Ashton Kutcher to replace Charlie Sheen on TV

The producers of Two and a Half Men have finally decided that Ashton Kutcher will be the one to take over from Charlie Sheen, but it will not be in the role of Charlie Harper that Sheen made famous.  In fact, there’s a big cloud of mystery surrounding the nature of the character that Ashton will play, or how the script writers will explain Charlie’s sudden disappearance from the storyline.

Sources close to the show say that details are still being worked out, and that the character has been evolving steadily ever since producers made the decision to bring Ashton in as part of the cast.  Evolving into what exactly, nobody seems to know, and Ashton isn’t talking yet.

Ashton Kutcher to Replace Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men

According to the latest reports coming out of Hollywood, Demi Moore‘s boy toy husband Ashton Kutcher is signed on and ready to replace Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men. Charlie Sheen was fired from Two and a Half Men in March after too many exhibitions of extreme behavior, including allegations he threatened to kill his wife during a domestic dispute and engaged in crazy, drunken binge fests with various porn stars.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ashton Kutcher will reportedly play “the Charlie Sheen character” on Two and a Half Men and will be introduced “in a way that satisfies the network and the studio.”

“We are so lucky to have someone as talented, joyful and just plain remarkable as Ashton joining our family,” Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre said in a press statement.

Sources report Ashton Kutcher was willing to take quite a bit less cash than Sheen was making on the show, according to Charlie Sheen was raking in about $1.25 million per episode, while Ashton Kutcher is reportedly willing to take half that amount per show.

Production on the 9th season of the show is expected to start this summer.

Charlie Sheen sort of apologizes, but not really

Charlie Sheen has been making enemies and burning bridges left and right, and after calling co-star Jon Cryer a “troll,” Sheen has decided that he’s only half sorry about saying it.  On a Los Angeles radio show Wednesday morning, Sheen said that he felt kind of bad about what he said about Cryer, and excused it by claiming that he was in a bad mood and was carelessly saying whatever came to mind.

However, when it came time to apologize, Sheen offered only what he called an “apol” – that is to say, half an apology.  Not surprisingly, Jon Cryer’s reps have been very quiet about whether or not Cryer will be giving half an acceptance to the half-apology.

An uncertain future for Two and a Half Men

Production has been terminated for the rest of the season for Two and a Half Men, due to the fact that Charlie Sheen has come out of his drug-induced haze and is pretty opinionated about a few things.  Specifically, Sheen has said some not-very-nice things about the producers of the show, and specifically used some pretty ugly words to describe Chuck Lorre, the show’s creator.

The producers have now shut the show down, but there’s no word on whether it’ll be back again next season.  Sheen is under contract for another year, but it looks like there’s some danger of the entire show falling apart.  It might be time for everybody to run like the wind and try to get as far away from hurricane Charlie as possible.

Charlie Sheen has a real excuse for missing work

When actor Charlie Sheen didn’t show up for work on the set of Two and a Half Men this week, rumors started flying.  Sheen has been in a lot of hot water lately over incidents with hookers, porn stars, and anger management issues.  He also seems to be fond of drinking and drugs, so when he didn’t report for work, people assumed the worst.

When Sheen claimed that he didn’t come to work because of an “ear infection,” many rolled their eyes.  Well, turns out the man was telling the truth, at least in this instance – doctors have checked out Sheen’s ear, and have told him that he needs to stay in bed and not leave the house.  Apparently the infection is pretty serious, and was only made worse earlier this week when Sheen hopped on a plane in Las Vegas and the pressurized cabin intensified the problem.

Brooke Mueller and Charlie Sheen Divorce Not Happening Reps Say

A Brooke Mueller and Charlie Sheen divorce is not happening, reps for the actor and his wife said in a press statement Monday. Rumors the couple was on the way to divorce have been circulating since a bizarre Christmas Day incident during which Sheen allegedly threatened Mueller with a knife.

Charlie Sheen on 'Two and a Half Men' (CBS)
Charlie Sheen on 'Two and a Half Men' (CBS)

“Please let us clarify this: They are not seeking a divorce nor has one been contemplated,” Mueller’s attorney and Sheen’s producer on Two and a Half Men said in a joint statement. and other gossip sites have claimed Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller have already reached a financial divorce agreement. The couple allegedly has not officially filed yet because they are waiting for Sheen’s court case regarding the alleged Christmas Day attack to be settled.

Mueller supposedly moved out of the couple’s home last week after reports Sheen has been seen visiting a paid escort. Sheen and Mueller’s reps, however, deny the actor and his wife are headed for divorce.

“There has been no financial agreements between the parties of any sort,” the couples’ reps said. “Stories to the contrary are false.”

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Charlie Sheen Leaving Two and a Half Men?

Is Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen really calling it quits and leaving the sitcom for good? Or is he just holding out for more money? According to Sheen’s rep, the actor is interested in “new challenges,” but rumor has it he’s really seeking more cash to line his pocket.

Charlie Sheen on 'Two and a Half Men' (CBS)
Charlie Sheen on 'Two and a Half Men' (CBS)

Charlie Sheen’s contract with CBS for Two and a Half Men comes up this season and his rep, Stan Rosenfield, told CNN his client may not sign a new one. “Charlie has done this for seven years. There are new things to do, new challenges,” Rosenfield said. “He wants to do more movies, and doesn’t always get the opportunities during the hiatus [of the show].”

An unidentified ‘friend’ of Charlie Sheen reportedly told People magazine the sitcom star is ready to “move on” from Two and a Half Men. Other sources, however, are reporting that Sheen would be crazy to leave the show. He’s reportedly making $825,000 per episode and gossip mongers are claiming Warner Bros. may be willing to pay him up to $1 million per episode to get him under a new contract. ABC News reports that Sheen might just be willing to stick around – for the $1.5 million an episode he is allegedly asking for.

We think it would be insane to give up that kind of paycheck for a dubious future as a ‘comeback’ movie star – especially with Sheen’s ongoing legal troubles over his Christmas Day arrest for allegedly attacking his wife, Brooke Mueller. Smarmy celebrity lawyers don’t come cheap you know!

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