Ashton Kutcher rumored to be replacement on 2.5 Men

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  1. Partyxanimal

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    Ashton Kutcher is reported to have signed a deal to replace Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men

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    Ashton Kutcher is perhaps most famous for his elaborate practical jokes on fellow celebrities on MTV's Punk'd. But Twitter's most popular Hollywood star is now being lined up to star in the biggest sitcom on US television as the replacement for Charlie Sheen in Two and a Half Men.

    Kutcher appeared to confirm the answer to one of the most speculated over questions in showbiz on Friday – who will replace Sheen following his all-too-public meltdown – with a Twitter message hinting at his role as the popular comedy's new lead man.

    "What's the square root of 6.25?", Kutcher asked his 6 million Twitter followers. The answer – 2.5 – follows reports that he has all but signed a $1m-an-episode deal to replace Sheen.

    Kutcher, who is married to the Ghost star Demi Moore, is widely expected to be unveiled as the show's new lead man as early as Wednesday, when CBS parades its new programming schedule in a glitzy presentation before advertisers in New York.

    Sheen's abrupt departure from the popular prime-time comedy in March prompted weeks of frenzied speculation over his replacement. Hugh Grant was reported to have pulled out of 11th-hour negotiations over "creative differences".

    CBS and Warner Bros, the studio behind the show, have been scrambling to reinvent Two and a Half Men with a big-name actor ahead of the TV network's big industry show on Wednesday. People reportedly familiar with the show's plans have played down the news that Kutcher is set to replace Sheen on the show, insisting that his role will be newly created.

    Two and a Half Men is the most-watched TV comedy in the US with about 15 million regular viewers. But some have questioned whether the show will ever be the same without its truculent frontman.

    Kutcher, 33, shot to fame as the dim-witted stoner, Michael Kelso, in That 70s Show, which ended in 2006. The former model's film career has been less than glittering, with a series of underwhelming comedies including Just Married, Guess Who, and Dude, Where's My Car?

    CBS and Warner Bros could not be reached for comment at the time of publication.
     
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    I haven't watched network TV for years and have never seen this show, but Kutcher is a great choice

    I like how Demi is "Ghost star." She hasn't done shit in years. I don't know her but I've heard some stories.....she was wild in her youth :)
     
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    It'll be interesting to see how the writers get around this, or if the producers just use Kutcher as a straight-up replacement for Sheen's character.
     
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    It's funny, I only started watching the show after Charlie had his meltdown, it's hilarious. Ashton Kutcher is too meterosexual.
    I hate him. Re-instate Chuck...
     
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    The Charlie character work's because he's a fuck up like Sheen.
     
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    Reps to Partyxanimal!
     
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    True. Basically playing himself.. I bet the producers will have him killed off just to make a statement.
     
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    I think so too , He pissed them off pretty good.
     
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    Same here. It's on reruns, just started watching it and I really like it.


    Kutcher can't act either. They should just start over with a new show, different plot and characters.
     
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    Kutcher's sucks...
     
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    Enough milk for 2.5 Men :D
     
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    I think you guys overestimate the network TV watching public :)
     
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    You guys are getting Punk'd...
     
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    UPDATE: Deadline.com now reports that Kutcher has finalized his contract and will, indeed, be on "Two and a Half Men" next season.

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    shit, you nailed it


    they are going to be at charlies funeral in the very first scene