Published May 13, 2011
See ya, wouldn't wanna be ya!
"Kutcher is a sweetheart and a brilliant comedic performer ... Oh wait, so am I!!" he said in a statement to TMZ. "Enjoy the show America. Enjoy seeing a 2.0 in the demo every Monday, WB."
Sheen was making a reference to the ratings he thinks the show will lose without him on it.
"Enjoy planet Chuck, Ashton. There is no air, laughter, loyalty, or love there," he said, referring to the show's Executive Producer Chuck Lorre, with whom he has been feuding since he was ousted from his job in February.
Sources told TMZ that Kutcher is getting a “huge payday,” but nowhere near Sheen's haul.
Sheen made a base pay of $1.25 million an episode, Kutcher will be getting somewhere between $625,000 and $800,000.
Sheen received upwards of $2 million once profit participation was factored in. Kutcher won't be getting a slice of that pie.
The news comes just after Hugh Grant reportedly ended discussions about joining the show, citing creative differences.
Sheen was fired from “Men” in March after a series of booze and drug benders and tirades against CBS executives and Chuck Lorre, the show’s creator.
NewsCore contributed to this report.