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Ashton Kutcher: 'Men' Payday Less Than Charlie Sheen

Ashton Kutcher: 'Men' Payday Less Than Charlie Sheen

Ashton Kutcher and his wife Demi Moore walk the red carpet at the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking’s 13th Annual Gala at the Skirball Cultural Center on Thursday (May 12) in Los Angeles.

The 33-year-old actor has been confirmed to replace Charlie Sheen in the hit CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men starting next season.

“I can’t replace Charlie Sheen but I’m going to work my ass off to entertain the hell out of people,” Ashton said.

While Charlie made a base salary of $1.25 million an episode, Ashton will be making between $800,000 and $900,000, according to TMZ.

FYI: Demi is wearing Ferragamo peep toe shoes.

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  • Moses Ashford

    I hope that they finally cancel this series. I am bored of it. Charlie Sheen had such a promising career and I am so disappointed to see the direction that his life and career has gone. He has done some great movies in his time such as Wall Street (1987), The Three Musketeers (1993), The Arrival (1996), Shadow Conspiracy (1997), Postmortem (1998), etc. I always wanted him to just do mainstream movies, particularly serious films and dramas, try to reach his full potential as an actor, join the A-list and try to win an Oscar. But now I have just given up on him. He hasn’t surpassed his father, Martin Sheen who still gets better roles and does bigger movies and he has become the laughing stock of Hollywood.

  • Ben Princely

    A Brit like Ricky Gervais, Simon Pegg, Eddie Izzard, Steve Coogan or Rowan Atkinson would have been a better choice.

  • annie

    Let’s see how this goes

  • Kendra

    I can’t wait to hear what Charlie Sheen says about this!

  • Charlie Sheen

    Kutcher is a sweetheart and a brilliant comedic performer … Oh wait, so am I!!
    Enjoy the show America. Enjoy seeing a 2.0 in the demo every Monday, WB.
    Enjoy planet Chuck, Ashton. There is no air, laughter, loyalty, or love there.

  • merve

    what the hell is going on with his hair? it looks absolutely terrible. demi looks gorgeous, though.

  • Danson

    Ashton Kutcher? Come on. They should have cast someone like Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Owen Wilson, Jack Black, Rob Schneider, Jeremy Piven, Mike Myers or Jim Carrey.

  • mod-zod-1

    I won’t be watching. Ahston Kutcher is NOT the guy for this show.

    Obviously he won’t play “Charlie” character since he’s younger …he’ll probably be a cousin or something stupid like that.

    Regardless– the edginess and dry wit that Sheen perfected on this show cannot be copied by the likes of Kutcher who has no real talent. except goofiness.

    Despite what went on behind the scenes–which caused Sheen to blow-up public —they should’ve mended fences for the sake of the show. But egos and “ball” measuring got in the way.

    They blew it —-I will NOT watch!

  • Carmen

    He stole Joshua Jackson’s sneakers.

  • Me

    Bad idea!

  • LOL

    I’d rather they gotten Hugh Grant. No one thinks more of himself then Ashton. He’s boring. Tank,

  • LOL

    PS…it will be the attack of Demi and friends ala Huvane now. washed up old actresses that cannot find a role that think they are jacking up ratings….duh, losing.

  • noname

    I love Ashton and i think hes going to be good..good luck ashton!!

  • Former Viewer

    Well, I won’t be watching for sure now.

  • CluB Boy

    I wonder is he will be any good?

  • rhonda

    he is such a doofus, at least Charlie was manly!

  • Lucy

    I like him but he doesn’t fit for the role!
    I’m not sure we’ll have many seasons…
    ps: ashton will soon look older than demi! lol she has no eye wrinckles!

  • Simone Luft

    Stop with Sheen. Bored man. Crew around was better then this drunk and jelous man. Better with Ashton, for sure.

  • lexy hates bilson

    Bad move. I love Ashton but the show was on it’s last leg! Now he’ll be blamed for it’s failure. But it was already dying.

  • laverdadduele

    What a bunch of hypocrites! You will ALL be watching. I’m happy they got rid of that narcissistic, crack-head, STD ridden POS Charlie Sheen. He represents the worst of this country and we don’t need people like him in the spotlight. We have enough already with all the piles of garbage in reality tv.

  • shoes4life

    They should just cancel the show already. I mean Kutcher???? Yeah a few youngins will tune in but after a 2 weeks or the next season the show will be dead. Hell you can’t even call it “Two and a Half Men” anymore!

    Alan is boring by himself and he sure can’t pay/afford Charlie’s Malibu home. The mom is funny but it was she and Charlie’s messed up relationship and wicked banter between each other that took it to the next level of funny. Berta is cool but again it was Charlie and her relationship that made it more interesting.

    I will watch the 1 episode just to see what crap they try to come up with, otherwise I will stick with the memories of the good old days with reruns.

  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o L

    …That’s a network fail of epic proportions.

  • missy

    his mama is just glad he finally has a job, will keep him off twitter all day!

  • Super Cool

    It might work good enough to save the show but it’s definite that there will be a huge, huge, viewer loss. My expectations are really low, so, I’ll give it a chance for the sake of his pretty face.

  • ellie’

    really like Ashton ..but i loved Charlie on the show..we’ll see what happens..

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  • gamia

    Good luck Ashton Kutcher. Demi looks so pretty!

  • DD

    Ashton had better put the money in the bank for safe keeping cause I think the series is going to be short lived. Of all the men in Hollywood, I can’t understand how they chose Ashton unless they are trying to appeal to a younger audience. I don’t give the new “Men” but a few airings and it will end up cancelled.