Aw, man, in news that couldn’t suck more, this is really up there: both Ashton Kutcher and CBS have alluded to the idea that Kutcher will be taking over Charlie Sheen‘s vacant role in Two and a Half Men. After a deal with Hugh Grant reportedly fell through (and I personally think a witty, hot British man is EXACTLY what the show just happens to need), Ashton swooped in to take a chance, and producers and executives have given it the OK so far:
Two sources close to the deal-making tell The Hollywood Reporter that the actor is putting the final touches on a deal to replace Charlie Sheen as the star of TV’s No. 1 comedy. CBS, studio Warner Bros. and Kutcher’s reps at CAA declined to comment on the situation but a deal is said to be all but signed. The exact dollar figure he will be paid is not known but a source says Kutcher is getting a “huge payday” to join the hit sitcom.
Even Ashton isn’t really trying to hide it – yesterday, he tweeted ‘What’s the square root of 6.25?’ (The answer, of course, is two and a half.)
Honestly? I’m not all that happy about this. I was an avid That 70’s Show fan, and it took me YEARS to take Ashton Kutcher seriously. Now it seems like he’s probably going to reprise his Michael Kelso-ish role, and I just don’t know WHAT to think.
This is too much to handle on a Friday.