Bye Bye Charlie. Ashton Kutcher to Replace Sheen on Two and a Half Men
The new star of “Two and a Half Men” doesn’t date goddesses — he’s already married to a Cougar. Ashton Kutcher has signed a deal to replace Charlie Sheen on television’s top-rated sitcom.
Kutcher, who previously starred on “That ’70s Show,” gave his fans a hint that it would happen when he tweeted “What’s the square root of 6.25?” The answer is 2½.
Sources close to the deal say Kutcher will be paid significantly less money than Sheen’s $2.5 million per episode.
The 33-year-old Kutcher, married to actress Demi Moore, 48, began negotiations after talks with actor Hugh Grant fell apart.
Sheen was fired from the show in March after spending two weeks making the rounds of media outlets trashing the show’s producer, Chuck Lorre, who is reported to be “really happy” that Kutcher will join the show.
Sheen has sued Lorre and the studio for $100 million for terminating his contract.
Kutcher has a high opinion of his fans’ intelligence, to send out a twitter asking “What’s the square root of 6.25?” Is he sure his fans can calculate a square root? Do they even know what a square root is?