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Ashton Kutcher

Negotiating to Replace

Charlie on 'Men'

5/13/2011 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UPDATE: Deadline Hollywood says the deal is done -- Ashton is the new Charlie Sheen.

Chuck Lorre is in active negotiations with Ashton Kutcher to replace Charlie Sheen on "Two and a Half Men" ... sources familiar with the negotiations tell TMZ.

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We're told a deal has not been signed, but Lorre believes Kutcher is the guy who can keep "Men" alive and well.

But Lorre has two other prospects, sources say, if the Kutcher deal falls through. Our sources would not identify the other two actors.

We're told Lorre wanted Hugh Grant to replace Charlie, but those negotiations hit a brick wall.

Our sources say a decision on Charlie's replacement will be made by Wednesday.

Stay tuned...


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106.

jacksonfive210    

Two and a half men wont last very long it might do good for maybe a season since people want to see if ashton can replace charlie but it wont have more then 2 or 3 seaons left. I never thought so many people would be mad about this its great I love it haha. Ashton has never been that big of a star or a good actor and always wore those dumb trucker hats and sweat band on his arm he is so wrong for this part.

1170 days ago
107.

m hagopian    

ashton k. replacing sheen thats like replacing a shark with a gold fish a.k. is a wimp cryer is more of a man than a.k. and he isnt masculine at all maybe lorre's gay there are a lot of ***gots in showbiz.

1170 days ago
108.

EarthAngel    

I for one am very glad the Charlie Sheen docudrama/tragic comedy the show had become is permanently retired. Was a reality show in the end and getting paid THAT MUCH was criminal IMO

1170 days ago
109.

Anonymous    

No Kutcher. Stay home with Demi. What a failure the show would be. Yuck.

1170 days ago
110.

Sandy    

The truth is..NOBODY can replace Charlie.

1170 days ago
111.

Lori    

January Jonez 3 hours ago

Good god, not him...Bad choice! Next?
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Haven't read all of the latest comments but you do realize he dated January Jones?.

So your comment is extra special.

1170 days ago
112.

MusicMaven    

Lemme guess ... Whatshisname's long-lost love child taking daddy's place?

1170 days ago
113.

thatgrrl    

looks like a done deal. ashton just posted on twitter.... "what's the square root of 6.25?" (hint: it's 2.5)

1170 days ago
114.

Nancy    

bbrown 15 minutes ago

Two and a half men wont last very long it might do good for maybe a season since people want to see if ashton can replace charlie but it wont have more then 2 or 3 seaons left. I never thought so many people would be mad about this its great I love it haha. Ashton has never been that big of a star or a good actor and always wore those dumb trucker hats and sweat band on his arm he is so wrong for this part.

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Wrong for WHAT part? Do you have any clue what part Lorre is writing for the NEW CHARACTER?? Or did you just assume (which is always dangerous), like so many others here, that Lorre would plug Kutcher into Sheen's role?

NEW CHARACTER... HELLO!?!? What part about that did everyone forget?

1170 days ago
115.

RLDAVIS70    

update from Huffington Post

UPDATE: Deadline.com now reports that Kutcher has finalized his contract and will, indeed, be on "Two and a Half Men" next season.

1170 days ago
116.

Heidi    

Whether you like Charlie Sheen or dislike him, as a fan of the show there is no one that can replace him for Charlie Sheen IS the show.....
I've heard all the rumors of Hugh Grant turning big bucks down; supposed negotiations with Kutcher & 'allegedly' on the back burner Lorre has John Stamos & Rob Lowe......
Nope, regardless of who they put in the show, some fans will tune in to see the first couple episodes & that's it.. As a fan of 'Two & A Half Men' for years, Sheen was the show! I can seperate an actors private life from his professional for I don't care about their personal life........

1170 days ago
117.

Anna    

Christian Slater's show got cancelled I think, why not have him instead of Ashton? The show's done either way.

1170 days ago
118.

Kathy    

Ashton Kutcher makes his living acting stupid, it comes so easily to him--just won't cut it on Men.

1170 days ago
119.

Stacy    

No way would that work! I really think it would just be fine with Jon Cryer, and the rest of the crew! I think they would do just fine without Charlie! I personally thought that Charlie was the worst actor of them all! I love the show because of the writers. Good writing! I think if you are going to replace Charlie, that it should be Hugh Grant! Perfect!

1170 days ago
120.

Shelly Smith    

No.....that's as if Fonzi jumped the shark again!!!!!

1170 days ago
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