The Forbes-assembled list has placed the 'Two & A Half Men' star as the highest earner over the last year
Ashton Kutcher may have overseen a significant drop in ratings on Two & A Half Men since it's Charlie Sheen-starring heyday, but that hasn't stopped him from reaping in the cash and becoming the highest paid actor on television. According to the latest Forbes Magazine list, the actor made $24 million over the course of June 2012 and June 2013 from his work on the Chuck Lorre show, making him the top earner on TV.
Kutcher's co-stars Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones are both on the list too, with Cryer coming in at number two, earning an estimated $21 million over the course of last year, whilst Jones is seventh with $11 million. With the show now in syndication and looking like it won't be ending any time soon, CBS's cash cow looks as though is will continue being milked by the lead actors for some time to come. Even though this will likely be Jones' final season on the show, he will still benefit financial from the show's syndication.
Ray Romano comes in third, still earning millions from the syndication of Everybody Loves Raymond and for his voice work on the Ice Age films. He also received a hefty paycheque for his story arc on Parenthood.
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How will the character of Jenny fit in?
After ten seasons of Two and A Half Men on CBS, public breakdowns from two-out-of-three of the main cast and a high-profile replacement, Chuck Lorre thinks it’s time to address the plot, just to mix things up a bit.
And considering Two and A Half Men can basically be called Three Men, or Three Half Men depending on your take on the comedy, Lorre reckons a 21-year-old lesbian from the Big Apple should just about do it. It might just have to be called Two Men One Woman, as Angus T. Jones is pretty much out for season 11.
"I think it would be great have that voice on the show from a different perspective," Lorre told reporters at TCA. "The show has had enough testosterone to last a lifetime." Jenny will be Charlie Harper’s – previously played by Charlie Sheen – ‘illegitimate’ daughter.
Continue reading: Two And A Half Men, CBS Announce Lesbian Character Jenny
Angus T. Jones is being replaced with a new leading lady.
CBS are on the hunt for a young actress to play Charlie Sheen's lesbian daughter on Two and a Half Men. Ok, so Sheen left the show some time ago, but the comedy will introduce the "sexy and gorgeous" estranged 21-year-old daughter of Charlie Harper for its 11th season.
The news was confirmed to Entertainment Weekly, with a source saying Charlie's daughter will have recently moved to Los Angeles from New York. The character will effectively replace Jake, played by Angus T. Jones, who will cut down his appearances on the show to focus on attending college.
That's the official line coming out of CBS, though it's clear Jones' role on America's biggest sitcom became untenable after he actively encouraged fans to stop watching the show before of its adult themes.
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Get ready for a lady to swoop in and save the day.
With the “Two and a Half Men” cast dwindling as it has been – Angus T. Jones got cut at the end of the last season, there is room for a brand new cast member. Presumably in an effort to keep things fresh, the show’s producers have decided to replace Jones with a lady. The news was first reported by Deadline and so far, there haven’t been any updates on names being considered for the part.
The new addition will be introduced into the story, in a rather convoluted twist, as Charlie Harper’s daughter. Apparently, she’ll show up out of the blue, looking for her father and she will wind up moving in with the bachelors. Yes, ok, not the best storyline, but even the fact that the series is adding a lady as a main character is pretty progressive, in light of previous “Two and a Half Men” history.
Or it could be a desperate ploy to boost viewership in any way possible. The series’ ratings just haven’t been the same since Charlie Sheen’s departure in one final burst of media attention. But while Sheen’s replacement with Ashton Kutcher was somewhat successful, it’s difficult to imagine Two and a Half Men without its oh-so-important half. Plus, Two Men and a Girl just doesn’t sound as catchy. Catchy or not though, the role could be a major opportunity for some budding Hollywood talent. Just wait for the casting rumors to start
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The 'half' in Two and a Half Men won't be returning for a full gig next season
Two and a Half Men, that perplexingly infamous CBS sitcom has been renewed for a new season (hold your groans), but Angus T Jones will not be returning as a series regular. Yes, this once again prompts quips about the missing “half” of the show. Considering that Jones is 19 now though, that’s been missing for a while now and none of the viewers seem to complain. So Jones won’t be a regular, but Studio Warner Bros. is reportedly in talks to get him back as a recurring character on the show, according to Entertainment Weekly. So if you were getting anxious over the lack of Jake Harper (we don’t really see why you would), there’s no need to worry.
Earlier this year there was speculation that Jones might be booted off Two and a Half Men entirely, after a video was leaked on Youtube of him enthusiastically bashing the show and its production team. But CBS apparently decided to be the bigger people (they also probably didn’t feel like reworking the entire series formula) and CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler said earlier in January that the conflict had been resolved:
“The kid’s 19 years old,” Tassler said at the time.”I’ve got a 24 year old. Between the ages of 19 and 24 there’s been plenty of things my kid has come out and said that I wish he hadn’t but the bottom line is cooler heads prevailed. [Jones has] been a beloved member of that cast for years and years and he issued a public apology. At the end of the day, they want him back and he wants to come back and that’s it.”
When Angus T. Jones recorded his interview with Christopher Hudson, the leader of the Forerunner Chronicles Christian group, he may well not have expected the reaction that he got. The star of the Two and a Half Men sitcom denounced the show as “filth” and urged viewers to stop watching it. Presumably not quite the marketing plan that the show’s executives had in mind (though as we know, these bouts of ‘technically bad’ publicity have a habit of working in your favour) but Angus was keen to share all that he had learned since turning to religion.
In the interview clip, Angus speaks to Hudson as though he is some form of demi-god and looks thrilled to even be in the same room as him, reaching out to touch him as though he can’t believe he’s real. As he very publicly looked a very generous gift horse in the mouth (He earns a reported $350,000 per episode. Yes, per episode), the world winced and cowered away, sniggering. Within hours of the video clip hitting the internet, it had gone viral and the 19 year-old had quickly become a laughing stock.
What exactly was Jones’ biggest crime though? Dissing his employers? Undermining the very thing that gave him the wealth and privilege that he’s able to enjoy? Or was it all the nutty, slightly alarming religious stuff that he was spouting for the majority of the interview? If he’d just said “Two and a Half Men is cr*p,” would we have cared quite as much? Would the story have run quite as far and quite as wide as it did? If there wasn’t that cringe-worthy explanation of why he went on the hunt for a church with a “black gospel theme,” would this all have mattered so much? If he hadn’t starting aligning light entertainment with the devil, because of his newfound religious beliefs? Of course not.
Continue reading: Hollywood And Religion: Or, How Angus T. Jones Became A Laughing Stock
And so the fallout from the Angus T. Jones religious outburst, Two and A Half Men denouncing video really begins. A superfan, who some report to be his Jones' girlfriend, has voiced her support for who she considers to be her "best friend".
"He's not having a meltdown or a breakdown," Sarah M., the teen from Toluca Lake, Calif., told the Daily News. "He's my best friend," she added. "We're really close. He never expected anyone to see that video," the superfan known online as "Stalker Sarah," told The News. "It was not a big deal." Asked whether she also considers Jones' show "filth," she smiled. "I've watched it. It's a half hour of dirty jokes," she said. Those are nice words, sure, but the support of someone widely known as 'Stalker Sarah" doesn't immediately strike us as a solid source.
The other man in the video, Christopher Hudson, a controversial activist from Alabama, has also been forced to respond to the media following Jones' words, which, we're sure he 'expected' people to see. "I'm not an extremist," Hudson explained. "I use colorful language to cement my ideas. I don't think Obama is the new Hitler. I like Obama. I was talking about some of his policies and comparing them to the policies (of Hitler)." He had previously linked President Obama to Adolph Hitler and claimed Jay-Z, Kanye West and Rihanna are "in league with Lucifer, you see. "If I was in Angus' shoes and had his spiritual awakening, I hope I would not continue on the program," Hudson said. "But Angus is highly intelligent. Whatever decision he makes will be between him and the maker."
Continue reading: Angus T. Jones Gets Vote Of Confidence From Best Friend/Girlfriend
What do you do when a well known Hollywood actor denounces his own TV show to the amazement and surprise of both his fans and colleagues? Well, if you're Matthew Perry, you link up with the good people at Funny or Die, and you parody the hell out of is. (Sorry Jones; parody the... heaven out of it?)
"Glancing at the bible has led me realize that my show, Go On, is a complete abomination with terrible morals," jokes Perry, citing some of his favourite Bible stories, which are suspiciously similar to Life of Pi - the book recently adapted to the big screen by Ang Lee. Perry continues to dig the proverbial knife into Jones, as he 'promises' to give all the money back he's earned in Go On and Studio 60, but when someone asks him, "What about Friends?" Perry says, "What, do you think I'm a f**king moron?" The hilarious vid centres on Angus's rather ridiculous denunciation of his own show, while still raking in thousands of dollars per episode. Perry also mocks Jones' speedy apology, by apologizing seconds after in the same video.
Anyway, you should check out the video (below) for one of the funniest parodies going. We're assuming Perry decided to do this for his own, self-serving marketing reasons, so bear that in mind, Angus - while you're entitled to your own beliefs - you really had this coming.
Continue reading: Matthew Perry Pokes A Lot Of Fun At Angus T. Jones' Religious Outburst
Angus T. Jones' religious outburst, which denounced his show, of which he has been a part of since he was a young lad, caused a viral internet surge. While most of us would agree that Jones is entitled his own religion and beliefs, his comments may just have annoyed the Two and a Half Men people... just a bit.
And it is in light of this, that he has released a statement apologizing, and stating his intent to honour his contract. "I have been the subject of much discussion, speculation and commentary over the past 24 hours," Jones' statement, released on Tuesday night through a rep, read. "While I cannot address everything that has been said or right every misstatement or misunderstanding, there is one thing I want to make clear. Without qualification, I am grateful to and have the highest regard and respect for all of the wonderful people on 'Two and Half Men' with whom I have worked and over the past ten years who have become an extension of my family," his statement continued.
So, Jones seems to have been caught in a big old hole, clutching a spade in the shape of a statement as he digs and digs. Is this the biggest public backtrack in Hollywood history? We think it might be, you know. Good luck T. Jones.
Charlie Sheen notoriously had a pretty difficult time a couple of years ago which eventually lead to being sacked from Two and a Half Men, on which he played a character also named Charlie. Now, another star of the show, Angus T. Jones, who plays Charlie's nephew, is also going through a tough time, which has come to a head in a mass of criticism after his testimony for the Forerunner Chronicles was released online. The video included him describing the show as 'filth' and has resulted in many people thinking he's having some kind of meltdown.
Sheen is one of the people both standing up for Jones, but also acknowledging that he's not exactly in his right mind right now. Speaking to TMZ, he said, "Obviously, not having been there for some time, the Angus T. Jones that I knew and still love is not the same guy I saw on YouTube yesterday." Adding, "I dare anyone to spend ten years in the laugh-track that is Chuck Lorre's hive of oppression and not suffer some form of an emotional tsunami."
In a statement, also released to TMZ, Jones made something of an apology, saying: "I am grateful to and have the highest regard and respect for all of the wonderful people on Two and Half Men with whom I have worked and over the past ten years who have become an extension of my family."
Continue reading: Chuck Lorre Blamed For Bizarre Angus T. Jones Testimony
Angus T. Jones has apologized for his bizarre attack on employer CBS and show Two and a Half Men, though failed to give assurances on his future on America's most popular sitcom. As was reported on Tuesday (November 27, 2012), Angus made a video for the Forerunner Christian Church in which he labelled Men as "filth" and urged viewers to "stop watching it." The video went viral, while Charlie Sheen told People magazine, "With Angus's Hale-Bopp-like meltdown, it is radically clear to me that the show is cursed."
Cursed or not, Angus had some explaining to do if he wanted to keep his 350k per episode job. Yep, that's 350k. He offered a statement - via Insignia PR - to Deadline.com, expressing his gratitude to show creator Chuck Lorre and apologizing, "if my remarks reflect me showing indifference to and disrespect of my colleagues and a lack of appreciation of the extraordinary opportunity of which I have been blessed."
The full statement reads,
Continue reading: Can Chuck Lorre Still Trust Angus T. Jones?
The testimony of Angus T. Jones, who plays Jake in the popular American comedy show Two and a Half Men, has become more than common knowledge, in fact becoming viral across the web. The second part of the testimony has over one million views. In it he criticises the show derisively, urging viewers to stop watching it. "Please stop watching it," he says "Please stop filling your head with filth." According to the 19 year old actor, his change of heart has come about because of his new found faith in Jesus and alignment with Christianity.
However, despite laying it all down for Christ and admonishing the show, Jones hasn't chosen to quit the show. We're not entirely sure of the reason, but certainly the $350k that he earns per episode might have something to do with it. That or his contract. Aside from the show and his online testimony, what else is Angus doing in aid of his new found faith? Well... as far as we can tell, absolutely nothing. There is nothing in his testimony about offering any of his vast wealth to charities, the less fortunate or to his church. He doesn't speak about getting involved with any charities, he's not flown out to the areas most affected by Sandy, he hasn't pledged time to anyone or anything besides this brief youtube video, apparently. Instead, Jones has preached about a God to be feared, rather than loved and has opted to criticize someone else's creation. He doesn't exactly offer the most positive image of Christianity, unfortunately.
Though we may question why Jones seems to be clinging onto Two and a Half Men, the same could be said for the show's makers- why have they not just sacked him? The young actor's character is no longer pivotal to the role, having reduced his appearance anyway by heading into the army. Unless, perhaps they think that tying Jones to his contract is punishment enough...
Angus T. Jones words against Two And A Half Men have come under much scrutiny
In case you weren’t aware of it, Two And A Half Men star Angus T. Jones has come out in a hugely surprising diatribe against his place of employment for the last nine years, urging viewers to turn away from watching the hit US comedy and describing the program as “filth”.
Continue reading: After 'Two And A Half Men Outburst', Where Does Angus T. Jones Go Next?
Angus T. Jones, the young actor who starred alongside Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men and who now shares the screen with his replacement Ashton Kutcher, has pleaded with viewers to stop watching the CBS comedy, dubbing it "filth." As you may have surmised, Jones' outburst has religious ties and he was speaking with Christian Group the Forerunner Chronicles at the time.
"If you watch Two and a Half Men, please stop watching Two and a Half Men. I'm on Two and a Half Men and I don't want to be on it. Please stop watching it and filling your head with filth," explained the 19-year-old. There wasn't even a hint of Jones conceding to the fact that it's his job and that people should remember he is not Jake. He firmly asserted, "People say it's just entertainment. Do some research on the effects of television and your brain, and I promise you you'll have a decision to make when it comes to television, especially with what you watch." There was more to come.
Jones continued by intimidating the show is part of the plan of "the enemy", saying, "I don't want to be contributing to the enemy's plan... You cannot be a true God-fearing person and be on a television show like that. I know I can't. I'm not OK with what I'm learning, what the Bible says and being on that television show." The actor earns around $350,000 per episode for Two and a Half Men, receiving a huge salary bump in May alongside co-stars Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher.
With Miley Cyrus on 'Men, the hit sitcom has scored it's best ratings of the season so far.
Cyrus has joined the cast of Two and a Half Men for a string of episodes as Missi, the love interest of teenage Jake Harper, played by Angus T. Jones. In the show she, unsurprisingly, falls for Aston Kutcher's Walden Schmidt character, but just as things look like they'll go lady's man Schmidt's way, she actually fall for the young Harper, who in actual fact isn't very young at all anymore.
Whilst also a treat for the writing team who now have a new character to work with, Cyrus' introduction to the show has also proved a massive hit with viewers too, with the episode 'You Know What the Lollipop Is For' being the most watched episode in the current series thus far. The latest episode drew in 13.6 million viewers when it aired on Thursday (Oct 18) night, up 14% from last week, according to the Neilson rating. The show, currently in it's tenth season, and second without Charlie Sheen, has currently been experiencing something of a rating slump compared to previous series of the show and Cyrus' successful turn on the show will have no doubt provided a huge sigh of relief for the show's producers.
Continue reading: Miley Cyrus On Men Proves A Ratings Hit
Date of birth
8th October, 1993