitcom world where he first broke through on That ’70s Show. Hugh Grant was in talks for the role, and he could have been a great choice, but the Brit dropped out. WB, huddled in meetings readying for the upfronts, had no comment.
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