Ashton Kutcher poised for Two And A Half Men
Story by Jack Foley
ASHTON Kutcher has reportedly agreed to replace Charlie Sheen on Two And A Half Men.
Twitter went ablaze last night following the uncomfirmed reports, with Kutcher himself fanning the flames surrounding the story by adding his own cryptic tweets.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, however, the actor is putting the final touches to a deal that will see him replace Charlie Sheen as the star of TV’s No. 1 comedy.
As yet, CBS, studio Warner Bros. and Kutcher’s representatives have declined to comment but ‘sources’ close to The Hollywood Reporter insist that the deal is “all but signed”.
They have also stated that Kutcher is getting a “huge pay-day” to join the hit sitcom.
The actor is the second big name to be linked to the vacant leading man spot this week after reports emerged that Hugh Grant had passed on the opportunity to join the show.
If confirmed, the news would mark Kutcher’s first return to regular series TV since catapulting to stardom on That 70’s Show.
Kutcher himself has been playfully updating his Twitter account with a couple of cryptic messages, the first of which read: “I’m starting to become convinced that people put my name in articles just to improve their SEO or hoping I’ll tweet it.”
He followed that with: “What’s the square root of 6.25?”
The terms of any deal have yet to be finalised, of course, so it remains to be seen how long Kutcher would commit to a deal.
He continues to be actively involved with films, having scored his most recent hit alongside Natalie Portman in the rom-com No Strings Attached
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