Ashton Kutcher Becoming One of the Two and a Half Men

May 13, 2011

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In this economy, even someone so prone to winning as Charlie Sheen isn't immune to being replaced by some young hotshot eager to do your job for half the pay with half the binge time off. Case in point, Ashton Kutcher is going to be taking over Sheen's Whole Man spot on the inexplicably popular CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men.

Kutcher first teased the news last night, tweeting, "what's the square root of 6.25?" His more mathematically-minded followers were quick to figure out that the answer was 2.5, and since then, the trades have confirmed this is indeed not a Punk'ding; Kutcher will join the series for $1 million an episode--half what Sheen made, if you count his rerun income.

As for how Kutcher's sudden presence will be explained--as if anyone who's believed in this ironclad Full House scenario for this long would suddenly cry out for answers--a source promises creator Chuck Lorre has invented a storyline that is "really funny. People are going to love it." So, one-liner about over-the-top plastic surgery then move on with the usual?

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