Charlie Sheen seems to have lots to rant about these days. Not even Ashton Kutcher – who has been confirmed as Sheen’s replacement on Two and a Half Men – has been spared.
“Ashton Kutcher is a sweetheart and a brilliant comedic performer. Oh wait, so am I!!” Sheen said on Friday.
“Enjoy the show America. Enjoy seeing 2.0 in the demo every Monday, WB. Enjoy planet Chuck, Ashton. There is no air, laughter, loyalty, or love there.”
Sheen, 45, was referring to Chuck Lorre, the creator and executive producer of Two and a Half Men and the prime target of Sheen’s rants since he was fired from the hit TV sitcom amid allegations about his lifestyle and behavior on the set.
Kutcher, 33, who got the role on the show after Hugh Grant reportedly dropped out of negotiations, will make $650,000 to $750,000 an episode, a source close to the show told People magazine.
Two and a Half Men‘s Jon Cryer seemed pretty happy about Sheen’s replacement on the show.
“Ashton is an extraordinarily talented guy, and his presence will be an asset to our show,” Cryer said.
“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.”
He added: “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.”
Sheen had called Cryer a ”turncoat, a traitor, a troll” during one of his rants, but Cryer had only nice things to say about his former costar after news broke that Kutcher would be joining the cast.
“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,” he said in a statement. “But I’m also looking forward to this new beginning.”View Comments