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Why 'Men' CRUSHED 'Dancing'

In the Ratings War

9/20/2011 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


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The "Two and a Half Men" season premiere DESTROYED "Dancing with the Stars" in the ratings -- and the Charlie Sheen hype machine ... not Ashton Kutcher ... is to thank for it.

And, Harvey thinks Chaz Bono is "the heat" on "DWTS" -- and Chaz proved it by unveiling his TOPLESS man body for all to see. Plus, West Hollywood bans fur sales -- so we go live to ritzy Rodeo Drive .... where an uninformed fur-lover states her case.

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(3:40) Ashton Kutcher's big debut on "Two and a Half Men" -- seriously mixed reviews.
(6:30) How did "Men" kill "Dancing" in the ratings?
(9:01) Why no "Metta World Peace" last night? Mike has some inside information.
(11:20) Chaz Bono -- "the heat" on "DWTS" -- and he proved it by unveiling his topless body for all to see. 
(19:30) Elisabetta Canalis shoved George Clooney down our throats ... and Dax is the only person defending the move.
(21:30) Charlie's getting over $120 mil from Warner Bros. for "Men" -- and in related news ... Brooke Mueller went shopping.
(30:40) West Hollywood BANS the sale of fur -- so Jason breaks down the brutality that pelt animals suffer in the name of fashion.
(37:02) We go live to Rodeo Drive -- where Harvey opens a pro-fur woman's eyes about the industry.
(45:01) Just face it ... fur isn't worth it.

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16.

floridasonic    

As a long time fan of 2 1/2 Men the new version sukced rocks. When the laugh track volume has to be turned up and is the only laughter that happens when you watch an episode, then there's something definitely wrong with the show. Meanwhile, the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen was great. Charlie Sheen was great on the roast.He showed that when he's sober, he's a great comedic actor. Charlie Sheen has also showed that he can laugh at himself and is really sincere about moving on. I also watched Dancing With the Stars and DVR'd the 2 1/2 Men premier.

1130 days ago
17.

Bad Motherhugger    

"Legally straight"? "Legally a lesbian"? Are you guys completely retarded?

1130 days ago
18.

Shawnee    

Chaz answered the "what is his girlfriend" question on Piers Morgan. She's Bi-sexual.

1130 days ago
19.

some guy    

Chaz is a *****. 'Nuff said. Get the operation.

1130 days ago
20.

vindog    

By your own logic, you are saying being Gay is a choice, if the gal that shim is dating is or once was a lesbian.

1130 days ago
21.

Bob Bain    

If you were not born with balls, you are not a man.
Chaz is technically an it.

1130 days ago
22.

some guy    

Then hang up. STFU troll.

1130 days ago
23.

Lala    

DAX... BIRDS and the BEES 101... GIRLS have VAGINAS... BOYS have PENIS'... PERIOD

A MASTECTOMY... TESTOSTERONE HORMONE THERAPY and a POST MENOPAUSAL BEARD and a COURT HEARING does NOT MAKE A MAN...

1130 days ago
24.

nee nee    

but they also said Chaz was the child of Sonny and Cher

1130 days ago
25.

aquanet    

harvey they also put Chaz on later in the show because it might be to cater to the uptight parents putting him later in the night after some of the young kids go to bed. Not saying its right, but it mighthelp settle the squakers.

I'm more offended by Elizabeta for riding Clooney's coat tails. Same with Rob Kardashian. BOth famous for absolutley nothing.

Loved 2 and a half men with Kutcher. NIce breath of fresh air. I can live without Sheen

1130 days ago
26.

fkeys    

2.5 was a guy's show. Ashton appeared too contrived, and weird that he's walking around nude. Are they trying to bring in the female audience? Ashton is not funny, and does not fit in for this show.

1130 days ago
27.

nee nee    

Still think they should have replaced Charlie Sheens character with Emilo Estevez

1130 days ago
28.

Liz    

Ashton running around naked ... 2 1/2 men JUMPED THE SHARK. Ashton was KELSO ... YUK. The viewers will drop dramatically now that the funeral for Charlie Harper is over.

The ONLY way the show will make it is to bring back Charlie Harper as a ghost or an hallucination for Rose or something.

1130 days ago
29.

Googie    

Last caller, blah blah blah blah.

1130 days ago
30.

some guy    

I'm really against any methods that prolong the death. It should be quick and painless.

1130 days ago
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