Ashton Kutcher May Get $1M Per Episode
But base pay is less than Charlie Sheen's for Two and a Half Men
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2011 1:19 PM CDT
Ashton Kutcher is officially replacing Charlie Sheen on 'Two and a Half Men.'   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

(Newser) – Ashton Kutcher is indeed Charlie Sheen's replacement on Two and a Half Men, both he and Warner Bros confirmed today, reports PopEater. And he will become a rich man—OK, richer man—for his efforts: TMZ says his base pay will be between $625,000 and $900,000 per episode, plus whatever he gets from reruns. The Wall Street Journal has him getting about $1 million per episode, but it's unclear whether that's just base pay.

It's a princely sum, either way, but TMZ notes that it's less than Sheen's base pay of about $1.25 million per show. Kutcher's statement: "I can't wait to get to work with this ridiculously talented 2.5 team and I believe we can fill the stage with laughter that will echo in viewers' homes. I can't replace Charlie Sheen but I'm going to work my ass off to entertain the hell out of people!" Click to read more on the deal.

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May 14, 2011 6:59 AM CDT
This guy is as boring as Sarah Palin and Michele Bachman! At least when you watched Charlie you knew he was a crazy man living his life like the movie stars of old, Errol Flynn and such! I think he's the only star still living that life and keeping the decadence of the movie stars life still going on! Ashton Kusher, WTF! Moms apple pie and him acting cute which he thinks is great acting makes me throw up!
May 14, 2011 2:49 AM CDT
The first time no one had to jump the tank, the shark just threw up at the thought and died! There's not a hair left on this dead horse. Stop beating the damned thing!
May 13, 2011 3:31 PM CDT
Classy statement on AK's part. Good luck to the project.