Charlie Sheen: 'Two and a Half Men' Will Tank With Ashton Kutcher
Charlie Sheen says he thinks Ashton Kutcher is a funny actor, but he also predicts CBS’ Two and a Men will flop with him as its star.
"Kutcher is a sweetheart and a brilliant comedic performer ... Oh wait, so am I!!" he tells TMZ.
Taking a shot at the show, he adds, "Enjoy the show America. Enjoy seeing a 2.0 in the demo every Monday, WB."
Then, in a comment to his former boss Chuck Lorre, Sheen says, "Enjoy planet Chuck, Ashton. There is no air, laughter, loyalty, or love there."
CBS and Warner Bros. Television confirmed The Hollywood Reporter’s story Thursday that Kutcher will join the cast of the hit comedy.
In a statement Friday, Kutcher said: “I can't replace Charlie Sheen but I'm going to work my ass off to entertain the hell out of people!"
The deal came together quickly in the wake of Hugh Grant passing on the opportunity to join the show. Now sources say Lorre crafted a storyline to introduce Kutcher in a way that satisfies the network and studio. “It’s really funny,” says one source. “People are going to love it.”
Sheen was fired from Men in early March, after a weeks-long media circus that had the actor attacking everything from Alcoholics Anonymous to Lorre.
He then launched a Web series, Sheen's Korner, in which he continued his rant against his former bosses, and embarked on a nationwide tour, My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option, which kicked off in early April with a disastrous show in Detroit. The monthlong tour proved to be hit or miss, with some crowds booing the star and walking out mid-show, while others gave him standing ovations.
At some tour stops, he expressed his desire to return to Men, even saying he would apologize to get his old job back.
The tour ended earlier this month in Seattle, but Sheen recently announced that he was going to continue the tour in Australia and Europe.